URGENT INFORMATION - CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) & INFORMATION IN OTHER LANGUAGES
Coronavirus information in other languages
Please see the NEWS section on the Website for more information
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS
Guidance note for patients requesting exemption letters
We are aware that some patients might be understandably anxious about the Government’s recent announcements around the use of face masks/coverings in various public settings.
GPs are unfortunately not in a position to provide individual risk assessments or letters for patients who feel that they should be exempt from wearing a face mask/covering. The government guidance on exemptions suggests there is no requirement for evidence for exemption therefore it is sufficient for an individual to self-declare this.
Please go to the GOV.UK website for further information on the use of face coverings.
Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) ALL appointments will be triaged via the telephone by a GP and will then be advised if you should attend the surgery, if required.
PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE SURGERY, IF YOU ARE PICKING UP A PRESCRIPTION FROM THE ATTACHED PHARMACY - IT IS A ONE IN ONE OUT SYSTEM. THIS IS TO PROTECT YOU AND US
For any appointments that have been pre-booked, we are trying to contact you to change this to a telephone consultation instead of Face to Face. This is to try and eliminate the risk to our patients and staff, please DO NOT attend the practice for routine medical issues, contact us via the telephone 01204 578128 first. If you have an appointment made with the Nurse, HCA, HIP, MSK or Mental Health Practitioner, please contact the surgery first and do not enter the building.
Welcome to Spring View Medical Centre
At Spring View Medical Centre we strive to provide the highest quality of care to our patients. Our doctors, nurses and all our other staff are dedicated to offering a professional service and our surgery website will help us to keep all our patients up to date with news and information about our practice.
As well as a source of information about our practice, the staff and the services we provide, we hope you will use this website as a useful resource for other health-related information. Please have a look around and do send us some feedback if you like. We can use your ideas to improve our online services and further develop the content of this site.
NEW: DEMENTIA FRIENDLY PRACTICE
Spring View Medical Centre has recently received some training. We have now been given the title of Dementia Friendly Practice. (alzheimers.org.uk/dementia)
PRIDE IN PRACTICE
In Aug 2017 the practice were trained by representatives from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and transgender Foundation and an assessment was carried out and received a Gold award. Pride in Practice is a quality assurance support service that strengthens and develops relationships with lesbian, gay bisexual and trans (LGBT) patients with your local community. Pride in practice is a support package that enables practices to effectively and confidently meet the needs of LGBT patients
NEW 7 DAY ACCESS FOR BOLTON - UPDATE APRIL 2020 - DUE TO COVID-19 THE BELOW SERVICE HAS BEEN SUSPENDED.
As a patient at our practice, if you would like to see a GP or Practice Nurse for a routine appointment in an evening or at the weekend, we are able to offer you weekday evening and weekend appointments at one of the Bolton GP Extended Access Hubs in Bolton.
Bolton’s GP practices have joined together, through their Federation, to offer appointments in the evenings and at weekends. These appointments are with Bolton GPs and Bolton Practice Nurses and are available at a via the Extended Primary Care Service provided by Bolton GP Federation on behalf of practices across Bolton.
From April 2019 the Federation is expanding their Workforce and you can make an appointment to see a Doctor, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Practice Nurse, Health Care Assistant and now a Mental Health Practitioner and MSK practitioner (please note the MSK will NOT be able to offer joint injections) in one of the Hubs in the same way as you book appointments with us, through your own practice Reception.
Appointments are available across Bolton hosted at the following sites:
A & E Royal Bolton Hospital (Go through main entrance not A&E Depart)
Waters Meeting Health Centre
Winifred Kettle Health Centre (based in Westhoughton)
Monday to Friday 18:30 until 21:30
Saturday. 09.30 until 13:00
Sunday 09.30 until 13:00
If you wish to cancel your appointment please contact your GP practice, if your practice is closed please telephone 0161 763 8941 to cancel.
(Site updated 06/08/2020)