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Acreswood Surgery5 Acreswood CloseCoppull Chorley, PR7 5ENTel: 01257 514240
We operate a range of clinics. For an appointment or further details, please call our reception on 01257 514240.
The practice nurse clinic offers a wide range of services. Immunisations, dressings, ear irrigation, minor injuries, injections, contraceptive advice and monitoring and smear testing; just to name a few.
This clinic offers support and advice for patients with chronic disease. You will be invited to attend this clinic when you are due your annual medication review, although you are welcome to make an appointment if you feel you need an interim review.
Our experienced health care assistant performs health checks and offers lifestyle advice aimed at preventing disease. She also undertakes ear irrigation, dressings, flu and pneumonia vaccinations and diabetes foot screening.
We have three clinics every week where a qualified phlebotomist can take any blood tests you require.
If you are taking warfarin and wish to attend our clinic please contact the practice for advice.
Minor operations and cryotherapy can be arranged subject to agreement with your GP. Please discuss this with your GP who will decide whether this would be a suitable option for you.
This clinic is run by the midwives. You will be seen regularly throughout your pregnancy either at the practice or at the local hospital, or both.
Dr Harris and the practice nurse hold a child immunisation clinic every Wednesday. All new babies are invited for a Check up with Dr Harris from 8 Weeks old.
This service is just for diabetic patients who are due their annual foot check and risk assessment. You should only book in this clinic if you have recieved an invitation letter. This clinic does not provide routine foot care.
The practice will always contact patients where they have had a test and further action is required, patients are advised to ensure we have their up to date mobile telephone number as we can text you should any further action be needed. If you do not have a mobile telephone please ensure we have your up to date daytime telephone number.
If you would like to enquire regarding your test results you can call 01257 514240 from 9am - 3pm Monday to Friday.
The practice has a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection and we will only release test results to the person to whom they relate unless that person has given prior permission for the release of this data.
We will always contact you if your test result requires any further action. Please ensure we have your up to date contact details in case we need to contact you urgently.
As well as our practice, there are many other local NHS services you can contact for health advice, information or treatment.
Before you do, remember that you can treat many minor ailments such as colds, coughs and indigestion by keeping a well-stocked medicine cabinet at home.
We suggest you keep the following:
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to complete a travel form and hand it in to our reception. You will be asked to contact the practice 72 hours after submission and we will let you know whether any vaccines are required for your trip. Once you have this information you should 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.
It is important to make complete your form and make this this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment may be required for booster vaccinations one month after your first vaccination.
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.
If you need malaria medication this is not available on the NHS, some medications are available to buy from the pharmacy, others require a private prescription. The nurse will advise you which malaria tablets are recommended depending on where you are travelling to.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
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