Welcome to Longton Health Centre
Established in 1947, we are an NHS GP practice which is currently responsible for the care of up to
11,000 patients serving the population throughout
Longton, Hutton, New Longton, Higher Penwortham, Hoole and Walmer Bridge
We continue to welcome new patients to our surgery
As well as a source of information about the services we provide, we hope you will find our website informative about health campaigns and other health related information
If you cannot find what you are looking for please phone us on 01772 214500
Here are our opening times for the bank holiday as well as the local pharmacies.
Hope you all have a great bank holiday!
Testing Strips Recall
The medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) have announced a recall on Accu-Chek Aviva and Accu-Check performa Test Strips due to concerns they may give falsely high or low readings.
The Test Strips affected have LOT numbers of:
Accu-Chek Aviva (Packs of 50) :
497392, 497391, 496915, 496809, 496802, 496807
Accu-Chek Aviva (Packs of 10) :
497344 and 497392
Accu-Chek Performa (Packs of 10):
476597 and 476646
Accu-Chek Performa Nano mmol Kit:
(Please note the FSN only applies to the pack of Performa 10 test strips contained within the kit)
10153116, 10153114, 10153115, 10153112, 10153111.
(These LOT numbers can be found on the box.)
If you have any of these Testing Strips please return them to the pharmacy for a replacement.
Longton Health Centre for the purpose of Extended Access Appointments outside of normal working hours is working with ISSA Medical Centre in Preston
If you need a GP appointment outside of usual times please ring NHS111 . If NHS 111 after triage signpost you to an available GP appointment this will be at ISSA in Preston. If no appointments are available NHS 111 will direct you to an alternative service. To note also Longton Health Centre do hold a number of pre booked Nurse and GP appointments on a Saturday morning
In the event of an emergency such as severe chest pain, symptoms of stroke, shortness of breath or severe bleeding please dial 999
WHEN WE ARE CLOSED PLEASE RING NHS 111
If you need medical advice of any description or wish to speak to a doctor
Your call will be triaged by the call centre and directed to the most appropriate service.
Our Winter newsletter is now available online or in practice
We will be closed on Tuesday 19th June 2018 from 1:00pm to 6:30pm for staff training. The surgery will re-open as usual at 8:00am on Wednesday 20th June 2018 for general appointments.
An N-Compass carer representative visits our surgery on the first Thursday of every month to promote the services and support available to carers. Their next visit is scheduled for Thursday 7th June 2018 between 3.00pm - 4.00pm. On Monday 16th April 2018 we rebranded from n-compass Carers’ Services to Carers’ Hub Lancashire. There have been no changes to the services we provide to Carers living in Lancashire. This change is because n-compass Northwest Ltd also deliver the Carers’ Hub Rochdale with Child Action Northwest and Cheshire East Carers’ Hub with Child Action Northwest and Alzheimer’s Society.
We are continuing our shingles campaign please click on the link below and see if you are eligible for the vaccination via the calculator. Please book an appointment if you fall into the suitable age range
Polite reminder: Please only use the surgery car park if you are attending the surgery or collecting your prescriptions. If you are visiting anywhere else in Longton please park elsewhere, leaving the spaces free for patients.
Who to contact when we are closed CLICK HERE
BRING IN PHOTO I.D AND PROOF OF CURRENT ADDRESS TO THE PRACTICE and complete a patient CONSENT FORM TO ENABLE ACCESS TO GP ONLINE SERVICES
(This service is currently not available to patients under the age of 16)
Online repeat medication prescription ordering
Book/amend/cancel your appointments online
View limited clinical records
**ADD THE PATIENT ACCESS APP TO YOUR TABLET OR SMARTPHONE VIA iOS OR ANDROID APP **
If you wish to contact us regarding a complaint about the surgery please visit our complaints page for more information under the policies tab at the top of the page.
(Site updated 24/05/2018)