Home visits are for patients who are genuinely too ill to come to the surgery. It is best to request a home visit as early as possible in the morning, preferably before 10:00 am. You will be asked for brief details of the patient’s illness in order to prioritise the visits and decide their urgency.
The Doctors encourage full vaccination cover including all the necessary childhood immunisation. You will be offered tetanus and polio boosters, where appropriate, plus all the necessary vaccinations for travel purposes.
All Clinicians can provide you with a full range of Family Planning advice during normal surgery hours.
Emergency contraception is always available from your Doctor. However, to be effective the morning after pill must be taken within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse. Please make an appointment at the next available surgery. You will be fitted in as an emergency if necessary.
We provide full Maternity Services. We have an Ante-natal clinic on alternative Tuesdays at 1.00 pm, which is run by the Community Midwife. The Maternity Unit at Chorley Hospital provides a 24-hour advice line which may be contacted during pregnancy, labour and until the baby is one month old. The phone numbers are 01257 245108 and 01257 245109.
Child Health Surveillance Clinic
A Baby Clinic for children up to 5 years of age is held on Tuesday mornings between 9.00 am and 11.00 am. It is run by Dr Singh and the Practice Nurse. The usual checks are carried out plus the necessary vaccinations including pre-school vaccination. Mothers are encouraged to attend this clinic for advice on any problem they may have about their children’s health.
NHS Health Checks
These clinics are run by the Health Care Assistant. In this Clinic all routine checks will be done including blood pressure, height/weight and urine analysis.
These are run for patients with long-term medical conditions e.g. Asthma, Heart Disease and Diabetes to help with controlling their condition. These patients are reviewed annually and a letter is sent to each patient inviting them to attend for a review.
Named Accountable GP for all Patients
All patients registered at the Surgery have been allocated a named GP. This GP will be responsible for their overall care at the Practice. The named accountable GP will take responsibility for the co-ordination of all services required under the contract and ensure they are delivered to each of their patients where required based on the clinical judgement of the named accountable GP).
Patients aged 75 years and over should be seen annually by either one of the Doctors or the Practice Nurse. This can be done at the Surgery if you are well enough, otherwise arrangements can be made for a home visit.
Medical examinations for special purposes e.g. pre-employment medicals, fitness to travel or undertake certain sports etc. are not undertaken during normal surgery hours.
A special appointment has to be made at the doctors’ convenience, and as these are non-NHS, a fee will be payable. Please ask at Reception for further details.
Help Us To Help You
We aim to offer you a friendly, efficient and effective service and to achieve this we require your assistance in the following ways:
- Please try to attend the surgery whenever possible, home visits are only for patients who are too ill or too frail to attend
- Always treat our staff with courtesy and respect and they will always do likewise. We operate a zero tolerance policy if the staff are verbally or physically abused.
- Keeps us informed of any changes to your address or telephone numbers so that your records are kept up to date.