We are the only GP practice in Wigton which is a market town about 11 miles West of Carlisle. We are a semi-rural practice with a list size of approximately 8600 patients which has increased in recent years with new housing developments in the area. We moved into our new purpose built premises on the corner of South End in October 2005. Some community services are based with us in the new building. There are an on-site pharmacy and a good sized car park.
We have a large commitment to the local community hospital in Wigton. We are responsible for all medical care for the Inpatients during the working day 8am-6.30pm Monday to Friday. Dr Christina Russell is now the medical lead for the hospital. Dr Christina Russell, Dr Louiza Belghazi and Dr Jess Ross perform ward rounds at the community hospital daily.
We frequently have an extra doctor doing their 4 months Post Graduate GP post attached to the practice and we have medical students from time to time.
Wigton Hospital outpatient department offers services including physiotherapy, extended scope physiotherapy, rehab clinic, pulmonary rehabilitation, chance to change and diabetic eye screening etc which our GPs can refer to meaning patients do not have to travel far.