Rawtenstall Tel: 01706 253530
NelsonTel: 01282 731415
PadihamTel: 01282 644600
Seasonal Flu Clinics are now being scheduled for 2017/18.....watch this space.....
The practice is currently offering a new audiology service from the Padiham and Nelson sites - ask at reception for further information. Over 55 year old can ask to be referred into the service for Free NHS hearing aids.
we have added a link under clinics and services for patient who require patient transport services to get them to the hospital for an appointment - Patient Transport Services
Follow link on right side of home page and down load your personalised child immunisations due date planner to help and assist in planning when they are due and to make an appointment for your child continuing immunisation schedule.
The nurse clinician can be seen in the same way that you would see a GP - by booking an appointment - so you have the choice to see either her or the doctor. The nurse clinician supports the doctors by seeing some of the less complicated cases and some of the conditions that can be seen are as follows:
Appointments are available with the practice nurses and their team for all of the following:
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
The practice is please to announce that it now providing an audiology service for our patients.
The service is based at the Padiham and Nelson sites
The clinics are for over 55 years and can be fitted with Free NHS hearing Aids if they meet the criteria.
There are a number of appointments available by speaking to the admin team for hearing screening test for any patient aged 18 years and above. These are limited per clinic.
Any of the practices patients can request to be seen from across the 3 sites.
Ask for leaflet from the reception team
If the patient requires transport for any subsequent follow up appointments, it is normally the clinic that will arrange this. There are some booking centres who do this on behalf of the hospitals and clinics. Ask the booking centre for details of the arrangements in your local area.
To make a booking, please find the relevant telephone number for your area below.
General Enquiries Telephone Numbers
Renal Dialysis and Cancer Patients Telephone Numbers
*Please note that our 0800 telephone numbers are free from landline telephones only. Mobile telephone charges will apply therefore you may prefer to use the local telephone numbers.
Please telephone 0800 0323240 if you need to cancel your transport.
Please note: If you are a patient living in Greater Manchester and need to cancel your first appointment, please ring the booking centre which you booked from.
Bookings will be treated as cancelled from the time of the call. If you are a renal dialysis patient you will need to cancel your booking at the unit or clinic you attend.
Contract / Details
Enhanced Priority Service (EPS)
Times determined by the centres
6:30am to 1am the following day (including Bank Holidays)
Earliest drop off times and latest collections times:
Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm (excluding Bank Holidays)
Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm (excluding Bank Holidays)
Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm
(excluding Bank Holidays)
Monday to Friday; 8am to 11pm
Saturday & Sunday; 8am to 6pm
Bank Holidays from 6pm to 11pm
Monday to Friday; 8am to 8pm
Saturday & Sunday; 10am to 6pm
Including Bank Holidays
Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm
Additional capacity vehicles will operate*
Monday to Friday 7pm to 10pm; and
Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays; 10am to 7pm
The staff at the booking centre will ask you some simple questions to make sure you are eligible to use the service. You will need your NHS number to make a booking which is available from your GP or clinic. Please have your NHS number to hand when making your booking.
Please make the call taker aware of your mobility and any additional needs you may have so the right type of transport is provided for you.
If you have a mobile telephone, please register the number when booking transport. This will qualify you to receive a transport booking reminder, next patient notification and give you the opportunity for you to provide feedback.
The service operate a range of different vehicle types, to ensure that you travel as safely and as comfortably as possible.
If your appointment is cancelled or you need to amend your booking e.g. you only require transport home or your appointment date has changed, please let the booking centre know as soon as possible.
If you are receiving renal dialysis or cancer treatment you will also have to meet the eligibility criteria. This will be determined by the staff at the unit or clinic you attend.
if you are a renal dialysis patient you will be assessed before starting the treatment and then every six months to see if you still qualify.
If you are receiving treat for cancer, you will be assessed every three months. Once you have been assessed you do not have to book any transport yourself, this will be done by the staff at the unit or clinic you attend.
The online booking system will be available on a 24 hour basis.
You may be entitled to take an escort if you have a specific need and you should mention this to the booking centre. The escort may be either a professional, a relative/carer or a guide/hearing dog and their attendance is subject to meeting an assessment process. Only one escort can travel with you on your journey.
Patients under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
Out of Hours Services
(alternative’s to Accident & Emergency)
If you have an urgent medical problem when Fairmore Medical Practice is closed and you can't wait until the next working day to see your doctor, you should call NHS 111 for the out of hours GP service.
If you need urgent dental care and are a regular patient of a dental practice please contact your dental surgery and an answer-phone message will give you details of where and when emergency treatment is available.
If you are not a regular patient of a dental practice, telephone:
Please note that emergency dental treatment can only be provided for trauma and emergencies. All requests will be assessed over the telephone before an appointment can be arranged.
Other health services
There are lots of health services available across the district when you are feeling unwell and it is important to contact or visit the right place, at the right time to make sure you get the treatment you need. These are other services that may be able to help you out of normal working hours:
We have over 40 health and symptom checkers on the NHS Choices website. For NHS health A-Z information, common health questions and local NHS service provider information, visit NHS Choices.
You should only visit Accident and Emergency (A&E) in the case of real life or limb threatening emergencies. Going straight to A&E can put the emergency services and hospitals under added pressure, and unnecessary use of the service could prevent someone whose condition is more serious from getting immediate treatment.
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