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.
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Flu season 2019
Please see lists below of the open clinics (walk-in and wait);
Mixed (over 65, under 65 and at risk, Children) Open clinics
Tuesday 26th November 2.00 pm - 8.00 pm with Debbie and Leanne
PLEASE NOTE THAT VACCINES FOR CHILDREN ARE NOW ON THE PREMISES - children can attend during open blood clinics on Tuesday and Friday mornings between 8.00 am and 9.00 am
( no appointment needed)
Flu vaccine deliveries are delayed and very scattered this year, much later than we would normally have them on the premises so please bare with us. We want to ensure that everybody that fits the Flu criteria is vaccinated as soon as possible. If you find that the dates above are not suitable, please call the surgery and we will do our best to find you an alternative time.
Dr Ruby Malik
Join us in wishing Dr Ruby Malik well as she jets off with her family for a 6 month sabbatical to Qatar.
We are sorry to announce that Dr Malik leaves us on the 20th November 2019 to go overseas with her family for 6 months. She will be greatly missed by all the staff and patients at the practice and we wish her every success and happiness during her time there.
We are very pleased to announce that Dr Rebecca Sheppard-Hickey has joined the practice and will be taking over Dr Malik’s Family Planning commitments.
Healthy and Social Walks
Our newly appointed Patient Reference Group (PRG) Chair Person, Mr Allan Shalks has volunteered to organise Healthy and Social walks to get us all out an about and meet new people.
The walks will take approx 90 mins for a round trip, including a stop for a warm drink and rest if needed. They will occur once per month on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday (these days will be alternated on a monthly basis) the walks will start at 10.30 am from the surgery on the days specified and you can bring along as many of your friends with you whether or not they are a patient as everybody is welcome.
The Next walk is Tuesday 5th November 2019 at 10:30 am
There is no such thing as bad weather ......just bad clothing !!! so get wrapped up and join us.
If this is something that your interested in please let the receptionists at the surgery know and we will ensure that you are on the contact list or keep checking the website and Facebook for further dates.
A GP surgery has become the first in Bury to attain an accreditation.
Whittaker Lane Medical Centre in Prestwich has been named the first 'Armed Forces veteran friendly' GP practice in Bury, prioritising the health, well being and treatment of veterans.
WLMC has a dedicated clinician with specialist knowledge of military-related health conditions and veteran-specific health services.
Queens Nurse, Debbie Fletcher, who has been with the practice for more than 15 years, undertook training and joined the Veteran Friendly scheme to secure the accreditation for the surgery.
Debbie has served as a RAF reserve and has a vested interest in veterans. By having a dedicated clinician, Veterans can be referred and/or directed to specialist services who have expert knowledge of specific Armed Forces related issues.
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.
(Site updated 30/10/2019)