Astley Dale SurgeryTel: 01204 463444
Ladybridge SurgeryTel: 01204 463444
Little Lever Surgery Tel: 01204 463444
The Market SurgeryTel: 01204 463444
We provide the full range of primary care medical services, including advice, care and treatment for common illnesses, health screening, cervical screening, immunisation and child health surveillance.
We are open long hours, and if one site is not open at a time convenient to you, you can opt to attend a different site.
On each weekday we have a dedicated team for home visits. They will see patients at home who are too unwell to come to the practice.
In addition we provide:
If one of our services is not available at the site you normally attend, you may attend another site. Please ask at reception for the full range of services available and how you can access these services.
We are also a member practice of the GP Federation and our patients can also access evening and weekend appointments at the federation currently from either Halliwell or Deane Health Centre's. Our Friendly reception team are able to book an appointment for you.
Bolton Community Practice CiC is committed to supporting the ongoing learning and development of trainee doctors and medical students.
FOUNDATION YEAR 2 DOCTORS
The Practice has one Foundation Year 2 doctor (FY2) every quarter who works at the practice for a period of four months before moving onto another specialty area for further training. The FY2 doctors have their own clinics within the practice and are supervised by a Practice GP who is appointed as their trainer and has undergone the necessary training.
Our current FY2 doctor is based at our Ladybridge Branch site. You can book an appointment with our FY2 at the following sites:-
The Practice supports both third year and fourth year medical students. Our medical students do not carry out consultations with patients but sit in the patient clinics with their supervising GP or nurse to observe.
We currently have medical students at Ladybridge Surgery.
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.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
2018/19 FLU Campaign
Flu vaccination provides the best protection against an unpredictable virus which infects many people and can cause serious illness and death each year.
Flu is a highly infectious, acute, viral infection of the respiratory tract. It is transmitted by the inhalation of infected droplets and aerosols and by hand- to-mouth/eye contamination from an infected surface. The incubation period can be one to five days (average two to three days).
Groups affected by flu
Flu can affect anyone, but it is a more serious illness in babies, pregnant women, older people and those with certain underlying conditions.
Symptoms of flu
In healthy individuals, flu is usually an unpleasant but self-limiting illness with recovery in five to seven days. Common symptoms include the sudden onset of fever, chills, headache, myalgia (muscle aches) and severe fatigue. Sufferers can also experience a dry cough, sore throat and stuffy nose. In young children, gastrointestinal symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhoea may be seen.
Possible complications of flu
Common complications may include bronchitis, otitis media (middle ear infection) in children and sinusitis. Other less common complications include secondary bacterial pneumonia, viral pneumonia, meningitis and encephalitis.
In 2018/19 the one change in eligibility is the extension to an additional cohort of children, those in school year 5. Therefore, in 2018/19 the following are eligible for flu vaccination:
We are offering the following specific vaccinations age related
Shingles vaccine should be offered to:
Patients remain eligible until their 80th birthday. The programme does not offer patients the vaccine after they become 80 due to the reducing efficacy of the vaccine as age increases.
Pneumoccal PPV Vaccination eligibility
Please contact the surgery or book an appointment for your vaccination we are offering clinics at all sites during the week and designated weekends. Starting: from the 24th of September.
Service from Bolton Council - Public Health Department.
The staying well team, will be working with patients aged 65 and over who are not deemed at risk of Hospital admission.
The Staying Well coordinators, will contact patients directly by letter and will invite them to under go Staying Well assessment, the coordinator will visit patients in their home and will complete the assessment and offer help and support for patients for a wide range of topics.
The Staying Well Coordinator will attend each practice on a weekly basis, any questions please contact the surgery for more information.
Bolton Carers Support
With effect from the 1st April 2017 we will be calling every patient in for their review during their month of birth. This means that although you may have had a review in February, because your birthday falls in July we will be calling you in again. We are hoping that this will also help you remember when you are due for your annual checks and you will know when you should attend. We will try to book all your reviews in together to avoid you attending surgery on multiple occasions. Please remember that if you are aged 40-75 you may also be booked in for an annual health check at the same time.
For patients that do not currently have any Long Term Conditions, we will invite you in for screening. For example we will invite you in for screening, to identify if you are at risk of developing a long term condition, such as ' diabetes'. It is very important that you engage with the practice, once the screening is completed, we will have a result, if the result is marked see ' Health Trainer' it is very important that you attend to see the Health Trainer or a member of the nursing support team, these trained members of staff will help you make lifestyle changes to help lower your risk of getting a long term condition such as diabetes.
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