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  • COVID Vaccine Approved
  • Training Afternoon 14-10-20
  • FLU Vaccine 50 – 64yrs
    Please note that people in the 50-64-year old age group will not be vaccinated until November and December when the vaccine is available, and no appointments will be offered for this age group until then. This is to ensure those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. If you are 50-64 and you are in […]
  • COVID-19 absence: A guide for parents/carers
  • Digitisation of Medical Records
    Lancashire and South Cumbria has been chosen by NHS England to be a national pilot for the digitisation of Medical Records.  Scanning these paper based records and making them digital will enable better utilisation of space, creating more clinical space, staff areas, multi team space and video hubs, removing the need for some practices to build […]
  • How to book a COVID-19 test
    Your GP Practice cannot assist you in booking a Covid-19 test and does not provide Covid-19 testing; this can only be done via the national online booking portal. Your GP Practice cannot advise you on whether or not your child or children are safe to return to school; this should be discussed with the school(s) concerned. Please […]
  • Patients have say on Hambleton branch closure
    The partners at Over Wyre Medical Centre have vowed to work with local people to help minimise the issues caused by the closure of our smaller branch practice. We have closed our Hambleton branch after our lease came to an end earlier this month. In partnership with NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), […]
  • Have your say on Hambleton practice branch closure
    We are asking our patients to give their views on the closure of our branch practice in Hambleton. The building in Kiln Lane is in need of significant investment to bring it in line with regulations including infection control. The branch has been temporarily closed since March to focus services at our main premises in […]
  • No Excuse For Abuse – Respect
  • Don’t Ignore Warning Signs
  • Men’s Advice – Talk It Over
  • Choose Not To Abuse – Respect
  • GALOP – lets end abuse
  • Refuge – helpline
  • #You Are Not Alone
  • Advice for parents during COVID-19: what to do if your child is unwell or injured
    The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) has produced a useful poster for parents and carers advising what to do if a child is unwell or injured during the COVID-19 outbreak. Download a printable version of the poster here and keep it handy at home.
  • Community Hubs offering support during COVID-19 outbreak
    Hubs have been set up in each district of Lancashire to help support the people who need it most during the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • Opening Hours During COVID-19 Crisis
  • Need a sick note for COVID-19? Here’s what you need to do
    People unable to work for more than seven days because of COVID-19 can obtain an isolation note through a new online service. Isolation notes will provide employees with evidence for their employers that they have been advised to self-isolate due to COVID-19, either because they have symptoms or they live with someone who has symptoms, […]
  • COVID-19 & Medication
  • HAMBLETON BRANCH SURGERY
  • General Practice is fantastic value
  • COVID-19: SAFETY MEASURES
  • CORONAVIRUS: CANCELLED TRAVEL
  • CORONAVIRUS TRAVEL
  • CORONAVIRUS / COVID-19
    Coronavirus The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal. NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you […]
  • Funding appeal for Whitegate Drive defibrillator
    People living in Blackpool are being asked to donate funds to help buy a piece of life-saving equipment. Staff at the Blackpool Urgent Treatment Centre are raising money for a community defibrillator to be put in a busy and under-resourced part of the town. A defibrillator is a device that gives a high energy electric […]
  • Big White Wall: Free online mental health resource available to everyone on the Fylde Coast
    A free mental health resource for people living with depression and other conditions is now available across the whole of Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre. Big White Wall, which is available at www.bigwhitewall.com, provides a clinically safe and anonymous online community providing peer to peer support, personal assessments and self-help courses for those who need it. And […]
  • Survey shows people on Fylde Coast have ‘good’ experience of GP practice
    People living on the Fylde Coast have reported a ‘good’ experience of their GP surgery in an annual survey. Of the 4,346 people who responded to the annual GP Patient Survey, about 85 per cent said they were happy with their practice, placing the area above the national average. More than nine in 10 said […]
  • Launch of GP networks an ‘endorsement of what we’ve been doing for years’
