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Welcome to Garstang Medical Practice

Garstang Medical Practice

We are proud to offer a friendly a welcoming environment providing excellent local healthcare to the residents of Garstang and the surrounding area. We have a large clinical team who are well supported by our reception and admin team. We are based within Garstang Medical Centre - a modern, purpose built premises, with easy access for disabled patients. We also have our own onsite dispensary/pharmacy providing a range of additional NHS services.

Our Mission Statement
To deliver high quality health care to our community with purpose and kindness, ensuring easy access to excellent patient services. Providing an open and supportive environment for patients and staff, promoting a culture of fairness and equality to all.

We are always happy to welcome new patients from people residing within the practice boundary, click here for details.
 

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Care Navigation - Ensuring the right clinician and the right appointment for you

At Garstang Medical Practice we have a wide variety of highly skilled clinical staff offering different types of appointments designed to ensure that patients’ medical problems and queries are dealt with as effectively and as quickly as possible by the most appropriate clinician. This may not necessarily be a doctor.

With this in mind, we have made some changes to the way in which our reception staff have been trained to handle your enquiry.  For more information, please click here.

Upgrade to our Onsite Dispensary

In order for us to improve our service to patients, we are having substantial works carried out within our onsite dispensary. These works will be undertaken from 7th January and may continue until the end of January.  To allow access for these works to be carried out safely we need to section off a part of the car park.  This will be the area adjacent to the Calder Suite and Red Reception area. There will be a considerable amount of activity within this area from shop fitters and deliveries of large items and it will be in the best safety interests of patients to restrict public access to this area of the car park whilst the work is undertaken.

We will aim to ensure disruption to patients is as minimal as possible and we are looking at ways in which we might ease pressure on the car park during this period as we aware that parking can already be problematic for patients at peak times.

Pedestrian access to both the Calder Suite and Red Reception will not be affected.

The dispensary will remain open as normal throughout this period with the normal route of access.  We aim to provide a normal service to patients and it will be ‘business as usual’ throughout January.

Thank you for your understanding during this time.
 

Patient Feedback

We are very pleased to have received excellent feedback in the October Friends and Family test. The themes are summarised in the tag cloud above, 93% of patients were either 'extremely likely' or 'likely' to recommend our services. Read more on our Patient Feedback page.

 

Surgery News

Dr John's retirement - We are sad to announce Dr John retired on the 2nd December. Was he your Named GP? Read more

What do you think about our local community? - We're working with our neighbouring GP practices, as well as the council and other local organisations to develop a plan to improve health and wellbeing in our area. Fill out this short survey and play your part in this important piece of work! http://bit.ly/surveyNHS18

Countryfile Ramble for Children in Need

 

As part of the Countryfile Ramble for Children in Need, staff, friends and dogs of the Garstang Medical Centre enjoyed a Ramble on the 7th October covering 12km. We are very pleased to have raised £680. A massive thank you to everyone who donated.

Open Surgery Feedback - Over the Summer months we ran Open Surgeries on Monday's and Friday mornings. Click here for patient feedback on the experience.

Flu Vaccine Appointments - Available to book now. Read more... 

Evening and weekend appointments - The Fylde Coast NHS has arranged for additional appointments to be provided outside of normal GP practice hours by the Fylde Coast Integrated Urgent Care Service. Read more...

Patient Information regarding the different clinical roles - The practice has a variety of clinical staff and different types of appointments available to ensure that we can deal with patients' medical problems and queries as quickly and efficiently as possible. Our PPG suggested an information leaflet for patients would be helpful to raise patient awareness. The document is available here .

Shingles Vaccination - There is a vaccine available on the NHS that helps reduce your risk of getting shingles and reduces the severity of symptoms if you develop the disease. Read more...

 

Other Information

Fylde and Wyre Involvement Programme

We are proud to be part of the Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning group (CCG), who aim to ensure that our community has access to the best health services possible. As part of this, it is recognised that your input is needed to help shape the services you receive. There are many ways to get involved - visit their website to find out more: http://www.fyldeandwyreccg.nhs.uk/areyouin/

 

mygpThe myGP app

The myGP app provides a fast and easy way to book and cancel your appointments for yourself and any dependents using your smartphone. You can also receive appointment reminders via the app, create alerts for medication reminders and track and record your weight and blood pressure to help you stay healthy. The app is available to download via Google Play and the App store. For more information, click here. To register for the app, your mobile number needs to be on your patient record so please contact reception on 01995 607399 to update your details if necessary. If you are registered for Patient Access, you can also link your accounts, enabling you to also order your repeat prescriptions via myGP. Instructions available here.

 

 

Self Care

Self-care is about looking after yourself in a healthy way. It can be anything from brushing your teeth, doing some exercise, managing common conditions (like headaches, colds and flu) or living with a long-term health problem, such as asthma or diabetes.

As part of a the local 'Better Care Together' initiative which is reviewing health services across North Lancashire, a local GP has created some Self-Care Videos. We would encourage patients to watch these videos before contacting the surgery for the minor ailments covered as they offer excellent advice that may save you a trip to the surgery.

You can view the videos on the Better Care Together YouTube channel ‘BCTMorecambeBay’, or you can visit their Website here. For other information and advice about self-care, please visit the Self Care Forum website here.

Patient Information Leaflets for a range of conditions can be found here.

Helpful Contacts and Links

There are a number of local organisations available to offer you support if you need it:

  • N-Vision Sight Advice Clinic - N-Vision, Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre Society for the Blind offer comprehensive information on services and equipment relating to reduced vision. Please contact 01253 362696
     
  • Carers' Hub - supporting those looking after a family member or friend. Read more...
     
  • DESMOND - education and self-management courses available for all Type 2 Diabetics. For more information visit their website https://www.desmond-project.org.uk/
     
  • Heartbeat North West Cardiac Care - a Lancashire based charity providing a range of workshops for adults across that have existing heart problems or are at a risk of developing. For further information click here
     
  • Cancer Help Preston (Croston House, Garstang) - offering support to those at any stage of their cancer journey, their carers, and people bereaved by a cancer death http://www.cancerhelppreston.co.uk

For more helpful contact and links, click here.

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