Welcome to The New Hall Lane Practice
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The New Hall Lane Practice is a four Partner Training Practice comprising three male and one female. This is a medical partnership with the practice name of “The New Hall Lane Practice”. It is not a limited company.
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT ALL PHONE CALLS INTO AND OUT OF THIS PRACTICE ARE RECORDED.
In general, we cover the East side of Preston, St Matthews and Fishwick wards, and a map of the practice area is available in reception.
The Health Centre was constructed in 1978 and updated in 1990 and 1996.
Car parking is available on site, and the Health Centre is accessible to disabled patients. The premises are owned by NHS Property Services.
In addition to everything you need to know about the practice you will also find a wealth of health-related information in the menu on the right hand side. Please have a look around and do send us some feedback if you like.
NEWS RELEASE - NHS Patients, Staff and Visitors Must Continue To Wear Face Coverings in Healthcare Settings
At the Prime Minister's press conference on Monday, he confirmed that mandatory social distancing and mask wearing would come to an end as part of daily life.
As you know we are still seeing rising cases of COVID-19 in our communities and in admission to hospital so despite the easing of restrictions in our daily lives, we can’t afford to become complacent in terms of the rigorous processes we follow as health and care staff to keep our patients, and indeed each other, safe as we go about our working lives.
This is particularly important as we are seeing an increase in cases of COVID-19 within our local hospitals, as well as an increase in colleague absence due to the number of cases increasing and the periods of isolation for close contacts. And as we see cases in our hospitals and the community rise, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals are continuing with the restrictions currently in place on visiting.
As health professionals, it is our duty to ensure you, your colleagues and patients remain protected.
With that in mind, we wish to be clear that despite any changes coming into force from next Monday outside of work, current IPC guidance remains in place in hospitals, GP and other primary care practices in Lancashire and South Cumbria, and will not change at this time.
Therefore, all colleagues, volunteers, patients and visitors will still be required to continue to follow the below:
- HANDS: Wash hands regularly with soap and water or hand gel if hand washing facilities are not available
- FACE: Wear surgical face masks (not coverings) in all public areas in practice buildings
- SPACE: Stay at least 2m away from people wherever possible and ensure workplaces are COVID Secure
- FRESH AIR: Ensure areas are well ventilated wherever possible by opening windows, etc
We will not make any changes to these requirements until we have a clear instruction that we no longer need to do so.
Please watch out for further updates but in the meantime, please remember that the safety of all colleagues, volunteers, patients and visitors is an absolute priority for us.
Act FAST if you or a loved one have symptoms of stroke
The NHS is urging anyone who thinks they or a loved one have symptoms of stroke not be put off seeking help because of coronavirus but to ‘act FAST’.
NHS staff have worked hard to ensure anyone who needs stroke care can safely get it despite the biggest public health emergency in over a century.
Now there are concerns that people are putting off getting help when they need it due to coronavirus worries.
As part of the Help Us Help You campaign the NHS is urging the public to continue to act F.A.S.T. and dial 999 when stroke strikes.
Services across the country have been restructured to reduce the risk of patients being exposed to, or passing on infection in hospital.
The F.A.S.T. (Face, Arms, Speech, Time) acronym is a simple test to help people identify the most common signs of a stroke, and emphasises the importance of acting quickly by calling 999
- Face – has their face fallen on one side? Can they smile?
- Arms – can they raise both arms and keep them there?
- Speech – is their speech slurred?
- Time to call 999
For health advice and information, visit www.nhs.uk.
Invitations to vaccination services: update for patients
Now that more doses of Covid-19 vaccines are available, the NHS is able to open more vaccination services in Lancashire and South Cumbria, including large Vaccination Centres and, in the near future, pharmacies.
People who are eligible, live near these new vaccination services and who haven’t already been vaccinated by their local GP led vaccination services or hospital hub, will receive letters from the NHS Covid-19 Vaccination Booking Service, telling them how they can book their appointment.
The NHS is rolling out additional services quickly, but it remains important that the public don’t try to book or go to these services before they receive their booking letter.
If you receive a letter from the national NHS Covid-19 Vaccination Booking Service and you book an appointment, please make sure you attend it. The sooner you get your vaccination, when eligible, the earlier you will be protected from Covid-19.
Vaccination centres offer an important additional option for people who are eligible, and we expect more sites to be available across Lancashire and South Cumbria in the coming days and weeks.
Please don’t delay having your vaccine, but if you can’t travel to a vaccination centre or you would rather wait for an appointment closer to home, you can choose to do that, and your local GP-led service will be in touch soon to offer an alternative.
In Lancashire and South Cumbria, we expect to put in place additional Vaccination Centres over the coming weeks in Central Lancashire, Fylde Coast, Morecambe Bay and Pennine Lancashire. As soon as these are ready and available they will appear on the national NHS Covid-19 Vaccination Booking Service.
We are continuing to vaccinate patients over the age of 80 years of age and are inviting people in according to the criteria and prioritisation set by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).
Like the rest of the NHS we are working to offer vaccines to everyone in the top priority groups by the middle of February.
Please do not contact us if you haven’t received an invite yet. We are very busy at the moment and doing so could prevent a patient who needs our help from getting through. We will contact you when it is the right time for you to book your appointment.
Please click the link below for the latest government guidance which has been translated into 60 different languages.
Coronavirus Information - Doctors of the World
(Site updated 16/07/2021)