Longshoot Health Centre


Nurse Led Clinics

Clinic appointments are available every day, at various times. We are happy to try and make you an appointment for your convenience.

Our aim is to keep our patients fit healthy. Prevention is far better than cure; and many serious conditions can be prevented by monitoring your condition.

Asthma Clinic

We offer our asthmatic patients an annual review of their asthma control and medication. This review is performed by specially trained practice nurses with full support of the patient’s GP.

Chronic Kidney Disease Clinic

Patients suffering from CKD who are not under regular hospital follow up will be offered an annual review by letter with our practice nurses.

COPD Clinic

We offer an annual review to all patients diagnosed with COPD. This is performed by the practice nurse in collaboration with the patient’s GP. We also offer spirometry to patients in whom we suspect COPD due to smoking who present with a chronic cough.

Diabetic Clinic

All established diabetics should be reviewed annually by a GP or practice nurse. All diabetics not being reviewed regularly at the hospital for their diabetes are invited by post to attend the practice’s diabetic clinic. We have 2 specially trained GPs who review our diabetic patients and they are supported by the practice nurses.

Hypertension Clinic

Patients on treatment for raised blood pressure will be offered an annual review with th practice nurse. This will include review of blood pressure control, medication side effects and screening for early complications. If you have any specific problems please book an appointment to see your GP

Ischaemic Heart Disease Clinic

Patients with established IHD will be invited annually by letter to attend our practice nurse led clinic for review. This clinic is overseen by Dr M K Patel who takes a particular interest in cardiology and works with the cardiology team at the hospital trust.

Stroke and TIA Clinic

All patients with a history of cerebrovascular disease will be sent a letter inviting them to attend for an annual review of risk factors and medication side effects.

Other Services

Annual Health Reviews

Annual health reviews for nursing home patients – performed by our GPs. This includes a physical health check, influenza vaccination if required and review of prescribed medication.

Antenatal Clinic

We offer a full range of services in conjunction with our team midwifery service. Please contact reception when you have a positive pregnancy test for further advice.

Baby Clinic and Child Health

As your family doctors we like to provide comprehensive care for the whole family, including young children. Locally held clinics are available throughout the Wigan Borough for monitoring your baby’s weight. A health visitor is in attendance at these clinics to promote, advise and support parents with any health issues or concerns.

We offer developmental assessments to babies of 6 to 8 weeks to check for age appropriate growth and development.

The practice provides a full immunisation services and it is important that all pre-school children are fully immunised and with this aim, we provide a special Immunisation Clinic. If you have any worries about immunisation, speak to your doctor, nurse or health visitor rather than denying your child valuable protection.

Cervical Smears

Routine smear testing is currently advised every 3 years for women between the ages of 25 and 50, and then every 5 years up to the age of 64. If women have had an abnormal smear in the past they may need them more regularly then this or have to continue smears after 64.

Women are invited to attend for a smear test by letter when their smear is due. Please attend for cervical smears when invited as they can pick up early changes and may prevent cervical cancer. For a smear make an appointment with the practice nurse or GP.

We would like to stress the importance of women attending for smear tests when called to do so.

Childhood Immunisations

We provide a full range of immunisations. It is important that children are fully immunised, and with this aim we provide a special immunisation clinic. If you have worries about immunisation please speak to your doctor, nurse or health visitor rather than deny your child valuable protection.

Elderly Annual Check-ups for over 75s

In surgery or at home for our housebound patients(defined by only being able to leave the house by ambulance). These are once again performed by our practice nurses.

Family Planning

All methods of family planning are available at Longshoot Health Centre, including confidential termination of pregnancy advice. The practice nurses follow up any patient on a contraceptive pill or using a contraceptive injection. Any patients with problems or requiring advice on new methods of contraception should see a GP. Dr S Prabhu will advise and fit coils.

Flu Vaccinations

Flu vaccinations – when available are held annually in the autumn for eligible patients. Please see our news section in early September for advice on current groups eligible for a free NHS flu vaccination.

Minor Surgery

We offer joint injections and removal of minor skin lesions as considered appropriate by your GP. Please make a routine appointment to discuss further.

New Patient Health Screening

On registration all new patients will be given an appointment to see the Practice Nurse to enable us to carry out a full health screening examination. Patients on regular medication are also given an appointment with the doctor to discuss any long term chronic conditions and for medication review.

Nurse Led Treatment Room for Minor Ailments

Please ring reception to discuss appropriate conditions for this service. This is by appointment only and can be either pre-booked or booked on the day.

Primary Prevention Clinic

Targeted to specific age ranges and relevant patients will be sent an invitation by post. This will help to define your long term risk of cardiovascular problems and give advice on modifiable risk factors.

Smoking Cessation Counselling

All doctors and practice nurses are involved in smoking cessation advice and will be willing to offer help and advice.