Worden Medical CentreWest PaddockLeylandLancashire, PR25 1HRTel: 01772 423 555
Tuesday 19th March - The surgery is closed today from 1pm for staff training and will re-open at 8am on Wednesday 20th March.
The Partners would like to inform patients that Dr Carol Pretswell has decided to leave the Practice at the end of this month for pastures new as a Research Physician.
Carol has been with the Practice for around 14 years, firstly as a Locum GP, Salaried GP and then the last 7 years as a Partner.
We will all miss her, but wish her good luck and best wishes for the future.
IMPORTANT NOTICE - AS FROM FRIDAY 12TH OCTOBER OUR FAX MACHINE WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE. YOU CAN EMAIL THE SURGERY IF REQUIRED -
A comprehensive range of family planning services are provided during normal practice hours, including Implanon/Nexplanon insertions and removals, coil fittings and removals and contraceptive injections. We also provide a daily service for emergency contraception (morning after pill).
Vasectomies are also performed at the practice, by Dr Kelsall. This service is also available to patients registered with other practices within the local area.
These clinics are run by our specially trained Practice Nurses who will review and monitor you, in conjunction with the doctors. Education is an important aspect of your care, and we are here to support you; do not hesitate to ask any questions you may have.
We offer an accessible service of routine health checks for both sexes, and encourage screening where appropriate (including of course cervical smears for women). We will also invite you to a health check screening if you are aged between 40 and 74 and have no long term conditions. Prevention is always better than cure and we can also help you to give up smoking and lose weight if required. These appointment times are flexible to suit your needs.
We offer appointments every Tuesday and Friday morning to patients who are on blood thinning medication (Warfarin) for INR testing. Please contact the surgery if you wish to attend these clinics.
Flu vaccinations are available from September each year. You are eligible for a flu vaccination if you are over 65 or are under 65 with a long term condition eg; diabetes, heart disease etc. You are also eligible if you are a carer.
Children born between 01 September 2011 and 31 August 2014 are also eligible for a flu vaccination.
Invite letters are no longer sent out so please watch for further information on the website or in the surgery about booking a flu appointment.
Clinics will be held during September/October - further information and dates to follow on the home page.
A wide range of skin lesions and small surgical problems can be dealt with in the practice. If you have any concerns over any type of skin lesion you may have, please make an appointment with the doctor who will assess and advise on further treatment.
Dr Kelsall performs the minor surgery procedures.
Patients requiring ear syringing should book an appointment at least 10 days ahead and during the 10 days, should put oil into their ear/ears each day. For further information, please contact the reception desk.
Travel Clinics are available for our patients who require basic travel vaccinations. These appointments must be planned well in advance (approx 6-8 weeks before you travel).
When you book at reception you will be given a Travel Questionnaire ( or you can click on the form below to print and complete) - this must be returned to us a few days before your travel appointment. Please note that some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge (travel vaccination is not included in the services provided by the NHS).
If you require a Yellow Fever Vaccination, you can print the consent form via the link below, complete and return to us, before your travel vaccination appointment.
If you plan to travel through multiple countries, have booked on an adventure style holiday, or are travelling at short notice you should contact one of the following:
Ormskirk Travel Clinic
Open Sundays ONLY 9am to 1pm
Manchester Travel Clinic
Worden Medical Centre is a designated Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre and has been authorised by the NaTHNaC (as the regulatory body for England, Wales and Northern Ireland), to administer yellow fever vaccination in accordance with International Health Regulations (2005).
Travel Vaccination Fees
Pre Travel Questionnaire
Yellow Fever Consent Form
The 'Travel Advice' page (under 'Further Information' to the right) provides links to the 'Fit For Travel' website, a valuable source of information and advice for those travelling abroad.
The Ante Natal clinics are run on Monday and Thursdays. These clinics are run by the Community Midwives, with a doctor always being available on site.
We like to see you post natally at approximately 6 weeks. You can make an appointment to see one of the female doctors.
The Child Health Surveillance or ‘Baby Clinic’ is run by Dr Warner, Dr Campbell and the Practice Nurses in order to provide a programme of health, vaccinations and developmental checks for babies up to the age of 13 months. The clinic is held every Tuesday between 2.00pm and 4.00pm. You should automatically receive notification of appointments, but if you wish to change or cancel these, please contact the practice.
A baby weighing service is available at:
Wade Hall Community Centre every Monday 1.00pm to 3.00pm
Yewlands Drive Clinic every Wednesday between 1.30pm and 3.30pm
Wellfield Childrens Centre every Friday between 9.30am and 11.00am
Pre school vaccinations are performed at the practice; an appointment will be sent automatically when due.
If you need to contact a Health Visitor, they are available on 01772 644114
Phlebotomy is performed by our visiting phlebotomist three mornings a week, and also by the Health Care Assistant and Practice Nurses when required.
Blood clinics are also available as a drop in clinic at Chorley District Hospital between 8.30am and 4.00pm Monday to Friday.
All bloods and samples are collected by the hospital at the end of the morning - we ask that you submit any urine or stool samples by 12 noon.
Most blood and microbiology results are returned to us within 3 days. We ask that requests for test results be made from 10am each day .
In order to maintain confidentiality test results will only be given to patients themselves, the parents of minors, or to carers if appropriate and at the doctor’s discretion.
We are asked to complete an increasing number of claim forms, reports etc. We will endeavour to have these completed within 10 working days, so please allow for this when handing the forms in for completion.
Please note that there will be a charge for this ranging from £15.00 - £145.00, depending on the nature of the request.
For all enquiries regarding these forms simply dial the practice number and select option 8.
Your local chemist can offer you advice and treatment for a range of minor ailments.
The 'Pharmacy First Minor Ailments Scheme' is for people who do not pay for their prescription (including children), and allows them to receive advice and medicines for a range of minor ailments, free of charge without having to visit their GP first. Examples of minor ailments covered as part of the service include -
Athlete's foot, Cold sores, Constipation, Cough/Cold/Fever, Cystitis, Dermatitis, Diarrhoea, Earache, Hayfever, Eye infection, Head lice, Headache, Indigestion/heartburn, Insect bites/stings, Mouth ulcers, Nappy rash, Scabies, Teething, Threadworm, Thrush and Verrucas/warts.
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