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Whooping cough cases continue to rise

If you’re pregnant getting vaccinated gives your child the best protection against whooping cough. Getting vaccinated is quick and easy. Speak to your midwife or contact your GP practice.

Think pharmacy first

Going to your local pharmacy offers an easy and convenient way to get clinical advice on minor health concerns, and now community pharmacies can offer treatment for seven common conditions without patients needing to see a GP.

The NHS App found in 22.6 million pockets across England

The NHS App is a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services and information on your smartphone or tablet. Millions of people are already using the NHS App to manage their health the easy way from the comfort of their homes.

NHS winter flu and covid vaccine

The adult covid and flu vaccination programmes had been due to start in October to maximise protection over the winter months, but now those most at risk including adult care home residents will be vaccinated from 11 September.

MMR and Measles

Measles is an infection that spreads very easily and can cause serious problems in some people. Having the MMR vaccine is the best way to prevent it.

Measles: Are you protected?

Parents are being asked to check children are fully up to date with their measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccinations by checking their vaccine record in their red book.

Get to the help you need — use 111 online

The NHS 111 online service can assess and direct people to the most appropriate local service, including urgent treatment centres, GP practices, and consultations with a pharmacist.

Better Health: Every Mind Matters

Looking after your mental health. There are little things we can all do to help look after our mental health. Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more.

Help us help you — Just think 111 first

When you think you need A&E, contact NHS 111 by phone or online. NHS 111 is free and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You answer questions about your symptoms on the website, or by speaking to a fully trained adviser on the phone.

COVID-19 Spring Vaccination Programme

In February, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) advised a spring dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as a precaution to those at extremely high risk, most of whom received their first booster around 6 months ago.

Staff Training

The practice closes for one afternoon per month to enable staff training. The practice will be closed from 12:30pm on

New GP

We are very pleased to announce that Dr Wilkinson has joined Parkgate Surgery as a GP. Dr Wilkinson started with

COVID-19 Booster Programme

Message to our patients – update on the COVID-19 booster programme The NHS and its partners are working extremely hard

Stroke Services

Have your say on the future of stroke services across Lancashire & South Cumbria People living across Lancashire and South

SMS Messaging

The clinicians at the practice are increasingly utilising our text messaging service to communicate with patients. Below are some reasons

Macmillan West Lancs

Macmillan West Lancs are hosting a month-long health & wellbeing event throughout September Sessions during the month will help prepare

Primary Care Networks

Parkgate Surgery is part of the Ormskirk Primary Care Network. We work together with other local Practices to improve patient