Avoid an appointment

There are a number of useful services that might have traditionally been accessed via the GP surgery which can now be provided elsewhere. See the list below to check if your appointment is needed;

Minor ailments – pharmacies can advise and prescribe for minor ailments, please take a look at our leaflet for more information…. Minor Ailment Scheme

Self certification– employers do not need, and we will not issue, a “not fit for work” note for the first 7 days off work. You can access the form via this link…..Self Cert form- Gov Website

Physiotherapy self referral- Physios are specialists in musculoskeletal conditions and you can now refer yourself to them without seeing a GP first. Please see this link for further information…. Physiotherapy Self Referral

Just found out your pregnant? As soon as you find out you are pregnant you can now book your maternity care directly with Lancashire Teaching Hospitals instead of seeing your GP. Take a look at the link… Pregnancy self referral

Mental Health– You can now self refer to Mindsmatter Service without seeing you GP, they work with adults from the age of 16 upwards who may be struggling with common difficulties such as stress, anxiety and depression. Please click on the link for more information… Mindsmatter Self Referral

Wellbeing– The Lancashire Wellbeing Service is a free and targeted service which helps adults 18+ who have low level emotional health, lifestyle or social issues or long term health conditions. You can self refer for some help, support or advise without seeing your GP. Please take a look at the link for more information… Lancashire Well Being Service- Self Referral

Breastfeeding Support– For help with breastfeeding or to share experiences and just have a chat, there are lots of drop in sessions you can attend locally…take a look at the link for more information Breastfeeding Groups 

The Parenting Team– The parenting team offers support to parents and carers who need extra help with managing their child challenging behaviour. You can access the service direct by phoning 01772 777467 you dont need to see the GP to access this service. 

Baby ClinicsClick on this link to see local baby clinics near you.

Children and Families Well being Service Chorley– Chorley neighbourhood centre offer a range of services aimed at young people from 0-19+years.  E.g: Family and young persons drop in, Youth Council, Parenting support sessions, Bump birth and beyond, weight and stay clinic, please take a look at this link to see whats on and all the relevant contact details. 

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