Practice News

  • Temporary closure on 17/04/24

    On Wednesday 17th April 2024, both Bloomfield Medical Centre and Grange Park Health Centre will close at 1pm. This closure is to allow for staff training, so that we can better improve our services and patient care. For any non-urgent help during this period of closure, we advise all patients…

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  • Easter Holiday Hours

    During the Easter Holidays, we will be closed from Friday 29th April 2024 due to bank holidays. For medical help during our closure, please contact NHS 111 online or by telephone. Both of our practices will reopen Tuesday 2nd April 2024. Bloomfield Medical Centre will be open from this date…

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  • Issues with documents not showing on patient online GP records

    We understand that some of our patients may have been unable to view certain documents (e.g. letters from the hospital) when using online services due to a software problem with our document manager. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused. We are pleased to inform you that…

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  • Notice regarding Diazepam for flying

    The practice has made a decision that we will not prescribe Diazepam for patients who wish to use this for a fear of flying. We have made this decision due to the following reasons: We appreciate a fear of flying is very real and very frightening and can be debilitating.…

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  • You can now view your approved prescriptions on the NHS app!

    The NHS app has had a brilliant new redesign, and with it, lots of more great features to help improve your patient experience! Most of our patients order their repeat medication through the NHS app with their smartphone, tablet, laptops and computers. Now, you can do even more, including: For…

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  • Long Covid Service funding has been extended until April 2025

    The Long Covid Service funding has been extended until April 2025, meaning that they continue to accept new referrals suffering with Long Covid. The service focuses on the self-management of symptoms through education, information and rehabilitation. The services helps to support patients on learning to live with and adjust to…

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  • Targeted Lung Health Checks

    Targeted Lung Health Checks (TLHC) is essentially an ‘MOT for your lungs’ to see if they are in good working order and to diagnose conditions early. Your lungs work hard for you every minute of your life. As you get older it’s worth getting them checked out. If you’re aged…

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  • Winter vaccinations for 2023

    Eligible patients are now being invited to have their winter vaccinations for 2023 within the practice, with the choice to have either/both the seasonal flu vaccine and the COVID-19 booster vaccine. When booking your vaccination, you do not need to choose which vaccinations you would like, you can do this…

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  • Blood tests at Whitegate Drive Health Centre

    To help with increasing demand for blood tests and reduce wait times for appointments, patients can now (starting Monday 11th September 2023) have a booked appointment for their blood test at Whitegate Drive Health Centre (ground floor). This service has been organised by the Anticoagulation Service within Blackpool Teaching Hospitals.…

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