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Unfortunately we are unable to open Ladybridge Surgery today as it is not safe to open due to a leak. Please contact the surgery on 01204 463444 before you attempt to go down to the surgery. If you need to order your repeat prescription please order at one of our other sites or ask your local pharmacy to order your prescription on your behalf. Directions from Ladybridge Surgery to other BCP Branches -

Making dementia impossible to ignore

What's happening in Bolton - Stroke Association

Next PAG Meeting  Wed 1st March 2017, 2.30pm at WMHC

Are you Looking After Someone

Be Clear On Cancer

Together We Can End Female Genital Mutilation

Lets Make It... Better BOLTON                                                              

Antibiotic Awareness Campaign

Practice / SYSTMONLINE Booklets - http://www.boltoncommunityp 

Latest News

Ladybridge Surgery will re-open Monday 26th June 2017.

Power cut affecting WMHC

Mental Wellbeing Advice

Manchester Stands United

Manchester Terror Attack – How you can help

Manchester attack        

welcome to THE BOLTON CARE RECORD  -  Watch the Video

Albania 2017 Appeal

Spice Warning

Patient Advisory Group Meeting, Astley Dale, 3rd May 2.30pm - 4.30pm

Charity Cake Sale day - Action against Hunger - 3rd March at Waters Meeting 9 - 5pm

Bolton Community Practice rated good by health body

Great encouragement from our local Councillors supporting vision to reality!

What's happening in Bolton - Stroke Association

Perspectives on primary Care

Do you care for someone with dementia?

National Diabetes Audit - helping to improve diabetes care

National Diabetes Audit - how your information is used to improve care

The Parallel is a Young Person's Health Centre designed by Young People

Memories and Melodies - A music activity for people with memory problems

Bolton Council have granted permission to build the new facility in Victoria Road, Horwich

APMS Contract Renewal

The contract for Bolton Community Practice is different from most in Bolton. Your practice has an APMS (Alternative Primary Medical Services) contract. At the time the contract was set up, it was put in place for 5 years so that new ways of delivering GP services could be tested. The APMS contracts were agreed initially for a five year period, and now the commissioners NHS England, together with NHS Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group (Bolton CCG) have responsibility to review these contracts, and make sure local people have access to the high quality services they need.   

As part of the contract renewal Bolton CCG would like to gather your views of Bolton Community Practice. You can give your views using the following survey:

Bolton Community Practice CIC would also like to support patients during this review and are happy to discuss any queries further. There will be a dedicated phone line for queries regarding the review process. Please phone the practice on 01204 462950. This will be an answer machine service and someone from the surgery will get back to you as soon as possible. Please leave your name, contact number and query. 


Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

FGM Leaflet

The NSPCC are currently trying to raise awareness of female genital mutilation.

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is the partial or total removal of external female genitalia for non-medical reasons. It's also known as female circumcision, cutting or sunna.

Religious, social or cultural reasons are sometimes given for FGM. However, FGM is child abuse. It's dangerous and a criminal offence.

There are no medical reasons to carry out FGM. It doesn't enhance fertility and it doesn't make childbirth safer. It is used to control female sexuality and can cause severe and long-lasting damage to physical and emotional health.

Worried about FGM?

Call the FGM helpline if you're worried a child is at risk of, or has had, FGM.
It's free, anonymous and we're here 24/7.

0800 028 3550

or email

Nhs 111 Go Live

From 10 Nov, NHS 111 Go Live for Urgent Medical Assistance  

From Tuesday 10th November 2015, if the surgery is closed and you require urgent medical help that cannot wait until the surgery re-opens, you will need to telephone 111.  Calls to this number are free from both landlines and mobiles.

Please note: If you have a life-threatening medical emergency, please call 999

Are you aged 60 – 74 years of age?

If so, you are eligible to participate in the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme whether or not you are symptomatic.

Bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK but it is estimated that the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening programme can cut deaths from the disease by 15%.

Bowel Cancer Screening Campaign                         Bowel Cancer the Facts 

Testing kits will be sent in the post but if you haven’t received one you can contact the Helpline on Tel No: 0808 800 4040 (Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm).

Do you have a long-term condition or are you 65 or over?

Healthwatch bolton pharmacy survey

BCP Service Update

Seasonal Flu Vaccine - book your appointment now

Please see attached leaflet for further details of our seasonal flu vaccine

Seasonal Flu Vaccine

See "Clinics and Services" for details of dates and times of clinics week commencing 5th October 2015

16 - 24 year olds - have you had your Meningitis ACWY vaccine?

Students - benefit from health care services whilst studying

See attached leaflet

Meningitis ACWY

 BCP represent at the Primary Care Summit

BCP stand at the Primary Care Summit provides guidance on how
patients can access their own health record easily.

Plans for new state of the art health super centre for Horwich

Celebration of Success

Bolton Community Practice receive Investors in People Bronze Award

Bolton Community Practice CIC have been accredited with the Investors in People Bronze Level in recognition of the surgery’s efforts over the last few years for recognizing the importance of both employees and patients.

A celebration event took place at Market Surgery on Thursday 16th April when this prestigious award was officially presented by Chris Green, Parliamentary Candidate for Bolton West who said, “I am delighted that the Bolton Community Practice has achieved the Investors in People Award for the work carried out to develop staff and patient services. The Award goes a long way to assure patients of the best practice being put in place to support high quality GP services”.

The doctors are supported in gaining higher qualifications, specialist skills and in becoming trainers of other GPs and medical students making the practice a successful learning environment. Since its inception, the practice has worked hard to develop a skilled multi-professional workforce, which now also includes a pharmacist, physiotherapist and advanced practitioner, providing an increased range of skills within the practice to meet the increasing demands and challenges of a growing elderly population of patients.

The Practice has also supported and developed an active Patient Advisory Group, which has now become a forum for patient empowerment and partnership.

In assessing the practice, the Investor’s in People team highlighted the forward looking focus of the practice with staff committed to the need to strive for excellence and to deliver the best care possible.

Dr Anne Talbot, Clinical Director for Bolton Community Practice said|: “We are delighted to have received this IIP award, especially at a time of increasing pressure on General Practice and the NHS as a whole. We hope to be able to harness the enhanced skills of the staff to continually improve upon the quality of service that we offer to our patients."


Left to Right: Bernie Gildea, Director Operations & Performance, Chris Green, Conservative Candidate for Bolton West, Dr Anne Talbot, Clinical Director, David Gavan, Chair.

Staff and Patients from Bolton Community Practice celebrate receiving the Investors in People Bronze level award and the re-opening of the Market Surgery premises.

Bolton News Health Reporter

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