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,
Recruitment - We are currently looking for a PA to the Management team. Full details 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. For full details please click here.
We are very pleased to have received excellent feedback in the December Friends and Family test. The themes are summarised in the tag cloud above, 95% 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.
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...
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.
Flu Vaccine Appointments - Available to book now. 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.
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/
The 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 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, 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.
Use the link below to visit our Myerscough Students page.
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