Clinics We Offer
Maternity Services - no longer at the surgery
Midwife appointments are now held at Chorley / Royal Preston Hospital. Please call the midwives on 01257 245193.
Post-natal checks are booked with the doctors. Please contact the receptionists to make your appointment 6 weeks after the birth of your baby. Your baby will be booked in for their 8 week check and immunisations.
Family Planning Services
The Doctors and Practice Nurse are available for confidential advice on contraception matters. Please contact the receptionists for your appointment. Routine checks/repeat prescriptions for contraception are carried out by the Health Care Professionals.
We now offer the contraceptive implant at the surgery as part of the LARC Service. LARC (long-acting reversible contraception) are methods of contraception you do not have to think about every day. A flexible rod is fitted just under the skin in the upper arm. It lasts for up to 3 years and is over 99% effective. Please call the surgery on 01772 325110 to book an appointment with our Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Gaynor, to have this fitted.
Child Health Surveillance
By appointment only.
Development checks are offered to all children at 6-8 weeks and at seven months, including immunisation. You will be seen by the health visitor, the doctor and the nurse if your baby is due for his immunisations.
The health visitor can also be contacted on 01772 644445 for any advice you require for the well-being of your child. She is responsible for children from birth to age 5. Parents/guardians will receive notifications via the local community health services when the immunisations are due. Appointments are to be made with the Practice nurse
The clinic is held every Thursday from 10.00am. Drop-in baby check-weigh is also available on this day.
Well-Person Check Up
For general screening, family planning advice, cervical smear and menopausal problems, smoking cessation. These appointments are available with the Practice nurse by appointment.
It is recommended that patients with diabetes attend for an anuual appointment with the nurse for a thorough health check. You may already attend the hospital but the doctors would like you to attend the surgery for an annual assessment. The clinic is run by the Practice nurse.
Minor Surgery Clinic
Minor surgery is offered at the surgery, arrangements for which are initially requested by your doctor. Please contact the receptionists for the range of minor surgery undertaken. The clinic is run by the doctor and the Practice nurse. The procedure will be explained to you and you will be asked to sign a consent form prior to any minor surgery.
It is recommended that patients with asthma and COPD are seen in the asthma clinic annually. This allows the nurse with specialist training to assess you, in order to help you to develop a self-management plan according to your needs. The clinic is run by the Practice nurse.
NHS Health Check: Age 40-74
If you are age 40-74 years' old, the surgery offers you a free NHS Health Check. This appointment will be with our healthcare assistant for approximately 20 minutes.
In that time, the HCA will;
- Have a general chat with you about your health and lifestyle. You will be asked about your family history of any diseases, smoking and alcohol status and your diet and physical activity.
- Measure your height and weight to check your BMI.
- Check your blood pressure.
- May take bloods to check your cholesterol.
In just 20 minutes of your time, the HCA will discuss your results with you. You will be given advice on how to lower your risk of stroke, dementia, heart disease and diabetes.
If you haven't already received an invite, please call the surgery today on 01772 325110 to make an appointment with the healthcare assistant.