Flu Campaign 2014-15:
This year patients will not be sent a reminder letter. So PLEASE make a note to contact the surgery to book an appointment for your flu vaccination.
Vaccination is strongly recommended for:
- Persons aged 65 and over
- Those with a long-term medical condition such as diabetes, heart or lung disease
- People whose immune system is impaired due to disease or treatment
- Pregnant women (can be given at any stage of pregnancy)
- Residents of nursing homes and other long stay institutions
- Healthcare workers
Shingles Campaign 2014-15:
If you were 70, 78 or 79 on 1st September 2014 – you may be eligible to receive a vaccination against shingles. Please enquire at the surgery when you attend for your FLU vaccination. For more information: leaflets are available at the surgery.
** NEW - 8-8 GP Extended Hours Service **
See Further Information (across) for more information about a new service that is being piloted to provide patients with increased access to their GP surgery - outside of normal working hours.
Tel: 01524 519 8-2-8
during opening times below to access the service
6.30pm - 8.00 pm weekdays and 8.00am - 8.00pm weekends
Also see links below for a leaflet and a recent presentation to the Patient User Group.
8-8 - Patient User Group Presentation
Please note that Prescription ordering via the old service / emails will cease with effect from 30th September 2014. Please ensure you have signed up via the New Patient Access Service before this date.
To order prescriptions via the new Patient Access Service please Click Here
To order prescriptions via the old service please Click Here
Should you need any help with this please contact the surgery.
Welcome to Strawberry Gardens Medical practice
Our doctors and primary health care team believe in providing a traditional service by retaining the ‘Small practice’ feel and ethos.
Strawberry Gardens doctors' surgery in Heysham provides the highest quality healthcare to patients in the Lancashire area. Our doctors, nurses and all our other staff are dedicated to offering a professional service and this surgery website will help us to keep all our patients up to date with news and information about our practice. We will keep it current with any developments or other details that we feel are relevant to you. .
The practice is based on two sites, our branch site being situated within Morecambe Health Centre. We have been established there since 1977. In July 1996 we opened Strawberry Gardens Medical practice. Both sites have car parking and disabled facilities and are within easy reach of local public transport.
Our new telephone number is 01524 518500
NHS 111 Service
NHS 111 is a new service being introduced to make it easier for you to access local NHS healthcare services. If you live in Lancashire (excludingWest Lancashire) you can now call 111 when you need medical help fast, but it isn’t a 999 emergency.
NHS 111 is a fast and easy way to get the right help – wherever you are, and whatever the time.
You can call NHS 111 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and all calls from landlines and mobiles are free.
When to use it?
You should use the NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it's not a life-threatening situation.
You should call 111 if:
- you need medical help fast, but it's not a 999 emergency
- you think you need to go to A&E or another NHS urgent care service
- you don't know who to call, or you don't have a GP to call, or
- you require health information or reassurance about what to do next
For less urgent health needs you should still contact your GP or local pharmacist in the usual way.
For immediate, life-threatening emergencies, continue to call 999.
How does it work?
The service is staffed by a team of fully trained advisers, supported by experienced nurses, who will ask you questions to assess your symptoms, give you the healthcare advice you need and direct you to the right local service as quickly as possible. This can include anout-of-hours doctor ,walk-in centre or urgent care centre, community nurses, emergency dentist or late-opening chemist.
When you call 111, you will be assessed straight away. In an emergency, an ambulance will be sent immediately without the need for any further assessment. For any other health problems, the NHS 111 call advisers will be able to direct you to the service that is best able to meet your needs. If a health professional has given you a specific telephone number to call when you are concerned about your condition, please continue to use that number.
NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls from landlines and mobile phones are free.
(Site updated 22/09/2014)