Healthcare Team

Attached Staff

Community Midwives

The ante-natal clinic is held in at Garswood Primary Care Centre from 9am every Tuesday morning by appointment only. Our Midwife runs the clinic and works closely with the doctors to provide quality antenatal and postnatal care.

For further information about ante-natal and post-natal services please click here.

Community Nurses

We are proud of our strong team of district nurses who work with us in the community. They have excellent communication links with the GPs enabling them to deliver a professional, efficient and effective service. They provide a high standard of nursing care for those patients needing various high level clinical treatment within their own environments.

The St Helens team can be contacted as follows:

The Wigan team can be contacted as follows:

  • 10:30 am – 11:00 am & 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Tel: 01942 775234

Alternatively ask the GP receptionist.

Health Visitors

The Health Visitors can offer advice on caring for children, special needs, benefits, relationship problems and counselling relating to children aged 0 – 19. Child Development checks are also carried out at regular intervals.

The practice holds a well-baby clinic on Monday afternoons between 1.30pm-3pm. This is held on the 1st floor of the building.

The Health Visitors carry out the babies 6 week post natal check on Wednesday afternoons. This is an appointment only service. The Health Visitors send these appointments out directly to the baby’s parent/guardian.

If you have queries regarding bed wetting, constipation, temper tantrums, etc., you can contact your health visitors to discuss this on 01744 750401.

Phlebotomist (Blood-Taking Nurse)

Our Community Phlebotomist holds a drop-in phlebotomy clinic every Monday morning from 9am – 10:45am. You do not need to be registered as a patient of Garswood Surgery to attend this clinic. If you are not registered with Garswood Surgery, please ensure that you bring your Blood Form with your to this clinic. If you are registered with Garswood Surgery, you can collect your blood form from reception before you have your bloods taken.

Our Health Care Assistant, Julie, also offers an in-house phlebotomy service, by appointment only. This service is exclusive to our own patients, on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings.

Bloods have to be taken in the mornings at the surgery, as they need to be sent to the laboratories in the early afternoon to ensure that the samples are sufficient. If you cannot attend for bloods in the mornings, please ask at reception about other facilities that offer afternoon appointments/drop-ins

Please note: Health Care Assistants are not nurses. They are staff who have undergone specific health care training and are accredited to work strictly to specific guidelines and protocols which have been devised and approved by the doctors. They are unable to answer queries outside of their remit.

Smoking Cessation Adviser

We have a Smoking Cessation Adviser – for more information please ask reception.