Welcome to Worden Medical Centre
At the Worden Medical Centre in Leyland, our doctors and nurses take pride in offering the highest standard of patient-centred healthcare. We run many clinics for chronic disease care and offer a wide variety of other medical services such as contraception, antenatal and postnatal care, childhood and travel vaccinations, minor surgery, well-person check-ups, and have recently set up warfarin monitoring clinics.
Everything you need to know about the practice can be found in the menu bar across the top of this page, or with the further information to the right which includes a wealth of health-related advice. Below you will find buttons for easy access to the following Online services: Request an Appointment; Cancel an Appointment; Order a Prescription; Update Clinical Details; Update Contact Details.
If you have any comments or suggestions, please click on the link below and complete the comments form.
Important notices for your information are updated regularly below.
Please see 'Latest News' for surgery news, job vacancies etc.
COVID-19 booster vaccine Update November 20201
The coronavirus (COVID-19) booster vaccine programme is continuing to be rolled out across the country.
A booster dose helps improve the protection you have from your first two doses of the vaccine and gives you longer-term protection against getting seriously ill from COVID-19.
You'll be offered a booster dose no earlier than 6 months after you had your 2nd dose. The NHS knows who is eligible and will invite you to book your booster vaccination programme when it is your turn. You’ll be able to book an appointment at a vaccination centre of your choice. This could be a larger vaccination centre, pharmacy, or at your GP surgery.
Those currently eligible to receive a booster dose includes:
- people aged 50 and over
- people who live and work in care homes
- frontline health and social care workers
- people aged 16 and over with a health condition that puts them at high risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19
- people aged 16 and over who are a main carer for someone at high risk from COVID-19
- people aged 16 and over who live with someone who is more likely to get infections (such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis)
People who are pregnant and in one of the eligible groups can also get a booster dose.
People who work for an NHS trust or a care home will usually get their booster dose through their employer – but they can book via the national booking system by self-declaring as a member of health and social care staff.
If you or your family member is housebound then specific arrangements will be made to make sure you receive the booster vaccination at home. It can take longer for the home visiting team to visit everyone on their list so please be patient. There is no need to contact the practice.
If you have not yet been contacted to book your booster dose then please do not worry. You will be invited to do so as soon as possible. You do not need to contact your local GP or any other NHS service at this stage.
The NHS has initially been prioritising boosters for those most at risk, such as care and nursing home residents. Over the coming weeks more and more people, including housebound individuals, will be invited to book an appointment for the booster dose.
In the meantime, if you know you are eligible and would prefer not to wait then you can book an appointment via the national booking system online.
Further information about COVID-19 vaccines is available at: www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine
IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING BLOOD TESTS
There is a national shortage of blood specimen tubes for healthcare organisations.
In order to ensure ongoing supplies of blood specimen tubes where they are most needed, GP practices have been asked by NHS England to only order blood tests in clinically urgent cases.
Bloods needed for two week wait referral.
Bloods that are extremely overdue and / or essential for safe prescribing or monitoring a condition.
Taking of blood that could avoid a hospital admission or onward referral.
Conditions with a risk of death or disability
ALL OTHER NON-URGENT PRIMARY CARE AND COMMUNITY TESTING HAS BEEN HALTED UNTIL 17 SEPTEMBER 21 AT THE EARLIEST.
We will contact anyone who needs their appointment cancelling due to this and have removed the blood appointment slots from online booking.
Many thanks for your patience.
FLU CLINICS 2021
We are holding flu clinics on the following dates:
Saturday 18th September
Saturday 25th September
Monday 26th September
Saturday 2nd October
Monday 11th October
Monday 18th October
Monday 25th October
PLEASE NOTE: you should only book an appointment if you have received an invite either by text or letter.
Evening and Weekend Appointments:
Patient Participation Group - PPG
Are you interested in finding out about our practice and the development of the services we provide?
Our practice is actively seeking patients to join and form together a virtual patient participation group. The group will meet monthly with practice staff to discuss any changes or ideas you have for the practice and its development.
If this is something you are interested in or you would like more information, please email the surgery on: CSRCCG.firstname.lastname@example.org
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PATIENT ONLINE ACCESS
- please remember you can book appointments, order repeat prescriptions and access your patient record via Patient Online Services. Please click on the link ' Patient Online Services' at the right-hand side of the page for further information and registration process.
Blood Test Results
If a clinician at the surgery has asked you to have blood tests, please remember it is the patient's responsibility to contact the surgery approximately 5 days after the bloods have been taken for the results. Reminder letters will no longer be sent out for repeat bloods due.
We have commenced using a text and email reminder service at the surgery. This will be used in many positive ways such as:
- Appointment confirmation and reminders. The patient can also cancel their appointment via text or email.
- Campaigns such as flu, shingles etc.
- Gathering data for eg: Friends and Family, smoking status.
- Sending out our Newsletter and patient questionnaires ( email )
For this service to be effective we need up to date mobile telephone numbers and email address. Please contact the surgery to update your contact details. You can use the Update Contact Form below.
IF YOU DO NOT WISH FOR US TO CONTACT YOU VIA EMAIL OR TEXT MESSAGE, PLEASE ADVISE THE SURGERY AND WE CAN BLOCK YOUR NUMBER AND/OR EMAIL BEING USED.
(Site updated 08/11/2021)