1st Sep

Junior Doctor Strikes

Further strikes will take place on;

20th - 22nd September 

2nd - 4th October


This will have an inpact on the number of appoointments available. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. 

10th Aug



Junior Doctors across England will strike for 4 days from 7am Fri 11/8/23 to 7am on Tue 15/8/23.  Appointments at the Practice will be reduced as a result.  Your understanding is appreciated.

29th Mar


Covid Spring booster clinics will be at Stonehill Medical Centre.  Check here for further details or await a text which will be sent to registered patients.

11th Jan

Where to get help this Winter!

When you use the right NHS service, you get the right treatment sooner. This booklet shows you the range of NHS services which are available to you and your family. Follow the guide below to know exactly where to go when your not feeling well.


Click here to view the booklet. 

8th Dec 2022


This week has seen a huge increase in demand for urgent appointments.  On average we are dealing with 100-150 same day requests, many of which could have been dealt with without the need to contact a GP.  These numbers are unsustainable.

We ask patients to consider their options to deal with minor illness before contacting us - i.e. self-care, pharmacist/over the counter medication, NHS 111.

Thank you for your co-operation.


30th Nov 2022

It's not too late to book your flu vaccination!

It's not too late to book your flu vaccination!

If you would like your flu vaccination, please contact the surgery to book.

27th Jul 2022

Access to Primary Care - Enhanced Access

Extended Hours

EVENING and WEEKEND ROUTINE APPOINTMENTS in Bolton’s Extended Primary Care Service

Changes to our Enhanced Access Service

From 1 October, there will be some small changes to the appointments that we make available for our patients during the evenings and weekends. These changes are being made to ensure we meet the requirements set by NHS England. We have worked closely with Bolton GP Federation (who provide these appointments on our behalf) to make sure they meet your needs too.

What’s the same:

We will still provide evening and weekend appointments for you during the following times:

· Monday to Friday, 6:30pm to 9:30pm

· Saturdays 9am to 5pm

· Sundays 9am to 5pm 

The Enhanced Access Team is made up of lots of different specialists, that have been specially selected to meet patients’ needs, and appointments will be booked for with the most appropriate clinician, which could include a GP, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Nurse, Health Care Assistant, Mental Health Practitioner or Physiotherapist.

Patients will be offered the choice of both face-to-face and telephone appointments.

What’s different:

· Patients will be able to access face-to-face appointments closer to home at Farnworth Health Centre

· Bank holiday appointments will no longer be provided by this service. However, should you need support from a GP on a Bank Holiday, you can still contact the out of hours service on 0161 763 8940 or the 111 service.

Practice receptionists will ensure that patients needing this service can access the available appointments. To book an appointment, patients should contact their GP practice.

18th May 2022

Stop The Abuse And Support Your GP Practice!

Verbal and physical abuse will not be tolerated. If patients abuse any of our staff we reserve the right to hang up the call or refuse to deal with you in person - you may also be removed from our patient list. Staff are working incredibly hard with reduced staffing levels due to illness. They are following practice procedures agreed by the partners and management. They do not deserve the abuse they are experiencing at present. Please co-operate and remain calm. Thank you.

The BMA continue to campaign against abuse of GPs and their staff. Support your GP surgery by signing their petition