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DUE TO STAFFING LEVELS WE WILL HAVE NO TEST RESULTS LINE MONDAY 9.5.2022


WE WILL CONTACT YOU IF YOUR RESUKT NEED ANY ACTION


Please do not turn up at the surgery, your condition still must be triaged by the GP or nurse.  Patients will be offered face to face appointment when they speak to the clinician. 


Please note that we are not able to provide you with proof of your COVID-19 Vaccination status. Please use the NHS app. More information is available at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/demonstrating-your-covid-19-vaccination-status


Our prescription line has returned to the pre-COVID service and will be reserved for housebound patients only between 10am and 12 noon Monday to Friday.


All other prescription requests should be made via the patient apps, email, website prescription page or post your slip through our letterbox.


If you or any household member are awaiting COVID-19 test results or have symptoms please contact us and rearrange your appointments.  If you attend and then test positive the GP or nurse will have to isolate for 14 days further reducing already limited appointments.


How to Access appointments -  All GP appointments will first receive a telephone call.  If a face to face appointment is necessary the GP will arrange this with you.  We still need to be vigilant and help to stop the spread of Coronavirus.


Your practice is open for you and if you need to see a GP please ring us on 01254 287150 between 8am and 6.30pm.


Coronavirus (COVID-19) is still with us.


Please ensure you bring a face covering (to cover both your nose and mouth) if you are asked to attend by the GP or nurse. 


# limit contact with other people


# keep your distance if you go out or at work (2 metres apart where possible)


# wash your hands regularly


# do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.


YOU must let us know if you have any symptoms suggestive of coronavirus.


If you do not tell us or attempt to hide symptoms from us we are ALL at risk of becoming unwell.  


If staff become unwell the surgery may have to close.


Clinics & Services

We aim to give a comprehensive family medical service which includes the following: 

 

  • Baby immunisation, vaccinations etc – see the Health Visitor
  • Family Planning – see the practice nurse, or your doctor
  • Cervical Smears – see the Practice Nurse
  • Minor Illness – coughs, colds earache etc – see the Nurse Practitioner, or ask about the minor ailment scheme
  • Medical Examinations not covered by the NHS – arrange these with the Senior Administrator, who will advise you of the fee involved
  • Travel Vaccinations – see the Practice Nurse
  • Smoking Cessation Clinics
  • Counselling ServiceDietician
  • We are also linked to the East Lancashire Day Rehabilitation Service

Health Visitors

Our Health Visitors are based in Oswaldtwistle and can be contacted by ringing 01254 770080. They can give advice on health care particularly for pregnant mother, the under 5’s and the elderly.

Maternity Care

This is provided by the Community Midwives in conjunction with the GPs. All the GPs here at Clayton Medical Centre are qualified to provide Maternity care, and generally, the antenatal care is shared with the hospital at Royal Blackburn.

Minor Surgery

Both Dr Hewitt and Dr Hussain perform minor surgery. This is discussed with your GP and arranged by appointment. There is a short waiting list and an appointment will be sent out for you to attend one of the Minor Surgery Clinics.

Cervical Smears

These are performed by the Practice Nurse, or a GP. Current recommendations are that all women between the ages of 25-49 should have a cervical smear every 3 years and all women between the ages of 50-65 should have one every 5 years. An automatic recall system is in place and all women eligible will be sent a reminder to attend.

Family Planning

We provide a full Family Planning Service, which includes the fitting of the coil, Mirena, Implanon and Caps, by appointment.

Child Health Clinic The surgery runs a regular 8 week child development clinic on conjunction with the Health Visitor and Dr Luckhurst. This clinic provides general health screening, immunisations and an opportunity for patients to raise any worries they may have regarding their child’s progress.

Further developments are carried out at 8 months and 18-24 months. An appointment will be sent for your child to attend at the appropriate time. Should you feel that your child has missed an assessment, please contact the Health Visitors on 01254 770080

 
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