Our team includes fourteen GPs, three nurse practitioners, three senior nurses, and two health care assistants as well as our Practice Director, a Practice Manager at both sites and the office supervisors at both King Street Surgery and Lancaster University Medical Centre.
We also have a secretarial, audit and reception team. The Practice Pharmacist does 1 clinic a week at the surgery, and helps to manage patients with long term conditions who take regular medication.
We offer a full General Practice service and also run specialist clinics for child development, child vaccination, contraceptive devices and patients needing minor surgery, including joint injections and removal of lumps and bumps.
There are many clinics to encourage good health including blood pressure (hypertension), heart failure, diabetes, asthma, chronic kidney disease, respiratory disease and coronary heart disease clinics.
In addition to the numerous clinics a dietician, midwife, mental health workers and a physiotherapist also hold clinics at the Practice so that you do not have to travel to the hospital for this. We have a health visitor for the elderly and two health visitors who care for children less than 5 years old. We also have four district nurses attached to the King Street Surgery.
Clinics offered at the practice
Antenatal clinics - run by community midwives. Link to Emma's Diary - information about pregnancy.
Child Health Surveillance - clinic run by the Health Visitors to check your child’s health and development at key stages up to the age of 5. Routine infant and childhood vaccinations undertaken. Link to NHS immunisation site
Leg Ulcer Clinic - District Nurses offer this service to provide wound care management for patients with leg ulcers.
Family Planning - confidential advice including emergency contraception, contraceptive pill, inter-uterine devices (coils), caps and Implanon are available. Link to Family Planning Association site
Minor Surgery - provided by the Doctor at pre-arranged times.
Smear Tests (cervical cytology screening) - women between the ages of 25-49 are advised to have a smear test every 3 years. If you are aged between 49 – 65 years the Health Authority will send you a reminder when you are due to attend. Link to NHS screening site
Blood pressure, heart failure and coronary heart disease - appointments for these clinics will be sent to you at the Doctor’s request.
Diabetes Clinics - appointments for this clinic will be sent to you at the Doctor’s request. Link to Diabetes UK website