We are happy to announce that we have our own clinical pharmacist who can help you with medication problems, changing meds, checking you are on the right meds etc.
Any prescription enquiries should now be put through to our Medicines Management Team. This team is led by Sarah Morley our clinical pharmacist, she is joined by Paula Ward our pharmacy technician and Katy Whitehead who operates the prescription line. They are here to look after your prescription/medicine requirements.
Please try and order your prescriptions (especially repeats) online using a form or via The NHS App or Patient Access.
Community and Network Staff
The health visitors can be contacted on 0300 247 0040 (option 2) for any advice and support your require for your child.
The district nurses are responsible for providing nursing services in the community and run dressing clinics on certain days. Please contact the district nursing team on 01253 951533.
The midwife looks after the health of all our pregnant patients and runs the antenatal clinic. They can be contacted on 01253 951545.
Care Home Team
Kath Gammage is our care home lead nurse who helps the doctors deal with all our patients that reside in local nursing homes.
The network known as Wyre Intergrated Network – WIN, made up of 4 local surgeries (Lockwood Surgery, Beechwood Surgery, Queensway Medical Centre and The Village Practice) now employs staff that work across all 4 practices, enabling us all to offer more appointments and services to our patients. To make an appointment with any of the below, please contact the surgery in the usual way 01253 955954.
We have 2 paramedics, Holli and Karen they both do face to face appointments for acute illnesses and also assist with home visits.
Joseph is our new mental health practitioner, he works alongside Joanne at the surgery and has access to secondary care advice and services. He also offers CBT sessions.
Social prescribing helps patients improve their health, well-being and and social welfare by connecting them to existing community services/groups and helping to form new ones. They address patients needs in a holistic way and focus on “what matters to you?” They can accept referrals for patients with long term health conditions, mild to moderate mental health issues, patients who are vulnerable and those with complex social issues.
We also have a pharmacy team, made up of Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians, they help the surgeries deal with their patients medication queries and drug monitoring.