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 Seasonal Flu Jabs

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

Heat Health Watch Service

Heatwaves can be dangerous, especially for the very young, the elderly or those with a chronic disease. Prolonged exposure to very high temperatures can mean the body is unable to reduce its own temperature, causing dehydration and heatstroke, which can be fatal. In particular, hot temperatures overnight make it difficult for the body to cool.

The Heat Health Watch Service operates in England from 1 June to 15 September each year, in association with Public Health England.

The Met Office forecasts day-time and night-time maximum temperatures, which are monitored regionally. When certain heat thresholds are passed, a warning is issued and sent to relevant NHS, social care, local and national government professionals, well as being displayed on our website. This enables organisations, frontline staff and individuals to take action to minimise the impact of the heat on peoples' health.

Audiology Service

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.

Patient Transport Services

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

 

Childhood Immunisations

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.

 

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.

 

Guidance Notes

medicine_bottleRepeat prescriptions will be issued at the doctor’s discretion and are normally for patients on long-term treatment.

 

When you receive a prescription for your medication it will have two parts:

1. The left hand part is given to the pharmacist to keep when your medication is dispensed.

 

2. The right hand part is your tear-off slip. You need to keep this to order your repeat medication. Handy Tip – Put this tear off slip into your handbag or pocket ready for when you need to reorder.

All the items of medication that are on your tear-off slip are repeat items and you must TICK clearly in the box opposite the items you wish to order.

 

If an item of medication does not appear on your tear-off slip then it is an ACUTE item and not a REPEAT. A receptionist must ask the GP to authorise these.

 

If you find that your medication runs out at different times and you are ordering more than once a month then please get your medication synchronised by informing the receptionists.

 

Before you order your next repeat prescription:

 

Kindly Stop and Consider –

  • Do I need a supply of all the items on my repeat slip?
  • Am I still taking all of the medication?
  • Am I still taking the prescribed dose? – If the answer is NO then you will need to let the Surgery know so we can review your medication.
  • Am I ordering too early?
  • Do you or are due for a medication review?
  • Is my medication in line? If not, could it be in line with one prescription a month being issued and thereby saving your time and our time?
 
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