Anti -Coagulation Testing Service
The Practice offers a "one stop shop" for patients requring anti-coagulant monitoring. At your appointment your blood will be tested by the thumb prick method, your blood tested and dosed. The clinics are run by our HCA and Practice Nurses and there is a supervising doctor on call at all times to dose levels that are out of range and give advice.
If you are a Patient at the practice who is having your blood tested ELSEWHERE and would like to come here instead, please ask about this local service either at reception or through the comments box on this website
Please note that Patients who are NOT registered at the Practice can also use this service. Your GP is aware that this service is available as this is an NHS wide led initiative and will be happy to refer you to us. Please ask reception for details or use the comment box on this website
The Practice nurses run these clinics , providing up to date medical advice, medication review and spirometery for patients with this condition. All patient on the register for asthma or COPD will be invited for an annual check up
Child Health Clinic
Wednesdays - 11.00am to 1.00pm.
The practice provides a full child health service for all its children up to the age of five years. Immunisation and developmental checks are carried out in conjunction with the health visitors attached to the practice. They are in attendance to give help, advice and support on a weekly basis. This is a very popular clinic where you may discuss any problems with the health visitor, practice nurse or doctor, or simply get to know other mothers with young children in your area. Please arrive before 12.30pm if you are attending for immunisations.
All the partners and the practice nurses provide advice on all methods of contraception, including fitting caps/coils, contraception implants and injections. This, like all services provided by the practice, is completely confidential.
The practice holds a healthy heart clinic each week. All patients who are on our CHD Register will be invited for an annnual check up. This will involve a fasting blood test followed up by a Clinic appointment with the Practice Nurse who will provide you with the results of your test and up to date advice and medication review
The Practice GP's and Nurses offer a comprehensive service to diabetic patients, All patients on our Diabetic Register will be invited for an annual check up and an annual foot screening and retinopathy appointment. Further information is available on request.
If you have a history of raised Blood Pressure this is called Hypertension. We will invite all our patients on our register for an annual check up, unless you have been seen in one of our other clinics. This check up will involve a fasting blood test followed up by a Practice Nurse led clinic appointment to discuss your results
The doctors provide full antenatal and postnatal care and antenatal appointments may be made up to one month in advance, via the receptionist. The community midwife holds her own clinic on Monday mornings and appointments are made to see her via the receptionist on 01772 214500
Just found out you're pregnant? Here's what to do next...
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 complete the self-referral form, as soon as possible so you can see your midwife and have your early screening tests.
Please answer the questions as fully as possible to ensure you receive the most appropriate care.
When you submit the form the hospital booking team will arrange your first booking appointment and also 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
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
Some of the partners will perform their minor operations from the fully equipped treatment room. Examples of procedures include removal of cysts, moles, skin lumps, toenails and cautery to warts, verrucae etc. The doctor will need to discuss the relevant procedure with you before carrying out the minor operation.
FREE NHS Health Check
This Clinic is for any patient aged between 40-75 who does not have any long term medical condition. The appointment involves a non fasting blood test and general advice on healthy living. Dependant on your test results you will be offered a second appointment to discuss them. If you wish to make an appointment please contact reception asking for a free NHS Health Check
Most services supplied at the health centre are covered by the NHS but some are classed as “private services”. These include the completion of private medical reports (BUPA, PPP etc), passport applications, holiday cancellations and some medical examinations. This list is not exhaustive and further details are available from reception.
The surgery is no longer a designated Yellow Fever centre. Some travel vaccinations are available under the NHS but the majority are not. A charge is made for some courses and further details are available upon request, in order to discuss your travel vaccine requirements please make an initial telephone assessment with our travel nurse, allowing plenty of time prior to travel. You may be asked to attend a private vaccination clinic.
Throughout certain times of the year we provide clinics for the following:
Shingles, Flu, Pneumonia, MMR Catch up, MEN ACWY for students and freshers, Baby immunisations. If you are due one of these vaccinations please make an appointment.
Information regarding eligibility is available on NHS website
You can now access your test results when signed up for GP online services
When you take your test you will be told how long it will be before the results are returned to the practice.
It is your responsibility to check back for your results and to make the necessary follow up arrangements to discuss them with your doctor if you are advised to do so
If you need to telephone the surgery for the results of a test, please do so after 2.00pm on 01772 214500
Note that the practice has a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection and we will only release test results to the person to whom they relate unless that person has given prior consent for the release of this data or they are not capable of understanding the results.
As with other surgeries the amount of blood test appointments we can offer can sometimes fall short of demand. Whilst we appreciate that our patient's first choice would be to attend their surgery for these tests, on occasion we may be fully booked for upto a couple of weeks ahead. Please see below to find a choice of various other clinics where you may go to have your blood taken.
You may attend any clinic on the timetable, no appointment may be necessary, but waiting may be unavoidable during busy periods, therefore it is advised to ring before you turn up.
Please arrive at least 30 minutes BEFORE the session ends to ensure you will be seen as clinics close and samples are collected promptly.
REMEMBER Don’t forget to fast if this type of test which is required or the blood test cannot be performed, and please remember to take your blood form with you if you have been given one
NB: Closed Bank Holidays
The doctors carry out medical examinations e.g. for driving licence, medical reports, sports etc. Please note there may be a charge for this service. Please ask at reception for further information regarding fees and time allocation for these examinations or completion of medical reports.
LONGTON HEALTH CENTRE PROVIDES FREE NHS TRAVEL VACCINATIONS.
IF YOU ARE TRAVELLING TO A COUNTRY THAT REQUIRES NON NHS VACCINE YOU WILL BE ASKED TO ATTEND A PRIVATE TRAVEL CLINIC AS WELL
PLEASE NOTE THAT NON NHS VACCINES ARE CHARGEABLE AND CAN BE EXPENSIVE - PLEASE REMEMBER TO ADD THESE TO THE COST OF YOUR TRAVEL PLANS
PLEASE BOOK YOUR TELEPHONE APPOINTMENT UPTO 6 WEEKS IN ADVANCE WITH OUR TRAVEL NURSE, IN ORDER THAT COURSES OF VACCINATION CAN BE COMPLETED
PLEASE NOTE - IF SURGERY APPOINTMENTS ARE NOT AVAILABLE IN YOUR REQUESTED TIMEFRAME YOU WILL NEED TO ATTEND A PRIVATE TRAVEL CLINIC INSTEAD AND ALL VACCINES ADMINISTERED WILL BE CHARGEABLE AT A COST TO YOURSELF
IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES WE MAY NEED TO CANCEL THE TRAVEL CLINIC AND THEREFORE WE WOULD LOOK TO REBOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT. HOWEVER IF THIS WAS NOT POSSIBLE IN THE TIMEFRAME BEFORE YOUR HOLIDAY STARTED WE WOULD HAVE TO DIRECT YOU TO A PRIVATE TRAVEL CLINIC
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
On behalf of the Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust the DESMOND Team deliver the DESMOND Type 2 Diabetes Structured Education course in our area.
They currently receive many referrals from our surgery and we already encourage patients to attend this free service.
Our patients can contact DESMOND directly and self-refer.
Enquire further about DESMOND by speaking to the DESMOND Team or click on the link below for more information;
It is an NHS DESMOND: Getting to Grips with Type 2 Diabetes, available in 5 languages.