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DOCTOR DOCTOR Event - Saturday 21 July at Dardsley - List of Health Providers

At the event there is a fantastic line-up of health providers attending to give you advice on a range of subjects. The participants will include the following:

  • Lancashire Wellbeing - emotional health, lifestyle advice, combatting social isolation
  • Quit Squad - your local Stop Smoking Advisors
  • ABL - weight management and exercise advice for adults and families
  • Spec Savers - advice of free NHS digital hearing-aids
  • Mindsmatter - therapies for stress, anxiety and depression
  • Discover - drug and alcohol addiction advice
  • St Catherine's Hospice - support for families affected by serious illness
  • Desmond - Diabetes Education and Self-Management for On-going or Newly Diagnosed - courses for people with Type 2 Diabetes
  • Steady On - reducing the risk of falls and related injuries
  • Trust House Lancashire - support service for sexual abuse victims
  • Message In A Bottle - emergency medical message system
  • Child Action Northwest - fostering and child support service
  • Karen Peddie Holistics - natural, chemical free alternatives to improve health and wellbeing

DOCTOR DOCTOR - Project Launch - Saturday 21 July - Dardsley, Brownedge Road

Drop in anytime between 11am and 4pm to tell us your stories about healthcare in Lostock Hall, volunteer to be a community heritage presenter, get the latest health tips, join a building tour of Dardsley before building works begin to convert the site to be our new home, hear and see some performances of music and dance, join in with some family fun and get a FREE CUPPA.

Dardsley through the trees

DOCTOR DOCTOR : Memories of health care in Lostock Hall

We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded a prestigious Heritage Lottery Fund grant for a project to collect and share memories of health care from the last 70 years or more. Our contribution to NHS70, the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the NHS this year. We will also research the fascinating history of Dardsley, our future new home, a doctor's house from the 1890s and the base for the Prescription Pricing Authority for 50 years until 2008.

Dr Sharples' dog tag Dr Colin-Thome retirement 1977

Do tell us of any stories you have about going to the doctor in Lostock Hall or visiting or working at Dardsley. Do you have any photographs, documents or objects you could show us? Come and speak to us at our stand at the Lostock Hall Carnival on Saturday 7th July. Or attend our forthcoming launch event on Saturday 21 July.

Practice Purchases Dardsley Site

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 Autumn 2018.

Dardsley - through the garden

Dardsley was previously a doctor's house up to about 1950. As a child did you ever go there as a patient? We would love to hear your memories so we can share them with other patients. Does anyone know of any photographs of the building from that time or of Dr Sharples and Dr Cohen who worked there? Write to us or leave your details at reception so we can get in touch. 

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.

CQC Inspection

An inspection of the practice by the Care Quality Commission on 26 June 2017 and resulted in an overall rating of GOOD, with some areas for improvement. We have now completed the improvement plan and so our rating has been upgraded to Good In All Areas! See a link on our Home Page to see the full report on the CQC website.

Saturday Morning Clinics

Saturday morning clinics continue in 2018 - 2 per month. See dates on our website or 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 Quit Squad

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.

Have your say - join our Patient Group

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.

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