You may have seen on the news that from Monday 17th May, doors at GP Practices are ‘re-opening’. As you will know, our GP practice has been open throughout the pandemic, offering patients telephone and online appointments, with face to face consultations available to those who need them. This was in-line with national requirements to keep patients safe, whilst COVID infection rates were high and before the vaccination was widespread. GP practices are being encouraged to offer patients a choice of whether they would like a remote or face to face consultation. However, before we have more people coming into the surgery to see us in person, we need a bit of time to put in place measures to keep everyone safe. As we wait for further national guidance on doing that, we ask that patients continue to contact us by phone or online as you have been doing. We are facing unprecedented demands to our services and will need to continue to adjust how we use our clinicians’ time to best support our patients – particularly those who need us the most. We will keep you updated as soon as we are clear about how we can re-open our reception areas safely. Thank you for your support.

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Accelerating care across the Lancashire and South Cumbria region

Posted on 18th May 2021

By taking action to keep non-COVID-19 services going, the NHS has been able to deliver more than 12 million planned operations and procedures, and over 19 million key diagnostic tests, during the pandemic. Despite caring for a far greater number of COVID-19 patients in the second peak, hospitals also maintained high levels of planned care […]

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NHS Patient Triage System Trial

Posted on 30th April 2021

According to the NHS total triage model proposed during pandemic time we have been trailing a patient triage system at the practice last month. This system allows patients to complete a request form for an appointment with a Clinician. We have listened to the feedback from patients and have taken the decided to stop using […]

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Easter Opening Times 2021

Posted on 31st March 2021

We will be closed on the following days: Friday 2 April 2021 to Monday 5 April 2021 Telephone lines will be open again from 8am Tuesday 6 April If you have chest pain, symptoms of stroke or a life threatening emergency, please dial 999 If you require urgent medical assistance please ring 111

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National pilot for the digitisation of Medical Records

Posted on 25th September 2020

Lancashire and South Cumbria has been chosen by NHS England to be a national pilot for the digitisation of Medical Records. Scanning these paper based records and making them digital will enable better utilisation of space, creating more clinical space, staff areas, multi team space and video hubs, removing the need for some practices to build […]

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FAQ on local restrictions – what you can and can’t do in Lancashire

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What areas do the new measures cover? Everywhere in Lancashire except Blackpool. For the latest information on restrictions in Blackpool click here: https://www.blackpool.gov.uk/Campaigns/Coronavirus/Coronavirus.aspx What are the new measures? From Tuesday 22 September Residents must not socialise with other people outside of their household or protective support bubble in private homes or gardens. Hospitality for food […]

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We CAN NOT issue school letters of absence

Posted on 15th September 2020

Please note that it is not a GPs responsibility to issue school letters of absence for your children. Government guidance is that school attendance is mandatory unless your child is self-isolating, has symptoms of COVID-19 or is close to someone who has COVID-19. Please note that you should still make arrangements to contact the surgery […]

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We have made the surgery safe for you to have your flu vaccination.

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We have made the surgery safe for you to have your flu vaccination. If you have a 2 or 3 year old or a 12-18 year old with a pre-existing medical condition we can administer their nasal flu vaccination. Children from Reception and up to and including year 7 will be vaccinated in school. If […]

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Digital Buddy Scheme

Posted on 10th September 2020

Do you have a family member, friend or neighbour within your social bubble that would benefit from being online but needs some support? Lancashire Adult Learning are providing a FREE, live, online tablet course to help get people online and access relevant services and apps safely. Delivered by a fully qualified teacher, learners will work […]

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New Preston Covid-19 testing site confirmed as infection rate stays high

Posted on 3rd September 2020

An extra coronavirus testing centre is set to open in Preston city centre as local public health bosses continue to gain control of the city’s worrying rise in new infections. The site will open at Preston Markets on Monday (August 24) as part of attempts to get more people tested – both those with symptoms […]

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