    NHS England has announced an exciting new way of working that will improve the way family doctor services work together – the first major service change to primary care in a generation. All GP practices now work together with their neighbouring surgeries as part of ‘primary care networks’, allowing them to join forces to target […]
  • Cancer patients group spearheads Blackpool Vic transport directory
    People relying on public transport to get to Blackpool Victoria Hospital can take advantage of a new directory, thanks to local volunteers. The directory includes the routes and times of all bus services that go to the hospital and is available at all the GP surgeries in Lytham and Fleetwood, as well as libraries and […]
  • Message From The Practice Manager
  • Thornton residents’ chance to share views with the NHS
    People living on the Fylde Coast are being given the chance to share their views on the NHS at a drop-in session at Thornton library in Thornton, on 11 June 2019 between 10 am and noon. The two Fylde Coast Clinical Commissioning Groups, which are the organisations that ‘buy’ and plan health services in Blackpool, […]
  • Have your say on seven updated NHS policies
    People living across the Fylde Coast have been invited to have their say on seven proposed updated NHS policies, which have been brought into line with national policy following instruction from NHS England. NHS England has recently introduced mandatory guidance for a range of surgical procedures which clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) – the organisations which […]
  • ‘The Front Room’
  • Practice statement
  • Your chance to share views with the NHS
    Fylde Coast residents are being given the chance to share their views on the NHS through a series of drop-in sessions throughout the year with the first chance this week. The two Fylde Coast clinical commissioning groups the organisations that ‘buy’ and plan health services in Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre, are inviting residents to attend […]
  • Message From The Practice Manager
  • NHS Long Term Plan ‘an endorsement of what we’ve been doing across the Fylde Coast and Lancashire and South Cumbria
    Health leaders across the Fylde Coast have welcomed the publication of the NHS Long Term Plan. The 133-page plan, which was published today (Monday 7 Janaury 2019), outlines the priorities for the health service over the next decade. It describes how the NHS will make sure people get the best start in life, and how […]
  • Have your say on proposed new NHS policy
    [column] People living across the Fylde Coast have been invited to have their say on a proposed new NHS policy for arthroscopic shoulder decompression (surgery) for subacromial pain (a common cause of shoulder pain and disability) in both men and women. It comes as part of work by the NHS across Lancashire to standardise policies […]
  • The Joint Committee of CCGs planned for Thursday 10th January 2019 has been cancelled
    The Joint Committee of CCGs has been cancelled on Thursday 10th January as the agenda had been structured to focus around the NHS Long Term Plan which has not yet been published. Focus on the publication, which had originally been timed for December, would have enabled system leaders and committee members to examine some of […]
  • Evening and weekend general practice appointments service extended
    Appointments with GPs, nurses and other healthcare professionals have been made available between 8am and 2pm every Saturday in Garstang. The service, initially at Garstang Medical Practice in Kepple Lane, is in addition to the evening and weekend appointments already on offer to people living in Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre based at Blackpool, Fleetwood and […]
  • URGENT PATIENT NOTICE – CHRISTMAS EVE DELIVERIES
    PATIENT NOTICE Please be aware that there will be no Medication Deliveries on Christmas Eve (Monday 24th December). We have been advised by Hambleton Chemist that no driver is available on Christmas Eve to conduct our deliveries. Therefore the practice has made contingencies & will ensure all trays due for delivery will go out later […]
  • Keeping You Informed December 2018
  • YOU SPOKE, WE LISTENED. APPOINTMENT UPDATE FROM THE PRACTICE MANAGER
    Dear Patients, I apologise unreservedly that many of our patients had to wait longer than usual for a routine appointment over the last couple of weeks. You will appreciate that it is important to ensure that there is sufficient capacity across the system to manage the expected surge in demand over the winter period, including […]
  • WALK IN CENTRE CLOSED
    ❗️IMPORTANT NOTICE❗️ Blackpool Urgent Treatment Centre in Whitegate Drive has been closed due to a flood caused by a burst pipe. This means walk-in appointments are not available. Other services including Marton Medical Practice are open as normal. If you wish to receive urgent treatment please call 111 for advice on where to go.
