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Welcome

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.


Education & 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.


Our dedicated prescription ordering line is open:  Mon- Fri - 12:30pm to 15:00pm - Call - 01282 644335

 Download Leaflet:  Important changes for ordering your prescriptions (A5).pdf  


Prescribing for Need Policy

We wish to inform all patients that from 1 October 2017 some medicines will no longer be available on prescription.

East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group recently carried out a public consultation on behalf of all GP practices asking if it is appropriate to use NHS resources to routinely prescribe medicines for short term minor ailments or conditions when the respective medicine can be bought from a pharmacy or supermarket at a significantly lower cost than it would be issuing the same product on a prescription.  An average of 73% of respondents agreed with the proposals that such items should not routinely be prescribed.

GP Practices will provide you with supporting information and resources to help with the self-management of short term/minor conditions but will not routinely prescribe products that can be purchased from a pharmacy or supermarket.  

The following products will no longer be routinely prescribed

·        Antifungal treatments

·        Antihistamines

·        Antiperspirants

·        Bites and stings treatments

·        Blepharitis wipes/lotion

·        Conjunctivitis treatments

·        Dandruff – cradle cap treatments

·        Diarrhoea treatment

·        Ear wax removers

·        Emollients for mild dry skin conditions

·        Headlice treatment

·        Health supplements

·        Indigestion / heartburn remedies

·        Nasal decongestants

·        Nicotine Replacement

·        Simple pain relief

·        Sore throat treatments

·        Sunscreens

·        Teething treatments

·        Vitamins

·        Warts and verruca treatments

Your local pharmacist will be able to recommend suitable products and provide self-care advice.   Further information and frequently asked questions about 'Prescribing for Need' is available from the Downloads Page whilst further information about self-treating a range of common, minor ailments is available on the NHS Choices website – www.nhs.uk 

If you would like to comment on these changes please contact: The Clinical Commissioning Group Customer Care Team at:   

Jubilee House, Lancashire Business Park, Leyland, PR26 6TR;   Freephone: 0800 032 2424; Telephone: 01772 777952; Textphone: 01772 227005; Email: mlcsu.customercarelancashire@nhs.net


Telephone - Calls may be recorded for training and monitoring purposes

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