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Clinics and Services

We run the following clinics - all are by appointment.

Ante Natal Clinic

pregnant Midwives from Ormskirk Hospital attend each Friday afternoon. Once you discover you are pregnant you should book in to see a GP who will arrange subsequent antenatal appointments and check which hospital team you want your antenatal care from

Expectant mums and dads in Skelmersdale can now sign up for lessons in parenthood.

A new programme of Parentcraft Classes has been launched in the town to provide first time parents with support and advice.

The four-week courses will take place on Tuesday afternoons between 1.30pm and 3pm. They will alternate between three venues - the First Steps Children's Centre, St John's Children's Centre and Park Children's Centre.

Run by midwives and health visitors, the antenatal classes will cover all aspects of pregnancy, birth and looking after a new baby.

Health visitor Amanda Claeys said: "The course provides a step by step guide to pregnancy, birth and beyond. All the basics are covered including labour, pain relief, bringing baby home and feeding. It's a great way to learn the basics and meet other expectant parents in the area."

Anyone who wishes to book a place on the Parentcraft Classes should call Park Children's Centre on 01695 554535.

Child Development Clinic

doctor and baby Child development checks are mostly done by the Health Visitor, you will receive an appointment direct from them. Baby's 6 week checks are done by GPs here in the surgery. Book to see the GP at the appropriate time and tell the receptionist it is for a 6 week check.
Remember to bring your child health record (Red Book)

Childhood Immunisation Clinic

These are performed by the practice nurse here at the surgery. The current immunisation schedule is at this website

Remember to bring your child health record (Red Book)

Family Planning

These are done by any GP or practice nurse. We can advise and prescibe all methods including barrier methods, oral contraception (the pill), progesterone only (mini pill), depot injections (long acting injection every 12 weeks).
For sterilisation (vasectomy or laproscopic sterilisation) patients should first book to see a GP.
For IUCD (coil) fitting and contraceptive implants we offer advise only and the actual fitting is at one of the CCG run family planning clinics:

NHS Central Lancashire also offers family planning services across West Lancashire at:

  • Hants Lane Clinic, Ormskirk: Monday 6.30 - 8.30pm (doctor led)
  • Birleywood Health Centre, Skelmersdale: Monday 6.30 - 8.30pm (nurse led)
  • Burscough Health Centre: alternate Tuesdays (from 11/11/08) 6.15 -8.15pm (doctor led)
  • Ashurst Health Centre, Skelmersdale: Wednesday 6.30 - 8.30 (doctor led)
  • Tarleton Health Centre, alternate Wednesdays (from 5/11/08) 6.30 -8.30pm (doctor led)
  • Sandy Lane Health Centre, Skelmersdale: Thursday 6.15 - 8.15pm (nurse led)
  • Ormskirk Diabetic Centre Thursday evenings 6.30 to 8.30pm tel  01695 588224

And for young people under 25:

  • The Grove Burscough: Monday 7.00 - 9.00pm (nurse led)
  • Hants Lane Ormskirk: Tuesday 7.00 - 9.00pm (doctor led)
  • The Info Shop Skelmersdale: Saturday 11.30 - 2.30pm (nurse led)

Cervical smear tests

With the practice nurse.

New patient registration health checks

With a Health Care Assistant.

Routine and holiday immunisation

Run by the Practice Nurse - see the next tab for holiday vaccination information.

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