Drs Stephen White, Kaiser Chaudhri, Melanie Walsh, Joanne Murray, Nidghtta Anjan & Anitha Rangaswamy.
Welcome to North Preston Medical Practice
Welcome to our surgery website where we hope you will quickly benefit from a user friendly layout and a wealth of information about our healthcare services. Find out when we’re open and what to do when we’re not, all from the comfort of your own home.
Cervical Screening Campaign
(5th March - 28th April)
At least three million women across England have not had a smear test for at least three and a half years. We need to take action.
Cervical screening is not a test for cancer, it's a test to help prevent cancer.
Please ring the surgery for a chat with the Practice Nurse if you are hesitant or concerned about your screening. We are here to help you as much as we can and we need to make a difference, together.
'Try not to put off your cervical screening. It's one of the best ways to protect yourself from cervical cancer'
2019 - the year you exercise more?
North Preston Medical Practice have teamed up with Fulwood Leisure Centre to offer our patients a number of ways to increase the amount of exercise they do in 2019 - which couldn't be better timed after the Christmas excesses!
Patients simply need to call and ask for a FREE day pass and they will then be able to use all of the facilities on their chosen date.
Following this 'taster' patients can self-refer themselves and access a 12-week programme if they meet the following criteria;
- Via Active Lives: Physical activity service
Criteria - You currently do less than 150 minutes of activity each week
- Via Exercise on prescription
Criteria - Have an existing health condition (high BP, diabetes, bone or joint problems) – exclusions include unstable angina, resting systolic BP over 180mmHg, resting diastolic BP over 100mmHg, uncontrolled tachycardia over 100bpm, unstable or acute heart failure, unstable diabetes, unstable arrhythmia, recent embolism, thrombophlebitis, active pericarditis or myocarditis, newly diagnosed angina.
- Via EnABLe – community adult weight management programme
Criteria - BMI between 25 and 35 (Not below 25 or above 35)
You will not need a GP referral so please contact Fulwood Leisure Centre directly on 01772 428930 for more information.
Care Quality Commission (CQC) Inspection
Following the improvements that the practice made in order to achieve the rating of 'Good' at our CQC inspection in May 2017, as part of that process the practice was re-inspected on 9th October 2018 and the CQC were delighted to see that we had not only maintained that good work, but they also cited a couple of areas of outstanding practice - our use of I.T. to improve the systems within the practice and also our use of adapted templates within our clinical system.
This is a recognition of all the hard work that the practice team puts in every day to ensure our patients are provided with the service they deserve.
A big "thank you" goes to the 48 patients who completed one of the CQC feedback cards, which were posted into the sealed postbox in reception in the week leading up to the inspection - 44 contained solely positive comments, 4 were mixed and none contained solely negative comments.
Finally, we would also like to thank the members of our PPG Group who were supportive as ever during the inspection.
Referrals for certain procedures
Patients are asked to be aware that our doctors are unable to refer for certain procedures - or meet certain specific criteria - as part of a national focus on reducing procedures of limited clinical value.
A full list of these procedures can be found on the NHS Preston Clinical Commissioning Group website.
Transport from Royal Preston Hospital to Chorley Hospital
If you have trouble getting to Chorley Hospital for certain appointments, please note that there is a shuttle bus service that travels between Royal Preston Hospital and Chorley Hospital during weekdays.
More information on this can be found on the Lancashire Teaching Hospitals website.
Disposal of clinical waste
We wanted to make all patients aware that Preston City Council operates a clinical waste collection service for anyone who self-medicates at home.
If you current use a sharps bin, which is disposed of via your pharmacy, please continue to do this.
However, if you do have a need for collection from home, you may wish to take a look at this leaflet
Clinical Waste Collections - Preston City Council.
General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)
From 25th May 2018 new legislation comes into force that replaces the current Data Protection laws in the UK and across Europe.
This will mean that you have more rights to know how information held about you is collected and used by businesses.
As providers of healthcare, we have to share information with other healthcare providers from time to time and if it is for the purposes of your direct care, we do not need to ask your permission to do this.
However, anything that is not related to your direct care, such as giving someone else access to your medical records, we do require your explicit permission and we will always ask for it when necessary.
For more information about these new regulations and how they affect you, we have created a patient leaflet, which can be accessed via the link below.
GDPR Patient Information Leaflet
Please see our 'Practice Policies' page for our practice privacy Notices.
Please be aware that if you require an urgent sameday appointment, you will be seen by one of our Urgent Care Practitioners at Ingol Health Centre.
