Padiham Medical Centre

An award winning GP Practice, serving over 13,000 patients with a full range of enhanced services.

EVENING SURGERY

From 1st January 2019, we will no longer be running the Tuesday and Wednesday evening surgery.

However, the practice is able to offer appointments at the newly established out of hours service. The times of the appointments are:

Monday – Friday 6.30pm-8.30pm

Saturday 10-4

Sunday 10-4

To book an appointment, call the practice and speak to the reception team.

Pendleside Hospice

Pendleside Hospice exists to provide palliative and end of life service provision for people 17 years of age or over living with a life limiting illness within our local community, and those important to them.

All our services involve our patients and their carers and families in their future care choices and we work in partnership with other health and social care providers to ensure the highest level of care.

The hospice provides a range of services, both within the hospice building and in the local community: these include: Inpatient unit, Day service and outpatients, Hospice at home, Complimentary therapy, psychological support, rehabilitation, spiritual care, family and carer support and bereavement support.

The Hospice is a charitable organisation and all care is provided free of charge.
Any enquiries please ring 01282 440100.

MSK Specialists

MSK Specialists, available by appointment at the surgery Wednesdays and Fridays, any muscle, bone or joint problems.

Please speak to one of the receptionists and book an appointment.

OPEN SURGERY – FROM 1ST JANUARY 2018 WE WILL NO LONGER BE RUNNING AN OPEN SURGERY

Due to an increasing demand for appointments we are no longer able to run an Open Surgery.

Patients needing to be seen ‘on the day’ can ring the surgery at 8am, please stay on the line and wait in the queue, your call will be answered as soon as possible.

You can also register for online access to enable you to book your own appointment. Please ask at reception for further details.

Medical Students on Placement

We are pleased to announce that we have a number of medical students set to be on placement with us at Padiham Medical Centre.  The students are all training to be doctors and are either in their 4th or 5th years of study before their exams.

We have 10 students in total on placement with us at various times starting on 14th August when we’ll be joined by Katherine for 4 weeks and then Denzil on 24th August for 8 weeks.

When booking appointments, our team of receptionists will inform you if your consultation with the doctor or nurse will be affected.  This may involve your consultation being observed by a medical student or you may be seen by a medical student on their own and then followed up immediately after with one of our GP’s.  You can refuse to have any involvement with our medical students if you wish.

Your input into their training is essential to their learning and we’d like to thank you sincerely for your assistance in supporting the creation of the future health service workforce.

All our medical students are from The University of Manchester.

If you have any feedback you’d like to give about your involvement with our medical students, we’d be grateful to receive this.

Our student placement timetable is as follows:

Year 4 – 4 week placements

Placement dates Name of Medical Student Days in Surgery
20.8.18 – 14.9.18 Imogen Hyndman Mon – Thur
17.9.18 – 12.10.18 Faris Ghafoor Mon – Thur
15.10.18 – 9.11.18 Jonathan Dumbril Mon – Thur
12.11.18 – 7.12.18 Tonia Forjoe Mon – Thur
7.1.19 – 1.2.19 Susanna Hotchkiss Mon – Thur
Mon – Thur
4.3.19 – 29.3.19 Jennifer Bailie Mon – Thur
1.4.19 – 3.5.19 Yasmin Sonksen Mon – Thur

Welcome to Dr Harding

We are pleased to welcome Dr Emma Harding (f) to our team who joined us in July as a salaried GP.

If you do need to see the Doctor, we hope you get the chance to meet Dr Harding.

CYBER ATTACK UPDATE – SYSTEMS RESTORED

Please be aware that the surgery fell victim to the recent cyber attack on 12th May 2017.

The attack affected the majority of our computers, however, we are advised by our IT providers that the system is now fully restored.

We apologise to our patients for any inconvenience this may have caused but would like to thank you for your understanding and your patience.

IMPORTANT NHS CYBER ATTACK

Padiham Medical Centre has been hit today (Friday 12th May) with the IT systems cyber attack widely reported on both national and local news. This attack has affected all of our main IT systems which allow us to manage our services efficiently for patients. We are working with IT experts to resolve this issue, however we are as yet unclear on how widespread the problems are or indeed, how long they will take to resolve fully. We would like to reassure our patients that we are doing all we can, however, until this is fully resolved we ask that you refrain from using patient access or our website to book appointments or order prescriptions as we cannot guarantee that these services will work successfully. Please keep checking back here for news and updates and please do not hesitate to continue to contact us by telephone, fax or in person. Thank you for your patience and understanding during these circumstances which are entirely beyond our control.