  • Help improve your community
    [column]People living on the Fylde Coast have been asked to give their views on what is good and what could be improved about where they live. Healthier Fylde Coast – a partnership of local organisations working together to improve health and wellbeing – has launched the ‘Your Community Neighbourhood Plan’ survey to better understand people’s […]
  • Public invited to CCG Governing Body meeting
    [column]People living in Fylde and Wyre are invited to seelocal NHS decision-making in action next week. The next meeting of the NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Governing Body will take place at the NHS Wesham Offices in Derby Road, from 1pm to 3pm on Tuesday 20 November 2018. The role of the […]
  • Thousands across Lancashire join NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme
    [/column] It’s World Diabetes Day and to mark the occasion health and care organisations across Lancashire and South Cumbria are celebrating the success of a flagship NHS diabetes prevention programme which is helping prevent Type 2 diabetes, with more than 7,000 people being referred to the programme. The national Diabetes Prevention Programme, a partnership between […]
  • New £120k breast screening unit for the Fylde Coast
    [column] A new breast screening unit at Palatine Leisure Centre, in Blackpool, has opened its doors to women in Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre and Preston. The unit, which can screen up to 50 women a day, replaces a 20-year-old service at Whitegate Drive Health Centre, Blackpool. It has disabled access including a lift, state-of-the-art mammography […]
  • New accountable officer appointed for Fylde and Wyre CCG
    [column] Dr Amanda Doyle OBE has this week been appointed by NHSEngland as the accountable officer for NHS Fylde and Wyre ClinicalCommissioning Group (CCG). This is in addition to her existing appointment asaccountable officer for NHS Blackpool CCG and means that she is now the jointaccountable officer for the Fylde Coast CCGs. Dr Doyle, who […]
  • Keeping You Informed November 2018
  • Big White Wall wins Tech4Good award at Investor Allstars 2018
    [column] Big White Wall, the digital mental health and wellbeing service available free to all people using a Fylde and Wyre postcode, was presented with the Tech4Good award for its outstanding social impact mission at the Investor Allstars 2018 ceremony. Now in its 16th year, the annual event celebrates the achievements of investors and entrepreneurs […]
  • Service user and carer mental health listening event
    Have you experience of mental health service in Lancashire and South Cumbria?  Do you care for someone who has used mental health services? Your help is needed to shape the future of mental health services in Lancashire and South Cumbria, the first step is to come to one of our listening events. The listening events […]
  • Former council boss joins CCG
    Former South Ribble Council chief executive Mike Nuttall has joined the Governing Body at NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). Mr Nuttall has been appointed as lay member for governance, overseeing crucial areas such as financial management, audit, remuneration, risk, managing conflicts of interest and ensuring management and assurance systems are in place […]
  • Selling self care with selfies
    People living on the Fylde Coast have been encouraged to promote self-care by taking a selfie. From November 12 to 18 the national Self Care Week campaign will encourage people to do something to promote their own health and wellbeing. Self Care Week is an opportunity to promote self-care, which is one of the most […]
  • Have your say on proposed NHS policy for the reversal of sterilisation
    [column] People living across the Fylde Coast have been invited to have their say on a proposed new NHS policy for the reversal of sterilisation in both men and women. It comes as part of work by the NHS across Lancashire to standardise policies to ensure a consistent and fair approach; update current policies in […]
  • Keeping You Informed October 2018
  • Keeping You Informed September 2018
  • Download our new appointment bookings app to your smartphone for free
    myGP was developed to make access to healthcare easier and faster for patients. Once downloaded, simply log-in with your date of birth and mobile number and add the people you care for, allowing you to book and cancel appointments for them. It’s really that easy! For more information, please visit: ilovemygp.com
  • Now Recruiting – Health Care Assistant
    We are currently recruiting for an experienced full time Health Care Assistant. (HCA) For full details & to apply please follow the link below, we look forward to receiving your application. https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/xi/vacancy/c132bfdc4dca8eeca1f051b4278401c0/?vac_ref=915223365
  • Opening Times Summer Bank Holiday
  • Keeping You Informed August 2018
  • Don’t miss out on your chance to be a Guinness World Record breaker
    People living across the Fylde Coast can still sign up to break a Guinness World Record on Saturday morning. As part of the NHS’ 70th birthday, people across the area have been encouraged to bring their children and families to Lytham Festival’s main arena on Lytham Green to help break the record for the most […]
  • Keeping You Informed July 2018
  • Volunteer to help create a Fitter Fylde Coast
    [column] People living across the Fylde coast have been invited to play a key role in an exciting and unique event taking place later this month. Organisers of the world record attempt – for the most people exercising to a fitness video at Lytham Festival on Saturday 21 July – need to recruit more than […]
  • STAFF TRAINING AFTERNOON 4TH JULY 2018
    Apologies for any confusion. Please be aware of our closure for staff training this Wednesday afternoon only, medical assistance will be provided by the out of hours service, please see details below. Thank you.  
