Welcome to Kildonan House

Kildonan House, GP Surgery

Established in 1902. New Patients Welcome.

Still providing care, for our Community after 122 years!

Your Health is our priority!

We offer a high quality flexible service that aims to meet your needs. We welcome new patient registrations from across Bolton. 

Before 1902 a Dr Kerr practiced from the corner of Iron Street as a “sixpenny doctor”. For a contribution of 6d a week consultation and medicine was free. He decided to build a home and surgery either on land at the bottom of Longworth Road or at Ramsbottom Road, according to the decision of the District Bank, who wished to build a branch where the centre of the town was likely to develop. The branch took the Lee Lane/ Longworth Road corner site and in 1902 Dr Kerr built Kildonan House which he named after his home town in Scotland. The house was a substantial 5 bedroomed building with coach house, stable and hay loft incorporating a small consulting room, waiting and dispensary. In 1914 he sold the practice to Dr Ramsbottom who later sold it to Dr Coates who was also the Railway doctor. In 1932 he moved to Derby and Dr William Gavin purchased the practice, until he retired to Scotland in 1966.

During this time there was a practice at the corner of Melbourne Grove and Victoria Road run by Dr Jackson, later a Dr Carrie who was replaced by a Dr Mcleod, later selling to Dr Bradshaw who was in a loose partnership with Dr Gavin. Throughout the war, in Dr Gavin’s absence he looked after the combined practice as well as being factory doctor to de Havilland’s in Lostock.

In 1959 Dr Bradshaw was seriously ill and in September Dr Ellis was taken on as assistant, Dr Bradshaw dying shortly after. The Victoria Road Surgery was closed and both doctors concentrated on Kildonan House, being Dr Gavin’s residence.

Patient Charter

We have decided to introduce a patient charter to set out what patients can expect from the practice. Developing this will be a gradual process.

We have started with telephone calls, we aim to answer 90% of calls within 2 minutes, and we have done a lot of work on the phone access to the surgery. We believe that we are now on track to achieving this target.

We are currently awaiting a telephony upgrade to enhance our call data analysis.

Our next aim is to provide routine appointments within 2 weeks. We aim to start working on this in the next couple of weeks. We ensure, that any patients requiring an urgent appointment, will be seen

We welcome any suggestions about other targets that might be included.

Online Consultation Triage

SystmConnect is our new total triage and online consultation platform that enables effective communication with patients.

You can contact the surgery online to tell us all about your medical problem or ask an admin question. You can register as a new patient online

Completing a SystmConnect online questionnaire allows us to quickly and safely decide on the best way to help you, your child or an adult in your care. You can access SystmConnect directly through your Online Services such as NHS App or by clicking the SystmConnect banner above.

We aim to respond to all questions within 1 working day. If you require urgent medical care please do not complete an online consultation questionnaire and contact the surgery by telephone on 01204 468161.

GP Trainee

Training Practice and GP Registrars

We recognise the importance of training the next generation of GPs and are pleased that we have a number of approved GP trainers within the practice. These GP registrars are qualified doctors and are gaining more experience in primary care. There is always a senior, more experienced GP, providing support and guidance whose advice may be sought during your consultation. You may also have two doctors present during your consultation. This is for further training and development.

Urgent advice: IMPORTANT INFORMATION Concerning the Measles Mumps and Rubella Vaccine


The UK has seen Measles Cases rising with twice as many cases being diagnosed in the first half of 2023 the Government have decided to complete a Catch up Campaign to try and catch all children who may not have had 2 MMR Vaccines. At the surgery we are actively contacting patients who are eligible For MMR vaccines. If you are worried your child has not had two MMR vaccines please do not hesitate to contact the surgery for advice. We have late night and early morning appointments for immunisations.

The UK Health Security Agency, have declared a national Incident. This is an internal mechanism within the agency signalling the growing health risk. 

Measles is a serious illness, with one in five children who get the disease having to be admitted to Hospital for treatment, so if you or your child have not had your MMR jab, it is vital you come forward.

Measles is not just a childhood disease and can be serious at any age. If caught during pregnancy it can be very serious causing stillbirth, miscarriage and low birth weight and NHS bosses are urging young adults to catch up on any missed doses before thinking about starting a family.

Two doses of the safe and effective MMR vaccine are needed for maximum life- long protection, with the first dose given around the child’s first birthday, and the second dose given at around three year and four months old.

However, anyone can catch up at any age on any missed doses and it’s never too late to protect yourself. The vaccine doses are typically given via a single injection into the muscle of the thigh or upper arm and are usually delivered with their one year and preschool vaccinations.

Analysis shows one infected child in a classroom can infect up to nine other unvaccinated children, making it one of the most infectious diseases worldwide and more infectious than COVID 19. Meanwhile, one in five children with measles, will need to be admitted to Hospital for treatment. Measles can cause deafness, fits, pneumonia, meningitis, blindness, and brain damage.

If you have any concerns regarding the vaccine please do not hesitate to contact the surgery.


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