If you are experiencing Chest Pain or Stroke Like symptoms please telephone 999 immediately.
DUE TO VANDALISM DURING DAYTIME HOURS TO STAFF CARS PARKED AT THE SIDE AREA OF THE SURGERY, THE GATE LEADING ONTO LIVERPOOL ROAD WILL NOW BE PERMANENTLY CLOSED. WE APOLOGISE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS MAY CAUSE. POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING CCTV FOOTAGE TO IDENTIFY THE PERSON RESPONSIBLE.
please see the latest Newsletter for details of this years Seasonal Flu Campaign and the changes implemented by Public Health England.
If you wish to carry on receiving text messages for appointment reminders and health care information that is relevant to you, please make sure you respond to text reminders we send. You are now required to OPTIN to receive this service as per the new General Data Protection Regulations as of the 25 May 2018.
Our phone system options have changed. You will now hear Dr Flowers, giving you important information on how the appointment system operates. Please listen carefully as the options available have changed and it is important you choose the correct option for your enquiry.
For those patients who are Carers, military veterans, please make yourself know to the surgery so your record can be marked accordingly with the appropriate information to assist in your future care.
Repeat Medication Ordering - The way you order your repeat medication is changing week commencing 12 March 2018. Please read the information available. Ordering your Repeat Medication
For the purposes of offering appointments outside of normal surgery hours, patients will also be able to access medical services at various other surgeries within the Greater Preston area. Please see the Flyer for further information on clinic venues and times.
Ramadam - Patients with type 2 diabetes and health issues associated with fasting
Hub Appointments available
Hub Appointments - These appointments are available when the surgery is closed. If you require medical attention between the hours of 1830hrs - 2000hrs Monday to Friday or on a Saturday and Sunday between the hours of 8.00am and 12pm please telephone 01772 529200. Outside of these hours please contact NHS111.
Patient Representative Group (PRG) - Also as a result of forming a collaborative with these neighbouring practices we have also nominated a patient from our Patient Representative Group who will meet with other practice representative PRG members to discuss issues/schemes that Ribble Bank Medical Group are looking at being involved in. St Fillans will continue to be an independent GP practice and keep its own identity and carry on with the quarterly PRG meetings of which will cover St Fillans own topics. Information will be cascaded on this website and available to patients in respect to PRG meetings held outside of the surgery and we will keep you updated as matters arise.
Pharmacy 4U - St Fillans Medical Centre has not given permission for the surgery name to appear on any correspondence being sent out to patients from Pharmacy 4U. We do not recommend any pharmacy to our patients. It is entirely patient choice as to whom they visit for their dispensing needs. If you receive communication with the practice name on, please inform us immediately so we can investigate further.
Demand for Appointments:- Please consider other options before visiting your doctor! Can the pharmacy help you with your medical problem? click on this link for further information - www.nhs.uk/livewell/pharmacy/pages/pharmacyhome.aspx
Minor Ailments Scheme - Visit your local pharmacy for further information on treatments available under this scheme.
Challenge Through Sport Initiative (CSI project) - awaiting electronic version to upload to practice website. Copies of Activities available in Preston is available from the main reception area.
Gluten Free Products no longer available on prescription:- Gluten Free Products - For further assistance or any enquiries please telephone the customer care team on 01772 214601.
Suggestions and Comments Box - located in the main reception area:- If using this facility, it would be helpful to include your name and a contact telephone number so we can reply directly to your suggestion or comment. As some of these are posted anonymously, it can be difficult to then communicate a reply that will reach the person who it is aimed for. On occasions it may be that we have been asked about something that does require a personal reply. In an effort to address any suggestions/comments that are given by the patient, we will now start to post any replies onto the practice website if we do not have a contact name to reply personally to that patient. This information can be found under a heading on the right hand side of the website page, named Suggestions and Comments Responses.
The Practice closes every Wednesday between the hours of 1pm - 2pm for training. Whilst the surgery is closed, if you require urgent medical assistance, please telephone 07594876663. Please note this number is for patients requiring urgent medical attention only and is not for ordering prescriptions or general enquiries.
CHILDREN WITH ASTHMA - IF YOU HAVE A CHILD AGED 0-16YRS DIAGNOSED WITH ASTHMA, PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES TO ASSIST YOU IF YOUR CHILDS ASTHMA SYMPTOMS WORSEN
Children with Asthma - Guidelines
Penwortham Carers Group:- St Fillans was instrumental in setting up a Carers Group which is for any Carer past or present. It is hoped that the Group will build friendships and support for people who are Carers. If you would like to join the group, we meet on the 1st Friday of each month at Galloway Home in Howick between 11am - 1pm. Please come along and join us for a coffee and a chat. We are not meeting in January, so our next planned session will be Friday 3 February when we will have a Consultant from Fulwood Hall Hospital come along to give a talk on Joint Pain and how to manage and look after your joints. Places are limited so please contact St Fillans to let us know if you are interested in attending.
IF YOU REQUIRE URGENT MEDICAL ASSISTANCE WHEN THE SURGERY IS CLOSED, PLEASE TELEPHONE NHS111
ALZEIMERS AWARENESS:- FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT :- www.alzheimers.org.uk