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8.26 am 19.10.2020


We are having trouble with our phone lines , if you call is an emergency please call 07596266648


14 Oct 20 - We are having a shelter built outside of our main entrance.  On arrival there is a telephone number to call to gain entrance.  We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.


How to Access appointments -  From March we had to start to work very differently. This is to limit face-to-face contact whenever possible and help to stop the spread of Coronavirus.


Your practice has been open for you throughout and if you need to see a GP please ring us on 01254 287150 between 8am and 6.30pm.  If you request a face-to-face consultation the GP will discuss your needs with you firstly via telephone or video call.


Coronavirus (COVID-19) is still with us.


Please ensure you bring a face covering (mask or scarf to cover both your nose and mouth) if you are asked to attend by the GP or nurse.  We do not have enough stock available to give out surgical masks to every patient as well as protecting staff.


We can all help control the virus if we stay alert. This means we all must all:


# stay at home as much as possible


# work from home if you can


# 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.


Help is available by telephone or video call and most routine face to face tests or treatments can wait until your symptoms have gone away.


Stay at home and protect the NHS and other members of the public.


Please do not to a GP, Pharmacy or hospital if you have a high temperature of 37.8 or above or a new continuous cough or loss of taste or loss of smell.


Please go online to 111.nhs.uk/covid-19.  Patient should only call 111 if they do not have internet access.


Please use our website or online access to order repeat medication.  We are sorry for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience.

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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