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.

 

Patient Feedback

We are very pleased to have received excellent feedback in the April Friends and Family test. The themes are summarised in the tag cloud above, 94% of patients were either 'extremely likely' or 'likely' to recommend our services. To read more, and also see the results of our latest patient survey, please visit our Patient Feedback page.

 

Surgery News

Dementia Action Week - 20th - 26th May 2019 - Members of our PPG (Patient Participation Group) will have a 'Listening stand' in the main foyer Monday to Friday 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm this week with the aim of raising awareness and to provide information and support for those with Dementia and their carers. For more information, support and advice please visit https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/  or https://www.dementiauk.org/

In order to raise awareness and show our support for those with Dementia, the surgery team came to work on Wednesday 22nd May 2019 wearing something purple in exchange for a donation to the Garstang Memory Café. A total of £25 was raised.

Garstang Town Council Good Citizen of the Year Award - Congratulations to our Lead Nurse Helen Kerrigan-Hawkes who was given this truly deserved accolade at the Town Council Awards on 25th April 2019.  As Chair of our WREN Integrated Care Community she has worked tirelessly for our patients and for all patients across our WREN network and her dedication and enthusiasm has been both infectious and admirable. Huge congratulations Helen from all of us; we are very proud of you and all you have achieved.

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.

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. This includes between 8am-2.30pm on a Saturday here at the Medical Centre's Calder Suite. 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

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.

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...

Veterans Priority NHS Treatment - All patients who have served in the armed forces are entitled to priority access to NHS care (including hospital, primary or community care) for conditions associated with their time within the armed forces (service-related). This includes veteran-specific services like prosthetics and mental health. Please let the surgery know if you are a veteran so that this can be recorded in your medical record. For further information, please click here.

 

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.

 

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.

Self care resources are available here.

 

Helpful Contacts and Links

There are a number of local organisations available to offer you support if you need it, for information and contact details please click here. If you need some extra support, for any reason, please do let us know and we can help you find the appropriate service.

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Patient Access

Myerscough College

Use the link below to visit our Myerscough Students page.

Online Services

Online Services

Sign up to GP online services to access a range of services via your computer, mobile or tablet. For more information..

NHS 111

NHS 111

111 is the NHS non-emergency number. It's fast, easy and free. Call 111 and speak to a highly trained adviser, supported by healthcare professionals.

Friends and Family Test

Patient Survey

How likely are you to recommend this Surgery to friends and family if they needed similar care or treatment? Please spend 2 minutes to take the Friends and Family Test.

NHS Website

NHS (nhs.uk)

The NHS website. Take control of your health and wellbeing. Get medical advice, information about healthcare services and support for a healthy life.

Patient UK

Patient UK

Patient is one of the most trusted medical resources online, supplying evidence based information on a wide range of medical and health topics to patients and health professionals.

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