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Garstang Medical Practice
Acute Emergency   999
Appointments/Visits   01995 607399 (select option 1 for the surgery)
Repeat Prescriptions Line (24 hr)   01995 607399 (select option 1 for the surgery)
Kepple Lane Dispensary   01995 607399 (select option 2 for the pharmacy)
Out of Hours 1-6.30pm Thurs (Go To Doc)   0161 336 5958
     
NHS Direct Advice Line and Out of Hours after 6.30pm and at the weekend   111
     
General Help
Community Services   01995 602535
Social Services   01772 685318
Primary Care Support Services   0800 567123
The Patient Advice and Liaison Service   01253 655591
Smoking Cessation Service   0800 328 6297
Emergency Dental Services   01253 303136
Preston Primary Care   01772 788058
Fylde Coast Medical Centre   01253 305895
Samaritans   116 123
Age UK    01524 387849
N-compass Carers Support Service   0345 688 7113

 

   
Hospitals
Royal Preston Hospital   01772 716565
Royal Lancaster Infirmary   01524 65944
Blackpool Victoria Hospital   01253 300000
     
Family Planning Clinics
Blackpool: Whitegate Health Centre, Whitegate Drive.   01253 957 171 - option 2
Sexual Health Services: Family Planning Clinics (various locations)   0300 1234 154 - option 3
Lancaster - Various Locations   0845 059 0015 - option 1
Preston - Various locations   01772 401140

External Advice

Samaritans 
Listening service available 24hr   116 123
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Childline 
Whatever your worry, it's better out than in.   0800 1111                         
    Website: click here

Addiction Advice

Frank 
Information, help & advice on any drug related issue   0800 776600 (call free)
    Email: click here
    Website: click here
NHS Smokefree
Support on how to stop smoking    
    Email: click here
   

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Local Services

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N-Vision - Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre Society for the Blind Clinic

N-Vision aim to provide holistic support to people living with sight loss; including general advice, provision of audio services like books and newspapers, referral to rehabilitation officers if necessary and running low vision clinics where they are able to prescribe aids such as magnifiers. They offer Outreach Clinics at Garstang Medical Centre. Please contact 01253 362696.

Care and Repair

Did you know that Wyre Borough Council offer this service to all residents of Wyre and Fylde aged over 60 or anybody with a disability? This is a free service offering advice on a whole range of household repairs or adaptations. They can also supply a Handy Person (for which there is a small charge) to help with tasks such as changing light bulbs, fitting smoke alarms, fixing trip hazards, installing key safes etc.  For more information please telephone 01253 887569 or visit their website by clicking here.

Single Point of Contact for Advocacy in Lancashire

Single Point of Contact for Advocacy in Lancashire is an independent, free and confidential service. Advocacy exists to support people to take action by empowering them to speak up for themselves, their rights and wishes, in order to obtain the services they need and so improving their quality of life.

Single Point of Contact for Advocacy in Lancashire work across the county as part of Carers Lancashire providing support and information to Adult Carers (18+) and specialist support to Carers of Adults (16+) with a Mental Health Condition.
For more information please telephone 033 000 222 00 or visit their website by clicking here.

DESMOND

Diabetes Education and Self-Management courses are available for ongoing and newly diagnosed Type 2 Diabetics. Courses often available at Garstang Medical Centre. For more information, please click here

Carers' Hub Lancashire

Carers' Hub offer a wide range of support to anyone looking after a family member or friend. Please click here for information about the service they provide. If you would like to register as a Carer via the surgery, or find out more information, you can read more on our Carers Support page or contact Reception to request a Carers Pack.

Heartbeat North West Cardiac Care

Heartbeat is a Lancashire based charity who aims to contribute to a reduction in cardiovascular disease, founded in 1978.

Situated in Preston, the charity provides a range of workshops, advice, clinical testing, rehabilitation, education and support to young people and adults across the region that have existing heart problems or at a risk of developing.

Heartbeat is an independent charity that is funded solely from donations and fundraising, it works alongside other charities such as The British Heart Foundation to deliver the best possible service to its participants.

To access their support you can be referred by a clinician or self-refer if you fit under their criteria explained on their website.

For a self referal form please click here

Find out more about the services they run at http://www.heartbeat-nwcc.org.uk/

Cancer Help Preston (Croston House, Garstang)

Croston House is situated on Croston Road in Garstang and accepts referrals from the local community (both self referrals and from health care professionals). Croston House is the Garstang site of the charity Cancer Help Preston (their other site is Vine House in Preston). Croston House is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

They offer support to:

  • People diagnosed with cancer - at any stage of their cancer journey
  • Carers of those diagnosed with cancer
  • People bereaved by a cancer death

For more information about the services they offer, please visit their website at http://www.cancerhelppreston.co.uk

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