The Milnthorpe Surgery and phone lines are open from 8am until 6.30 pm Monday to Friday. Our Carnforth branch has closes for lunch and at 4.45 please check on 'Consulting Times' PDF for details.
GP, nurse, HCA and phlebotomist session times are listed under the above tab 'Consulting Times'.
Please ring 01539 71 55 55 for an appointment. This number is for the whole practice and calls may be answered at either site. If we are closed either because you are calling us outside our usual hours or we are closed for protected learning, then you will be given details of the out of hours service. Patients registered for Online Access may book appointments via Patient Access
Protected Learning Times
The Practice closes some afternoons for Protected Learning Time enabling the whole Practice to come together to discuss most recent guidance, update protocols and the Practice workings as a whole. See Protected Learning tab for dates.
IMPORTANT *Please remember that we require two working days to process prescription requests, and that we are closed on bank holidays. Please allow enough time for your repeat prescription.*
We are closed on weekends and bank holidays. Visit the government website Bank holidays in England for upcoming bank holiday dates. If you need a GP when we are closed please call NHS 111 or 999 if an emergency.
When Bank Holiday weekends come up it’s important to have a well-stocked medicine cabinet in case you or any children in your care become unwell. We’d recommend you have the following:
painkillers such as paracetamol and ibuprofen, including version for children, to be used for minor aches, pains (e.g.headaches and menstrual pain) and flu symptoms
over-the-counter cough, cold, flu and indigestion remedies
oral rehydration sachets and anti-diarrhoea tablets for diarrhoea
antacid tablets or liquid for Indigestion, stomach ache, heartburn, trapped wind
plasters, bandages and antiseptic cream
Pharmacists can be a good source of medical advice – they are highly trained healthcare professionals, have a private room, and patients do not require appointments. Patients can also ask about symptoms confidentially to get the relevant advice.
A series of films has been created and published on common conditions that people visit their GPs with, giving advice so people
can care for themselves at home where appropriate. To date these films have been seen more than 4,000 times.
The Self-care films are available on the Better Care Together YouTube channel which may help you and your family look after yourselves. A number of these films focus on common ailments children struggle with and provide practical help and advice on what to do. The films are all available here Better Care Together self-care flims