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Nurse Practitioner led “Minor Ailments"  Clinic has changed  

A number of allocated appointments are available on the day for the assessment of MINOR AILMENTS that are persisting or worsening "after an initial period of self-care."  These appointments can be booked by telephone or in person. When booking in the reception staff will need information relating to your symptoms and onset to ensure that the same day clinic is the most appropriate pathway.  These appointments do not replace emergency appointments which require GP assessment or a routine appointment for on-going chronic problems. Hence the reception staff will request a history of your problem to ensure you are signposted to the most appropriate service.

Given restrictions on prescribing medications available over the counter there is a range of self-help leaflets available at the surgery.  This supports research that shows in many cases people can manage their minor conditions if provided with the right information.

Thank you for your co-operation

Patient Group

Very soon the practice will be setting up a group of patients who will occasionally be asked questions about the services the practice provides.  If you are interested in being part of this group please click on the words/icon Patient Group where more information is available

Contraception

The practice has now extended the range of contraception services we provide including fitting of coils and contraceptive implants (Nexplanon) by Dr Tanya Roy.  If you are interested in having a coil or contraceptive implant fitted please make an appointment with one of the Practice Nurses or Nurse Practitioners to discuss this, she we will then make an appointment with Dr Roy who will fit the coil or contraceptive implant.

Out of Hours

For out of hours calls when the surgery is closed please ring 111 -this is the number of the Out of Hours GP Service at The Urgent Care Centre, Victoria Hospital Blackpool.  During Public Holidays please refer to our opening times for more information.

 

Test Results
If you need to ring the surgery to check blood/smear/x-ray results, please ring 01253 823215 after 11:00am any morning.

Cancelling your Appointment
If you are unable to attend an appointment with one of the doctors or nurses, please telephone the surgery to cancel your appointment.

Pharmacists

Louise Winstanley

BSc. (Hons Pharm), MRPharmS (IPresc)

GPhC 2026556

Qualified from University of Aston 1980

Our pharmacists can help you with anything medicines related.  They can give you advice about taking your medicines, liaise with your community pharmacist, help you with knowing what you should be taking and carry out medication reviews.  Please ask at reception if you would like to see a Practice Pharmacist

Community Nurses

Contact Numbers Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm 01253 864122 or 01253 823215 Out of Hours 01253 300000 At the request of GPs, Health Visitors, Hospitals, Social Services, the Hospice, and the District Nursing Team visits clients who are house bound or unable to attend the Treatment Room at Cleveleys Health Centre. The team assesses the nursing needs of clients in their own homes and these are some of the areas of care we are responsible for providing:- Care of the terminally ill. The Management of clients with epidurals, syringe drivers and Hickman lines. Post-operative care following discharge from hospital including the management of dressings, wound care and the removal of sutures and clips. Pressure care and advice. The management of patients with leg ulcers. Taking blood samples. As part of the service provided to all our patients with Diabetes the District Nursing Team offers advice and educational support to those clients who are unable to attend the Diabetic Clinic. This includes teaching clients how to administer their own insulin. Administering prescribed medication by injection. Ear syringing if clients are unable to attend the Ear Clinic held in the Treatment Room. Teaching the administering of eye drops if client unable to do their own. Influenza Vaccinations either as part of a clinic held at the Crescent Surgery or in the clients home. All clients over the age of 75 will be invited to attend the surgery for a health assessment, which may be conducted by a member of the District NursingTeam. If clients are unable to attend the surgey then a visit to the clients home can be arranged. Incontinence assessment including catheter care, bowel care and advice. Health promotion support and advice. Teaching and supervision of all aspects of care to clients and their relatives/carers. Health needs assessment at the request of the GP or Social Services in clients own home, rest home and nursing home. Referrals to Social Services, Chiropody and Occupational Therapy or other relevant health professionals. Bereavement Counselling. If you feel you have a nursing need please let us assess this for you and/or refer you to the appropriate people who can help you.

Health Visitors

The health visitors are closely involved in the health care of patients, particulary children, expectant mothers and children with special needs. The team may be contacted at the health centre on 01253 951681.

Counsellors

The Mental Health Helpline can be the first port of call for anyone who is concerned about their own mental health or that of a friend or relative. It is a FREEPHONE, CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION and LISTENING service and the number will not appear on the telephone bill.
 
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