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Our mission is:

“ To improve the health, well-being & lives of those we care for”


Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)

Asthmatics, please follow this useful link for advice during the COVID-19 outbreak

**Please note Radiology services are no longer accepting Routine or Urgent referrals made after 27th March 2020. Patients will not be sent an appointment**

Stay at home if you have Coronavirus symptoms

Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:

  • A high temperature
  • A new, continuous cough

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you are staying at home

Urgent advice: Use the NHS 111 online Coronavirus service if:

  • You feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • Your condition gets worse
  • Your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online:

Whittle Surgery update 29.4.20

Our Collaborative network are now offering telephone triage appointments on Saturdays and Sundays (9am-2pm).

The phone lines are open 8am-2pm and you need to call 01257 514300 to book one of these appointments.  

Whittle Surgery update 16.3.20

Dear patients in light of the Coronavirus and to limit the risk of cross infection we have put measures in place at this time;

Appointments - Please do not attend the practice - we will be offering telephone triage appointments as 1st line

Prescriptions - Please ensure when you order your prescription you nominate a pharmacy to allow us to send it electronically


Whittle Pharmacy will be closing for 1 hour between 1pm - 2pm Monday - Friday during this unprecedented time.  Please be aware of this when collecting medications.


The World Health Organization and WhatsApp have partnered to offer a coronavirus alert service that will give WhatsApp users access to the latest Covid-19 information through chats. This is a 24-hour service. Send the word HI to +41 22 501 76 55 on WhatsApp.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a WhatsApp service only. Do not text this number via the normal messaging service. Download WhatsApp via the App Store to get started

Guidance on COVID-19

For current guidance for employers and businesses on coronavirus (COVID-19) please click the link below

End of an Era

Dr Shaw has retired on 31st December 2019 and will be missed dreadfully by colleagues, staff and friends here at Whittle Surgery.  We would like to thank him for his many years of expertise, hard work and dedication to our patients.  We wish him and very long, happy, healthy and well earned retirement. Any patients with Dr Shaw as their named GP have now been transferred to Dr Fairhurst.  

Phlebotomy, Midwife, Podiatry Clinic Appointments

From the 1st October the Phlebotomy, Midwife and Podiatry Clinic will be held at Euxton - 114 Wigan Road PR7 6JW

 Practice Closures for Staff Training

The surgery will be closed at 13.00 on the following dates in 2020 for training and education:- 10.03.20, 28.04.20, 09.06.20, 14.07.20, 08.09.20, 13.10.20 & 10.11.20

Out of Hours Cover

If you need urgent medical attention outside of our surgery hours please ring 111-they will be able to give advice and arrange appointments where necessary

 Patient Feedback

Click on the "Patient Feedback" link at the bottom of the page to access our latest patient feedback

You can find out information about medical conditions and diseases through our patient information links on the menu as well as keep up to date with all the latest practice news and developments.

To download our practice leaflet Click Here

(Site updated 27/05/2020)
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