Information for Primary Care Teams – Ashton, Leigh & Wigan

This page has been created for GP’s and practice teams to access information, contact details etc for Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust. If you have any suggestions that you would like to make regarding this page please contact Sarah Seddon Primary Care Liaison Manager, details below.

Sarah Seddon, Primary Care Liaison Manager
Telephone: 01942 481489

District Nursing

District Nursing Contact Details:

Ashton Locality Manager: 01942 481571
Leigh / DN OOH Locality Manager: Wendy Orr : 01942 481026
Wigan Locality Manager: Anne Finney: 01942 481474

For all other queries and concerns please contact: Jenny Sale, District Nursing Services Lead on 01942 775307

Health Trainers

Did you know that the Health Trainer Service is available for practices to refer patients for lifestyle advice? Here is what one patient had to say:

‘I would like to express my gratitude both to my GP and to my health trainer for helping to reduce my stress level and encouraging my wellbeing. My health trainer was a very calm person, a good listener.  I felt completely at ease.  I felt supported, affirmed and guided by someone who cared and wanted me to get the most and best out of the time we had.  Not feeling I was being rushed but that each session had a sense of purpose and that I had achieved something every time.’

Click below for further information:

For further information on the Health Trainer Service please contact

The Family Nurse Partnership in Ashton, Leigh & Wigan

The FNP is a preventive programme for young first time mothers.

It offers intensive and structured home visiting, delivered by specially trained nurses (Family Nurses), from early pregnancy until the child is two. Family nurses come from a variety of backgrounds including health visiting, midwifery, school nursing and mental health.

FNP has three aims: to improve pregnancy outcomes, child health and development and parents’ economic self-sufficiency. The methods are based on theories of human ecology, self-efficacy and attachment, with much of the work focused on building strong relationships between the client and family nurse to facilitate behaviour change and tackle the emotional problems that prevent some mothers and fathers caring well for their child

Women up to age of 19 and expecting their first baby are invited to join the programme if they are less than 28 weeks pregnant. Recruitment to the programme is mainly through Midwifery booking clinics. No presumptions are made about their potential parenting ability, the programme aims only to develop and enhance the skills they already have.

The FNP has been running in the United States for 30 years, where results of randomised controlled trials and evaluation studies show improvements in the short, medium and long term across a range of outcomes including improvements in antenatal health, reductions in children’s injuries, neglect and abuse, improved parenting practices and childhood behaviour and also an increase in school readiness and, improved parental economic self-sufficiency.

FNP sits at the intensive end of the prevention pathway for more vulnerable children and families. It is embedded within the local Healthy Child Programme and safeguarding arrangements.

In Ashton, Leigh and Wigan the Family Nurse Partnership is based in Hindley Clinic. For further information please contact Sue Cross, Family Nurse Supervisor, Tel: 482490

Blood Transfusion Service

This is a new service which has started from the 4th of June and will be delivered by designated and specifically trained Nurses to administer blood and blood products to patients in their own homes, within the Wigan Borough. The Nurses will be skilled in all related procedures including management of a patient in an emergency or deteriorating situation.

The team work Monday to Friday 08.30 until 1700 hours. As this is a new service please note there is limited capacity and we expect it to be fully operational by the end of November

Community Respiritory (COPD) Service

Wheelchair Service



Public Falls Prevention Service and Osteoporosis Awareness Website is live.

The website was created and funded following a SHA North West Innovations Award that was awarded for the successful Osteoporosis Awareness Project.

It is openly available, user friendly and contains:

  • Information on keeping healthy and independent,
  • Leaflets on how to refer into and access services.
  • Falls and osteoporosis prevention information and leaflets to download.
  • A video animation on how to get up from the floor.
  • Links to local and National Services.

Homeless and Vulnerable Persons Service

The service encourages and empowers homeless and vulnerable people to gain control of their own health and determine their own lives and future.

British Dietetics Association Fact Sheets

The BDA Food Facts sheets are for you to download and print for your own reference. The fact sheets are for information only: they are not a substitute for proper medical diagnosis or dietary advice given by a Registered Dietician.

All the fact sheets are © copyright British Dietetic Association.

University of Manchester, Psoriasis Research User Group

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