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Prescription ordering for

Christmas 2018

Order by Monday 17th December, at the latest, to ensure your prescription will be ready to collect by Friday 21st December.

Prescription orders taken after this date will be ready on or after Thursday 27th December

04.12.18

DECEMBER CLINICS

DUE TO EXTREMELY HIGH DEMAND FOR URGENT APPOINTMENTS OVER THE MONTH OF DECEMBER BECAUSE OF ILLNESS, THE PRACTICE WILL HAVE NO ROUTINE APPOINTMENTS THIS MONTH. JUST URGENT. UNFORTUNATELY, IT IS NOT A PRACTICE DECISION; IT IS A CCG LEVEL DECISION. WE HAVE NO CHOICE.

WE JUST ASK FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND UNDERSTANDING DURING THIS TIME.

THANK YOU

DRS PARR, LAWSON AND NEWTON.

Unfortunately  the Practice cannot register patients from Billinge Surgery, at this time.  This is being constantly reviewed, but the partners do not feel that it is appropriate at this time. 

We will be taking part in the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday the 28th September from 10.00am until 11.30am to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. Please feel free to join us for cake and refreshments.

Need Urgent Dental Care?

If you need help with an urgent dental problem, call our helpline, available from 9am to 9:30pm everyday, including weekends and Bank Holidays.

0161 476 9651 (Local Rate)

Local dental providers offer NHS urgent dental clinics across Cheshire and Merseyside, with urgent appointments for patients who need urgent treatment, advice and support on dental queries or referral to other services.

The service is provided according to strict clinical criteri

a and when you call you'll be assessed by a member of our clinical team to make sure your problem come under either:

  • Trauma - this is usually caused by a blow to the face, a lost filling is not classed as a trauma.
  • Swelling of the face
  • Bleeding, uncontrolled, such as after an extraction
  • Pain that can't be controlled by pain relief medicines.

If you're given an appointment and your problem doesn't fit of the above, you'll still have to pay the NHS fee but may receive advice and not treatment.

Clinic times vary.and at busy times or when your local clinic's not available you may be offered an appointment at an alternative location.

Please not: this is an appointment only service - we do not operate a "drop in" service at any of our surgeries

Tests and Results

Patients can attend the MONDAY morning (9am - 10.45am) drop-in ‘community phlebotomy clinic’ which is upstairs in the Health Centre. You do not need an appointment for this service.

Alternatively blood testing is available by appointment only with Julie, our Health Care Assistant on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Mornings.

Please note – You may be requested to provide a fasting sample. Fasting means nothing to eat or drink, except water, for 12 hours before your test, however it is important to make sure you continue to drink plenty of water whilst you are fasting.

Click here to see a list of the common blood/urine tests that we perform in the practice.

If we have asked you to make a ROUTINE APPOINTMENT for a blood test please note that ‘routine’ means any time in the next month or so.

Your blood test results should be available within a week. You can telephone the practice for your results although the doctors comment on all results and if there is any follow up action needed we will contact you. If you decide to telephone for your results ideally you should phone between 1pm and 3pm as the telephone lines are very busy when the surgeries are operating. If possible, please avoid telephoning for blood results on Mondays. Please expect to be asked to call back if you ring for test results outside these times.

You can also request access to your test results on-line using on-line services. 

Please note, the reception staff are not clinicians. They are unable to advise you on what your blood results mean. They can only pass on the doctor’s comments.

 
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