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Please note that our telephone system was replaced on 15th June 2022.  Our new number is 01254 45 75 95


 


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 appointment.


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. 


# wash your hands regularly


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.


How to Access appointments -  Please call the surgery of use any of the patient access apps. 


Some appointments will still require telephone triage. 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.


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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