Welcome to 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 four 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
We are open Monday - Friday 8.00am - 6.30pm. If you have a life threatening
medical emergency please dial 999 for an emergency ambulance. If you have an
urgent medical problem which cannot wait until the surgery re-opens please dial
111 to access the out of hours service. For more information about the NHS 111
Service please visit our practice info page.
Patients are able to order their repeat prescriptions, book, view, amend and
cancel appointments, and view or print summary information from their medical
record relating to medications, allergies, adverse reactions and immunisations
via Patient Access which is an online service. In order to access this service
you need to complete an application to online services form available from the
surgery reception. You will then be given a registration letter explaining how
to create an account, at this point you will be given a username and asked to
create a password which you will use each time to log in. Please note that you
will be asked to show proof of ID when handing in an application form.
All GP Practices are now required to provide all their patients with a named GP
who has overall responsibility for the care and support that the Practice
provides. This does not affect the care each patient receives and patients can
continue to see the GP of their choice whenever possible. If you wish to know
who your named GP is please ask at Reception.
- Full time/Part time
- Partner or Salaried
Our surgery is a calm and peaceful place and our workload is
predictable and manageable. We have an OUTSTANDING practice team who have a
positive, optimistic and ‘can-do’ attitude.
Our senior partner is retiring and
we are looking for GP(s) to join us early next year but we could accommodate you
sooner if you are available. You will become a member of a supportive and
innovative team and help us maintain our OUTSTANDING CQC rating.
You may be a
newly qualified GP looking for your first salaried post or a partnership with
mentoring for the first 12 months, a salaried GP with 1-2 years’ experience
looking for a partnership or an experienced partner looking for a change of
scenery or a new challenge.
We offer minor surgery, run a GPwSI Ophthalmology
service and there is the opportunity to work in the local community hospital if
you are interested. We are planning to become a training practice again in the
Wigton is a lovely welcoming town close to the Northern Fells and the Solway with
lots of good housing and excellent schools.
Where and how to apply:
way to see what we are like as a practice and how we work is to come and spend a
couple of sessions or even a couple of days with us. If you are interested in
finding out more please contact practice manager, Lynn Singleton at:
Read the CQC inspection report from the visit on November 4th 2014
OUTSTANDING rating for Wigton Group Medical Practice from Care Quality Commission
Following 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
Wigton 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
Wednesday's from 8.00am until 4.30pm.
This is an alternative to being seen in hospital outpatients and has a very short
Your own GP can refer you if your condition is appropriate to be treated in the
View more details about the eye clinic
Patient Participation Group
Made 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
Read reports from the group
Wigton Medical Practice, South End, Wigton, Cumbria CA7 9QD
Telephone: 016973 42254 | Fax 016973 45464