News

  • Extended Access Service Survey
    We are currently looking at the extended hours we offer for appointments- i..e the early morning, evening and weekend clinics, and would really benefit from some patient input to help with the decision making. Please complete the short survey by following the link below. When completing the survey please make it clear in the comment […]
  • Practice Nurse Job Vacancy- Closing date for applications 10/7/22
    PLEASE NOTE ALTERED CLOSING DATE OF 10TH JULY 2022, not 17th. Thank you!
  • Covid Vaccinations
    We currently do not have any upcoming vaccination clinics scheduled. Please visit the NHS website to search for a vaccine centre/ book an appointment. Ingleton Community Centre do have some ongoing clinics and it is recommended that you book a time slot. This can be done via NHS online or by phoning the community centre […]
  • Home Library Service
  • Dementia Friendly Breakfast Club
  • Covid Vaccination Passports
    Covid Vaccination passports can be obtained via the NHS/ MyGP app, however if you are having problems, it can also be done online at: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/covid-pass/get-your-covid-pass-letter/ You fill in some simple details (and will still work if you don’t know your NHS number) then it is posted to you within a few days. If you know […]
  • Notice from Greater Manchester Police regarding the distribution of illicit and counterfeit prescription medication:
  • A New Way to Book Physiotherapy at the Surgery
    You can now see a musculoskeletal physiotherapist practitioner for your joint, muscle or soft tissue pain as the first point of contact instead of the GP. This gives you faster access to expert diagnosis, advice and exercises you need to start tackling the problem. The physiotherapist can also refer you on to hospital services and […]
  • Healthy Exercise Podcast with Dr Astle on Dales Radio
    Our very own Dr. Astle has taken to the airwaves again to discuss exercise and its benefits to mental health, among many other benefits. You can listen to her outstanding talk over at Dales Radio by clicking the link below. Enjoy! Healthy Exercise with Dr Abbey Astle – Dales Radio Podcasts – Dales Radio | […]
  • Patient Survey for Morecambe Bay
    Increasing continuity of care in General Practice Your General Practice has been working with The Health Foundation to test different ways to increase continuity of care for patients. Mott MacDonald has been brought in to gather feedback on your views about this. Continuity of care is when you see the same GP and form a therapeutic […]
  • COVID SYMPTOMS INFO
    You can be positive for Covid 19 without any symptoms. You can be positive for Covid 19 but only experiencing 1 or 2 of the recognised symptoms. It has become apparent that the above facts are not widely acknowledged. Please watch the video below for more details. https://www.facebook.com/benthamsurgery/videos/247208473690036
  • Beware of scammers!
    During the Covid-19 pandemic make sure you are on your guard against scams. Scammers are taking advantage of the current coronavirus situation, whether it is to extort money, or to gain access to your home. If in doubt, apply the scam test: S- seems to good to be true C- contacted out of the blue […]
  • Important information to keep you safe while isolating
    See the attached leaflet for advice and information on keeping you safe while isolating at home. This leaflet is for people with suspected coronavirus who have not been admitted to hospital and will be isolating at home.
  • Following recent news reports with regards to GP appointments..
  • Digitalisation of Medical Records
  • 𝐈𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐒𝐧𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐒𝐨𝐧 𝐫𝐞𝐠𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐒𝐧𝐠 𝐬𝐜𝐑𝐨𝐨π₯ π₯𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐨𝐟 πšπ›π¬πžπ§πœπž:
    Please note that it is not a GP’s responsibility to issue school letters of absence for your children. Government guidance is that school attendance is mandatory unless your child is self-isolating, has symptoms of COVID-19 or is close to someone who has COVID-19. The Government has stated that from September school attendance will be mandatory […]
  • Hidden Disabilities Sunflower scheme
    The scheme was launched in 2007, originally at Gatwick Airport to identify anyone with a hidden diability that may mean they require extra assistance. The sunflower has now become a well-known symbol for anyone that has a hidden disability to ‘discreetly indicate to people around the wearer including staff, colleagues and health professionals that they […]
  • Face Covering Exemption
    Please note that the GPs do not need to provide you with an exemption note. If you come under the critera for exemption from wearing a face covering (see document below), you are not required by law to provide any written proof. If you would feel more comfortable having something that says you do not […]
  • Dementia Advice during the Coronavirus Lockdown
  • Important information for parents and carers of children
    We have had information from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, that some children have sadly died of things unrelated to Covid-19, because parents have brought them to see a doctor later than they might usually have done. COVID-19 is extremely unlikely to cause severe illness in a child– most children exhibit very […]
  • Keeping Updated With Our News During Coronavirus
    Hello everyone! As you can expect, Coronavirus is keeping us on our toes at Bentham Medical Practice and we want to keep you as up to date as we can. We’ve added a lot of information to the website in the last week to help you navigate this tricky time. For example, a number of […]
  • Diabetes Education Focus Group
    Have your say on Diabetes Structured Education- PPG invite NHS Morecambe Bay Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is reviewing how it provides education programmes to patients with diabetes and is looking for the views of patients and communities. This review will be used to make sure the CCG is providing the right kind of information support […]
  • Newsletter (Issue 21)
    Please click here to view issue 21 of our newsletter.
  • Latest Surgery Newsletter
    Issue 19 – Spring 2018 Issue 20 – Late Summer 2018
  • Friends & Family Test Results
    Please Click here to view our list of Friends and Family results.
  • Patient Questionnaire Results 2017 – 2018
    Please click here to view our Bentham Medical Practice Results for Patient Questionnaire 2017 – 2018.
  • Weekend GP Appointments Are Now Available
    Please contact the surgery for more information.
  • Is your community β€œdementia-friendly?
    Is your community β€œdementia-friendly? What is a β€œdementia-friendly” community”? People with memory problems have told us that for them, a β€œdementia friendly community” is one which supports them to: carry on doing the same things they have always done – like going to the shops, getting on a bus, playing golf, or just sitting in […]
  • Minor Eye Condition Service
    You can now go straight to your optician if you have a minor problem with you eyes. This avoids waiting for a GP appointment.Β  Please Click Here for more details
  • Our GOOD CQC Report
    Please Click Here to view.
  • Staff Training
    Every month the surgery closes for an afternoon to allow for essential staff training.Β  If you call with an urgent problem on these afternoons you will be advised to redial and call NHS 111 .If you want to order a repeat prescription please dial the direct order line on 015242 63618. If your call is […]
  • Health Questionnaire
    Please Click Here to complete the online Health Questionnaire