Lancaster Medical Practice offers a range of services and clinics to ensure we meet your healthcare needs.
Our clinical staff have been put into teams to support this. Clinical Teams will reflect our local population and will work together, in a particular geographic area and within specific LMP sites.
The services we offer are:
There are 4 teams of GPs who will be supported by other clinical and non-clinical staff.
Every patient will be assigned to a named GP. If no appointments are available with your named GP you will first be offered an appointment with a GP in the same Clinical Team, however, you can be seen by any of the GPs within Lancaster Medical Practice. All the GPs provide General Medical Services. Details of GP services can be found in the leaflet – "Its Your Practice"
Some GPs also undertake minor surgery, i.e. removal of cysts or small lumps is available through arrangement with a doctor.
Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Can prescribe medicines…
Our practice nurses are highly trained and see patients by appointment for specialist and general nursing services.
Healthcare Assistants perform health checks such as:
- NHS ‘Well Person’ health checks;
- Blood tests;
- General Vaccinations, eg flu and B12's;
- Blood Pressure checks;
- Weight management.
Their role is to see patients at home, or in their clinics, who require nursing intervention such as surgical dressings, injections, terminal care and care of venous ulcers.
The Community Matron sees patients in their home to carry out health checks and offer support and advice.
Health Visitors can advise on health care to all age groups but is mainly involved with mothers, babies and young children. Their work includes child health surveillance, immunisation and health promotion.
Most antenatal and postnatal care is now undertaken by the midwife. If you are pregnant, you can make an appointment to see the midwife directly without seeing your doctor first. Ladies with problems during pregnancy can still be seen by their own doctor with referral to the hospital specialists when this is felt to be necessary.
A Social Worker is associated with the practice and can advise where there are difficulties related to housing, social or family problems. They can be contacted through Lancaster Social Services on 66246.