The doctors welcome you to Our GP practice in Blackpool
We are one of the largest and well established GP surgeries in Blackpool, serving over 11,000 patients from our Adelaide Street (Central Blackpool) and Kentmere Drive (Mereside) surgeries.
If you live in our practice area and would like to register with us, please complete one of our registration forms that are available from our reception team or you can pre-register by clicking here. You will be asked to provide identification and proof of address in order to complete your registration.
Whether you visit the Adelaide Street practice or the Harris Medical Centre, you are a valued patient of ours. Our team includes five full-time GPs, an advanced nurse practitioner (ANP) and five senior nurses, as well as our practice business manager, deputy practice manager, two senior receptionists, two secretaries and 15 reception staff. You can find out more about our staff by clicking here.
This website aims to tell you more about the practice and the people who are here to help you. It will also tell you about what services we offer and how best to use them. There is also a section on how you can look after your own family's health. We recommend that you 'Bookmark' it for quick reference.
Christmas Period Opening Hours
Please note the following opening hours over the Christmas/New Year period (Any dates not stipulated below will be normal opening hours)
Wednesday, 18th December - Both surgeries will close at 1pm (Open again 8am on Thursday, 19th)
Tuesday, 24th December - Both surgeries will close at 1pm
Wednesday, 25th December - Closed
Thursday, 26th December - Closed
Friday, 27th December - 08:00-18:30
Saturday/Sunday - Closed
Monday, 30th December - 08:00-18:30
Tuesday, 31st December - Both surgeries will close at 1pm
Wednesday, 1st January 2014 - Closed
Thursday, 2nd January 2014 - Normal working hours
If you are over 65, or have received a reminder letter, please don't delay - book your flu jab appointment as soon as possible. Flu clinics are being held throughout October/November. Please call the practice in order to get yours booked.
How your information is shared
There is a big campaign from the Government at the moment to make patients aware of how information we, as your GP's, share information about your care with other healthcare providers and service commissioners.
This information can include your postcode, your age, your NHS Number and details about the care you receive. However, it does not include your name, address or date of birth.
With this in mind, you will shortly be seeing posters appearing in our reception areas that give you more information about this.
In addition to this, they have produce a leaflet to explain in a bit more detail, how the information is used. The leaflet is available from our reception team, or you can view it online by clicking here.
The leaflet also gives you information about what to do if you do not want us to share your information.
Recent Measles outbreaks
If you have concerns regarding the recent outbreak of measles in parts of England and Wales and you are wondering if your child has been vaccinated, or you would like further advice, please click the following link for further information Measles MMR leafletor contact the practice.
Book appointments via your Smartphone
In addition to our popular service that allows our patients to book appointments online, we now have the ability to offer appointment booking via your smartphone!
You will need to be registered for online appointment booking already (If you're not already registered, click here and register), then simply download the 'App' to your phone.
Once you've completed your registration you will need your User ID and password to access the app via your smartphone.
The Surgery Pod has landed...
Anyone who has recently visited Adelaide Street or Harris Medical Centre could not have failed to notice the new Surgery Pod's that are located in each waiting room.
If you've been wondering what they are all about, just go up and touch the screen and follow the instructions - There is no need to make an appointment. With the Surgery Pod you can;
- Take your own blood pressure
- Complete a new patient questionnaire
- Take various health surveys on smoking, alcohol consumption, depression assessment and BMI (Weight vs Height)
What's more is that all the results are added directly to your medical record.
We hope you like the new service - please do feel free to come in and use it - and of course, let us know your thougths through our feedback page.
Booking appointments online
We would remind patients that our online appointment booking service is available and now have over 600 patients using it on a regular basis. Why not join them? To register to book your appointments online simply ask for a registration letter at reception or you can request one by clicking this link
and completing the online form.
Losing a loved one
If you have recently lost a loved one and would like more advice on who you need to inform, take a look at our end of life and bereavement page by clicking here
If you have a Facebook account, please 'Like' our new page using the button below. We will then keep you up to date on developments at the practice.
(Site updated 06/12/2013)