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The Elms Practice
 The Elms Practice

The Elms Medical Practice

16 Derby Street

Ormskirk

Lancashire

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.

 

 

 

 

ACCURX ONLINE CONSULTATIONS

 

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

 

 

  

 

LLOYD GEORGE RECORD DIGITISATION

 

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.

 

 

 

18TH SEPTEMBER 2020 - NEW RESTRICTIONS IN LANCASHIRE

 

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

 

 

 

 

COVID-19 GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE

 

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

 

 

 

APPOINTMENT SYSTEM

 

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.

 

 

 

 

URGENT TREATMENT CENTRES

 

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

 

 

 

CHILDREN AND CORONAVIRUS

 

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, 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.

 

 

PRESCRIPTION ORDERING

 

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.

 

 50-60 YEAR OLD FLU VACCINATIONS

 

PATIENTS THAT ARE 50-64 YEARS OLD WILL NOT BE VACCINATED UNTIL NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER, PROVIDING THERE IS SUFFICIENT VACCINE AND NO APPOINTMENT WILL BE OFFERED FOR THIS AGE GROUP UNTIL THEN. THIS IS TO ENSURE THAT THOSE WHO ARE MOST AT RISK ARE VACCINATED FIRST. IF YOU ARE 50-64 AND YOU ARE IN ONE OF THE OTHER GROUPS WHICH IS ELIGIBLE FOR A FLU VACCINATION, FOR EXAMPLE YOU HAVE A HEALTH CONDITION WHICH PUTS YOU AT RISK FROM THE FLU, YOU WILL BE INVITED EARLIER.

 

The Big Download Weekend


 

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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