Welcome to Longton Health Centre
Established in 1947, we are an NHS GP practice which is currently responsible for the care of more than 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
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Friday 16th June 2017 - Update
CYBER ATTACK ON NHS COMPUTER SYSTEMS
UPDATE REGARDING CLINICAL LETTERS - the clinical computer system within our practice is up and running and the majority of third party programmes are now currently back online within the practice -
Please check with reception when booking your appointment that we have received results or clinical letters from the hospital if your appointment is to discuss these.
Please note there may be a delay in this appearing electronically on your medical records, we are hoping that all third party programmes will continue to run effectively without further interruption to our clinical system. Thank you for your continued patience.
Both Lancashires Teaching hospitals and GP Practices have had their computer systems compromised
I am assured by NHS leaders the patient records have not been affected
As of today the clinical computer systems within our practice is up and running however we still do have major issues with third party programmes
The clinicians will have access to your clinical records
Prescriptions - You can now order your prescriptions as usual and no longer need to order from the chemist
Patient Access - On line requests for prescriptions and appointments-you are now able to access the site and the link to patients records therefore you are now able to order your prescription or book an appointment through this site
Appointments - we will be running our usual appointment system today
Tests sent to hospitals- Labs are accepting samples however they will be a long delay in receiving results. Some patients may need to be re tested
Lancashire IT department will have to make good all computers in both hospitals and GP practices. This may take some time and therefore it will take some time before we are up and running correctly i.e. A few weeks possibly.
Our staff are fully appraised of the situation and are happy to help you in any way we can during this time . Please bear with us if we cannot deal with your enquiry in a timely manner
Please check this web site throughout the day for any further updates which I will add to the top of this bulletin
On behalf of the GPs and myself I would like to thank all the staff at the surgery for all their hard work kindness and expertise with patients and in organising and helping with the smooth running of the surgery under very difficult circumstances over the last few days .
I would also like to thank patients for their understanding and support whilst we continue to recover from the attack on our systems.
Practice Manager /Business Partner
We would just like to say thankyou to everybody who supported and donated to our March mission of 'walking all over cancer'. In total we raised £251.00 for Cancer Research UK and £90.00 for British Heart Foundation. Thankyou again.
We will be closed on Tuesday 20th June 2017 from 1:00pm to 6:30pm for staff training. The surgery will re-open as usual at 8:00am on Wednesday 21st June 2017 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 6th July 2017 between 3.00 - 4.00pm.
We are continuing our shingles campaign for those patients aged between 02.09.1943 - 01.09.1946 and a catch-up campaign for those patients aged between 02.09.1936 - 01.09.1938. You will have been notified by text or letter. A new campaign will be run in September and further information on eligible age groups will be on the website nearer the time.
We are holding Patient Access workshops if you would like any advice or help. Come along and a member of staff will be happy to help.
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.
An Arthritis Care advisor visits our surgery to give tips on coping day to day with arthritis and to offer information about services and support available. If you are interested please contact the surgery for more information.
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Online repeat prescription ordering
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View limited clinical records
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(This service is currently not available to patients under the age of 16)
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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 19/06/2017)