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From Monday 7 September 2020 - We are upgrading to the next phase of the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) which will mean that almost all our prescriptions will be processed electronically from 7 September 2020. Electronic prescriptions help save the NHS money. You will receive your prescriptions in the same way as you do now. Read more about EPS on the NHS website.

**CORONAVIRUS** Please Click Here for the most up to date information - we are still not doing face to face appointments at present please ring the surgery and we will arrange a telephone triage-please DO NOT come to surgery unless you have been asked to come down and please wear a face mask/covering

BLOOD TESTS - We have a new way of running our blood test clinic (Phlebotomy) - for more information, please click on Clinics & Services and go to the Blood Test Clinic tab.

As of Monday 3 August 200 we will no longer accept prescription requests over the phone unless by prior arrangement. Please use your nominated pharmacy or our online services.

We have a number of different clinicians working with us, GPs, Practice Nurse, Health Care Assistant, Health Improvement Practitioner, Pharmacist, a Mental Health Practitioner & MSK Practitioner - to help us book you in to see the correct person - Reception will be asking you for your name/dob/tele no & what your appointment is regarding, this is to ensure that 1) you are one of our patients and 2) that you are booked with the correct person which will give them time to prepare for your appointment.

 

We are taking on NEW patients, if you are in our practice are and would like to register, please pop into the surgery for more details, we are on the right as you come through the door!

 

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

 

 

Young People's Health

You may make an appointment to see any of the doctors by ringing the practice tel 01204 523813 or calling at the reception desk. You may also see the Practice Nurses by appointment, although they are often available without a prior appointment. Anything that you discuss with the doctor or nurse is of course confidential whatever your age.

Contraceptive advice, including the "morning after " pill is available via the Practice Nurse or doctor. Advice regarding contraception is also available from the local family planning clinics who run open access teenage advice clinics(see below).

Immunisations, travel advice (please make am appointment with the Practice Nurse at least 6 weeks before you wish to travel) and health checks are available from the Practice Nurses.

There is a counselling service in the practice (ask the doctor or nurse about this). However there are many other sources of advice and counselling locally (see Links page).

If you require help or advice regarding a drug problem see the Doctor or Nurse at the surgery.

Alternatively you can contact Project 360 at The BASE, 2nd floor. Marsden Road, tel 454959 (for people under 18yrs) or the Community Drug Team at Bentley House, tel 544640.

Contraception

For advice regarding contraception see the GP or either of our Practice Nurse 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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