• Liverpool Road, Longton, Preston, Practice ID - P81040, PR4 5HA
  • Out of Hours: 111
  • 01772 214500

Welcome to Longton Health Centre


Now that more doses of Covid-19 vaccines are available, the NHS is able to open more vaccination services, including the first mass Vaccination Centres. People who are eligible and who live near these new vaccination services may receive letters from the NHS Covid-19 Vaccination Booking Service, telling them how they can book their appointment.


The NHS is rolling out additional services quickly, but it remains important that the public don’t try to book or go to these services before they receive their booking letter and when you do book an appointment, please make sure you attend.


You may receive a letter from the national NHS Covid-19 Vaccination Booking Service inviting you to book an appointment at a regional Vaccination Centre, the closest of which is at Etihad Tennis Club in Manchester (North West) Vaccination Centre. If you receive the letter from the national service and can travel to the REGIONAL Vaccination Centre safely, you may book using the details the letter provides. 


If you are unable or don’t want to go to a mass Vaccination Centre, you can choose to wait to receive an appointment and get your vaccination LOCALLY at Penwortham Cricket Club which is the local vaccination hub for OUR patients IN THIS PRACTICE - depending on vaccine deliveries which are out of our control we may hold mini clinics in the practice


We have started vaccinating patients and are inviting people in according to the criteria and prioritisation set by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), and will contact you when it’s your turn. Like the rest of the NHS we are working to offer vaccines to everyone in the top priority groups by the middle of February.


Please do not contact us if you haven’t received an invite yet. We continue to be extremely busy at the moment and doing so could prevent a patient who needs our help from getting through. We will contact you when it is the right time for you to book your appointment.


2ND DOSE INFORMATION

ADVICE from the UK Chief Medical Officers is that the second dose of the coronavirus vaccine remains effective when given up to 12 weeks after the first dose, and should be given towards the end of this 12 week period. This new guidance aims to ensure that as many people as possible benefit from the first dose of the vaccine as soon as possible. Please be reassured that there are no safety concerns in the new guidance, and it will not impact on how effective the vaccination is in protecting you from Covid-19 once the course is complete. We will call you to reschedule your second vaccine appointment. You do not need to call us.

LATEST INFORMATION REGARDING VACCINATION CENTRES CLICK HERE


Coronavirus (COVID-19): latest information and advice


If you have a new continuous cough OR high temperature OR loss / change in your normal sense of smell or taste then DO NOT VISIT the surgery STAY AT HOME and self-isolate as per government advice

AND ARRANGE TO TAKE A TEST CLICK HERE


Please visit our dedicated page for all Coronavirus related information


LATEST GOVERNMENT CHANGES

announced on 4th January 2021


The U.K Government has announced that the country will now be placed under full lockdown - please click here to see what restrictions are in place


PLEASE CONTINUE TO CALL US IF YOU ARE UNWELL WITH UNRELATED CORONAVIRUS PROBLEMS AND PLEASE REMAIN REASSURED THAT IF YOU ARE ASKED TO COME DOWN TO THE SURGERY WE HAVE AN INTERCOM SYSTEM IN USE AND A MEMBER OF OUR TEAM WILL BE ABLE TO ASSIST YOU


WE ASK OUR PATIENTS TO PLEASE RESPECT OTHERS WHILST YOU WAIT TO BE CALLED INTO THE BUILDING AND ADHERE TO SOCIAL DISTANCING IN THE CAR PARK AND WAITING AREAS


AVOID our telephone queues please click on

myGP app

to access our online services

(currently available to patients age 13 years and above)

All online service providers can be viewed CLICK HERE


FOR FLU VACCINATION INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT OUR SERVICES PAGE OR CLICK HERE TO ACCESS ONLINE SERVICES

If you are aged 50-64 PLEASE book your flu vaccination appointment via the smartphone app MyGP or via other online service providers such as Patient Access please only call the surgery on 01772 215000 to book appointments if you have no internet or smartphone access


HOW TO ORDER YOUR MEDICATION CLICK HERE

Please help us and only call the surgery on 01772 215000 to order medication if you have no internet or smartphone access


WISH TO REGISTER OR MOVING OUT OF AREA AND WISH TO STAY REGISTERED

Click here to register and for more information


EMERGENCY


In the event of an emergency such as severe chest pain, symptoms of stroke,

severe allergic reaction, shortness of breath or severe bleeding please dial 999


WHEN WE ARE CLOSED PLEASE RING NHS 111


If you need medical advice of any description or wish to speak to a doctor when the surgery is closed please dial NHS 111.

Your call will be triaged by the call centre and directed to the most appropriate service.


The surgery work with a number of local practices to provide greater access to appointments and may offer appointments up to 8pm Monday to Friday and on Saturday and Sunday AM.

Please be advised that availability is limited and will be by pre-booked appointment and urgent on the day only

Access may not always be provided at this surgery and you may need to travel to an alternative practice. 

If no appointment is available you may be directed to alternative services such as NHS111.


Longton Health Centre


Established in 1947, we are an NHS GP practice part of Ribble Medical Group Primary Care Network responsible for the care of up to 

11,000 patients serving the population throughout the local area and we continue to welcome new patients in our community to our surgery


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(Site updated 24.1.2021)