- Dicconson Group Practice, Boston House, Frog Lane, Wigan, WN6 7LB (map)
- 01942 222321
- 01942 482040
- Dr L Hosie
- Dr J Davies
Dicconson Group Practice is situated in Wigan town centre in a modern LIFT building, which also houses a number of other community services (such as district nursing, health visitors, community physiotherapy, musculoskeletal CATS clinics, along with outpatient unit for the local hospital ophthalmology services). The motorway links provide easy access from all parts of the region, with bus and train stations within a 10 minute walk.
The practice list size is approximately 8,500 patients and there are currently 7 GP partners (all who work a variety of sessions – i.e. not all full-time), supported by 2 practice nurses and 2 health care assistants. The practice has been involved in postgraduate training since 2007 and has consistently received positive feedback from trainee doctors (both GP STs and FY2 doctors). The practice is also involved in undergraduate training and has also provided training opportunities for non medical prescribers.
We aim to provide a supportive, yet appropriately challenging environment to develop the skills needed for modern day general practice. There will certainly be enough opportunities to develop competency in all areas of the RCGP curriculum due to the varied case mixes seen on a daily basis. There are ample opportunities to participate in enhanced services too such as minor surgery and joint injections (all delivered in-house)
A number of the partners have additional interests and would be willing to allow any trainee to accompany them to meetings at local and regional levels. These interests include Medicines Management, End of Life and Cancer care, Children’s services, Integrated Community Services and Dermatology .
The practice has a very small patient turn over, with many generations of family members registered with the surgery and we feel this reflects the high quality personalised care we provide. A CQC inspection in August 2016 rated the surgery as good in all areas (and also praised the training undertaken) and the surgery consistently achieves a high QoF score.