*******Do not contact your GP surgery to provide evidence of your COVID-19 vaccination status AS letters showing your COVID-19 vaccination status WILL NOT BE PROVIDED - CALL 119 if you require this information*******
Your COVID-19 vaccination status is held securely within the NHS App, and can only be accessed via the NHS login service.
The app only shows your COVID-19 vaccination status in the form of your vaccination record.
In the future, the app will also show your COVID-19 test result.
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Welcome to New Longton Surgery
We are a small long established practice serving the village of New Longton and surrounding areas. We try to get to know our patients and are committed to continuity of care which we believe is so important for everyone.
We offer a wide range of clinics and services and work closely with other health care professionals to be part of an efficient primary health care team. Whilst most care is delivered from our building, where appropriate you may be asked to attend local health centres or even the hospital. We understand that in exceptional circumstances care needs to be given at home.
There is a toilet for the disabled within the surgery. All consulting rooms are on the ground floor and are accessible to wheelchair users. Guide dogs for the blind are welcome but no other animals please. We can arrange access to telephone translators if needed.
Small practices are under threat nationally and whilst we may work in a traditional "patient-centred" way, we are also dealing with the relentless changes expected of us and planning for the future. We work under the umbrella of Chorley and South Ribble Clinical Commissioning Group (the CCG) and NHS England - please be understanding with us when we tell you that not everything is under our control!
According to The World Health Organisation, health is "a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity". Rather than wait until you are unwell, much of what our team of healthcare professionals do is designed to keep you well, happy and safe. We can't do this without you - a healthy lifestyle is in your control!
Our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.
We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.
News and updates
Speak up about your mental health!
We don’t always think rationally when we are in mental health crisis that’s why it’s a good idea to make a plan to support you if a crisis happens.
Take a look at the information, advice and suggestions about how to create a plan on the Mind website: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/guides-to-support-and-services/crisis-services/planning-for-a-crisis/
Health organisations in Lancashire and South Cumbria have worked together to develop this interactive map of mental health services.
The Google Maps based system lists all the organisations working locally, and allows you to search for your closest service or for specific types of support, to help you get appropriate care.
Explore the map here: https://www.healthierlsc.co.uk/ServiceMap
Flu Clinic 2021
Please bare with us, we should hopefully have everyone booked in by the New Year.
Letter from the South Ribble ambulance service
On the week commencing the 27th September, our staff came into the surgery to find a lovely present from the South Ribble Ambulance Service! We are all over the moon and appreciate the thoughtful thankyou! We salute your department back and would like to return our many thanks to you for the hard-work you do daily!
Letter to the surgery, from MP Katherine Fletcher.
On Wednesday 11th August, we had a very special visitor in the surgery; MP Katherine Fletcher. Katherine sat with the team to thank everyone for their hard-work and spirit throughout the pandemic. She also sat and listened to any concerns the staff had and took them on-board. It truly was a pleasure!
The Merry Widows!
A friendly group for widows, carers and anyone who needs a chat!
On the first Friday of every month 10:30am-11:30am.
At Sticky Weeds cafe, Chapel Lane, New Longton.
Ring 01772 612 261 for more information! Start's from October 1st!
We are conscious that some patients registered with us may be affected by current events in Afghanistan. New Longton Surgery is accredited by the Royal College of General Practitioners as one which specialises in the care of military veterans and their families. All the team have been trained in the care of military veterans and their families. If recent events have affected you and you wish to seek help, please come forward.
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(Site updated 21/10/2021)