Welcome to Longfield Medical Practice
Primary Care Networks
In line with the NHS 5 Year Plan our practice has recently become a member of the Prestwich Primary Care Network (along with St Gabriel's Medical Centre, Whittaker Lane Medical Centre, Fairfax Group Practice, The Birches and Greylands Medical Centre).
- Primary care networks are based on GP registered lists, typically serving natural communities of around 30,000 to 50,000
- Networking allows groups of practices to work together with a range of local providers across primary care, community services, social care and the voluntary sector
- We will have the opportunity and funding for new, shared roles, initially including additional pharmacist support and a social prescriber (providing signposting and support for non-clinical programmes, services and events, such as walking groups, mental health counselling, debt management, healthy cooking programmes, mindfulness sessions etc etc
- Additional new roles will be introduced in the future such as paramedics working in the community and physician associates (new roles to assist GP’s
- Clinical Director for Prestwich Primary Care Network is Dr Kathuria from Fairfax Group practice
- Lead Practice Manager for our Network is Mrs Ann Stewart from St Gabriel’s Medical Practice.
Did you know we are open from 8am until 6.30pm on normal working days. You can also request a telephone consultation if you feel you don’t need to physically make a trip to see your health care professional at the Practice. To help with making appointments at other times to fit around work, school and other commitments, evening (until 8pm) and weekend appointments (8am until 6pm) are available from three locations across Bury. Find out about availability by contacting the Practice.
'CERVICAL SCREENING SAVES LIVES CAMPAIGN': Public Health England have recently launched a campaign urging women to attend their cervical screening, with data showing that the number of women attending screening has fallen to a 20-year low. If you are eligible to attend the screening and have not yet responded to your invite, you are strongly urged to do so. Around 2,600 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in England each year, and around 690 women die from the disease, which is 2 deaths every day. It is estimated that if everyone attended screening regularly, 83% of cervical cancer cases could be prevented. Watch the short video at https://youtu.be/JkutlKFqqec for more information. Our practice nurses or your GP are also happy to discuss the importance of this test and any concerns you have in more detail.
NEW TELEPHONE SYSTEM: In response to patient feedback regarding telephone access and due to the fact that our practice list size has increased , we are pleased to announce that we have installed a new phone system with additional lines. We hope that this will make a big difference and that patients notice improved response times when contacting the surgery by phone.
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.
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.
(Site updated 02/10/2019)