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

WELCOME TO LONGTON HEALTH CENTRE


TO ORDER YOUR MEDICATION CLICK HERE

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


**Unfortunately our level of staff sickness due to COVID19 and isolation guidelines means that our daily capacity is significantly reduced, please consider if your community pharmacist can help with minor ailments alternatively EMAIL on [email protected] with any non-urgent queries - our team will review these within a 48 working hour period - our team will signpost your query to the most appropriate service available**

PLEASE NOTE our reception team are available at the practice to assist if you have no internet accessibility


Please use online services to book nurse, midwife and review appointments

myGP app

All online service providers can be viewed CLICK HERE

to access online services

(currently available to patients age 13 years and above)


IN CASE OF EMERGENCY AT ANY TIME RING 999


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 works 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


COVID-19 GUIDANCE IN LOCAL HEALTHCARE SETTINGS WILL REMAIN UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 

 

Following the end to mandatory social distancing and mask wearing in daily life on 19 July 2021, please be advised that if you are visiting a healthcare setting such as our GP surgery, community clinic or hospital, you will still be required to wear a facemask and adhere to social distancing guidelines.

 

We are still seeing rising cases of COVID-19 in our communities and in admission to our local hospitals so despite the easing of restrictions in our daily lives, we must continue to follow a rigorous process in health and care settings to keep our patients and our colleagues safe.

    

Despite any changes coming into force from Monday 19 July in the community, current guidance remains in place in hospitals, GP and other primary care buildings and services in central Lancashire, and will not change at this time.  

  

Therefore, all health and social care staff, volunteers, patients and visitors will still be required to continue to follow the below: 



  • HANDS: Wash hands regularly with soap and water or hand gel if hand washing facilities are not available 
  • FACE: Wear a face covering in practice buildings  
  • SPACE: Stay at least 2m away from people wherever possible and ensure you follow the social distancing measures in place 


Thank you for helping us continue to keep our patients and staff safe during these continued challenging times. 


The NHS is now inviting everyone over 18 to bring their second dose appointment forward to eight weeks to ensure everyone has the strongest possible protection from the Delta variant at the earliest opportunity; receiving the second dose at least eight weeks after the first offers the best protection.

The National Booking Service (NBS) has been updated too, so anyone who books their appointments through NBS will be offered their second dose appointment 56 to 84 days after their first dose appointment.

 

AZ vaccine and travel

Following reports in the media that some EU countries would not accept AZ vaccine manufactured in India known as Covishield, the Government has confirmed that no Covishield vaccines have been administered in the UK and that all AZ vaccines given in the UK appear on the NHS COVID Pass as Vaxzevria. The NHS COVID Pass is the digital proof of COVID-19 vaccine status, which has been available for international travel since May. The European Medicines Agency has authorised this vaccine and the Government is confident that travel will not be affected. The EU Digital Covid-19 Certificate is currently for EU citizens only, or third country nationals legally staying or resident in the EU. Information for patients about how to get an online or paper version of the NHS COVID Pass is on the NHS website.


The GP surgery is not able to provide evidence of your COVID-19 vaccination status, please use the NHS APP or CALL 119 for this information as letters showing your COVID-19 vaccination status WILL NOT BE PROVIDED


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

STAY AT HOME and self-isolate as per government advice

DO NOT TURN UP AT the surgery

ARRANGE TO TAKE A TEST CLICK HERE

Please click for Coronavirus related information


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 providing local services

and we continue to welcome new patients in our community to our surgery


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(Site updated 15.7.2021)