Welcome to the Longtown Medical Centre website. We hope you will quickly benefit from a user friendly layout and a wealth of information about our healthcare services.
Find out when we’re open and what to do when we’re not, all from the comfort of your own home.
We have a number of appointments available on certain evenings, between 18.30 & 19.30 - please contact Reception to check availability
If you need to request access to your medical records, please could you complete the SAR (Subject Access Request) form that is available in the Further Information section and hand in to reception so that your request can be processed.
CONTACT US ONLINE
You can contact us about a medical or administrative query, or with a fit note or prescription request by clicking HERE
This short online form is the quickest and simplest way for the majority of our patients to access our clinical team for assistance. Our Practice phone lines remain open for anyone unable to complete this form.
Please do not use this online form for urgent or emergency requests. The submitted forms will only be read during office hours.
Please contact 111 during out-of-hours or 999 if you have an emergency.
LATEST INFORMATION ON COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS VACCINES
We are starting our Covid and flu clinics again on 27th September 2023. We have plenty of appointments available, including early morning and evening appointments - please ring us on 01228 791328 to book in. Alternatively, you can book via one of the NHS apps.
Eligibility criteria for vaccines this time is included below. You will also need to have had your last Covid booster at least 3 months ago. There is no longer a requirement to wait 4 weeks after having Covid to have the booster, as long as you are feeling well.
We are currently using Pfizer vaccinations, although this may change later in the campaign.
Eligibility criteria for having a Covid booster and / or flu vaccination at Longtown Medical Practice this Autumn:
- Aged 65 and over
- Aged 18-64 and in a clinical risk group
- Aged 18-64 and a household contact of people with immunosuppression
- Frontline health and social care workers
- Aged 18-64 and a carer
- (Flu only - pregnant women).
You can also book your first or second primary Covid vaccinations by calling 119 or by visiting the National Booking Service website on the link below:
Friends and Family Test
Have your say to improve your healthcare...
Did you know that you can now have your say to help improve more services across the NHS? The Friends & Family Test is about giving patients the opportunity to provide quick feedback on their care and treatment experience. It’s already in use in many parts of the NHS and is expanding to a lot more.
You can say what is going well and what can be improved so that people who make decisions about local healthcare can take your views into account.
It doesn’t take long and you don’t need to give your details on your feedback form.
Look for details in our waiting area. You can ask a member of staff how you can take part or find out more online.
The NHS Friends and Family Test
NHS 111 IS THE OUT OF HOURS NUMBER FOR ALL PATIENTS
You should use the NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it's not a life-threatening situation.
Call 111 if:
* your GP practice is closed or you are away from home
* you need medical help fast but it's not a 999 emergency
* you think you need to go to A&E or need another NHS urgent care service
* you don't know who to call or you don't have a GP to call
* you need health information or reassurance about what to do next
If a nurse or other health worker has given you a specific phone number to call when you are concerned about your condition, continue to use that number.
For immediate, life-threatening emergencies, continue to call 999.
(Site updated 15/09/2023)