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Check the NHS Choices website for further information: www.nhs.uk
The surgery now does some late evening surgeries a week from 6.30 - 7.30pm. These
are particularly for patients who work or cannot get to the surgery at any other
time. Please enquire at reception for further details.
Calls (Emergencies Only)
An "Out of Hours" service is provided by the GPs in the local area, through East Lancashire Medical Services. They cover the hours between 6.30pm and 8.00am weekdays, plus all weekend. You should ring our number, 617521, in the usual way and our telephone will transfer your call to NHS 111. The NHS receptionist will take your details and either give you advice or pass your call to the appropriate team. You may be invited to attend the Primary Care Unit to be seen by a doctor if it is felt that a home visit is unnecessary. The doctor will be a local GP, but not necessarily one of our own doctors.
What to do
in the event of an expected death
In the event of an expected death, eg a patient with cancer, simply ring 617521.
A doctor will visit to certify death and help with the necessary arrangements.
Many relatives of deceased patients often wish to make some form of donation.
At Little Harwood Health Centre we have a special fund called the Little Harwood
Patients' Fund. We use this to purchase equipment (eg, special mattresses,
morphine syringe drivers, etc) to help care for our patients who have terminal
illnesses and we welcome any such donations.
Please contact our practice manager, Miss Christine Turner, for details.