  • NHS welcomes questions for annual meetings
    People living across the Fylde coast can ask questions of their local NHS as the three local organisations in the area come together for their joint annual meetings. The annual general meetings of NHS Blackpool and Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and the annual members meeting of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust […]
  • Have your say on NHS hearing aid services
    [column] The views and experiences of NHS hearing aid users with age related hearing loss, over 50 years of age, are being sought to help understand what NHS hearing aid services are like locally and to help improve them. Dr Adam Black, GP lead for audiology services in Lancashire and South Cumbria, said: “We are […]
  • Changes to prescriptions of over-the-counter medicines in Fylde and Wyre
    [column] People living in Fylde and Wyre will be unable to receive items such as paracetamol, throat lozenges and dandruff treatments from the NHS from 1 July 2018. NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has made the change following national guidance from NHS England. The guidance was developed following a 12-week public consultation […]
  • Keeping You Informed June 2018
  • Sponsorship opportunity – Fylde coast Guinness World Record attempt
    [column] To celebrate the NHS’ 70th birthday and to raise awareness of the importance of keeping fit, the Fylde coast NHS has organised a world record attempt. The attempt, taking place at Lytham Festival on 21 July 2018, will be for the most people exercising to a fitness video in a single location and will […]
  • Become a Guinness World Record breaker on the Fylde coast this year!
    [column] Dancing on Ice star Daniel Whiston has urged people across the Fylde coast to join him to break a Guinness World Record and promote a ‘fitter Fylde coast’ this summer. People across the area have been encouraged to bring their children and families to Lytham Festival’s main arena on Lytham Green on the morning […]
  • Please Join Us In A Minutes Silence Today At 14:30pm
  • Keeping You Informed May 2018
  • Have your say on proposed NHS policies
    [column] People living across the Fylde coast have been invited to have their say on proposed policies regarding diabetes and spinal injections. The three draft policies are for the supply and funding of insulin pumps for people with diabetes, providing continuous monitoring devices for people with diabetes and for spinal injections to manage back pain. […]
  • Don’t be a victim of PJ paralysis
    [column] Health staff at Blackpool Victoria Hospital are urging patients to get up, get dressed and get moving to end ‘PJ paralysis’. And they are appealing to relatives, friends and carers of patients to support them by bringing in a daily supply of fresh clothing to help people get out of bed. Patients in hospital […]
  • Free wifi at all Fylde coast GP surgeries and hospitals
    [column] People living across the Fylde coast can now access free wifi while waiting to see their doctor or visiting the hospital. Wifi has been installed to give patients the opportunity to browse the web while they wait for appointments, via their smartphone, tablet or laptop. While waiting for an appointment, patients can now access […]
  • Opening times for Easter
    [column] People living in Fylde and Wyre are urged to be ready for Easter by planning ahead and being aware of where to go over the Easter bank holidays and using NHS services appropriately. The Easter holiday period can be a very busy time for NHS services. GP surgeries will be closed during the Easter […]
  • CQC rates Over Wyre Medical Centre as Outstanding
    CQC rates Fylde and Wyre GP Surgery as Outstanding The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by The Over Wyre Medical Centre at Preesall to be Outstanding following an inspection carried out in January. Inspectors rated the Practice as Outstanding for being effective, well-led, and care of patients with long term […]
  • Over Wyre Medical Centre rated outstanding by CQC
    [column] The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by The Over Wyre Medical Centre to be Outstanding following an inspection carried out in January. Inspectors rated the practice as Outstanding for being effective, and well-led, and Good for being safe, caring and responsive, giving them their overall Outstanding rating. A full […]
  • MARCH IS OVARIAN CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
    A woman with ovarian cancer will have 19 years stolen from her. Ovarian cancer is the UK’s deadliest gynaecological disease, but most women are unaware of the symptoms & 1 in 4 women mistakenly think a smear test detects Ovarian Cancer. For more information visit http://ovarian.org.uk/ Take action this March! | Ovarian Cancer Action Whether […]
  • GP Practice is Fantastic Value!
