We have currently suspended our normal pre booking system. All appointments are now being triaged. Please order your prescription through on line services. If you have a prescription query please telephone between 10am - 5pm

COVID-19 – FACE COVERINGS Please be aware that all patients who are asked to attend the surgery for a face to face appointment MUST ensure that they wear a face covering, scarf or mask. The surgery is unable to provide face coverings/masks for you due to the demands on the supply of PPE. Unfortunately without a face covering patients will not be permitted to enter the building.

Please contact the surgery for the pneumococcal vaccine if you have: Chronic heart disease, chronic respiratory problems, diabetes, chronic renal disease, chronic liver disease, asplenia or dysfunction of the spleen, cochlear implants, CSF shunts or for a child under 5 years with previous invasive pneumococcal disease. The vaccine will protect against serious and potential fatal pneumococcal infections.

From 15 October 2020 we no longer accept prescription requests over the phone or via the paper slips. Prescription requests, unless agreed otherwise, will be accepted by online ordering only. Please contact reception for details on how to order your prescriptions online, and thank you for your cooperation.

Find out more about the Fishergate Hill Surgery

DESMOND – Diabetes Education and Self-Management for Ongoing or Newly Diagnosed

DESMOND is a nationally accredited course for people with Type 2 Diabetes.

It’s pretty unique.  It is an education programme specifically designed to support you the person with diabetes to become the expert.  The fully trained educators are there to help you increase your knowledge and understanding of what having diabetes will mean for you and how you can manage your care effectively.  It is an opportunity to meet and share experiences with others.

DESMOND as a programme can be delivered over one day course or 2 half day  (equivalent)sessions. 

You are invited to join a small group of up to 10 people with Type 2 Diabetes.  You will be given up to date information and learn practical skills to manage your diabetes.  The DESMOND programme is built around group activities, but there will be opportunities for individuals to speak to an Educator on their own if they wish. An opportunity will be provided to discuss and explore factors relating to diabetes such as food choices, activity and medication.  You will also be able to meet and talk to others in the same situation.   The sessions are delivered in an informal and friendly atmosphere.  It is not like being back at school!  You can bring your partner, family member, carer or friend, they will be very welcome.

The course can be accessed by people that have been newly diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes (within first 12 months of diagnosis) but also those who have established Type 2 diabetes.

Coverage

Courses are delivered in both health care settings and local community venues.  Contact us for a full list of locations across the Fylde coast.

View the patient story – Getting to Grips with Type 2 Diabetes

http://www.lancashirecare.nhs.uk/desmond

This video is also available in the following languages:

  • Gujurati
  • Punjabi
  • Hindi
  • Polish

Interested in finding out more?

How to Access

DESMOND is free to access.  You can simply self-refer by contacting the DESMOND Team on 01772 777620 or ask your doctor, practice nurse or healthcare professional to refer you to DESMOND.

For more information on the programme contact the DESMOND TEAM

Tel:  01772 777620 email desmond@lancashirecare.nhs.uk

Diabetes education will help give you the confidence to manage your diabetes day to day – Learn to live well with Type 2 diabetes.

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