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If you are experiencing Chest Pain or Stroke Like symptoms please telephone 999 immediately. 

If you are asked to attend the surgery please ensure that you wear a face covering

Covid 19: Please do not attend the surgery unless invited to do so

Please avoid attending the surgery in person unless you are invited to do so.  You must wear a face covering if you are invited to enter the surgery.  Please maintain social distancing at ALL times.  See below for latest Covid-19 guidance.

New Covid-19 regulations published 2 Oct 2020


Influenza Season 2020-21 - Please contact the practice if you would like the flu vaccination this year.  We are actively targeting those patients who are known to be eligible for the free flu vaccination, but if you have not as yet been contacted please telephone 01772 325001, Option 1 and we will check to see if you are eligible and be able to book you an appointment. This year there is a national campaign to vaccination those aged 50 - 64 years of age, who would not of been eligible previously.  Those patients who fall into this age group, who otherwise would not have been eligible, will be contacted later in November when we receive the supply of vaccine to allow us to proceed with vaccination.  

COVID-19: School Absence Letters will not be provided - please follow government advice

School letters of absence for your child, please be aware that your GP will not be doing this. Parents are advised to follow government guidance.  It is not a GPs responsibility to issue school letters of absence for your children. Government guidance is that school attendance is mandatory unless your child is self-isolating, has symptoms of COVID-19 or is close to someone who has COVID-19.

Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) - available now!

We are upgrading to the next phase of the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) which will mean that almost all our prescriptions will be processed electronically from Monday 10 August 2020.  Electronic prescriptions help save the NHS money.  You will receive your prescriptions in the same way as you do now.  Read more about EPS on the NHS website.

For the most recent guidance around Shielding, please visit the website

Following the ‘freedom to speak up review’ by Sir Robert Francis, it was recommended that all NHS organisations foster a culture of safety and learning. If you are a member of the public:

  • If your concern is about the care you have received or that of a loved one, we recommend that you should always speak directly to the NHS organisation about this in the first instance. However, if you feel this is not possible or you do not wish to do so then you can raise a concern by contacting the CCGs’ customer care team via email to or call 01772 214602 or 01772 214601 - please note that calls to these numbers will be recorded for training and monitoring purposes. Alternatively, you can also contact the Care Quality Commission, the independent regulator for all adult health and care services in England. Find out how to do this here.

B12 Treatment for patients during Covid-19 - B12 treatment

The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to protect the safety of all patients and NHS staff while continuing to ensure services are available to the public.

The latest information for patients is on the NHS website.

The Department of Health and Social Care publishes daily figures on testing at 2.00pm every day.

MyGP APP - a new service available to download on Apple Store or Google Play.  Allows the booking and cancelling of appointments, medication ordering, access to medical record information and health advice.  For more information and to register to use the APP please click on the link

Patients can now self-refer into the Moving Well Service for physiotherapy services.  Please use the following link to complete the on-line referral form:-

Quit squad

DESMOND – diabetic

Age concern

Fall prevention

Fire rescue


Lancashire volunteering service

Grow Preston  

We are now using Chain SMS to message patients!

Chain SMS

Getting medication if the UK leave the EU

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. Further information can be seen via our Practice Booklet, located under the Appointments area to the left of this page.

Hub Appointments available

Practice Information Booklet

Positive Pregnancy Test - You can self-refer straight through to the maternity unit instead of going to your GP. Call 01772 524726 or visit

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 has changed from 12 March 2018.  Please read the information available.  Ordering your Repeat Medication

Ramadam - Patients with type 2 diabetes  and health issues associated with fasting

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 -

Minor Ailments Scheme - Visit your local pharmacy for further information on treatments available under this scheme.

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 - 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. 





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