Covid 19 Updates
Facial Covering Exemption – Letter Requests
We have had an increase in requests from patients for letters of exemption to wearing face masks in various public settings.
Our response follows the UK Government guidance, which is supported by the British Medical Association.
The Government guidance suggests there is no requirement for evidence for exemption. It should be sufficient for someone to declare that they are eligible for an exemption direct with the person questioning them.
GP Practices are therefore not required to provide letters of support for those who fall under the list of exemptions, or those who do not fall under the list of exemptions.
Mask Exemption Cards
Welcome to Tonge Fold Health Centre
We are a long established 5 partner practice based in Tonge Fold Bolton. We do not operate personal lists and all patients are free to choose which doctor they would like to see. The premises are owned by the doctors, who are independent contractors to the NHS with Bolton CCG. We have a very low turnover of staff and patients and believe that we offer a high quality, personal service where the patient gets to know their doctor and vice versa.
The Health Centre
All services are provided from Tonge Fold Health Centre. There is wheelchair access to all areas, and disabled toilet facilities. Baby changing and feeding areas are available, please ask at reception. The centre is all on one level, and has airconditioning for patient comfort.
We are very easy to find and there is always plenty of space to park.
We are confident that our website will provide clear and concise help and give our patients the information they require in an easy and convenient format. It has been designed with the patient’s needs at the forefront of everything, from checking surgery times to letting us know what you think of us.
Our dedicated team are here to treat those minor ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues. The technology also means you can now do a lot of things from the comfort of your home such as order a repeat prescription or cancel an appointment.
Partners in Care
Once registered, patients and healthcare professionals work together to ensure the most appropriate care is provided. This partnership philosophy extends even further and our active patient group exists to make sure that patient needs and the practice offering are always heading in the same direction.
(Site updated 18/11/2019)