Surgery Back ground information

The Practice is named after the Unsworth family and was founded in Blackrod Village by Dr James Unsworth in 1889. He was joined by his son Leo and later by his grandsons James and Cyril. By then the practice had expanded to include Westhoughton.


We currently have our main surgery in Westhoughton and branch surgery in Blackrod.


We currently have 9 GP Partners, 6 Salaried GP's, 3 Training Doctors, 1 Advanced Nurse Practitioners 4 Practice Nurses, 2 Assistant Practitioners, 2 Phlebotomists and 30 other members of reception, administration and management staff.

We are confident that our website will provide clear and concise help and give our patients the information they require in an easy and convenient format. It has been designed with the patient’s needs at the forefront of everything, from checking surgery times to letting us know what you think of us.


Serving You


Our dedicated team are here to treat those minor ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues. The technology also means you can now do a lot of things from the comfort of your home such as order a repeat prescription or cancel an appointment.


Partners in Care


Once registered, patients and healthcare professionals work together to ensure the most appropriate care is provided. This partnership philosophy extends even further and our active patient group exists to make sure that patient needs and the practice offering are always heading in the same direction.


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