Dr Chawla is now on maternity leave - as soon as baby is born we will announce on the website!
We welcome Dr Sarah Russell who will be joining the practice as mat leave locum from July 27th.
From 1st April 2015 we are required under our NHS contract to allocate a named accountable GP to all patients who will be responsible for your overall care. This has been done for all existing patients, and all newly registered patients will be given a named accountable GP on registration.
Test results are available Monday to Friday during office hours. For tests ordered by the practice you will normally be told how to obtain the results. In most cases we would be able to give the result over the telephone. Some results are better discussed or need clarification and you may be asked to see the doctor. This does not imply there is a problem
Each patient is registered with the surgery and you are free to see any of the doctors. If your usual doctor is unavailable then one of the other doctors would be able to offer you assistance. Consultations at Lytham and at Freckleton Health Centre are by appointment only. Prebookable appointments are available at both the main and branch sites.
If you have any comments or suggestions (positive or negative) regarding the appointments system, please contact the surgery and we will be happy to listen to your views.
Cancelling your Appointment
If you are unable to attend an appointment with one of the doctors or nurses, please telephone to cancel the appointement, helping us to make sure that someone else is given your slot.
Since April 2008, if your GP needs you to see a specialist, you can choose to go to any hospital in England, including many private and independent sector hospitals. You can choose the hospital with the best reputation or the shortest waiting times, or simp[ly the most convenient for you.
For more information ask your GP or visit the website below:-
Sr Wendy Partington is a nurse prescriber and she has appointments available most mornings to deal with chest infections, ear infections, sore throats etc. You may request, or be offered, an appointment with Wendy instead of one of the Doctors.