Clinics & Services
Chronic Disease Clinics
The nurses run clinics for the following conditions:
- High Blood Pressure
- Heart Disease
Patients are seen as a minimum annually or more frequently if required. A blood test may be necessary prior to these appointments. Please bring inhalers to repiratory clinics.
Cervical Smears - 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.
Well Baby & Immunisation Clinics - Tuesday mornings 09:00 - 12:00. The health visitor is present for weighing and general advice on any problems. Baby immunisations are carried out during the clinic.
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 as early as possible before departure.
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.
General Nursing Services - including dressings and ear syringing are provided at the health centre treatment room.
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.