Clinics and Services

Pre-Conception Counselling
All the GP’s are available to give pre-conception counselling.

Family Planning
All the doctors and the Practice Nurses offer family planning and contraceptive advice. We are unable to fit coils however if you require a coil fitting or changing you must contact the Family Planning Clinic at Collinson Avenue, Chorley 01772 401140 for an appointment. Their opening times are Tuesday 5:30pm – 7:10pm  and Thursday 9:30am to 11:10am.

Cervical Smears
Please make an appointment with one of the Practice Nurses.

Baby Development Checks and Immunisations
You will be informed by the Primary Care Trust when your baby is due for development checks and immunisations. Please telephone the surgery to make an appointment for these to be carried out.

Dr Brickwood carries out the 6-week development check and the practice nurses will carry out the immunisations. It is important when you make the appointment that you tell the reception staff what the appointment is for, they can then allocate a longer appointment.

Pre-School Vaccinations
Parents of pre-school children will be informed by the Primary Care Trust when their child is due for vaccination – please make an appointment with one of the practice nurses.

Ante Natal Clinic
The attached midwife sees our patients at the surgery on a Thursday morning.

Post Natal Checks
Make an appointment with Dr Brickwood for your 6-week post-natal check.

Asthma and COPD Clinic
Run by the practice nurse Sister Olewicz under the guidance of Dr Robinson – all patients will be invited to attend once a year for an assessment and review of their medication.

Diabetic Clinic
Run by the practice nurse Sister Morris – all patients will be invited once a year for routine blood tests and twice a year to have a full review of their condition.

Smoking Cessation Advice
The doctors and nurses can sign post give smoking cessation advice and support.

Musculoskeletal Practictioners
The practice has a new service whereby patient who present with muscle or joint pain can be seen directly by our MSK practitioner (physiotherapist) who can plan treatment for them. They offer initial consulations via video call, telephone or face to face.

Flu Immunisations
We offer flu immunisations to all patients over the age of 65 and to patients considered to be ‘at risk’ – there will be noticed in the surgery in the autumn informing patients of when the vaccination clinics are to be held and all patients in the above categories will be notified by post.

Travellers Abroad
Our practice nurses provide a wide variety of advice to travellers abroad – Please make an appointment with one of the nurses to discuss what vaccinations you require and whether there will be a charge.

Non-NHS Medicals
All the doctors in the practice carry out medicals for insurance/sport/employment purposes. Please ask at reception for details of the current fees and times that these can be arranged.

Community Baby Group
Will be held at the Children’s Centre attached to the library on Railway Road.

Sick Notes
Form SC1 is available from your employer or the DHSS, if you are self-employed or unemployed you need form SC2 this is available from reception. These forms cover your first week of sickness. For further sicknotes, you will need to see a doctor.