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Healthcare - Fylde & Wyre

There is a wide variety of options available to you if you need healthcare or advice. Using the right service will mean that you are provided with the best advice and treatment as quickly and effectively as possible.

 There is a wide variety of options available to you if you need healthcare or advice. Using the right service will mean that you are provided with the best advice and treatment as quickly and effectively as possible.

 

 

There is a wide variety of options available to you if you need healthcare or advice. Using the right service will mean that you are provided with the best advice and treatment as quickly and effectively as possible.  There is a wide variety of options…More...

GPs

GPs

GPs are able to provide a range of services by appointment, including medical advice, examinations and prescriptions.

If you receive regular treatment from your GP, it would be wise to make yourself aware of your practice’s opening times next time you visit the surgery.

If you need your GP and you don’t know what the arrangements are, or the surgery is closed, call the surgery and you will be advised of the practice arrangements. Details of GP practices can be found at: http://www.fyldeandwyreccg.nhs.uk/find-services/gp-practices/

Evening and weekend appointments

You can now see a GP, nurse or other healthcare professional at a more convenient time for you with weekend and evening appointments available.

The extended access service offers pre-bookable, routine primary care appointments at times which may be more convenient if you find it difficult to attend during the working day, are a busy parent or rely on working carers for travel and advocacy.

 

In Fylde and Wyre, appointments are available at Freckleton Health Centre and Fleetwood Health and Wellbeing Centre. These will take place at the following times:

 

Day

Freckleton

Fleetwood

Monday

6.30pm to 9.30pm

6.30pm to 8pm

Tuesday

6.30pm to 9.30pm

6.30pm to 8pm

Wednesday

-

6.30pm to 9.30pm

Thursday

6.30pm to 9.30pm

6.30pm to 9.30pm

Friday

-

6.30pm to 9.30pm

Saturday

8am to 2pm

8am to noon

Sunday

8am to 2pm

8am to noon

 

 

 

In Fylde and Wyre, those registered with a local GP can access the Pharmacy+ Clinic scheme through a local pharmacy for advice and treatment  of over 25 minor ailments Hi instead of booking/waiting for a GP appointment.

Pharmacist are highly trained professionals that can provide confidential, expert advice and treatment for common illnesses and complaints, including coughs, colds, bites, stings, aches and pains and emergency contraception, without the need to visit your GP or go to A&E. They can give advice or, if appropriate, medicines that will help clear up the problem. What’s more, many pharmacies are open in the evening and at the weekend.

Log on to the Pharmacy+ Clinic website www.pharmacyplus.clinic to access more information.

 

Walk-in and same day centres offer convenient access to a range of treatment for minor illnesses and injuries including infections, rashes, emergency contraception and advice, stomach upsets, cuts, bruises, burns, strains and sprains. There are two centres on the Fylde Coast, both operating seven days a week from 8am onwards. Both also have x-ray services available.

The Walk-in Centre in Blackpool is open 8am-8pm seven days a week. Appointments are not necessary.

The Fleetwood Same Day Health Centre is open 8am-10pm seven days a week. Appointments are necessary and can be made by calling: 0300 123 1144.

If you have a problem with your teeth or gums, you should phone your dental surgery.

If you do not have a regular dentist, you should contact the Dental Access Service on(01253) 955200. They will help you to register with a dentist and provide urgent dental treatment where it is needed.

If you need emergency dental treatment out of normal dental surgery hours, please contact the Dental Access Service on 01253 955200.

 

Optometrists are trained to examine the eyes to detect defects in vision, signs of injury, ocular disease or abnormality and problems with general health. A detailed examination of the eye can reveal conditions such as high blood pressure or diabetes.

Optometrists make a diagnosis, offer advice and when necessary prescribe, fit and supply contact lenses of glasses. Optometrists will also refer patients for specialist advice to secondary care services if needed.

There are many services that are available to offer support and advice away from hospital. This could be because of a specific health need such as management of a long-term condition or ongoing complaint, stopping smoking, substance misuse or weight management. These are provided by health care professionals but are not always directly linked to places such as GP practices or the hospital. They are available in the community in community centres, health centres or even in your own home.

Some of them you can self-refer in to; that means you can simply get in touch with the service yourself and arrange a meeting with them or sometimes they will allow you to just drop-in.  Others you will need to be referred in to via your GP. 

“Many people go to their GP with minor conditions such as a cough or cold simply because they don’t know how to deal it with it themselves.

For many common ailments the treatments are as simple as rest and over the counter remedies which can be found in a well-stocked medicine cabinet.

In order to help people learn how to treat the most common ailments, a series of new informative fact sheets have been created as part of the Think! Why A&E? campaign. From the common cold, eczema and acne, to sprains and strains, the fact sheets cover 13 ailments describing symptoms, how to treat them at home and when you should see your GP.

The fact sheets can be found here: www.whyaande.nhs.uk/self-care-information

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