Clinics We Offer

Information for patients to support access to clinics

Please be reminded of recent updates on blood clinic arrangements, and see below or updated information below which provides information for patients on how to access the service.

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If you require a routine OR urgent blood test, please see the following information to support you in accessing the most appropriate service.

Local NHS staff are working extremely hard to maintain services during this difficult time and the continued cooperation of patients is greatly appreciated.

Please do not attend these clinics if you are experiencing symptoms of coronavirus.
Please continue to socially distance from others and wear a face covering whilst attending any NHS site, including your local hospital, GP surgery or community clinic.

Only the patient requiring the blood test should enter the clinic unless assistance is required by a carer or relative for the duration.
 
Booking blood tests
GP requested routine blood tests can be booked at your local hospital.

Appointments can be made at Royal Preston Hospital or Chorley and South Ribble District General Hospital, operating Monday to Friday from 9am until 5pm.

To book your appointment, please call 01257 247095.
 
You should only attend one of these hospital clinics for a blood test if:

  • your doctor has instructed you to do so, AND
  • has supplied you with a blood form to bring with you to your appointment.

The blood form is a requirement for your appointment so please remember to bring it along. If you have not received a blood form, but have been instructed to attend a hospital clinic, please contact your GP practice directly before attending.

If you are attending Royal Preston Hospital for a routine blood-test, please arrive at the main entrance and turn right towards the ambulance desk; the clinic details will be sign posted from here.

If you are attending Chorley and South Ribble District General Hospital for a routine blood-test, please arrive at the front door of the Urgent Care Centre.
 
Booking urgent blood tests
There are a number of ways to access urgent blood test clinic appointments. Both clinic options provide the same service. Please note the different opening times, contact details and location with the hospital sites.

You should only attend one of these hospital clinics for an urgent blood test if:

  • your doctor has instructed you to do so, AND
  • has supplied you with a blood form to bring with you to your appointment.

 
The blood form is a requirement for your appointment so please remember to bring it along. If you have not received a blood form, but have been instructed to attend a hospital clinic, please contact your GP practice directly before attending.
 
Urgent clinic booking option 1: Clinics at Royal Preston Hospital or Chorley and South Ribble District General Hospital site, operating Monday to Friday from 9am until 5pm.

To book your appointment, please call 01257 247095.

If you are attending Royal Preston Hospital for a routine blood-test, please arrive at the main entrance and turn right towards the ambulance desk; the clinic details will be sign posted from here.

If you are attending Chorley and South Ribble District General Hospital for a routine blood-test, please arrive at the front door of the Urgent Care Centre.
 
Urgent clinic booking option 2: To make an appointment at a community-based blood clinic:

If you live in Chorley and South Ribble, appointments can be made by contacting your GP practice directly.
If you live in Preston, please visit: https://www.lscft.nhs.uk/Phlebotomy to access the contact details for your local community clinic.
 
Urgent clinic booking option 3: Royal Preston Hospital and Chorley and South Ribble District General Hospital, operating Monday to Friday 08.30am to 12.30pm.
To book your appointment, please call 01772 524146 or 01772 524143 Monday to Friday between 9am and 4pm.

These urgent clinics will take place in the usual blood clinic locations at both Royal Preston Hospital and Chorley and South Ribble District General Hospital.

This information can also be downloaded in word format by clicking here. 

Minor Operations

Certain clinical procedures will be carried out at the practice however you will be signposted to the most appropriate service.

Anti-coagulant Near Patient Testing

(Service also available to patients from other practices)

If you are prescribed Warfarin we offer a blood testing and dosing service at the practice.  Please contact reception to arrange an appointment and register your details.

Community Child Health Clinic

The practice provides a full child health service for all locally registered children up to the age of 5 years. Immunisation and developmental checks are carried out in conjunction with the Health Visitors linked to our practice. They are in attendance to give help, adviceand support on a weekly basis.

