Practice Purchases Dardsley House Site
Today on 29 September 2017 the practice purchased the site on Brownedge Road. It will be developed as the new site for Lostock Hall Medical Centre to open summer 2018.
Patient Consultation - Possible Relocation of the Practice
Thank you to all patients who took part in the consultation over the proposed relocation of the practice to Dardsley House, Brownedge Road. We were pleased that 98% of patients who expressed an opinion were in favour of the move. This evidence helped us secure NHS / Greater Preston CCG approval for the move at the Delegated Commissioning Committee meeting on 2 August 2017.
An inspection of the practice by the Care Quality Commission on 26 June 2017 has resulted in an overall rating of GOOD, although some areas for improvement have been identified and are currently being addressed. See a link on our Home Page to see the full report on the CQC website.
Saturday Morning Clinics
As from April 2017 Saturday morning clinics have been reduced from weekly to 2 per month because of a temporary cut in regional NHS funding for this programme. Ask reception staff during the week for confirmation of whether the surgery is open the following Saturday.
Painting By F.V. Gornall
The practice is very grateful to the Gornall family for giving permission to use an image of this lovely painting of the surgery, on the home page of our website. Frank Gornall was a patient at the practice for many years until his death in 2011. Mr Gornall took up painting on retirement from British Aerospace under the careful instruction of his sister, an art teacher. In 1993 he presented this painting as a gift to Dr Prasad, the Lead GP at the time. Dr Prasad’s red Volvo can be seen in the foreground. Mr Gornall lived an eventful life, working in Australia for some period and in his younger years was on the books of Preston North End as a goalkeeper. Mr Gornall’s son and grandson continue as patients at the practice. The painting is now proudly on display in the practice staff room.
Booking appointments and repeat prescriptions online
We understand that sometimes it can be difficult calling in to book appointments and order prescriptions over the phone, but did you know that you can do this online? We offer this service to all our patients and if you are interested please come in to the practise and ask for login details at the reception.
The practise is now hosting a weekly smoking cessation clinic every Friday morning. If you need help giving up smoking please contact the practise to arrange an appointment or speak to your doctor or nurse on your next visit.
If you are interested in taking part in our Patient group, or a larger virtual Patient group please enquire at the reception in our practise.