**IMPORTANT ADVICE **
The worry of most GP’s at the moment isn't covid-19, as we are well set up now for triaging and seeing those with relevant symptoms in our local ‘hot hubs’ and our hospital colleagues are doing an amazing job at the frontline.
Our worry is that we are not seeing the breast lumps, postnatal depression, skin infections, pelvic pain, abnormal bleeding, mini-strokes, rectal bleeding, suspicious weight loss, neck lumps, swallowing problems, moles that are changing shape, palpitations, chest pain suspicious for angina, abdominal pain suspicious for appendicitis etc etc etc. They must be still happening but people are staying at home ‘not wanting to bother us’. We know the paediatric community is desperately worried about sick kids not being taken to hospital because their parents are understandably scared.
This may not be the best time to tell us about your fungal toenail that you've not got round to sorting for 6 months, but if you have new symptoms that are worrying you, please contact us.
GPs are OPEN even if our doors are closed!
We are trying to keep our surgeries as covid free as possible, by seeing all patients with symptoms of covid in central hot hubs, not in our own practices. So if you have something worrying, please phone us. We can give you our opinion on the phone, we can do a video call if more appropriate, and if we think we need to see you face to face we’ll tell you and bring you down to see us.
We are getting really concerned that the morbidity and mortality of those who are scared to go to the GP might be almost as big as those who die of covid-19 itself.
From Burscough Family Practice
“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 17/07/2020)