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Thank you for your patience over the last few weeks - we have now moved to a new clinical system so all previous users for on online services will need to re-register on the new system to continue using online services - the address is https://www.patientaccess.com but you will need some paperwork from the surgery.


FLU SEASON


If you usually have an annual flu injection, invites will be sent out shortly - we will be running 2 types of clinics this year, one for over 65 yrs and one for under 65 yrs as there are 2 different types of vaccines, more information will be available shortly.


We are taking on NEW patients, if you would like to register, please pop into the surgery for more details, we are on the right as you come through the door! There will be a slight delay on the process from Monday 20 August but will be resolved after 29 August


Have your say and join our Patient Participation Group - for more details contact Reception!


We have a number of different clinicians working with us, GPs, Practice Nurse, Health Care Assistant, Health Improvement Practitioner, Pharmacist, a Mental Health Practitioner & coming soon a MSK Practitioner - to help us book you in to see the correct person - Reception will be asking you what your appointment is regarding, this is to ensure you are booked with the correct person and gives them time to prepare for your appointment.

Clinics & Services

We run a range of clinics. For an appointment or further details, please call our Reception on Bolton 523813.

Annual Flu Clinics

If you are entitled to have a flu vaccine.

You are entitled to a vaccination if you have COPD; CHD; Stroke; Diabetes; Asthma; Renal disease; Liver disease; MS; are immunosuppressed; are pregnant; over 65 years of age.

If you are not sure ask the doctor or nurse.

Child immunisation

Monday 2.00-3.30pm

All new babies are invited for an 8 week check. You will receive a note from the Child Health department telling what date to attend for your baby’s immunisations and child’s pre-school booster. These are given by the Practice Nurses. On the same day we would like to also do mums post-natal check so that you don’t have to make another appointment.

Diabetes

Tuesday 2pm onwards (alternate weeks)

Led by our Nursing team, this clinic offers advice and general health check-ups to patients diagnosed with diabetes. Patients are invited for reviews and annual health checks. A doctor usually sees patients after they have seen the nurse.

Our Nurses are also available for a wide range of health care and advice, for example, asthma care, advice on travel and family planning. Please enquire at Reception.

We also have the services of a Health Trainer.

Antenatal Clinic

We no longer have clinics here at the surgery. You will be seen by the Midwife at one of the Health Centres, who will arrange your booking and scans. We usually refer patients for booking for delivery at Royal Bolton Hospital, where scans and routine blood tests are also performed.

Nurse Led Immunisation Baby Clinic

Tuesday mornings. Doctor is available for 8 weeks checks by appointments sent out by Child Health. Immunisations are given by the Practice Nurse and again these are by appointments sent out by Child Health. If these appointments are inconvenient another appointment can be made for another day.

Immunisations

Preschool Children. Immunisations for preschool children are carried out by the Practice Nurse. Invitations for all the routine immunisations are sent through the post. These are usually done at the Friday morning nurse led immunisation baby clinic. However if this time is not convenient, a different appointment can be made.

School Age Children. Routine immunisations are administered by the School Nursing Service (Tel 464570)

Adults. See the Practice Nurse for any immunisations.

Contraception

For advice regarding contraception see the GP or either of our Practice Nurse's who have family planning training. Advice is of course confidential.

Methods of contraception offered by the practice include: barrier methods, the "pill" and injectables. The "morning after pill" is also available.

We do not fit IUCDs (coils) in the practice. These can be fitted at the local family planning clinics.

Contraceptive advice and services can also be obtained at the local family planning clinics detailed below. No appointment is necessary.

Lever Chambers General Clinic (Tel 390771)
Monday 6.30 - 8.30pm
Tuesday 6.30 - 8.30pm
Thursday 6.30 - 8.30pm

Halliwell Health Centre (adjacent to the GP surgery) (Tel 390771)
Thursday 2.00 - 4.00pm

Pikes Lane, Deane Road
Wednesday 1.30 - 3.30pm

Farnworth Health Centre, Frederick Street
Wednesday 6.30 - 8.30pm

Royal Bolton Hospital (appointment only tel 390771)
Thursday 9.30 - 12.00 noon
Friday 9.30 - 12.00 noon

The Parallel, Churchgate (for young people)(462444)
Monday 3.30 - 6.30pm
Tuesday 2.30 - 5.00pm
Wednesday 3.30 - 6.00pm
Friday 3.30 - 6.30pm
Saturday 12.30 - 3.30pm
Pregnancy testing is available through the surgery. Results take 2 days. Alternatively the family planning clinics offer a more immediate test.

 
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