COVID-19 patient information
Anyone calling the Practice with new symptoms of fever, cough, colds, respiratory symptoms, sore throat or shortness of breath may be offered a telephone appointment with a clinician. We are not booking face to face appointments for these symptoms - this is with the aim of protecting any vulnerable patients attending the Practice for other reasons. If you have an existing appointment booked and begin to experience any of the above symptoms, you MUST inform our Receptionists who will then arrange an appropriate alternative for you. Please note, we are also unable to arrange any COVID-19 testing. This must be done via NHS 111. If you have already spoken to 111 and do not qualify for a test, and are not so unwell that you require hospital admission, then our advice is to self-isolate.
Privacy Notice An Information Leaflet for Patients of Berry Lane Medical Centre
Coronavirus COVID 19 – Safer Travel Guidance for Passengers
We have had a number of contacts from patients requesting face covering exemption letters.
There is no requirement for a letter or certificate in relation to face coverings. We do not provide these.
If you are an employer, please do not ask your employees to seek letters from us.
Please see the gov.uk website for more information https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-safer-travel-guidance-for-passengers
Dr's Griffin, Lakeland, Gee, Miller, Kaleem and Emerald.
Our front door will remain closed for now, however we will be inviting patients who are elderly and those with young babies to wait inside the surgery where appropriate for their appointment.
When visiting the surgery you must wear a mask, if you do not have one, one will be provided for you.
You will have your temperature checked by a member of staff before you are invited inside.
Where possible please attend alone. Frail or elderly patients may be accompanied by a carer if needed.
Patients will be able to socially distance in the waiting room and we advise that you also be aware of distancing outside the surgery. At busy times there can be a number of people waiting at the door, but the guidelines regarding distancing still apply. This is for your safety and the safety of others.
As always thank you for your understanding.
Welcome to Berry Lane Medical Centre
Berry Lane Medical Centre is based in Longridge near Preston and has been serving the local community since the 19th Century.
The Medical Centre is contained in modern, purpose built premises in Berry Lane, Longridge, and provides medical care for approximately 10,000 patients from the surrounding areas of Longridge, Inglewhite, Chipping, Whittingham, Goosnargh, Grimsargh, Hurst Green, and Ribchester.
With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.
Primary Care Networks
An increasing range of care is being delivered by practices working together in networks, including the Covid19 vaccination programme.
Berry Lane Medical centre (BLMC) belongs to the Preston North and East Primary Care Networks (PCN) which also includes and works in conjunction with the following:
- Stonebridge Surgery
- Ribbleton Medical Centre
- Ribble Village Surgery
- Avenham Health Centre
- Issa Medical Centre
- Lytham Road Surgery
- Dr Wilson & Partners
The patients from all of these practices will be invited to have their Covid 19 Vaccination at Issa Medical Centre which is the lead Practice for administering these vaccinations within these two networks.
Get Well, Keep Well
Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.
We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.
The Practice has made every effort to ensure easy access to the building, and toilet facilities are available for the disabled. Part of the reception desk has been lowered to facilitate wheelchair access.
There is also a loop system for the hard of hearing. Please inform our receptionists if you wish to use this.
(Site updated 18/03/2021)