Telephone: 016973 42254
Repeat prescriptions: 016973 44668

Welcome to Wigton Medical Practice

Wigton Medical Practice

Wigton Medical Practice is found centrally in the market town of Wigton on the corner of South End. We have eight doctors working alongside three practice nurses and four healthcare assistants. Following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission on 4th November 2014 the practice was one of the first ten practices in England to be awarded an OUTSTANDING rating and the first in Cumbria.

We are open Monday - Friday 8.00am - 6.30pm. If you require urgent medical assistance which cannot wait until the surgery re-opens, please call Cumbria Health On Call (CHOC) 03000 247 247. If you have a life threatening medical emergency please dial 999 for an emergency ambulance. If you need medical help fast but it is not a 999 emergency, then dial 111 for advice from the NHS 111 line.

Patients are able to order their repeat prescriptions online and also book, view, amend and cancel appointments online via the ‘Vision’ (clinical IT system) online service. We also now have the facility for patients to view online, export or print any summary information from their medical record relating to medications, allergies and adverse reactions. In order for patients to access this service they are required to fill out an application to online services form available from the surgery reception.

CQC Inspection

Read the CQC inspection report from the visit on November 4th 2014

OUTSTANDING rating for Wigton Group Medical Practice from Care Quality Commission

Care Quality CommissionFollowing a visit from health watchdog the Care Quality Commission (CQC) on November 4th 2014, Wigton Group Medical Practice has been awarded an outstanding rating. Visits by the CQC to general practices have only been recently introduced. Between October 1st 2014 and 31st March 2016, the CQC will visit and assess all general practices in England. After the visit all practices will receive a rating similar to those awarded to schools following an Ofsted inspection. The practice is one of the first ten in England to receive an outstanding rating and the first in Cumbria.

Senior partner Dr John Honeyman who has worked in Wigton for over thirty years commented: “The GPs and practice staff were absolutely delighted to receive this news following the visit by the CQC. It is particularly rewarding to be recognised for high quality care at a time when general practice is often criticised by politicians and the media. Such negative press can be really quite demoralising.

The foundations of the practice were put in place many years ago by our predecessors. Their vision and drive in establishing the practice in the early 1970s were the foundations for the high quality care that we provide today.

We have a loyal, hard working and committed team who should rightly feel very proud of this accolade. We also have excellent community services in the Solway area. Working together with colleagues in the community means that our patients with both physical and mental health problems can be cared for and supported in their own home.”

Lin Baillie who has been the practice manager since 2001 commented:

"We are all thrilled to be given an outstanding rating. Our team works really hard to provide a high standard of care for patients and this award recognises the efforts of the whole team, including our community and voluntary sector colleagues. Congratulations must also go to our patients who are consistently supportive and appreciative of the service they receive."

Quarterly practice newsletters

NewsletterWigton Surgery produces a quarterly newsletter with useful information and updates on changes that have occurred to services or staff.

Download and read these documents by visiting our newsletter section.


Wigton Community Ophthalmology Service

Eye clinicWednesday's from 8.00am until 4.30pm.

This is an alternative to being seen in hospital outpatients and has a very short waiting time.

Your own GP can refer you if your condition is appropriate to be treated in the clinic.

View more details about the eye clinic

Patient Participation Group

CarMade up of volunteer patients from a cross section of the practice population, they aim to help improve the “patient experience” and strengthen the way the practice operates.

The group will meet 3 times a year and produce a report which you will be able to read here.

Read reports from the group

Wigton Medical Practice, South End, Wigton, Cumbria CA7 9QD
Telephone: 016973 42254 | Fax 016973 45464

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