You may be aware that all General practice teams have now been asked to clinically prioritise their services to free up maximum capacity to support the COVID-19 vaccination programme, alongside delivering urgent or emergency care and other critical services such as cancer. This includes pausing routine and non-urgent care and redeploying staff to support delivery of COVID-19 vaccinations.
Stonyhill Medical Practice has chosen to continue to see and speak to patients for their routine and non-urgent care whilst also running Covid-19 vaccinations. We ask that you are patient with us, the phone lines are busy as demand for on the day appointments is at an all time high and routine appointments for chronic disease reviews may be over 3 weeks but rest assured we will still triage acute and urgent problems on the day.
Thank you for your patience and continued support.
*Women's Health* 16.11.2021
We are in the process of setting up a women's health hub. Stonyhill will be part of a pilot which will hopefully be spread across Blackpool. This will hopefully give women a better chance of getting seen for women's health issues and reduce the waiting lists in secondary care. Up to now we are hoping to include fitting coils for heavy menstrual bleeding, pessary changes, incontinence issues and help & advise on the menopause. Obviously the clinic will start off small and hopefully expand.
We are looking for ideas from our patients on that they would like to be included in a women's health clinic. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or send us a Facebook message with suggestions on what you would like to be included.
19.04.2021- As the country eases out of lockdown the practice is working towards returning to face appointments but we are not there yet
We reserve a number of appointments for SAME DAY EMERGENCIES, so if your condition means you need to see a health professional urgently, please call as early in the morning as you can, and help us by being prepared to tell the receptionist a bit about the problem so that they can make sure you receive the most appropriate support.
You will receive a return phone call from a doctor or one of our nurse practitioners or our Paramedic Practitioner. Nurse practitioners and Paramedic practitioners are trained to assess, diagnose and manage a wide range of conditions, and can prescribe for most common illnesses and refer on if required. You may be asked to come in to the surgery for an appointment, or we may recommend you take a different route to give you the quickest and most appropriate help with your problem. Many of our patients find this quick response by telephone convenient and effective.
Thank you for your continued support during this time.
Dr’s Garstang, Aung, Augustine & Gouges.
South Shore Primary Care Centre
Telephone: 01253 956655
CHANGES TO REPEAT PRESCRIPTION ORDERING
From 20th April 2015 we will be making changes to the way you currently order your repeat prescriptions. We will be replacing this with Emis Access which will enable you to order your medication directly into the practice clinical system. You will also be able to book appointments online to see a GP of your choice.
If you still want to place prescription orders online you will need to call into the practice and pick up a access registration form or we can email you one.
The myGP app lets you book GP appointments, blood (only blood tests) tests with nurses order repeat prescriptions and set up medication reminders on your smartphone.
The Electronic Prescription Service will go live on the 27th August 2015. You will be able to nominate a pharmacy of your choice. You will need to sign up for this with your pharmacy and at the GP practice in person.
More information can be found at http://systems.hscic.gov.uk/eps/patients Where you can download a patient leaflet
Stonyhill Medical Practice serves the area of Blackpool from Bloomfield Road in the north, Vicarage Lane/Midgeland Road/Queensway to the east, St Annes Road East in the south and ending at The Promenade in the west.
Stonyhill Medical Practice is a GMS (General Medical Services) practice.
Our team includes four full-time GPs, two Salaried GP's and a team of Nurse Practitioners, an Advanced Paramedic Practitioner, Practice Nurses, and Primary Health Care Assistants.
A Community Matron, District Nursing Team and Health Visitors are attached to the practice.
Stonyhill Medical Practice is a training practice attracting Medical Students, GP trainees, GP Registrars, Health Visitor and Nursing Students.
Three Practice Managers oversee the general running of Stonyhill Medical Practice who are supported by a Reception, Secretarial and Administration Team.
The practice also has two in-house Pharmacist Practitioners, Nicola Wojarski and Samir Vohra.
We offer full general practice services.
Our Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Paramedic Practitioner offer daily triage and on-the-day appointments for urgent care. Nurse Practitioners can prescribe medication, they also see patients with complex chronic diseases.
The practice offers Contraception Advice including Contraception Implants.
Sexual Health Clinics are available by appointment to registered and non- registered patients.
Practice Nurses offer specialist clinics for Asthma, Diabetes, Chronic Obstructive Airways Diseases, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Hypertension, Smoking Cessation, Weight and Lifestyle Advice, Contraception, Women’s Health and Baby Vaccinations.
The surgery runs clinics by appointment with the Practice Nurses for Dressings, Holiday Vaccinations and Travel Advice.
Our Primary Health Care Assistants see all new patients for Well Person Checks, Blood Pressure Monitoring, Dressings, Suture Removal and Lifestyle Advice. They also assist with Minor Surgery.
The Community Midwife runs weekly Antenatal Clinics for pregnant women.
Health Visitors monitor babies and children up to school age.
In addition, our GPs offer Minor Surgery, Joint Injections, IUD fitting, Contraception Implants and a Uro-Gynaecology Clinic.
At Stonyhill Medical Practice we aim to treat all our patients promptly, courteously and in complete confidence.
Stonyhill Medical Practice sometimes has to consent to Audit by the Blackpool Clinical Commissioning Group or other outside agencies. This means doctors from outside our practice may need access to medical or computer records of our patients. Medical records may be used for educational purposes. Because of this, we ask patients registering with us to sign a consent form giving permission for their records to be used in this way. This information is completely confidential and does not leave the practice.
This website is for both existing patients and those considering registering with us. It tells you about our services, how to access them and some general information about how our practice operates.
Patients With Particular Needs
Our premises are accessible to patients using a wheelchair. We have three lifts, one of which is large size.
We have several parking spaces which are reserved for patients displaying a disabled sticker.
For patients with hearing problems, we have special hearing loop facilities at reception.
Freedom Of Information - Publication Scheme
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 obliges the practice to produce a Publication Scheme. A Publication Scheme is a guide to the ‘classes’ of information the practice intends to routinely make available.
This scheme is available from the Practice Manager.
Blackpool Clinical Commissioning Group
Blackpool FY1 6JX
Tel: 01253 651200
Fax: 01253 651210
The area served by Stonyhill Medical Practice is in the district covered by Blackpool Clinical Commissioning Group.
Blackpool Clinical Commissioning Group is responsible for ensuring you get all the services you need.
For details of all primary care services in the area, look at www.blackpool.nhs.uk