Summary Care Record

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Health Service (Control of Patient Information) Regulations 2002 (COPI) notice, the Secretary of State for Health has directed that the following steps be taken:

  • Temporarily removing the requirement for patients to provide prior explicit consent to share Additional Information through the Summary Care Record
  • Enabling GP Connect for all GP practices nationally; this will enable NHS 111 to book telephone consultation appointments directly in to our clinical system.

Further details regarding Additional Information in the context of the Summary Care Record (SCR) are available here.

Further information from NHS digital on how data is responding to COVID 19 can be found here.

Extended Access is the offer of pre-bookable appointments outside GP practices’ core contractual hours, either in the early morning, evening (until 9.30pm) or at weekend and on bank holidays.

There are a range of appointments we can offer our patients in addition to practice appointments, please speak to our reception team for more information.

If you need medical assistance whilst we are closed, please call NHS 111 or access information online Get medical help – NHS 111

For life threatening emergencies – Call 999 for an ambulance

For urgent dental treatment: call your dentist or  call the Lancashire and South Cumbria Dental help line number 0300 1243 010. The helpline will assess dental needs and if urgent signpost to relevant service.

The online consult service has clinically approved , GP-authored information covering a number of topics with self-help videos and resources. Submit a routine query and we will respond in two working days.