Ceasing of Pharmacy Ordering
From the 1st October 2020 we will no longer be accepting requests from pharmacies on behalf of patients. The link below will provide you with important information on how to order your prescription from that date and other questions you may have.
Ordering of repeat prescriptions
The Practice is pleased to announce that we have launched our new Facebook page.
The page has been created so that we can keep our patients up to date about our services and to post important patient information.
Please follow the link to access the page. https://www.facebook.com/longfordstreetmedicalcentre/
If you have a high temperature, new continuous cough, a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste do not go to your GP surgery, community pharmacy or hospital
Click here to access the NHS 111 Online Service or Call NHS 111, stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people and follow the advice you are given.
Further information is available on NHS UK and via the link below.
Coronavirus - click here for more information
Book and order online and save time.
It's simple quick and easy.
Register online for Patient Access at www.patient.co.uk/access
Patient access enables you to book appointments and
order repeat medication online
Registration Forms are also available from reception.
Once you have registered online or completed a registration form you will be required to provide 2 forms of ID one must be photo ID such as a passport or driving licence and 1 proof of address such as a bank or credit card statement.
RUclear is run by the NHS, the tests are of a high quality and are FREE.
It offers free and confidential postal tests for people aged 16 to 24 years, chlamydia and gonorrhoea.
If you would like further information on how to receive a testing kit please click here where you can request that a kit be sent to your home
NHS Health Checks - Are you eligible?
NHS Health Checks are being offered to people aged between 40 and 74 once every five years.
The check is to assess your risk of developing heart disease, stroke, kidney disease or diabetes. If there are any warning signs, then together we can do something about it.
By taking early action, you can improve your health and prevent the onset of these conditions. There is good evidence for this.
The check should take about 20 minutes and is based on straightforward questions and measurements such as age, sex, family history, height, weight and blood pressure. There will also be a simple blood test to measure your cholesterol level.
Following the check, you will receive free personalised advice about what you can do to stay healthy.
To find out if you are eligible and to make an appointment please ring 01706 621417
Would you recommend Longford Street Medical Centre to your friends and family?
Please help us by telling us about your experience today.
You can do this by completing a short questionnaire by following the link below:
You can also click on the Friends and Family test in the Have your say section on the right hand side of the screen.
You may receive a text message invitation to take part if you use our text messaging appointment reminder service.
The questionnaire is also available from Reception and can be placed in the box provided.
We value your feedback and thank you for your time
National Shingles Vaccination Programme
This programme is being implemented to help prevent shingles, which is more predominant in people over 70 and can be quite severe.
The shingles vaccination is available to people:
Aged 70 years, plus anyone in their 70s who was born after 1st September 1942 and has not yet been vaccinated.
Aged 78 years, plus anyone aged 79 years old who has missed out on the vaccine.
If you would like to make an appointment for the Shingles vaccination, please telephone 01706 621417.
If you DO NOT wish to receive the vaccination, we would be grateful if you could let us know so that we can update your records.
All patients registered at this practice have a named GP.
If you would like to know which GP you are allocated to, please ask at reception.
If you would like to change your allocated GP, please tell a member of staff.
You can still see any GP of your choice.