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In Surgery Health Visitor Service is Withdrawn


The Practice has been advised that from the 1st April 2015 all Health Visitors will deliver their services a community setting.  


As a result the Practice is no longer able to offer drop in Health Visitor services from our premises.  


All patients wishing to see the Health Visitor should contact:


The Chai Centre (Combined Children’s Centre and Healthy Living)
Hurtley Street, Burnley, BB10 1BY


Tel: 01282 628459 - Fax: 01282 421190 - Email:  chai.centre@lancashirecare.nhs.uk


Please Note:  


All Parents of new babies should contact the Chai Centre to arrange to see the Health Visitor to have your baby checked at least one week before your baby's first 8 week vaccination is due at the surgery.


 Out of Area Registration


From January 5 2015, all GP practices in England are free to register new patients who live outside their practice boundary area. This means that you are able to register with practices in more convenient locations, such as a practice near your work or closer to your children’s schools. This will provide you with greater choice and aims to improve the quality of access to GP services. 


Cancelling Appointments 


Please cancel your appointment if you no longer need it so we can offer the appointment to another patient in need.  This can be done via Patient Partner or the Internet at any time - night or day.

Welcome to Thursby Surgery 

Welcome to our surgery website. 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.

Practice Newsletter - Spring 2015

 

Take the Friends and Family Test

The Friends and Family Test is a way for all patients to give feedback quickly and have your say on the care and treatment you experience.  

Learn more about the Friends and Family Test in this short video

  • Go to the 'Have Your Say' section on the right to take the test online.

  • Go to the 'Document Download' section to print a copy which you can complete and hand in at reception.

Patients aged 75 and over

  • From April 2014 all practices are required to provide all their patients aged 75 and over with a named GP who will have overall responsibility for your care and support.   This does not prevent you from seeing any GP in the practice as you currently do. 

  • The GP will also work with other relevant health and care professionals, who are involved in your care, to ensure that your care package meets your individual needs

  • Each patient in this age group will be notified of their named GP over the next few weeks.  If you have any questions or wish to discuss this further please contact the surgery on 01282 422447

GP Training

We are passionate about education and proud of our educational achievements.  Dr David Bailey is the lead trainer and he utilises a a wide range of skills, knowledge and experience to support our students to achieve.  

Foundation Year Two - Doctors in Training

Thursby provides opportunities for Foundation Year placements for Doctors. Foundation Doctors are fully qualified doctors who rotate between various specialties to increase their experience.  Some of them may choose to go onto do further training to become a GP others may become surgeons or specialist doctors in a hospital setting.  Each Foundation Doctor will be with us for a 4 month placement.  They will be closely supervised and assessed throughout their time with us. They will have longer appointment times. Foundation Year Doctors hold their own surgeries and appointments, althought not available to book on-line but can be booked by a receptionist via our telephone booking service.

Medical Students

We enthusiastically accept medical students to support those training to become doctors.  Patients are made aware of students sitting in with GPs, observing a surgery so it is possible that sometimes you may be asked if a medical student or trainee doctor can be present during your consultation with the doctor or nurse.  If you can help in this way, the students are very grateful. However if you are embarrassed or uncomfortable in the presence of a student, please say so as Patients retain the right to decline.

Patient Participation Group

This is your group which all patients are invited to join.  Please click on the logo on the right side of this page for further information.  If you would like to attend a meeting but haven't been to one before please ring and let us know you are coming so we can introduce you to everyone.  If you do not wish to attend in person there is an opportunity to join our 'virtual' group whereby we would contact you via e-mail for your views on various aspects of the surgery and our services.  We encourage all patients to take an active part in forming our health services. 

Patient Partner

This is our automated telephone service and enables you to book, check or cancel an appointment without speaking to a receptionist - very useful when the surgery is closed.  All we need is your correct telephone number on our computer system.  During surgery hours if you want to speak to a receptionist just 'hold' and you will be put through to reception.

Online Appointments & Prescriptions

You can order your repeat prescriptions and book your appointments on line via this website by clicking on either of the two purple coloured links above.  To use this service you must first register your interest in person.  Please come to reception with some form of ID and they will supply you with the necessary forms and then you can begin using our online services.

Your prescription should be available after two working days (please allow for weekends and bank holidays).  Requests ordered after 5.30 pm cannot be processed until the following day. 

Please order your prescriptions early to ensure you have enough medication to last over the bank holiday periods.

Local Pharmacies - Holiday Opening Times 2015

  • In the event of needing medical advice or treatment over bank holiday periods please Call NHS 111

  • You should still dial 999 in a life threatening emergency.

Text Message Reminders

You can register to receive information regarding appointments and health care. If you wish to register for this service please fill out the text message consent form.

Disabled Access

  • Our surgery has suitable access for disabled patients.
  • All the patient areas including the waiting room, the consulting rooms and the toilets, have wheelchair access.
  • A hearing loop is available on request at reception.
  • If you require one, there is a wheelchair available on request at reception.
  • There are two designated disabled parking spaces in the car park.

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(Site updated 07/07/2015)
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