Lancaster Medical Practice offers a range of services and clinics to ensure we meet your healthcare needs.
Our clinical staff have been put into teams to support this. Clinical Teams will reflect our local population and will work together, in a particular geographic area and within specific LMP sites.
The services we offer are:
There are 4 teams of GPs who will be supported by other clinical and non-clinical staff.
Every patient will be assigned to a named GP. If no appointments are available with your named GP you will first be offered an appointment with a GP in the same Clinical Team, however, you can be seen by any of the GPs within Lancaster Medical Practice. All the GPs provide General Medical Services. Details of GP services can be found in the leaflet – "Its Your Practice"
Some GPs also undertake minor surgery, i.e. removal of cysts or small lumps is available through arrangement with a doctor.
Can prescribe medicines…
Our practice nurses are highly trained and see patients by appointment for specialist and general nursing services.
Diabetic Patient management;
Healthcare Assistants perform health checks such as:
Their role is to see patients at home, or in their clinics, who require nursing intervention such as surgical dressings, injections, terminal care and care of venous ulcers.
The Community Matron sees patients in their home to carry out health checks and offer support and advice.
Health Visitors can advise on health care to all age groups but is mainly involved with mothers, babies and young children. Their work includes child health surveillance, immunisation and health promotion.
Most antenatal and postnatal care is now undertaken by the midwife. If you are pregnant, you can make an appointment to see the midwife directly without seeing your doctor first. Ladies with problems during pregnancy can still be seen by their own doctor with referral to the hospital specialists when this is felt to be necessary.
A Social Worker is associated with the practice and can advise where there are difficulties related to housing, social or family problems. They can be contacted through Lancaster Social Services on 66246.
Community midwives and doctors provide both antenatal and postnatal care. Appointments with GP’s are provided within normal surgery sessions. Community Midwives attached to the practice hold ante-natal clinics. The practice does not feel able to support home confinement. Individual cases may be discussed in advance with the community midwife.
Routine immunisations for children and adults are available and encouraged by the practice.
Doctors perform routine 6-week developmental checks. Subsequent examinations at 7, 20 and 36 months are carried out by your Health Visitor.
All women aged from 25 to 65 are encouraged to have regular cervical smear tests. These are usually performed by the practice nurse.
Annual review clinics are arranged and run by the Practice Nurses
Annual review is encouraged and appointments may be arranged with the practice nurse.
Annual review of all patients with Diabetes is standard practice. A diabetic register is kept and all patients will be encouraged to attend for annual review.
Free & confidential services for sexually transmitted infection screening; HIV testing
Ring first for an appointment:-
Lancaster University Health Centre
Lancaster Medical Practice - Dalton Square
Queen Square Healthub
For other Sexual Health Services in Lancaster & Morecambe ring: 0845 0590 015
Or visit:- http://www.best2know.co.uk/ website
These clinics are held by the practice nurses. The aim is to help ensure optimal control of cardiovascular diseases such as angina and stroke. If you are on the practice cardiovascular disease register, you should have regular checks of blood pressure and cholesterol. The basic checks will usually be done by the healthcare assistant with a follow up appointment with the practice nurse to review your progress.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
You do not require a doctor's certificate for any illness lasting seven days or less. Your employer may however require you to complete a self-certification form (SC2) which is available from your employer or on the HMRC website.
Evidence that you are sick
If you are sick for more than seven days, your employer can ask you to give them some form of medical evidence to support payment of SSP (statutory sick pay).
It is up to your employer to decide whether you are incapable of work. A medical certificate, called a 'Statement of Fitness for Work’ from your doctor is strong evidence that you are sick and would normally be accepted, unless there is evidence to prove otherwise.
With your employer's support, the note will help you return to work sooner by providing more information about the effects of your illness or injury.
You could also provide evidence from someone who is not a medical practitioner, e.g. a dentist. Your employer will decide whether or not this evidence is acceptable. If your employer has any doubts, they may still ask for a medical certificate from your GP.
A number of medical examinations, reports, insurance forms and certificates are not available on the NHS, but may be provided by the GPs privately, for a fee. These may be requested via the receptionist and you will be notified of the relevant charge. While the GP’s endeavour to complete requests within 10 working days, clinic work must take priority.
Although some travel vaccinations are available on the NHS, many are not. Patients travelling abroad are advised to complete a travel form (available here and from reception) and make a travel advice appointment, so that the nurses can advise you of any NHS or non-NHS vaccinations you might need. You will need to return the completed travel form at least 2 days prior to your appointment to give the nurse the opportunity to decide which vaccines you need prior to your appointment. Both types of vaccination are available, although there will be a charge for non-NHS vaccinations.
Occupational Health Services such as Hepatitis B vaccinations should be available from your employer’s occupational health service. We can provide these services, but there will be a charge. Please obtain authorisation from your employers before booking these services if you wish us to invoice them.
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