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Ashurst Health Centre | Lulworth | Skelmersdale | Lancashire | WN8 6QS | telephone 01695 736 110

Ashurst Primary Care

 

 

 

 

Extremely Vulnerable to COVID-19

Get coronavirus support as an extremely vulnerable person.

**Please click on the link below to register if you have a condition that makes you extremely vulnerable:

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable


 

Your Health Services in West Lancashire

HELP US HELP YOU – WHEN YOU NEED IT!

It’s important you access the right health service for you

  • Pharmacy
  • NHS111
  • Extended Access
  • Patient Access
  • myGP

and more….download this poster:
WLCCG Services poster


Events

We have created a NEW PAGE titled, Events. We will also post our PPG Meeting dates on this new page. Please click on the link: Events


Disabled Patients

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


Download Our Practice Leaflet

Practice Leaflet


Opening Hours

Monday 8:00am – 6:30pm
Tuesday 8:00am – 6:30pm
Wednesday 8:00am – 6:30pm
Thursday 8:00am – 6:30pm
Friday 8:00am – 6:30pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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

Monday: 6:30pm – 8:00pm (GP Lead)
Tuesday: 6:30pm – 8:00pm (Nurse Lead)


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.


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Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)

The NHS in West Lancashire and Public Health England (PHE) are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. Measures have been put in place to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal. The latest information on symptoms of Coronovirus infection and areas where recent travel may have resulted in a high risk of exposure can be found on:
nhs.uk/conditions/coronaviruscovid-19/

NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.

Use this service if:

  • you think you might have coronavirus
  • in the last 14 days
  • you’ve been to a country or area with a high risk of coronavirus
    you’ve been in close contact with someone with coronavirus.

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Call 111 if you need to speak to someone.

Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person
with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact. A person can also catch the virus by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands.

Testing of suspected coronavirus cases is carried out in line with strict guidelines. This means that suspected cases are kept in isolation, away from public areas of GP surgeries, pharmacies and hospitals and returned home also in isolation. Any equipment that come into contact with suspected cases are thoroughly cleaned as appropriate. Specific guidance has also been shared with NHS staff to help safeguard them and others. Patients can be reassured that their safety is a top priority, and are encouraged to attend all appointments as usual.

Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:

  • Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.

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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

Practice Motto: Every Person is Equal

Ethos:

  • The ethos of the practice is to treat all patients, public and staff with Dignity and Respect.

And be:

  • Safe
  • Transparent
  • Adaptable
  • Resilient

And have:

  • Integrity

And work:

  • Collaboratively with patient and the wider community for the greater good of the practice population

**NEW myGP app**


Extended Access Service

West Lancashire now has an Extended Access Service running 7 days a week:

  • Monday – Friday 18:30-20:00
  • Saturdays – 10:00-16:00
  • Sundays – 10:00-14:00

The service runs from various locations on weeknights and from 3 hubs in West Lancs on the weekend:

  • Burscough Helth Centre
  • Ormskirk Medical Practice
  • Sandy Lane Health Centre

The service offers pre-bookable and same-day primary care appointments with a range of Clinicians including:

  • GPs
  • Nurses
  • Health Care Assistants

Appointments are available to all patients that are registered in West Lancs and can be booked by contacting reception.

Please be aware that this is not a walk-in service – you must have an appointment. Should you need to cancel your appointment, please contact the Extended Access Service directly on: 01695 736 053


New Service for Patients – Named GP

Dear Patient,
You may be aware that from June 2015 all practices are required to provide their patients with a named GP who will have overall responsibility for the care and support that our surgery provides to them.  This is to inform you that Dr Saxena will be your named GP.

Dr Saxena will have overall responsibility for the care and support that our surgery provides to you. This does not prevent you from seeing any GP in the practice as you currently do.

You do not need to take any further action; this is for information only.

Kind Regards
Chris Forrest
Practice Manager

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 WLCCG is then responsible for providing further medical care for such patients.

CORONAVIRUS

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING
CHANGES DUE TO CONRONAVIRUS

Due to the ongoing situation with Coronavirus, we are taking measures in line with guidance shared by NHS England and Public Health Authorities to minimise risks associated with the virus.

In order to protect our patients and staff we are asking our patients to support us during this difficult time.

Ashurst Primary Care is open as usual to continue providing continuity of care to all of our patients.  Our main objective is to protect our patients and staff and therefore we will be limiting face to face contacts with effect from 17.03.2020. To that affect we are asking that you do not come into practice unless you are asked to by a GP or a staff member.

All patients who have a booked appointment will be contacted by a member of the team to convert your appointment to a telephone appointment.  Based on your telephone appointment the GP will decide if you need to be seen and arrange a time for you to attend the surgery.

From today all new requests to book an appointment will be telephone triaged by a Doctor.

We will not be accepting paper prescription requests at the practice, please order repeat prescriptions by ringing the POD on 01695 588522 or online using the MyGp app.  If you need online access setting up please contact the surgery by phone on 01695 736111.

**Please click on the link below to register if you have a condition that makes you extremely vulnerable:

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable

This is a very challenging time for us all and we would appreciate your co-operation during this period of uncertainty.

Dr Saxena and Partners

Ashurst Primary Care