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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.






The Practice is involved in the roll out of the COVID-19 vaccine. Appointments will be given to patients in cohorts according to criteria published by the Government.


Please DO NOT CONTACT the Surgery to query any appointment, as we will contact you when it is appropriate to book you in.


UPDATE 13/01/21


Please see https://www.westlancashireccg.nhs.uk/2021/01/community-covid-19-vaccination-programme-in-west-lancashire/ for a CCG press release about the COVID-19 vaccination programme in West Lancashire. 






We now have clinics available for patients who are aged between 50 and 64 years old to book an appointment to have a free flu vaccination. Please note, eligible patients are those whose date of birth is after or on 1/4/56 and before or on 31/3/71.


Please contact reception on 01695 588710 to make an appointment if you are eligible.






We are pleased to now be able to offer online consultations.

Requests can be submitted for medical problems and administration queries. 


Medical problem requests are those which may need treatment, or advice from a clinician. Administration queries are for things like test results, sick note requests and general enquiries.


Please note, this service should NOT be used for urgent or complex problems as the response time can be up to 2 working days.


You will receive a response from the relevant member of the practice team either by text message or phone call. 


To submit an online consultation please follow this link: https://florey.accurx.com/p/P81045







The practice will be taking part in a scheme whereby all paper medical records will be digitised and uploaded to patient's computer medical records. You can read more about this and the data protection impact assessment here.






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





Please note, it is not a GP's responsibility to issue school letters of absence for your children. Government guidance is that school attendance is mandatory unless your child is self-isolating, has symptoms of COVID-19 or has been in close contact to someone who has confirmed COVID-19.





We are no longer taking paper order forms for prescriptions. Please phone the POD on 01695 588522 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.






The NHS COVID-19 App is part of the large scale coronavirus (COVID-19) testing and contact tracing programme and will be used, alongside traditional contact tracing, to notify users if they come into contact with someone who later tests positive for coronavirus – helping to keep us all safer. The NHS COVID-19 App alerts people at risk of coronavirus, asking them to isolate before they potentially pass the virus on to others as well as providing local area alerts and QR venue check-in. The app will help the NHS understand if the virus is spreading in a particular area, and so local authorities can respond quickly to stop it spreading further and save lives. The app does this while protecting a user’s anonymity. Nobody, including the government, will know who or where a particular user is.

To download the app CLICK HERE


Covid Absence- A Quick Guide for Parents


Click Here to open the guide.



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