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Hawkley Brook Medical Practice and Shakespeare Surgery


The easiest and fastest way to get any kind of help is with askmyGP.  It saves us time too, so please help us to help you.

All our registered patients are welcome, parents and carers on behalf of patients too.

You can name a GP if you wish (so long as they are working today), you may prefer a telephone, email or face to face response. You can sign up now, with no paperwork

How do I make a request?

To register a new askmyGP account and submit a request to your practice, please follow the steps in the video demo below:

AskMyGP video demo

Once you have sent your request, please look out for your response directly from the doctor. This is usually within the hour with details of appointment times.

Employer of the year

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Hawkley Brook Medical Practice are delighted to have won an award for “Employer of the year” at the prestigious Greater Manchester Health and Care awards 2023! 

The award was in recognition of becoming the first Health or social care organisation in Greater Manchester to become full members of the Good Employment Charter – guaranteeing good working conditions and superior pay for all our staff. 

We had a great night at the award ceremony and enjoyed celebrating with all of the other fantastic nominees.

Greater Manchester Champions Awards 2023 National Football Museum
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Welcome to Hawkley Brook Medical Practice

Serving You
Our dedicated team are here to treat those minor ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues. The technology also means you can now do a lot of things from the comfort of your home such as order a repeat prescription or book / cancel appointments.

Partners in Care
Once registered, patients and healthcare professionals work together to ensure the most appropriate care is provided. This partnership philosophy extends even further and our active patient group exists to make sure that patient needs and the practice offering are always heading in the same direction.

SWAN Primary Care Network consists of 8 local GP practices located in South Wigan Ashton North area including Hawkley Brook Medical Practice.
SWAN PCN have a collective patient population of 34,000 and we believe we are the optimum size to enable us to continue to work effectively together and improve patient services and health outcomes.

Access & Parking
Our building has easy access for all our disabled patients; there are automatic double doors, lifts and disabled toilets.

There are a number of car parking spaces situated around the Health Centre. Please do not park in the spaces provided for the doctors’ use.

In life threatening emergencies such as chest pain and severe shortness of breath you should call 999.

If you feel medical attention is needed when your GP Surgery is closed, please see below some options that may assist you.

Wigan GP Alliance

Services: GP Telephone Consultation or Face to Face appointment. This service also offers Smear appointments on weekends.

Address: Ashton Medical Centre, 120 Wigan Road, Wigan WN4 9SU

                 Pennygate Medical Centre, 109 Ladies Lane Wigan WN2 2QG

                 Standishgate Medical Practice, 66 Standishgate, Wigan, WN1 1UW

Contact Number: 01942 482848

Opening hours: 8am – 8pm Monday to Friday and 8am – 4pm Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays

NHS 111

For Health information and advice, or if you need medical help fast when we are closed but it is NOT a life-threatening emergency. This service is open 24 hours a day, you will be triaged by a health advisor and offered the most appropriate care. Calls to this number are free from Landlines and mobile phones.

Contact Number: 111

Opening Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week including bank holidays

Walk in Centre

The Centres offer treatment for minor illnesses and injuries, they offer advice information and treatment by experienced nurses.

The nearest Walk-in Centres are:

Address: Leigh Infirmary, The Avenue, Leigh, WN7 1HS

Contact Number: 01942 264000

Opening hours: 7am – 9pm

Address: Skelmersdale, 116-118 The Concourse Skelmersdale, WN6 6LI

Contact Number01695 554260

Opening hours: 8am – 8pm


Accident & Emergency for serious injuries, accidents, and life-threatening emergencies only.

The nearest Accident and Emergency department is:

Address: Royal Albert Edward Infirmary, Wigan Lane, Wigan, WN1 2NN

Contact Number: 01942 244000

Opening hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week including bank holidays

When to Worry

Parent / Carers please see link below for useful information about the management of respiratory tract infections (coughs, colds, sore throats, and ear aches) in children.

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