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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)

Latest News.................

Christmas and New Year opening times 

Monday 24th December - 8.30-11.00 open surgery – 3.00-6.30 Emergency appointments only

Tuesday 25th December - CLOSED 

Wednesday 26th December - CLOSED

Thursday 27th December –8.30-11.00 open surgery – 3.00-6.30 Emergency appointments only

Friday 28th December - 8.30-11.00 open surgery – 3.00-6.30 Emergency appointments only

Monday 31st December - 8.30-11.00 open surgery – 3.00-6.30 Emergency appointments only

Tuesday 1st January – CLOSED

Wednesday 2nd January - 8.30-11.00 open surgery – 3.00-6.30 Emergency appointments only

Thursday 3rd January - 8.30-11.00 open surgery – 3.00-6.30 Emergency appointments only

Friday 4th January - 8.30-11.00 open surgery – 3.00-6.30 Emergency appointments only

Open surgeries are a ‘walk in and wait’ service

Our aim is to make access over the holiday period easier for you.

During open surgeries you will NOT be able to specify the doctor you want to see and will be allocated to the next available GP taking surgery, this is ensure we keep waiting times down to a minimum

When the surgery is closed, if you need urgent medical attention, please call NHS 111

Always Open

NHS Choices website (http:/ advice on less urgent health needs

NHS111 for clinical advice, assessments and for direction to the most appropriate services for treatment if you need medical help fast but not an emergency

A&E and 999 for life threatening emergencies only

Walk in centres

Bury Walk in Centre, Moorgate Primary Care Centre, 22 Derby Way, Bury BL9 0NJ

(Open 7.00 – 3.00 every day)

Prestwich Walk in Centre, Fairfax Road, Prestwich M25 1BT


Christmas Day –

Pimhole pharmacy, 185 Rochdale Road 11.00am-8.00pm

Cohens Waters Meeting Road, Bolton, BL1 8SW 1.00am – 8.00pm

Boxing Day –

Pimhole pharmacy, 185 Rochdale Road 5.00pm-10.00pm

Asda Spring Street, Bury 9.00am-6.00pm

Boots Peel Way Bury 8.00am-5.00pm

New Year’s Day –

Asda Spring Street, Bury 10.00am-5.00pm

Patient Participation Group  Meeting

Dear patients

WLMC would like to invite you to attend a  Patient Participation Group meeting (PPG) at Whittaker Lane Medical Centre (WLMC)

PPGs are made up of patients from the surgery that has an interest in healthcare, both personal and as representatives of others and both locally and nationally.

They work closely with their practice to ensure local needs are met and patient views taken into account.

At WLMC we are very keen to set up a PPG to ensure that we have the patient voice at the centre of any decisions we make. It is also a great opportunity for you to get involved and provide ongoing dialogue with the practice from a patient point of view.

The meeting will take place on:

22 January 2019 3.00pm  - 4.00pm

Where I and Dr J Schryer will be present, I do hope you will be able to attend.

For further information, please call me on: 0161 773 1580 



A Flu vaccination is available every year on the NHS to help protect adults and children at risk of flu and its complications.  Flu can be unpleasant, but if you are otherwise healthy it will usually clear up on its own within a week.

However, flu can be more severe in certain people, such as

  • Anyone aged 65 and over
  • Patients with chronic diseases such as COPD, Diabetes, Coronary Heart Disease, Renal Disease, Stroke/TIA should receive a yearly Influenza Vaccination.
  • Pregnant women
  • Children and adults with an underlying health condition (particularly long-term heart or respiratory disease)
  • Children and adults with weakened immune systems

Flu Nasal Spray Vaccination

The flu vaccine is routinely given on the NHS as an annual nasal spray to:

  • Children aged two, three and four years old
  • Children ages two to 17 years at a particular risk of flu


It is also recommended that Carers have a yearly Influenza vaccination.

Please call the surgery to book an appointment


Poppy Run 2018. Powering veterans’ recovery. Be unstoppable.

Team Whittaker Lane ran for the Poppy Appeal at:

Heaton Park 5K on 28.10.2018. you can still donate!

You can still help us by raising money for this great cause by donating directly to our fundraising page -

Just giving send your donation straight to The Royal British Legion and automatically reclaims Gift Aid if you are a UK tax payer, so your donation is worth even more.

By taking part and fundraising you’ll help veterans in the Forces’ community gain the skills and self-belief to transform their lives as they recover from physical and mental challenges. 

No-one should have to walk the road to recovery alone. But together, we are unstoppable.

Thank you for your support !!   

WLMC would like to congratulate Practice Nurse Debbie on achieving her LONG STANDING AWARD FROM THE QUEENS NURSING INSTITUTE

Join In

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




Walk-in Centres

See below for changes in walk-in centre opening times.

Bury WIC
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

Prestwich 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.

Opening Hours

Please note that the surgery will be closed during the normal UK bank holiday times (

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