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.
Coronavirus Update January 2021
Withnell Health Centre is open as usual as we continue to provide care to all our patients but we still 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.
It is important to contact your GP surgery if you have any health problems, we have procedures in place to keep you safe and will only invite you to attend the surgery if we feel a further assessment is needed.
If the GP or nurse decides they wish to see you face to face they will ask you attend surgery. When you arrive please wait in your car in the car park, ring reception to let them know you have arrived and the clinician will come out and get you when they are ready. Please wear a face covering.
We are still undertaking essential care including smears, B12 injections and contraceptive injections when these are due so please contact reception who can arrange these.
Blood Clinics are running on Tuesday and Thursday. We are limiting the numbers in the waiting room so please attend your appointment at your allocated time, do not arrive early as you won’t be allowed to enter. This is to keep everyone safe. Please wear a face covering and upon entering the building, use the hand sanitiser provided and wait at the table by the entrance until a staff member says it ok to go to the waiting room. At that point enter the toilets and wash your hands before proceeding to the waiting room.
Ante-natal Clinics are running every other Wednesday. Please follow the procedure above as for blood clinic.
To order repeat prescriptions please email us (firstname.lastname@example.org), use our website www.withnellhc.nhs.uk or if registered use patient access. You can also post via royal mail or pop your request in the post box at the surgery.
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 have been asked to drop off a sample please ensure it is labelled correctly and leave it on the table just inside the entrance.
If you need an appointment with a doctor or nurse please telephone 01254 282630 as usual and we can arrange a telephone appointment for you.
** MOST IMPORTANTLY PLEASE REMEMBER THE BEST WAY TO KEEP YOURSELF PROTECTED IS TO REGULARLY WASH YOUR HANDS WITH SOAP AND WATER**
We have started to deliver the Coronavirus Vaccination Programme to our patients. We will contact you when it is your turn.
Patients are also being contacted by NHS England and invited to attend at one of the mass vaccination centres.
The Surgery will close on the following Tuesdays at 1.00 pm and re-open again on Wednesday morning at 8.00 am. Call 111 if you need a Doctor during this time.
Dates for 2021/2022 Protected Training sessions are as follows:
From 13th January 2018 we have been be working with other local practices (Whittle Surgery, 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 are currently via telephone.
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 07375 935661 for emergencies during this times. Some months this date may vary but will be advertised.
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
The Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria ICS are encouraging parents and parents-to-be to sign-up to a new app that is packed full of advice and local information to help them through their pregnancy and beyond. The app has been developed to provide parents with a single source of trusted NHS information for all their maternity needs at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust and Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
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 26/04/2021)