Other Services

DESMOND - Delivering a structured education course for those diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes.  This is a free service provided by Lancashire Care Foundation Trust.  Patients can contact DESMOND directly and self-refer into the service on 01772 777620.  Further information on Desmond can be found on the website www.lancashirecare.nhs.uk/desmond

Vascular Consultant Outpatient Clinic

From the 29 March 2016 a Vascular clinic will be held bi-weekly at St Fillans Medical Centre.  Mr Rob Salaman, Vascular Consultant will hold these sessions.  Vascular assessments will be offered to patients.  For more information on this service please either pick up a leaflet from the main reception or contact the vascular team on 01254 734103 or email:- vascularcentre@elht.nhs.uk

Arthritis Drop-in session:-

St Fillans Medical Centre, holds Arthritis clinics for patients to attend bi-monthly.  A health professional who can give you advice in respect to arthritis runs these sessions.  Information on services available to suffers of arthritis, tips on coping day to day.  Please pick up a leaflet from the main reception desk or book an appointment to attend the next session with the receptionist.  Further information can also be obtained by contacting gillp@arthritiscare.org.uk or telephone Gill on 07734 238 682 for further information.

Over 75 Health Checks

From April 2014, the government introduced a scheme for all patients aged 75 years and over to be offered an annual health check.  If you are interested in having a health check please telephone the surgery fore further information. 

pregnant Family Planning

These clinics are held on a Wednesday afternoon.  This clinic is now pre-bookable and appointments can be made by using our On-Line Service or contacting the surgery. The Practice offers everyone, regardless of age, a full and confidential family planning service.  Alternative appointments are available in respect to Family Planning Advice on alternative days if required.  Please ask the receptionist for further advice. 

Changes to our Service

Our Nurses are implementing a new scheme regarding the prescribing of the contraceptive pill . We hope that this will make life easier for our patients - if you are eligible you will be able to receive a year’s supply of your Pill.

There is a form for you to complete (you can download it here) Once completed please bring the form into the surgery. At the same time please record your height, weight and BP on our machine in reception. Your form will be reviewed by the nurse, who will decide if you are suitable for the scheme.

If you are deemed suitable, the nurse will arrange for a year's supply of your contraceptive pill.  You do not need to see the nurse at this point, but of course if you would like to see her to discuss this our Patient Co-Ordinators will be happy to arrange an appointment for you.

If the nurse feels you are not suitable she will discuss this with you, and you will continue to receive your Pills at six monthly intervals as previously.

If you would like to discuss this further, please call us. Our Patient Co-Ordinators will be happy to help, or arrange a phone consultation for you with the Practice Nurse.

Contraceptive Pill Checklist

Under 5’s

Baby clinic for pre school children on Thursday afternoons 1.00 pm –3.00pm.

Maternity Care

Thursday morning 9:00am-11:00am This is run by the district midwives.

Minor Surgery

If you are concerned about any skin lesion make an appointment with your doctor. 


childimmunise For children – When your child is due an immunisation you should receive a reminder. Children’s immunisations can be done either at the Thursday Baby Clinic or by appointment with our practice nurse.

For adults – Tetanus and Polio boosters and Hepatitis B vaccinations can be arranged by appointment with the practice nurse.

Information for Young People

There are leaflets on various health issues for teenagers available at the practice. Young people can also arrange to see a practice nurse to discuss any health related issues on an individual basis.

Blood Testing

The Clinical Commissioning Group provide a phlebotomy service at the practice for anyone requiring blood tests. You will need an appointment for this which can be booked through our receptionists or the on-line services. Appointments are available Mon- Wed between 8.30 and 12.30.  (these times may be subject to change at short notice).

If these clinics are not convenient then there are "walk-in" clinics available within the Preston area.  Please ask reception for further information.


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