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Ashurst Health Centre | Lulworth | Skelmersdale | Lancashire | WN8 6QS | telephone 01695 732 468

Welcome to Ashurst Primary Care

 

 

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Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am - 6:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 6:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 1:30pm
Thursday 8:30am - 6:30pm
Friday 8:30am - 6:30pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

We offer additional extended hours for pre-booked appointments only:

Monday: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Tuesday: 6:30pm - 8:00pm(Nurse Appts Only)

At any time for EMERGENCIES
telephone 999 for an Ambulance

 

What to do in an emergency

Whatever the day or time, if you or someone else experiences severe chest pain, loss of blood or suspected broken bones, go to your nearest accident and emergency department
or call 999.

If you suspect a stroke act FAST

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What is FAST?

FAST requires an assessment of three specific symptoms of stroke:

  1. Facial weakness - can the person smile? Has their mouth or eye drooped?
  2. Arm weakness - can the person raise both arms
  3. Speech problems - can the person speak clearly and understand what you say?
  4. Time to call 999

 

 

About Us

We have produced this website to provide you with information about the way the Practice is organised and the services that are provided directly by Practice Staff, or by other members of the Primary Health Care Team.  Services will, by necessity, change from time to time, please do not hesitate to telephone the Practice to check the current position. We aim to provide you and your family with the highest quality of health care within the setting of a purpose built health centre.

The areas served by this Practice are:

  • Ashurst
  • Birch Green
  • Whalleys
  • Elmers Green.

Newly Registered Patients

In order to register with this Practice as a permanent patient:

  • You must reside within the Practice Area.
  • All members of the family must attend for an appointment with the Health Care Assistant.
  • Proof of residency must be provided.
  • Proof of current repeat medication provided, where appropriate.

The Doctor reserves the right to refuse your application. 

Temporary Residents

We are always happy to see any relatives or friends staying with you if they need a Doctor or Nurse. They will need to fill out a short form for the information to be returned to their own Doctor. Please arrive 10 minutes before your appointment to allow time for completion of the necessary forms.

Zero Tolerance

The Doctors and Staff of this Surgery re-affirm their commitment to do everything possible to protect themselves, patients and visitors from unacceptable behaviour and their zero tolerance of any incident that may cause hurt, alarm, damage or distress.  This includes actual or threatened physical violence or verbal abuse, which leads to fear for a person's safety.

In this situation we are obliged to notify the patient in writing of their removal from the list, and record in a patient's medical records the fact of the removal and circumstances leading to it.  The PCT is then responsible for providing further medical care for such patients.

Disabled Patients

Access ramps and disabled toilet facilities are available.  All consulting rooms are easily accessed.

Out of Hours Service : 01695 732 468 / 01695 574 634

Weekdays 6:30pm - 8:30am

GP Out of Hours Cover

  • Weekends 24 Hours GP Out of Hours Cover

These services are commissioned and run by Owls Out of Hours Service. This is a GP collaborative.

If you need to see/speak to an emergency Doctor, telephone the Surgery number: 01695 732 468 you will automatically be transferred to Owls.  If you wish to ring direct the number is:01695 574 634

Walk in Centre / 01695 588 640

  • Weekdays 7:00am - 9:00pm
  • Weekends / Bank Holidays 9:00am - 4:00pm

If you are calling on behalf of someone else please have relevant information available, such as:

  • address
  • date of birth
  • current medication
  • name of their GP.

If considered necessary you will be referred to a duty Doctor or Nurse Practitioner who will contact you and, either give further telephone advice, or ask you to attend a local centre or in appropriate circumstances visit you at home.

NHS Direct offers free health information and advice 24-hours a day. For deaf people and those hard of hearing, a telephone service is available on 0845 606 4647. If English is not your preferred language you can choose to use a confidential translation service.