Preston has had a recent spike in coronavirus cases & we need your help to avoid a full outbreak.
Avoid visitors in your home
Wear face coverings in enclosed public spaces / to mosque
Get tested if you have symptoms
Welcome to The New Hall Lane Practice
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The New Hall Lane Practice is a four Partner Training Practice comprising three male and one female. This is a medical partnership with the practice name of “The New Hall Lane Practice”. It is not a limited company.
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT ALL PHONE CALLS INTO AND OUT OF THIS PRACTICE ARE RECORDED.
In general, we cover the East side of Preston, St Matthews and Fishwick wards, and a map of the practice area is available in reception.
The Health Centre was constructed in 1978 and updated in 1990 and 1996.
Car parking is available on site, and the Health Centre is accessible to disabled patients. The premises are owned by NHS Property Services.
In addition to everything you need to know about the practice you will also find a wealth of health-related information in the menu on the right hand side. Please have a look around and do send us some feedback if you like.
Important Information about the Coronavirus
News of a new virus has authorities on high alert to identify and isolate any new cases.
The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases.
The NHS has put in place measures to ensure that the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.
Please follow the below guidance:
- You are advised to stay at home for 7 days if you have either a high temperature, new continuous cough or loss or change to your sense of smell or taste, if you live alone. If you have others in the household, you must all stay at home for 14 days.
Do not attend any GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital if you have the above symptoms. It is also advised that older people with poor health should stay at home.
- You must only contact NHS 111 if your symptoms worsen or you do not get better after 7 days.
Please also ensure you keep up to date with any further information in the upcoming days/ weeks and to please share this information on to family, friends and colleagues.
Advice for people at high risk from Coronavirus (Clinically extremely vulnerable)
It is currently recommended you follow the below advice until at least the end of June 2020 if you are in the high risk group. Please follow the below link for guidance:
Information on Coronavirus Testing - please follow below link:
Patient Briefing on Coronavirus - 31st March 2020
Please can all Patients read the updated attachment below for more information on Coronavirus any if you require further information.
Patient Briefing on Coronavirus - 31st March 2020
Information on Test and Trace - please follow below link:
NHS Immunisations (FAQ’s for the Public)
Please read the below if you have questions regarding immunisations for yourself or for your baby/child.
At times of crisis it is vital we all look after our emotional as well as physical health.
Please see the below link for more information on support for you to manage your wellbeing during the pandemic.
Disability Access Protocol - Please click on the link below for more information on our Disability Access Protocol
- If you need medical help, the NHS is still here for you.
- If you need medical help from your GP practice, contact them either online, by an app or by phone to be assessed.
- If you need urgent medical help, use the NHS 111 online service. If you cannot get help online, call 111.
- If it's a serious or life-threatening emergency, call 999.
- If you are told to go to hospital it is important that you go to hospital.
- You should continue to attend your appointments, unless you have been told not to attend.
- If you are pregnant it is important that you still attend your antenatal appointments and continue to seek advice from your midwife of maternity team.
- If you are worried about your health or the health of your unborn baby, please contact your midwife or maternity team.
- It is important that you or your baby or child still have routine vaccinations. They protect against serious and potentially deadly illnesses and stop outbreaks in the community.
- If the person needing vaccination has coronavirus symptoms or is self-isolating because someone in the household is displaying symptoms, please contact your GP practice for advice.
Breastfeeding - Please click on the link below for more information:
Act FAST if you or a loved one have symptoms of stroke
The NHS is urging anyone who thinks they or a loved one have symptoms of stroke not be put off seeking help because of coronavirus but to ‘act FAST’.
NHS staff have worked hard to ensure anyone who needs stroke care can safely get it despite the biggest public health emergency in over a century.
Now there are concerns that people are putting off getting help when they need it due to coronavirus worries.
As part of the Help Us Help You campaign the NHS is urging the public to continue to act F.A.S.T. and dial 999 when stroke strikes.
Services across the country have been restructured to reduce the risk of patients being exposed to,o r passing on infection in hospital.
The F.A.S.T. (Face, Arms, Speech, Time) acronym is a simple test to help people identify the most common signs of a stroke, and emphasises the importance of acting quickly by calling 999
- Face – has their face fallen on one side? Can they smile?
- Arms – can they raise both arms and keep them there?
- Speech – is their speech slurred?
- Time to call 999
For health advice and information, visit www.nhs.uk.
Lockdown will be a difficult and unsafe time for many people. If you are experiencing abuse, feeling isolated and lonely or are struggling with your mental health and wellbeing, please see below for more information:
- If you are experiencing domestic abuse: physical, emotional, psychological, financial, sexual or stalking, please go to lancashirevictimsupport.org or call 0300 323 0085 for advice and support and always call 999 in an emergency. Please also look at the attachments below for more information from Lancashire Victims Service and how/ where you can go for help:
Advice and Guidance
The New Hall Lane Practice doors are currently closed. Please do not try and enter the building until you have contacted the Practice or if you have been asked to attend. Please call us whenever required.
This is to protect both the Patients and our Staff.
Thank you for your patience at this time.
Increased Access Services Preston
The following practices are participating in collaborative working to offer its patients access to appointments outside of normal core hours
- St Mary’s Health Centre
- Fishergate Hill
- Dr Yerra – Gutteridge Medical Centre
- Dr Ali – Gutteridge Medical Centre
- Briarwood Medical Centre
- Doclands Medical Centre
- North Preston Medical Group
- Park View Surgery
- Park Medical Practice
- New Hall Lane Practice
Staff at the locality clinics will provide a range of appointments from practice nurses who will be available to provide chronic disease reviews, smears and childhood immunisations along with GP’s and other Health Care Professionals. Patients can also cancel pre-booked appointments for any of the weekend or evening sessions.
You can contact the locality clinics on 01772 529200 at the following times
Mon-Fri (Incl. Bank holidays) 18:30-20:00
Saturday 08:00 - 12:00
Sunday 09:00 - 12:00
Please note that once hub availability is full you may be directed to an alternative service.
Please also be aware that the administrative staff working at the locality surgeries do not have access to patients full medical records and therefore will not be able to answer queries on referrals, prescriptions, test results,private work and entries to medical records.
In a genuine emergency you should call 999. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.
(Site updated 04/08/2020)