Clinics & Services
Chronic Disease management
This clinic is provided by the practice nurses. Patients are recalled on an annual basis for a review and inhaler technique. They will also advise you on the correct usage of your inhalers therefore it is
important you bring them with you. COPD patients will be required to have a spirometry test (breathing) annually.
You will be asked to see the nurse twice a year. We perform regular checks on control, screen for complications and can arrange appointments with the dietician, chiropodist, optician or hospital as appropriate.
Coronary Heart Disease/Blood Pressure/Thyroid Problems
You will be asked to attend an annual review with the nurse following blood tests. Your blood test will then be reviewed, your blood pressure and weight will be taken and you will be given appropriate lifestyle advice. Subsequent management and follow up will also be discussed.
We recommend that all women between the age of 25-49 have a smear every three years, and from 50-64 every five years. You may make an appointment for a smear with the practice nurse during normal working hours.
The antenatal clinic is led by the midwife. Care is usually shared with the hospital.
Family Planning and Contraception Advice
We offer a complete family planning service including advice on contraception and emergency contraception.
Well Baby and Immunisation Clinic
The health visitor holds a regular clinic for weighing and general advice on any problems. Baby immunisations are carried by the practice nurse. The health visitor is on site Wednesday 11:00 – 12:00.
Smoking Cessation Advice
We provide advice on how patients may stop smoking. We actively encourage patients to have a programme for stopping smoking and adopting a lifestyle for reducing the risk of heart disease.
Minor Ailment Scheme
Our practice is one of the GP practices within the East Lancashire Primary Care Trusts taking part in a scheme called ‘Pharmacy First’. This means you do not need to see the doctor for certain minor ailments such as coughs and colds, sore throats, stomach upsets, constipation, hay fever. A full list can be advised by the receptionists.
All new patients are required to complete registration formalities and attend an appointment with the nurse for a new patient check.
Our practice nurses are well trained and experienced in helping you to be adequately protected for your trip abroad. We offer a comprehensive range of vaccinations. A fee may be charged. Please ring to make an appointment 6 weeks before travel as vaccines need to be given 4 weeks before departure.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
- Medicals for pre-employment, sports and driving requirements (HGV, PSV etc.)
- Insurance claim forms
- Prescriptions for taking medication abroad
- Private sick notes
- Vaccination certificates
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.