Ansdell Medical Centre

Albany Road, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, FY8 4GW

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Clinics

(Typically, the community services listed on the link above must be accessed via a GP referral. Please consult with your GP in the first instance.)

Family Planning

A comprehensive service is available by appointment with the doctors or practice nurses. The fitting of coils is done by special arrangement – please enquire. The ‘morning after’ pill is available by appointment with a doctor, and if required, this should be made clear to the reception team, to ensure a same day appointment.

Automated Blood Pressure checks

We have an automatic Blood Pressure machine in the waiting room so that our patients can check their blood pressure when they come to the surgery, either for an appointment or on an ad hoc basis. Please take the printed slip in to your appointment with the doctor or nurse or give it to the receptionist who will ensure that it is entered on your records. The machine is situated next to the reception desk.
If you have been rushing or feel breathless when you arrive, please sit down for a few minutes before using the machine. It is important to follow the instructions, as for instance the correct positioning of your arm in the machine is necessary for an accurate reading to be achieved.

Cervical Smears

We advise all women aged 25-65 to have regular smear tests, by appointment with the practice nurse or a doctor.

Minor Surgery

We carry out various procedures by appointment with a doctor.

Vaccinations & Immunisations

.***Please be aware that we require at least Six week’s notice before you travel. This is to enable us to order in the required vaccinations and make sure they are effective in time for your travel. We may need to refer you to a private travel clinic if your travel is within 4 weeks.

Child Health Surveillance

The doctors carry out checks and vaccinations on Wednesday mornings at present. However, a new Nursing service begins from w/c 22/9/2014 where the clinic will be moved to a Tuesday morning. This will still be carried out at Ansdell Medical Centre.

Maternity Services

The midwife and doctors provide maternity services on Wednesday mornings. On confirmation of pregnancy you will be provided with information on how the services will proceed. We do not offer intra partum care.

The Clinical Healthcare Team doctors

Six doctors run the practice in partnership. Two are full time and Four are part time. We also employ a part time Salaried GP.

Practice Nurses

We have 1 full time and 2 part time nurses who carry out health promotion, and run their own clinics for cervical cytology, asthma, COPD, diabetes, hypertension and heart disease prevention. They also give advice and treatment for family planning, travel health and a variety of injections and vaccinations.

Health Care Assistant

We have a part time HCA whose job encompasses taking blood pressure readings, blood tests, urine tests, ECG’s, 24 hour blood pressure monitoring andassisting with cardiovascular disease checks.

Phlebotomists

Our three part time Phlebotomists takes blood samples as required by the doctors and nurses.

Health Visitors

The health visitor can be contacted on 01253 953920, or by leaving a message at the surgery. She is based at St Annes Primary Care Centre on Durham Avenue, St Annes.

District Nursing Team

Patients who need to use this service should telephone the district nurses direct on 01253 957227. They are based at Lytham Primary Care Centre. The district nurses can only provide home nursing services to the physically housebound, the chronically sick, the terminally ill and patients recovering from operations.

Counselling Service

Access to this service is by prior consultation and referral from your doctor.