Plants at a Surgery Window


By appointment with midwife or doctor.


By appointment with doctor.


Self Referral Service

Pre-conceptual Advice 

By appointment with doctor or nurse.

Phlebotomy Clinic (Blood Clinic)

By appointment (8:00am to 11:00am on Tuesday and Thursday).

There is a Community “drop in” phlebotomy clinic on Tuesday afternoons at the Health Centre (12:45pm to 2:30pm)

Family Planning 

By appointment.

Well Baby/Child Health Surveillance 

Wednesday 2.30pm – 4.00pm (weekly).

Diabetic Clinic 

By appointment with Practice Nurse.

CHD (Coronary Heart Disease) Clinic 

By appointment with Practice Nurse

Asthma Clinic 

By appointment with Practice Nurse.

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) Clinic 

By appointment with Practice Nurse.

Weight Management Clinic 

By appointment with Practice Nurse.

Cervical Smear 

By appointment with Practice Nurse.

Minor Surgery 

By appointment with Dr Jones.

Vasectomy Clinic 

By appointment with Dr Jones.

Patients aged 75 years and over

If you are aged 75 years or over, you should be seen by a member of the Practice Team i.e. a doctor, health visitor, practice nurse or district nurse, annually. This can be done at the surgery if you are well enough to attend. If you are housebound, a home visit can be arranged.

Well Children’s Health Check


8 week check – routine development review.


Primary Visit – at home around 10 days after delivery. 

7-9 months – routine development review. 

24-26 months – routine development review. 

Non NHS examinations

Medical examinations for special purposes, e.g. elderly drivers, pre-employment fitness, to undertake sports, fitness to travel etc. are not undertaken during surgery times. Special appointments must be made, and a fee will be payable.

For children under 16 years of age attending the surgery for vaccinations, if not accompanied by a parent, written parental consent must be presented by the supervisory adult.


 At 8 weeks old :

  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) (DTaP/IPV/Hib) – one injection
  • Pneumococcal infection – pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) – one injection
  • Rotavirus live vaccine – oral


At 12 weeks old :

  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) (DTaP/IPV/Hib) – one injection
  • Meningitis C (meningococcal group C) (MenC) – one injection
  • Rotavirus live vaccine – oral


At 16 weeks old :

  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) (DTaP/IPV/Hib) – one injection
  • Pneumococcal infection – pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) – one injection


At around 12 – 13 months old:

  • Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) and meningitis C (Hib/MenC) – booster dose in one injection
  • Measles, mumps and rubella (German measles) (MMR) – one injection
  • Pneumococcal infection – pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) – one injection


Three years and five months (pre-school):

  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough) and polio (dTaP/IPV or DTaP/IPV) – one injection
  • Measles, mumps and rubella (German measles) (MMR) – one injection


13 to 18 years old: Usually given in School

  • Diphtheria, tetanus and polio (Td/IPV) – one injection
  • Meningitis C (meningococcal group C) (MenC) – one injection
  • Girls only – Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) – three injections (only given in school)


8 week check – routine development review.



Primary Visit – at home, around 10 days after delivery.

7 – 9 Months – routine development review.

24 – 26 Months – routine development review.

Please call from 10am-12pm or 2pm-4pm to enquire about your test results, as our reception staff will have more time to deal with your request between these times.

Note that the practice has a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection, and we will only release test results to the person to whom they relate, unless that person has given prior permission for the release of this data or they are not capable of understanding the results.

When you take your test, you will be told how long it will be before the results are returned to the practice. It is your responsibility to check your results and to make an appointment to discuss them with a Doctor if you are advised to do so.

Should you need care and support at the end of your life, you have the right to decide how you wish to be cared for and where you wish to die. End of life care can be provided to you in your own home, in care homes, in hospices or in hospital depending on your situation. However, regardless of where you receive the care it should enable you to live your life in the best possible way before you die.

For more information about end of life care, please click here.

Palliative Care

If you are suffering with a terminal illness, your end of life care plan may include palliative care. Palliative care can provide an excellent support system to cope with your illness, helping you to manage your symptoms as well as providing psychological support to you and your loved ones to make your final days comfortable ones. 

Resources to help you make decisions about End of life Care

Planning Ahead

End of Life Care

  • NHS choices – Guide on End of Life care, including planning ahead and your well being.
  • St Catherine’s Hospice – Providing end of life care and illness support to help improve quality of life in your final days.



  • DS1500 – Fast-track Personal Independence Payment for terminally ill.
  • Marie Curie – Support for people with any terminal illness and their families.


Preparing for the future

Although it can be difficult, it is important that you make decisions about your future now whilst you are able to. In doing this, you save your family from having to make decisions for you and give yourself the best chance that your own wishes will be fulfilled.

There are a few key things to think about including:

  • ·        A written ‘Advance Statement’ which outlines your wishes about future treatment, in case you were no longer able to communicate them.
  • ·        Any ‘Advance Decisions’ about treatments which you plan to refuse, so others are aware if you cannot communicate your wishes. If you wish to refuse life-sustaining treatments this must be signed and witnessed.
  • ·        Do Not Attempt Resuscitate decision (DNAR) Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a treatment to attempt to restart breathing and blood flow in people who have stopped breathing or their heart has stopped beating. You can decide to refuse this but it needs to be recorded to make health care professionals and others aware of this decision.
  • ·        Putting into place a Lasting Power of Attorney enables you to appoint someone to make decisions for you if you are no longer able to make them yourself. 

Baby and Child Health

Contact (Information and advice for families with Disabled Children)

Lancashire Safe Guarding

ICON Cope Facebook Page ( Support page based on a recent safeguarding campaign to help parents to cope with their baby’s crying)

NHS Change4Life (Tips and advice to help you and your children to lead a healthy life)

Rainbow Trust (Supporting families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness)

Mental Health

Anxiety UK (help for those diagnosed with anxiety disorder)

The Calm Zone (campaign for men aged 15 – 35 against ‘living miserably’)

Mind (mental health forum)

No Panic (voluntary service offering support for panic attacks and OCD)

Papyrus (young suicide prevention)

Samaritans (support for those feeling distress/despair)

Young Minds (Info on child and adolescent mental health issues to support parents and professionals)

B-eat (eating disorders support)

Big White Wall (Support for those who are stressed/anxious/feeling low)


Social Support

NHS Social Care and Support Guide (Offering help with day to day living which is affected by illness or disability)

Money Advice Service (Advice and support services to deal with your finances)

Citizens Advice (Support and advice for people acting as carers)

Carers Direct – Call 0300 123 1053 (helpline)

Carers UK (Helpful information, advice and support for carers)


Travel Health

NHS Healthy Body before you Travel (Information and advice to help you to prepare for upcoming trips)

NHS Fit for Travel (Information on how t stay safe and healthy whilst you are abroad)

Gov UK Foreign Travel Advice (General advice about travelling and what you need to do before going abroad, e.g. vaccinations)


Cancer Support

Macmillan (Physical, financial and emotional support for those affected by cancer)

Cancer Support UK (Practical advice to help you deal with cancer treatment and recovery)

Lancashire Teaching Hospital Cancer Support (Information about local organisations and where you can find further help and support)

Cancer Research UK

Age Related Support

Age UK (Advice for living well and managing life in older age)

Elderly Accommodation Counsel (free advice which aims to help older people make informed choices about meeting theri housing and care needs)

Marie Curie (Providing Care and support for those living with terminal illnesses)

St Catherine’s Hospice (Hospice care to help provide a good quality of life and a dignified death for sufferers of terminal illnesses)