Welcome to Fairmore Medical Practice
NHS GP practice based in Rawtenstall, Padiham and Nelson within the East Lancashire CCG boundaries. With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.
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The practcie is expecting to receive its first delivery of annual flu immunisations Mid september. a Text message will be sent to all patients. those eligible to have the flu jab follow link:
Seasonal Flu Clinics are now bookable for the following dates:
Rawtenstall 24 Sept 08:30 - 13:00
Padiham 01 October 09:00 - 12:00
Nelson 08 October 08:30 - 13:00
New dementia app available
- A free eBook and app of practical information for anyone caring for a person with dementia
- A film that looks at the experience of dementia amongst African Caribbean families
eBook and App
HEE’s team working across Thames Valley, in collaboration with local healthcare professionals, educators and carers, has developed a free eBook and app called The Dementia Guide for Carers and Care Providers. This provides practical information for anyone caring for a person with dementia and is broken down into six sections:
- understanding dementia – what it is, its symptoms and treatment
- day-to-day living – looking after the person with dementia, yourself and your family
- support – people and organisations who can help
- legal and money – advice and sources of help
- symptoms and behaviours – a look-up guide
- medical terms – definitions of medical terms and abbreviations which medical professionals may use.
The guide is available for from iBooks, the Kindle Store and Smashwords or as an app via the Apple App Store.
Supporting the aims of the ‘Prime Ministers Challenge on Dementia 2020’, HEE have been working with experts from across the system to develop ‘Finding Patience’, a film that looks at the experience of dementia amongst African Caribbean families. Understanding the cultural heritage of individuals living with dementia, enables high- quality, safe, person-centred care; this focuses on the individual rather than the disease, and an understanding of challenges that may be rooted in a person’s cultural background.
Aligning to tier 1 dementia awareness training, ‘Finding Patience’ opens the door for health and care professionals to start talking about cultural sensitivities that may result in a reluctance to come forward and talk about concerns. It aims to encourage health and care professionals to break down barriers in order to reach people who may otherwise go undiagnosed or struggle in isolation to provide care within family units.
From 1 September 2016, shingles immunisation will be offered to individuals aged 70 for the routine programme, and aged 78 for the catch-up programme. Eligibility is determined by the patient’s age on 1 September 2016. letters or text messages shall be sent to those leigible patients nearer the time.
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.
The outbreak of ZIKV in the Americas continues to spread. Information on affected countries is available on the Public Health england website: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/zika-virus
If you are pregnant and have recently travelled to a country where there is active ZIKV transmission please inform you midwife and GP.
Travel advice can be found at: http://travelhealthpro.org.uk/pregnancy .
Failing to attend appointments
with additional pressures coming in the winter months please be mindful to cancel an appointment if it is no longer required.
The Month of Jun 2016 290 appointments were failed to attend
83 at Rawtenstall
131 at Nelson
76 at Padiham
this is adding increased pressure on the admin team and clinical team when others are having to wait for an appointment.
East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group
Over the last 18 months East Lancashire CCG has been working alongside patients, carers and wider stakeholders like doctors and pharmacists to develop a vision for how they would like GP services to develop in future. Our vision is for GPs and partner organisations to work together more closely; to provide quality joined up care; with equal access to services wherever you live in East Lancashire. Together we came up with a simplified system to provide appointments in the practice, on the phone, online and in patients’ homes as required. Further information in document below.
ELCCG Survey information