Welcome to Whittaker Lane Medical Centre
With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.
(Please also glance at our Whittaker Lane Facebook page)
All change at Whittaker Lane Medical Centre
Some are leaving…..
It is with regret that we are saying goodbye to Jo Panter and Matthew Kennedy. Jo has been at the practice for 23 years and took over from her mother as practice manager for 4 years. She has worked tirelessly, has been an excellent manager and helped us to provide high quality care to all. Recently she has been very active across Bury helping the health services transform. She will be missed by staff and patients alike. We wish her well for the future.
Matthew has been our assistant practice manager for 3 years. His main roles have been in developing and supporting the staff, organising health improvement program and ensuring we are compliant with the numerous regulations we have to adhere to. He is moving on to new roles and we wish him well for the future.
And to some we say hello……..
Nic Hobson is our new practice manager. She comes with a lot of experience having been a practice manager in Heywood, Oldham and Bury.
Nic Has worked in many areas within Primary Care for 14 years, has a strong interest in education, and believes passionately in developing herself and others to their full potential. She describes herself as a friendly ‘Yorkshire lass’, now living in Lancashire.
We are really excited to welcome her to the team, at a critical time in our practices development.
We have recently upgraded our telephone system to improve accessibility, are looking to develop alternate approaches to consultations and develop the practices role in being a community asset in partnership with people in Prestwich.
We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.
Bury Lifestyle Service
Take a look at this free personalised service supporting people to improve their health by introducing small changes such as:
- healthy eating
- weight management
- weight loss programme
- sleep quality improvement
- alcohol dependency support
- stop smoking
- breastfeeding support
- Expert Patient Programme Course - Improve health and wellbeing
Click on the link below to find out more...
Fitness on our door step
See below for changes in walk-in centre opening times.
First floor Moorgate Primary Care Centre, 22 Derby Way, Bury, BL9 0NJ
Open from 7am to 3pm seven days week (last check in is 30 minutes prior to closing to allow staff to effectively and appropriately assess people).
Find out more about Bury WiC
Fairfax Road, Prestwich, M25 1BT
Open from 12pm to 8pm seven days week (last check in is 30 minutes prior to closing to allow staff to effectively and appropriately assess people).
Find out more about Prestwich WiC
Extended Working Hours Service
The service runs 7 days and is available to all Patients registered with a GP Practice in Bury. This provides convenient access to Patients who find attending to see their GP/Nurse during regular working hours difficult and can be booked through their own Practice. (click the ‘opening hours’ tab for more information)
Get Well, Keep Well
Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.
How are you?
Below is a link to a quiz to help find the healthier you..
How Are You is for over 18s only and is only designed to point you in the right direction. It’s not a medical assessment – if you’re worried about your health you should speak to a health professional.
Please note that the surgery will be closed during the normal UK bank holiday times (https://www.gov.uk/bank-holidays)
FLU SEASON - At Risk of flu or 2 - 4 yrs Old?
It is that time of year again where we encourage all our “at risk” patients to have a flu jab. If you are over 65, have a long-term condition or you are pregnant please speak to reception to arrange for a flu injection appointment or to attend one of our drop-in clinics.
We are also giving the nasal flu sprays to children between the ages of 2-4 years old. If you have a child in this age range please speak to Karen one of our admin team who will make arrangements for the nasal spray.
For more information please go to NHS Choices - Flu information
THE BIG WHITE WALL
Read Dr Schryer's blog on The Big White Wall - an online community for young people in Bury aged between 16 and 25, supporting the estimated 1 in 10 young people who will experience a mental health issue such as anxiety or depression......READ MORE
(Site updated 30/08/2018)