We are still open.
We hope all our patients know we are still very much OPEN for them. If you have not had to access us so far, then please be aware, that in line with national guidance, we are continuing triage first consultations. This means that your GP will speak to you over the phone and if it is something that you need to be seen face to face for, you will come down to surgery at a time allocated to keep you as safe as possible. Our nurses are seeing patients for routine reviews, smears, blood tests and vaccinations and all patients will be screened for symptoms prior to coming into practice.
There will no doubt be lots of questions about what this means for high risk patients, especially those who work (we share these questions!). We have been informed that further information will be available in the next few days. Sicknotes will only be issued for patients that are unwell and can’t work. Please be assured, that we will keep you in the loop and provide updates as soon as we get the information through. (Please also refer to the updated government guidance on the link we shared earlier today).
We also understand and sympathise with the concerns around children attending school at this time, especially if a household has extremely vulnerable members. As a practice we are very sorry if this sounds harsh, but decisions about children attending school are not ours to make. I expect schools are awaiting further guidance on this and once available we would suggest a discussion with the school to decide on the best way forward. Advice specific to COVID-19 can be sought by dialling 119
Thanks for helping us deliver a fantastic campaign. We delivered over 700 vaccines in the first 10 days of October. Most of our most vulnerable people are now covered.
Over 75s Vaccines -- currently none in stock
Under 75s VAccnes -- In stock
“Phone First” GP appointments
As advised by public health England and in order to secure the safety of our staff and patients, we would like to speak to you before you book an appointment. This allows us to asses risk but importantly ensure you are only coming into surgery when you absolutely need to. Approximately 70% of peoples G.P. problems can be dealt with remotely either by phone or with photos/video.
You can still book phone first appointments electronically.
For nurse appointments we have asked reception to perform basic over the phone risk screening.
Please note the phonecall is not a way of preventing you accessing care, this system has been shown to improve your access to appropriate care. And in this climate a "phone first" system ensures better safety for us all.
This will result in an increase in capacity. And we are confident that it will not affect your care.
Burscough Family Practice has been based at the Health Centre in Burscough Village since 1980. All surgeries and treatment rooms are on the ground floor and the surgery is able to accommodate disabled patients.
Our clinical team are:
Dr S Biswas. Male GP. Qualified 1990 Liverpool. Have been practising in the area for 26 years.
Dr W Parkar. Male GP. Qualified 1992 Liverpool. Special interest Cardiology. Working in the North west for 24 years.
Dr A Statham Female GP Welcome to the team Alison
Practice Nurse : Maria Jordan
Who and when?
Monday: Dr Biswas (m), Nurse Jordan (f) till 8pm
Tuesday Dr Parkar (m)
Wednesday Dr Statham (f)
Thursday Dr Biswas (m)
Friday Dr Parkar (m), Nurse Jordan (f)
As well as a source of information about our practice, the staff and the services we provide, we hope you will use this website as a useful resource for other health-related information. Please have a look around and feel free to send us any feedback. We can use your ideas to improve our online services and further develop the content of this site.
Repeat prescriptions are only given after they are agreed with the doctor and entered onto your repeat register. A minimum of 48 hours’ notice is required for processing a prescription.
All repeat prescriptions are now processed through West Lancashire CCG POD (Prescription Ordering Direct). The POD is open between 8.30am and 11.30am & 2.30pm and 4.30pm Monday to Friday.
Patients on long-term medication can order repeat prescriptions in a number of ways:
- Online – Visit www.Patient.co.uk/access or download the MyGP App to register for this easy to use way of ordering your medication. (Please contact the surgery if you need help registering for this). Once authorised this is the most user-friendly method of ordering your prescription.
- By contacting the POD - Telephone 01772 214852
We now send prescriptions electronically to the chemists and we have a daily collection from some of the pharmacies in the area, your repeat prescription can be forwarded to the pharmacy of your choice.
Please note that we are unable to process repeat prescriptions on the same day that it has been requested.
Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see either a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications and you will be required to contact the practice to make this appointment.
(Site updated 01/11/2020)