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


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.

Nurse Practitioners

Oonagh Potts
RGN, BSc (Hons) Nurse Practitioner, Extended and Supplementary Nurse Prescriber
Leah Redshaw (f)

RGN BSc Nurse Practitioner, Independent Supplementary Nurse Prescriber

Helen Smith

RGN BSc (Hons) in nursing studies, RCN Nurse Practitioner Certificate, Independent Supplementary Prescriber

Nurse Practitioners are nurses with experience in primary care, who have undertaken further training in:- Pharmacology Clinical examination Human health and disease Oonagh, Angela, Helen and Leah can see any patient who chooses to see her for any reason or condition. They have particular knowledge in:- Women's health, ie smears, contraception, menopause Heart disease High blood pressure Respiratory care, breathing problems Diabetes management Stroke management Mental Health They have been trained to carry out examinations, instigate tests and act as necessary. If Oonagh, Angela, Helen or Leah cannot deal with your problem they will refer you to, or discuss your problem with the GP with your consent
Clare Hey (f)

Specialist Nurses



Mrs Josie Walsh (f)

Healthcare Assistants

Christopher Potts (m)

Our primary Healthcare Practitioner's role includes taking blood samples, undertaking blood

pressure checks, 24hr blood pressure monitoring, performing ECGs, lung function tests,

weight management, health screening and lifestyle counselling role.

Claire Major (f)
Rebecca Bamber
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