More information on how we allocate appointments can be found on the leaflet below
Urgent Appointment Leaflet
Increased Access Services Preston
The following practices are participating in collaborative working to offer its patients access to appointments outside of normal core hours
St Mary’s Health Centre
St Filans Medical Centre
Dr Yerra – Gutteridge Medical Centre
Dr Shahid – Gutteridge Medical Centre
Dr Chakrabarti - Gutteridge Medical Centre
Briarwood Medical Centre
Doclands Medical Centre
North Preston Medical Group
Park View Surgery
Park Medical Practice
Staff at the locality clinics will provide a range of appointments from practice nurses who will be available to provide chronic disease reviews, smears and childhood immunisations along with GP’s and other Health Care Professionals. Patients can also cancel pre-booked appointments for any of the weekend or evening sessions.
You can contact the locality clinics on 01772 529200 at the following times
Mon-Fri (Incl. Bank holidays) 18:30-20:00
Saturday 08:00 - 13:00
Sunday 09:00 - 12:00
Please note that once hub availability is full you may be directed to an alternative service.
Please also be aware that the administrative staff working at the locality surgeries do not have access to patients full medical records and therefore will not be able to answer queries on referrals, prescriptions, test results,private work and entries to medical records.
In a genuine emergency you should call 999. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.
Yellow Fever vaccination
With effect from 30th November 2017, we will no longer by a registered Yellow Fever vaccination centre.
This will mean that we are unable to provide the Yellow Fever vaccination to patients.
Any patient wishing to have the vaccination can search for their nearest centre by visiting this site.
For more information on which countries advise visitors to have a Yellow Fever vaccination, click here.
We are pleased to announce that starting from week commencing 23rd October 2017 we are able to offer our patients GP and Nurse appointments on Sunday's.
These clinics will not be held at Broadway Surgery or Ingol Health Centre, but instead will be held on behalf of several practices at Briarwood Medical Centre.
The clinics will initially be held by locum GP's and locum nurses, but we hope to have some of our own GP's & Nurses providing these in the future.
If you require a routine appointment and a Sunday, please speak to our reception team who will be happy to give you further information and book a suitable appointment for you.
Parking at Broadway Surgery (***Important***)
Please be aware that we have been asked to display this Parking enforcement poster in our reception area at Broadway Surgery as a warning against unauthorised parking in the adjacent car park, which is only to be used by customers of Sole & Beauty, AM1 Hair, Slice of Sicily, and Another Bouquet.
Anyone parking on that car park who is not a customer of the above named businesses will be issued with a £100 enforcement parking charge ticket, which is reduced to £60 if paid within 14 days.
We at the surgery have no influence on this decision and we are unable to take forward appeals on patients behalf as the car park is private land owned by the businesses above.
Parking at Ingol Health Centre
Please be aware that parking on the double yellow lines in the bay /road outside the surgery gates could result in you receiving a parking Ticket. A parking warden has recently been issuing Tickets to cars parked on the Double Yellow Lines at busy periods.
Did you know that you can now book appointments, request a prescription and also view a summary of your medical records - all from the comfort of your own home?
To find out more, visit our Online Services section and follow the registration instructions.
Patient Participation Group (PPG)
We are lucky to have a very active PPG, who have produced a Newsletter for the benefit of all of our patients. You can view this by click this link - May 2017 - PPG Newsletter.
For more information on how to join the PPG, or for details of our next meeting, please click here.
If may find it difficult to attend the meetings, perhaps you might consider joining our Virtual PPG, who we contact via email occasionally to get their thoughts on current services or forthcoming plans. To join our Virtual PPG click here and complete the form.
One Click Away
Convenience doesn’t stop there and you can now access a number of services online. Ordering a repeat prescription or booking an appointment or Patient Access are a click away using a computer or the mobile apps - myGP app & Patient Access app
Our website will automatically display in a user friendly format when viewed on a mobile device. The mobile version only shows certain information read directly from the applicable pages on your website. It is designed for mobile viewing so will automatically remove certain images to allow for an optimal mobile experience. The mobile version will only display the following:
- Home - the homepage content
- Opening Times
- Contact Details
- Online Services
- Health and Happiness
Our team are dedicated to your continued good health and approach your care with professionalism, discretion and friendliness. You can count on a warm welcome from everyone involved here at the practice.
Named General Practitioner
In line with contractual requirements all patients have a been allocated a named GP who is responsible for patients overall care at the practice. Patients can contact the practice if they wish to know who this is. However this does not mean they cannot see another GP at the surgery.
(Site updated 25/03/2019)