Our very own Dr Zakir Patel wins Sir Tom Finney Award for his significant contribution to the charity work of the Rotary Club Preston.
GP Surgery unable to issue Covid Vaccination Certificate
Prescription line phone number 01772 237615
Patient Participation Group (PPG)
Breast screening update
Update on new medical centre
Each year The Rotary Club of Preston hand out the prestigious Sir Tom Finney Award to an individual, who is not a club member, who has made a significant contribution to the charitable work of the Rotary Club Preston. This year our very own Dr Zakir Patel was presented the award; it was stated that Dr Patel has provided considerable support to the club over a number of years and that they were pleased to be able to recognise his support and the charitable services he has provided. The award was presented by Rotarian and our Senior Practice Manager Sharon Riley.
Please note we are unable to provide patients with a Covid Vaccination Certificate. Proof of your vaccination status will be available on the NHS app, which is also valuable for accessing your health records and ordering repeat prescriptions. The NHS app can be downloaded from here for iPhone or here for android. Please see the Gov.uk website for further information. Alternatively, you can call the NHS helpline on 119 (from 17 May) and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you have completed your course of the vaccine, the letter may to take up to 5 days to reach you.
Patient Participation Group: At Issa Medical Group we are determined to provide the best possible service for you, our patients. Your involvement is essential for the development our practice and we always welcome new ideas and suggestions. We are inviting patients to join our Patient Participation Group. The group may be asked to complete surveys / attend meetings throughout the year in order to join together to develop as a service. If you would like to join our Patient Participation Group (PPG) then please contact reception staff to pass on your details. All information we ask for is fully protected under NHS Information Governance and Confidentiality rules, and is in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 (as amended). You must be a registered patient of the Issa Medical Group to take part. We want to represent all of our patients and therefore need a broad cross-section of our patients in the group - young people, senior citizens, different ethnic groups, men and women, different medical conditions.
Recently there has been an increase in the number of cases of children with Measles. The flyer above will provide you with more information on how and when to get your child vaccinated.
Easy Guide To Cervical Screening
The above document will provide you with more information on what to expect from a Cervical Smear test and how the results could be potentially live changing.
Breast Screening Newslett
As a result of North Lancashire & South Cumbria Breast Screening Programme needing to pause for six months throughout the COVID pandemic, the service is receiving an increased volume of telephone calls.
We are working hard to catch up with the demand for appointments and sincerely apologise if you are experiencing difficulties in contacting the service by telephone. We recommend that if you have been invited to book a screening appointment, please could you respond by returning (FREEPOST) your booking form, included in the invitation in the first instance. Alternatively, you can email us at BSU.RLI@mbht.nhs.uk
Watch this space: As you may be aware, we have been preparing a new purpose-built medical centre for The Surgery to move into, providing us with more space and better facilities for staff and patients. Please see the attached document for more information! Watch This Space