We hope to use this site as a way of presenting all our patients with an up to date resource for all information relating to our practice. We will keep it current with any news, developments and details that are relevant to the practice & our patients.
As well as a source of information about our Practice, the staff and the services we provide, we hope you use the website as a useful resource with links to other reliable websites for health related information. If there is topical health information we will also add this to the website.
Eduction & Training
We are proud to be involved in the education of the next generation of doctors and we believe that our involvement in training also enhances the quality of the medical care we provide. Patients benefit from the opportunity to see a wider range of clinician’s and the surgery benefits from the fresh ideas and approaches that the trainees bring.
We are happy to support Foundation Year 2 (FY2) doctors. An FY2 is a medical practitioner in the second year of a two year general postgraduate medical training programme. You may be offered an appointment with the FY2 but you still have the choice to decide on which doctor you will like to see.
Medical Students - The Practice is also a designated teaching practice for medical students. If a student is sitting in with a doctor at the time of your appointment, our receptionist will inform you. Occasionally patients with specific medical problems may be asked to attend for their medical history to be taken and examined by the medical student. This is of course voluntary, our doctors and students are very grateful for your help. If you wish to decline a consultation with medical students in attendance then please inform reception prior to your appointment.
Video Consultations - Because we are a teaching practice, on occasions you may be asked to allow a video of your consultation to be made. This will not happen without your consent. Examinations will not be recorded. You may ask for the consultation to be deleted if you change your mind. The video will be used for teaching purposes only between doctors will be deleted shortly afterwards. If you decline to be videoed, it will make no difference to your appointment or the availability of the appointment. Please ask one of our reception team if you require any further information.
On the 15th May, 2017 the way you order a prescription will change.
Following audits of repeat prescription ordering and in efforts to reduce wastage of medicines, East Lancs Clinical Commissioning Group (EL CCG) are supporting practices to cease accepting third party prescription ordering from local pharmacies.
In other areas this new repeat prescribing procedure has resulted in reduced wastage and has also helped to free up practice time. The CCGs Medicines Management Team is currently working with Thursby Surgery to implement the new system which promotes patient empowerment and ownership of repeat medication needs.
From the 15th May, 2017 A dedicated prescription ordering line 01282 644335 will be open between 12:30pm and 15:00pm Monday to Friday.
Registering for Online Access
You may also choose to register for online access to order prescriptions & book/cancel appointments online or continue to hand in a written request at reception or continue to use the white tear section of your previous prescription.
Members of our PPG have been working hard on increasing patient uptake of Online Access, Since February 2017 they have helped 95 patients register for the service.
Patient Participation Group - Online Forum
The forum is very easy to use and a great way to discuss topics with other members, whenever is convenient for you. To register simply enter your details here click on the myPPG image below or register at: http://www.myppg.co.uk/register
Please click on the Patient Group link on the right side menu for further information.
Take the Friends and Family Test
Go to the Friend & Family Test link on the 'Have your Say' menu on the right to give us your feedback and have your say on the care and treatment you experience.
In the News!
Telephone - Calls may be recorded for training and monitoring purposes
(Site updated 18/08/2017)