Coronavirus Information

Covid Vaccine Updates

A massive thank you to all the Westhoughton patients, staff and volunteers.

Please see below for the current information as of 04/04/22.

Spring Boosters
Invites are being sent out to our over 75 and immunosuppressed patients this week. You can book an appointment by either
  •  the link in your invite message
  • text your initials and date of birth to 07730 765245

We have clinics available at both our Westhoughton and Blackrod surgerys. 

We will be in touch with our housebound patients in due couse
Vaccines for 5-11 year olds
We are now inviting  all 5-11 year olds to book in for their covid vaccines. If your child is clinically vulnerable and have not yet had their vaccine we are still offering appointments. You can book the following ways :
  • via the link in your invite
  •   texting your child’s initials and date of birth to 07730 765245.

Appointments are available for:

First and second doses – it’s never too late to be vaccinated! If your first dose was Astra Zeneca you can now have Pfizer for your second dose.

Anyone over 16 eligible for their booster

3rd dose for those who are immunosuppressed – NHS invite will have been received

Booster for 12 -15 year olds in a clinical at risk group – NHS invite will have been received – or household contact of someone who is severely immunosuppressed.

You are eligible for your booster 91 days from your last dose of primary vaccination, for some people this will be a 4th dose

 To book an appointment text your initials and date of birth to 07730 765245 and we will contact you with an appointment if we have stock available. 


Where possible, please do not contact the surgery with vaccine queries as it stops poorly patients getting through on the phone. For general vaccine queries you can ask via online consult using the following link

 Unsworth Group online consult.

Please follow our social media for the most up to date information regarding our vaccination programme.

Unsworth Group Facebook

Westhoughton PCN Facebook

Westhoughton PCN Twitter

 Once again, a huge thank you to everyone involved in this, the biggest vaccination programme in NHS history.

Kind regards 

The Partners at Unsworth Group Practice

Covid Vaccine Pass

We are currently unable to issue this certificate at the practice.

Please see for further information.

Proof of your vaccination status will be available on the NHSapp, (which is also valuable for things like ordering repeat prescriptions)

The NHSapp can be downloaded from for iPhone or for android.

Alternatively you can call the NHS helpline on 119 and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you have completed your course of the vaccine and the letter may to take up to 5 days to reach you.

You can now obtain a Covid Pass for 12-15 year olds via or contacting 119.

Kind regards 

The Partners at Unsworth Group Practice

covid cohort

Keeping COVID safe within our buildings April 2022

As a surgery  both patients and clinicians  have had to adapt their working on a day to day basis to help protect both patients and staff. We thank all our patients and colleagues for their cooperation in such challenging times. We ask everyone entering the surgery continues to wear a mask and we have a one way system in operation.

We ask that unless you have booked a face to face appointment that you still continue to use our other methods of contact for prescriptions, booking and general enquiries.

Thank you

The Partners, Unsworth Group Practice

General Enquires

General enquires can be submitted via Email -  Please note we do not accept appointment or home visit requests via email.     


Support for parents and carers with babies 0-2 years old

The services included will support parents who may be feeling low or anxious about their new responsibilities and benefit from additional peer support, resources and activities.


Please protect yourself and others

Stay safe

Thanks for your support & co-operation during this pandemic

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