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Weekly Patient Newsletter - Thursday, May 19 Posted on 19 May 2022

Welcome to the latest of our weekly newsletters. We regard it as a priority that all our patients are kept fully informed of all developments at Buckshaw Village Surgery, Croston and Adlington Medical Centres, our sites at Lostock Hall and on matters affecting former Eaves Lane Surgery patients. We hope these regular updates will continue to prove useful.

Ukraine Appeal

Wow! We renewed our appeal for items last week after the Chorley & District Support for Ukraine group said more supplies were desperately needed for the refugees.

And you responded in fantastic fashion as we were inundated with donations which our communications guy Tony ferried down to the collection depot this week ready for them to be shipped to Eastern Europe.

Thank you all so much.

However, more items are still desperately needed so if you have any spare toiletries, ladies' sanitary products, baby items, non-perishable foods, tins of dog and cat food and also items of clothing as long as they are clean and in good condition, please drop them off at one of our surgeries at any time during opening hours.

Our staff will be on hand to assist you if needed.

All donations gratefully received.

Bank Holiday Opening Times

Please note that all our surgery sites will be closed from Thursday, June 2 to Sunday, June 5 inclusive due the Bank Holidays marking the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

During this time, please call 999 in the event of an emergency or 111 in the case of non-emergency calls.

Our sites reopen at 8am on Monday, June 6 with normal opening hours from this day onwards.

Also just to confirm we are open as normal on Monday, May 30 as this is a normal working day due to the Bank Holiday being switched to June 2 and 3.

Staff Vacancy

We are still accepting applications for a receptionist/comms team member to be based at Buckshaw Village Surgery.

You can obtain full details via this link

https://beta.jobs.nhs.uk/candidate/jobadvert/A3353-22-3603

Alternatively you can apply by sending a CV & covering letter to our surgery at Buckshaw or by emailing to e.lawton1@nhs.net

If you are interested we would love to hear from you and if you know someone who may be interested, please pass on the above details.

You still have time as the closing date is Friday, June 3 with interviews being held on Tuesday, June 7.

Shingles and Pneumonia Vaccinations

We are now offering shingles vaccinations to any patients aged between 70 and 79.

We are also offering pneumonia vaccinations to patients aged 65 and over.

If you are in an eligible age group and would like either of the above vaccinations, please call your own surgery and our reception staff will be pleased to make an appointment for you.

If you have any queries or concerns, please call your own surgery and our reception staff will do our best to help and advise you.

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