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

Ashurst Primary Care

 

 

 

 

If you suspect a stroke act FAST

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

Out of Hours

Service

  • Weekdays 6:30pm – 8:00am
    • Contact NWAS – Tel: 111
  • Weekends 24 hours
    • Contact NWAS – Tel: 111

Walk in Centre / 0300 247 0011

  • 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 111 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.

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.

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