Practice News

covid vaccine
11th Mar

Covid Spring Booster 2023

Our Covid Spring Booster campaign for patients of Unsworth Group Practice and Stable Fold will soon begin, with patients over 75 or immunosupressed eligible for a vaccine. We will actively be contacting all eligible patients in the coming weeks, with more information to follow soon. Please do not contact either surgery for an appointment.

10th Mar

PPG Disability Survey

Our PPG are carrying out a disability access survey for both our Blackrod and Westhoughton sites to assist the practice in becoming more disabled friendly.

If you identify as having a disability please complete the short, anonymous survey

5th Sep 2022

Telephone Update

We have been aware of the difficulty patients have had contacting the Practice over the phone and are very greatful for your patience.
We are pleased to announce our new telephone systems have now been implemented at both our Westhoughton and Blackrod sites this week. This upgrade now includes a queueing system. Please see below our new times for accepting calls dependant on your query.
For urgent appointments and Home Visit requests call from 8am
For routine appointments call from 10am
For general enquiries and prescription queries call from 11am
Please note if you call outside of these times you will be asked to call back at the correct time
Helen K
15th Aug 2022

Dr Helen Kavanagh

Dr Helen Kavanagh 

1982 - 2022

In loving memory

It is with deepest sadness we wish to inform patients of the Unsworth Group Practice that Dr Helen Kavanagh passed away peacefully on Tuesday 9th August 2022 surrounded by her closest family. Helen was a devoted mother to son's Ryan & Finley and loving wife to husband Richard.

Dr Kavanagh has worked as a Partner at the practice since 2017, until retiring due to ill health earlier this year. Helen was held in high regard by her patients and colleagues and will be dearly missed, Helen will always be held high within our hearts.

LTC Review
21st Apr 2022

Long Term Conditions Reviews

The way we invite our patients for their Long Term Conditions Review is changing, you will no longer be invited in your birthday month. The majority of patients will be invited by our text messaging service which will include your appointment date and time. If this is not convenient for you please reply to the message with the days/times you are available. For our patients who can't receive text messages we will send your invite and appointment information by letter 
We will be inviting our most vulnerable patients first and will ensure everyone is seen and reviewed timely and safely. We are also minimising the number of appointments and times you have to attend the surgery, please be patient while we trial this new system. We have worked really hard to make it easier for you to attend your Long Term Conditions Review, there may be some teething issues but we are monitoring the process very closely to ensure it runs smoothly. Constructive feedback is always welcome