  • Keeping You Informed March 2018
  • Missed GP appointments cost up to £250k in just one month!
    [column] Missed appointments with GPs, practice nurses and other healthcare professionals cost the Fylde coast NHS up to £250,000 last month. There were 6,893 occasions where people didn’t turn up to their appointment across the region’s 36 practices in December 2017. A missed GP appointment costs on average £36, meaning missed appointments last month could have […]
  • Keeping You Informed February 2018
  • Fylde coast residents urged to Act F.A.S.T. over stroke
    [column] People living across the Fylde coast have been urged to ‘Act FAST’ if they suspect a friend or loved one is having a stroke. It comes as health professionals in the area backed a national campaign to remind people of the main symptoms of stroke and importance of calling 999 immediately. This week sees the […]
  • Implementation of revised and updated clinical policies
    A revised and updated clinical policy on complementary and alternative therapies and a new policy on rehabilitation after damage to the facial nerve have been approved by NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). The policies have been agreed on a Lancashire-wide basis following a public engagement exercise which ensures all patients receive the […]
  • ‘Reduce your risk’ of cervical cancer
    [column] Women across the Fylde coast have been urged by local health bosses to do their best to prevent cervical cancer. National charity Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust has today (Monday 22 January 2018) launched Cervical Cancer Prevention Week, with the theme of ‘reduce your risk’. And doctors across the Fylde coast have joined the call […]
  • Cervical Cancer Prevention Week 22-28 January 2018
    Cervical screening (smear test) is one of the best ways a woman can reduce her risk of cervical cancer. It’s free on the NHS, yet in the UK, one out of four women do not attend their cervical screening so raising public awareness of ways to prevent cervical cancer is really important. The smear test […]
  • Have your say on proposed changes to NHS assisted conception policy
    [column] People living across the Fylde coast have been invited to have their say on proposed changes to assisted conception services offered across the county. The draft policy comes as part of work by the NHS across Lancashire to standardise policies to ensure a consistent and fair approach; update current policies in accordance with National […]
  • Urgent care services on offer across Fylde coast
    [column] People living across the Fylde coast are reminded that there are a host of services available to them should they require medical attention. Following recent improvements to urgent care services in the area, walk-in appointments are now available at both Blackpool Walk-In Centre in Whitegate Drive and the Fleetwood Same Day Health Centre in […]
  • Keeping You Informed January 2018
  • Christmas and New Year opening times
  • Pharmacy opening times this Christmas
    A good selection of pharmacies on the Fylde coast will be open over Christmas and New Year to offer advice and treatments for minor illnesses and injuries. Pharmacists are highly trained professionals with a wealth of knowledge of how to deal with common ailments that are prevalent at this time of year. Illnesses such as […]
  • Keeping You Informed December 2017
  • Boost your First Aid skills with the experts
    [column] Experts at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are running a series of First Aid courses in 2018 that are open to the public. Registered with the First Aid Industry Body (FAIB), the one-day courses, costing £50 per person, will run from 9am-4pm with dates in April, June and October next year. Taking place […]
  • Don’t forget your prescription while Christmas shopping
    [column] Many people have already started their Christmas shopping but there’s a good chance some will have left one very important item for themselves off their shopping list. With Christmas fast approaching, local people with long-term health conditions such as asthma, diabetes, lung and heart disease are being reminded not to leave it too late […]
  • GP receptionists aren’t ‘nosey’ – they want to get you the right appointment
    [column] GP receptionists in Fylde and Wyre have been trained to assess patients’ needs by asking for some basic information about why they are calling, to make sure they get the right appointment or treatment. This may not necessarily be with a GP but could be a practice nurse, health care assistant or community pharmacist. […]
  • Keeping You Informed November 2017

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