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

Welcome to Longton Health Centre


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


"Covid-19 vaccination programme update:

More people will begin to receive an invitation for a Covid-19 vaccination from today now that the majority of those within the top 4 priority cohorts have received theirs.

If you are aged 65-69 (cohort 5) you will be invited to book an appointment at one of the regional vaccination centres or a pharmacy service. Local vaccination services, run by groups of GP practices will focus on inviting those aged 16-64 who are at greater risk from Covid-19 (cohort 6) to the local clinics.

 

Cohort 5:

If you are aged 65-69 and you haven’t already got an appointment at a local clinic you will receive a letter inviting you to book at one of the regional centres. There are multiple venues across Lancashire with one opening in Preston later this week too. Please don’t worry if you or your family member is housebound, or unable to get to one of these regional centres – contact us and we will organise for you to receive a vaccination locally.

 

Cohort 6:

If you are aged 16-64 with an underlying health condition that puts you at greater risk or are listed on your own medical record as the carer of someone who is at greater risk, you will be contacted by us to invite you for your vaccine when they have one for you. Please don’t worry if you don’t get a call straight away as there are lots of people within this cohort and it will take some time to vaccinate everyone. You will be contacted as soon as practically possible."


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


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



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 19.2.2021)