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Weekly Patient Newsletter - Thursday, May 26 Posted on 26 May 2022

Welcome to the latest of our weekly newsletters. We regard it as a priority that all our patients are kept fully informed of all developments at Buckshaw Village Surgery, Croston and Adlington Medical Centres, our sites at Lostock Hall and on matters affecting former Eaves Lane Surgery patients. We hope these regular updates will continue to prove useful.

Prescriptions

We would politely ask that all patients calling our surgeries to order prescriptions please do so after 10.30am.

Our lines are open from 8am onwards but they are very busy during the early part of the day with patients calling to make appointments or to make inquiries re a variety of urgent issues.

We appreciate that some of our patients are only able to call in the early part of the day and that others may have urgent concerns re a prescription and need to speak to our staff about these while ordering, and we will continue to accept these calls earlier in the day.

However, for all other prescription requests, it would be much appreciated if patients could call after 10.30am.

Please could patients also note that the Monday walk-in clinic at Croston Medical Centre, which is for CMC patients only, begins at 8.30am not 8am.

Monkeypox

You will no doubt have seen reports in the national media concerning monkeypox and the recent outbreak of cases.

We would firstly urge everyone not to panic or worry unduly.

Monkeypox is a rare infection mainly spread by animals in parts of west or central Africa.

The risk of catching it in the UK is very low and in most cases it is not serious.

However, if you have a rash with blisters and have been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with monkeypox, has symptoms of the disease or who has been to west or central Africa in the past six weeks, please call us to make a GP appointment or call 111.

Ukraine Appeal

Thank you for all your recent donations which have all been gratefully received and have been taken to the central collection depot for the Chorley & District Support for Ukraine group.

Please note that the group are now also accepting shoes and other items of footwear as long as they are in reasonable condition.

If you have any shoes along with any toiletries, ladies' sanitary products, baby items, non-perishable foods, tins of dog and cat food and also items of clothing as long as they are clean and in good condition, please drop them off at one of our surgeries at any time during opening hours.

Our staff will be on hand to assist you if needed.

Bank Holiday Opening Times

Please note that all our surgery sites will be closed from next Thursday, June 2 to Sunday, June 5 inclusive due the Bank Holidays marking the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. During this time, please call 999 in the event of an emergency or 111 in the case of non-emergency calls.

Our sites reopen at 8am on Monday, June 6 with normal opening hours from this day onwards.

Also just to confirm we are open as normal on Monday, May 30 as this is a normal working day due to the double Bank Holiday being switched to June 2 and 3.

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