Beech Hill Medical Practice

01942 821899

Wigan GP Alliance (Out of Hours)

01942 482848

Clinics – General

For information or to book an appointment for any of the following services please ring Nurse Reception on 01942 614307 or the normal surgery number 01942 821899.

Blood Tests, Blood Pressure Checks, ECG, Lung Function Tests, etc.

Most straightforward tests you will need will be available within the practice.

Test Results

We will usually let you know as soon as possible if there is anything significant on your blood tests or will contact you to arrange an appointment to be seen again. If you want to check for yourself please ring 01942 614307, if possible between 2.00 – 3.30 pm, for your results.

Anti – Coagulation Clinic

If you are on Warfarin, you will understand the importance of regular monitoring of your blood.
We run a clinic on a Tuesday afternoon to monitor this. The clinic is run by Mrs Pam Myers and supervised by Dr Chris Lord.

Child Health

We have a very popular clinic for the under 5’s at 3:30 – 3:45 every afternoon except Wednesday. You do not need an appointment for this clinic. Your child will be seen quite quickly.

We have a full service for immunisations for children within the practice. Your child will normally be automatically recalled for these immunisations but if you have any questions please contact us on the above number.

We also offer full post-natal checks for new mums and babies around the 6 week post natal period. You would normally get an appointment for this automatically but if you think there is a problem please contact us.

Travel Health & Holiday Vaccinations

We offer a full programme of travel vaccinations and holiday health advice. We are also a certified site for Yellow Fever Vaccinations.

Cervical Smears

Cervical smears are extremely important for all women between the ages of 25-65 years.
The regular uptake of cervical smears can dramatically reduce your chances of developing cervical cancer.

The test is simple and the appointment lasts for about 15 minutes.

All our practice nurses are fully trained in taking smears and results are carefully monitored.

For more information on cervical smears follow this link to the NHS cervical screening website

Minor Operations

Many minor operations for the removal of lumps and bumps can be carried out within the practice, usually by Dr Marwick. You will be referred to him by the doctor you see.

Contraception

We offer a full range of contraceptive services within the practice. This includes general advice, prescribing the pill or fitting the contraceptive implant. Please discuss this with your doctor or nurse.

Maternity Services

Our maternity services within the practice are mainly undertaken by our team of very experienced midwives, based at Wigan hospital. The midwives provide full antenatal cover with weekly clinics at the surgery. In-patient maternity care is usually provided at Wigan Infirmary.

Post natal care is provided at home by the same team of midwives who looked after you during your pregnancy, thus ensuring good continuity of care throughout the ante-natal and post-natal period.

If you need advice before trying for pregnancy, please make an appointment to discuss this with one of the doctors. They may arrange some blood tests and give advice on what to do and what to avoid.

If you discover you are pregnant, please arrange to see one of the doctors, who will arrange for you to see the midwives within a few weeks, for an explanation of the way maternity services will affect you and to arrange some blood tests and a scan. The midwives will then arrange to follow you through pregnancy as needed.

If you have any problems that you are worried about or any other illnesses whilst you are pregnant, please see your doctor.

Post natal checks are offered at the surgery for you and your baby at 6 weeks.