This is a popular clinic where you may discussany problems with the Health Visitor, Practice Nurse Associate or Doctor.

Important - please continue to attend for childhood vaccinations

For vaccinations please attend the COVID secure surgery at the time notified in your invitation letter.If your child is unwell please contact the surgery to let them know.

Contraception

(including Contraception Implants and Injections – also available to patients from other practices)

The clinicians provide advice on all methods of contraception, including fitting caps/coils, contraception implants and injections. This, like all other services provided by the practice, is completely confidential.

Chlamydia Screening

The practice provides Chlamydia screening. If you wish to arrange this appointment please inform the receptionist over the phone or if you would prefer to please write this down on a privacy slip provided at the reception desk.  Please note we are able to text your results back to you therefore please inform us of your current mobile number.  On occasion we may refer you to another suitable clinic instead of asking you to attend the surgery.

Coronary Heart Disease Prevention/Stroke /TIA/Atrial Fibrillation/Peripheral Artery Disease Clinic

The practice holds regular healthy heart clinics. Patients who are on our CHD register will be invited for an annual check-up. This will involve a non-fasting blood test followed up by a telephone or face to face appointment where appropriate with the Practice Pharmacist where your results will be discussed and your medication reviewed.

Diabetic Clinic

Dr Cepeda-Lucas and Dr Carradus offer a comprehensive service to diabetic patients.  All patients on our Diabetic Register will be invited to receive an annual telephone check-up, foot screening and ophthalmology check.

Asthma and COPD Clinic

These are specialist run clinics, providing up to date medical advice, medication reviews and spirometry for patients with this condition. All patients on the register for asthma or COPD will be contacted for an annual telephone or face to face review where appropriate.

Hypertension Clinic

If you have a history of raised blood pressure this is called Hypertension. We invite patients on our practice register for an annual telephone or face to face review where appropriate, unless you have been seen in one of our other clinics. This check-up will involve a non-fasting blood test and a review of your records and results by one of our clinicians.

Counselling

If you are troubled by anxiety, depression, stress, relationship problems etc. and wish to access a counsellor, patients can access the service Minds Matters 01772 773437 Monday to Friday 9-5 or book an appointment online at  www.lancashirecare.nhs.uk/Mindsmatter

Maternity Services - Self-referral Service

As soon as you find out you are pregnant you have the option to book your maternity care directly with Lancashire teaching Hospitals instead of seeing your GP.

Please visit https://www.lancsteachinghospitals.nhs.uk/pregnancy-self-referral/ and complete the self-referral form, we encourage you to do this as soon as possible so you can see your midwife and have your early screening tests. When you submit the form the booking team will arrange your first booking appointment and should notify your GP of your pregnancy. If you do not receive an appointment within 2 weeks then please call the booking team on 01772 524726

Folic acid - It is recommended that you start taking Folic acid (0.4mg) supplements as early in pregnancy as possible. These tablets are widely available in pharmacies and supermarkets. Folic acid is important for the development of your baby’s nervous system

The clinicians provide full antenatal and postnatal care at Longton Health Centre.

Community Midwife - This clinic is held weekly at Longton Health Centre andappointments can be made up to 4 weeks in advance.

Post-natal (6 week) checks are carried out by the GP and appointments are made during normal surgery time up to 2 weeks in advance.

Phlebotomy Clinics

Phlebotomy clinic availability – note to GPs 

The current delay in community phlebotomy clinic availability is having an impact on suspected cancer patient waiting times.

Could we please ask all GP’s to remind patients who require a 2WW blood test to request an urgent same day slot with reception when they call to book.

By doing this patients could reduce their waiting time from 13 days to 1.


By reducing such high phlebotomy waiting times for these patients we can help to increase the discovery of cancer earlier and reduce patient anxiety.

If a patient has been referred under 2WW please try all the urgent options as patients require their bloods done by the next working day, if possible.