Welcome to Unsworth Group Practice
BLACKROD SURGERY PATIENTS
The Partners have taken the decision to temporarily move the Blackrod surgery to our Westhoughton building at Peter House, Captain Lees Road.
This has been done to protect both our patients and colleagues.
You can still contact us using the Blackrod telephone number which is currently diverted to Westhoughton reception
Thank you for your understanding
Letters requesting people to shield have been sent either directly from NHS England or more recently, from the GP surgery on advice of NHS England.
These letters have been sent to patients with a variety of underlying health conditions which may make patients significantly more at risk of complications related to COVID-19.
Identifying patients is, unfortunately, not an exact science and there may be some inclusions or exclusions of patients from this list. But please be assured that we are doing all we can to identify our most at risk patients to help them stay as safe as possible.
Shielding at this time is for your own personal protection. It is your choice as to whether you follow this guidance. Should you choose to shield, this letter can be used for evidence for your employer and support from the Government.
Please consult the Government website using this link for further detailed information relating to shielding.
Thank you for your understanding at this concerning time
Stay at home – Protect the NHS – Save lives
To reduce the spread of COVID-19 and to maintain the provision of safe healthcare for patients and staff,
there will be NO access to the surgery building
We continue to operate behind closed doors
IMPORTANT - IF YOU ARE ABLE TO CHECK YOUR CONTACT DETAILS PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE YOUR MOST CURRENT MOBILE TELEPHONE NUMBER AND EMAIL ADDRESS - THIS WILL HELP US IMMENSELY WHEN WE NEED TO GET IN TOUCH AT THIS MOST CRUCIAL OF TIMES
ALL APPOINTMENTS are now TELEPHONE APPOINTMENTS
Online appointments have been suspended until further notice
If you would like to book a new appointment please ring the surgery:
Westhoughton – 01942 812525 Blackrod – 01204 697229
Please do not attend the surgery unless you have been advised to do so
The doctors are urging patients to utilise the online service to request ALL medication
You can register for online services by clicking here- Systmonline
(after following the link, please click on the box - Request access to the online service with Unsworth group Practice)
- We no longer require Photographic ID (at this critical time)
- You will receive an email or text message with a user name and password
- We urge you to then nominate a pharmacy you wish us to send your prescription to once ordered
- Then order your prescription - You will not be able to attend the surgery to collect any paper prescriptions
ALTERNATIVELY: You could download the NHS App to REGISTER AND ORDER your medication.
If you have any difficulty, please contact the administrative team for support: -01942 812525
Other ways to order (but these may take longer)
- Ring the surgery number (however our phone lines will be VERY busy)
- Email email@example.com
Useful website for coronavirus advice: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Useful link: Self Isolation
Please protect yourself and others
THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT & CO-OPERATION DURING THIS PANDEMIC
(Site updated 19/05/2020)