Welcome to Withnell Health Centre
With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.
MAY BANK HOLIDAYS
The surgery will be open between 8am and 6.30pm both May Bank Holidays. All consultations are currently by telephone in the first instance and if face to face is needed the GP will arrange this. Please ring the surgery on the day for an appointment.
WEEKEND TELEPHONE APPOINTMENTS
Starting this weekend our network of 5 surgeries will be providing some telephone appointments between 8am and 2pm on Saturday and Sunday. To book an appointment please ring 01257 514300 between 8am and 2pm
Withnell Health Centre is open as usual to continue providing care to all our patients but as of Friday 13/3/2020 we are asking you not to come to surgery unless asked to do so by a GP or staff member. We will be offering telephone appointments first to everyone, as we do our best to keep everyone safe.
If you have a pre-booked appointment with the GP or Nurse please do not attend, this will be changed to a telephone call – they will call you on that date.
To order repeat prescriptions please email us (firstname.lastname@example.org), use our website or if registered use patient access. If you don't have access to the internet you can temporarily telephone to order your prescription between 11am and 3pm.
If you have ordered a repeat prescription it will automatically be sent to Withnell Pharmacy for collection unless you give us an alternative pharmacy.
If you are dropping off a sample please ensure it is labelled correctly and post it through the letter box.
If you need an appointment with a doctor or nurse or have any questions please telephone 01254 282630 as usual and we can advise you.
** MOST IMPORTANTLY PLEASE REMEMBER THE BEST WAY TO KEEP YOURSELF PROTECTED IS TO REGULARLY WASH YOUR HANDS WITH SOAP AND WATER**
01.07.2019 - As part of our collaborative we are now offering more additional appointments outside of our core hours. We will be offering Telephone Appointments and also Nurse appointments as follows:
Tuesday evening – additional GP evening telephone appointments
Wednesday evening– nurse appointments from 18.30-20.00
Thursday evening - additional GP evening telephone appointments
These appointments are in addition to our existing face to face nurse appointments on Wednesday evenings, the 1st Saturday and Sunday of the month
From 13th January 2018 we have been be working with other local practices (Withnell Health Centre, Drs Baghdjian/Jacobs at Chorley Health Centre, Preston Road Surgery & Clayton Brook Surgery), to provide you with access to a Health Care Professional every night until 20.00 during the week and Saturday & Sunday at varying times. Please see the "Opening Times" page for more details.
NURSE PRACTITIONER APPOINTMENTS
We now have appointments available with our Nurse, Adrienne, who is a fully qualified nurse prescriber so when you ring for an appointment she may be able to suit your health needs and you may be offered an appointment with her instead of the GP. Her appointments are book on the day and she works Monday, Wednesday and Friday PM
IMPORTANT PATIENT INFORMATION
TRAINING DATES FOR FUTURE MONTHS
At least once each month the surgery is closed for staff training and development between 12.30 and 2.00pm - please call 07398 906385 for emergencies during this times. Some months this date may vary but will be advertised.
Periodically on Tuesday afternoons the surgery will be closed from 1pm for a GP protected education sessions organised by Chorley & South Ribble Clinical Commissioning Group. If you need urgent assistance please call 111. We will re-open at 8.30am on the Wednesday.
PROTECTED EDUCATION SESSIONS - FUTURE DATES
11th February 2020 - closed from 1pm
10th March 2020 - closed from 1pm
28th April 2020 - closed from 1pm
9th June 2020 - closed from 1pm
14th July 2020 - closed from 1pm
8th September 2020 - closed from 1pm
13th October 2020- closed from 1pm
10th November 2020 - closed from 1pm
Please call 111 if you need urgent assistance
We no longer offer a telephone prescription ordering service
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but this decision was forced upon us due to patient safety issues and reported issues of accuracy with this method of ordering.
Therefore the methods of ordering prescriptions will be : -
- Emis Patient Access
- Via e-mail at email@example.com
- Via the link in the Prescription section of this website.
- Paper request/tick sheet
We have had our second PPG meeting on October 2019. We welcomed a couple more new members to the group.
As a result of this meeting we are looking into setting the terms of reference for our meetings. We also discussed accessibility to the building for disabled people and the possibility of electronic doors and a new reception desk. As we are tenants in the building and it belongs to the NHS, Dr Robinson agreed to contact the CCG to ask for the Equality and Diversity Lead to come and do a survey of the building with particular regards to the access.
Please get in touch if you would like to be involved. New members are always most welcome, we are always keen to improve the care we give.
The next meeting is scheduled for 25th March 2020.
Get Well, Keep Well
Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.
We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.
(Site updated 30/04/2020)