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The Elms Practice
 The Elms Practice

The Elms Medical Practice

16 Derby Street



L39 2BY




Welcome to the website for The Elms Medical Practice

Mission Statement: Our Service is to Care

Practice contact number is 01695 588710


Practice email address is theelmspractice@nhs.net



Please phone NHS 111 for advice when the practice is closed or use the online 111 website: https://111.nhs.uk/ 



Your named accountable GP is either Dr A Krishnamurthy or Dr G Duddukuri.

If you would like to know who your named GP is, please contact the Practice 


 Your named GP will not be available at all times and if your needs are urgent you may need to discuss them with an alternative doctor.





Further to the government announcement that there will be new restrictions implemented in parts of the North West, including West Lancashire, there has been an FAQ document produced about the new measures which will be in place from Tuesday 22nd September 2020. 


You can read the FAQ document here







Please visit https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus for the latest government guidance on COVID-19.






The practice has now implemented a telephone triage appointment system whereby all routine and on the day appointments are initially dealt with as a telephone consultation. If the clinician feels as though they need to see you, they can arrange a face to face appointment or a video consultation. However, this is the clinicians decision.







West Lancashire Health Centre and Skelmersdale Urgent Treatment Centre are still open, and can deal with minor injuries and ailments. However, they are not currently operating as walk in centres. They are working on an appointment only basis which can be booked by phoning: 01695 402 180


Please do not attend either site without an appointment, as you may not be seen






Coronavirus is unlikely to cause a serious illness in children, but please remember children can still become seriously unwell from other causes that are always around. Please do not let concerns over the coronavirus stop you from contacting medical services. If you are not sure if your child needs to be seen, please to go https://www.what0-18.nhs.uk/national for advice. Alternatively, contact us at the surgery or 111. For information about crying babies, please also go to https://www.what0-18.nhs.uk/national which contains advice.


As well as the above, you can click here for a poster which details advice for parents about what to do when a child is unwell or injured during the coronavirus pandemic


As always, if your child is severely unwell, please call 999 or take them to the nearest A&E Department



School Letters


Please Note "that it is not a GPs responsibility to issue school letters of absence for your children. Governmant guidance is that school attendance is mandatory unless your child is self-iso;ating, has symptoms of COVID-19 or is close to someone who has COVID-19".





We are no longer taking paper order forms for prescriptions. Please phone the POD on 01772 214852 between 8.30am to 11.30am and 2.30pm to 4.30pm.


Alternatively, to order online via Patient Access or the myGP app, please ring the practice on 01695 588710 and ask for your online services account to be set up. We will also ask for you to nominate a pharmacy for your prescriptions to be sent electronically to. 


We thank you for your understanding and co-operation at this time.




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