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Patient Newsletter March 14 Posted or Updated on 14 Mar 2024

Welcome to the latest of our weekly newsletters. We regard it as a priority that all patients at our Adlington, Buckshaw, Croston, Eaves Lane Chorley and Lostock Hall surgeries are kept fully informed of developments and news which may be of interest to you. We hope these regular updates continue to prove useful.


Holiday Vaccinations

As the holiday season approaches, we would like to remind patients requiring travel vaccination appointments that they need to complete the appropriate form on our website at

You can find it by clicking the tab marked ‘Services’ on the bar at the top of the home page, then choose ‘Clinics and Services’ and scroll to the bottom of the list where you then click on ‘Travel Vaccination and Travel Advice.’

You can then complete the online form and click the ‘submit’ button and the form will then come through to our staff at your chosen surgery.

Alternatively, you can pick up a copy from any of our surgeries and drop off at reception.

When the form is received, one of our nurses will check it and get back to you to advise if vaccinations are needed and if so, which ones, and will make an appointment for you.

But please note the form must be received at least six weeks before the date of travel so make sure you submit your form in plenty of time before you go away.


MMR vaccination programme

Cases of measles are continuing to rise across England and in the North West and having two doses of the MMR vaccine is the best way to protect your child.

The vaccine is safe and is free on the NHS whatever your age, and you can now contact your GP surgery to book an appointment.

In addition, The Broadway Pharmacy, Market Walk, Chorley, PR7 1DE is now offering the MMR vaccine to children aged from 5 to 11 who are overdue a vaccination.

The facility, which is the same site recently used in the Covid vaccination programme, is accepting walk-ins only and you do not need to make an appointment.

For more information on all issues re Measles and the MMR vaccine, visit: Measles - NHS ( or if do not have Internet access, please call in at our surgery.



The number of people with norovirus, also called ‘winter vomiting bug,’ remains high.

It causes vomiting and diarrhoea but while it can be very unpleasant, you can normally treat yourself or your child at home by resting and having lots of fluids.

Importantly, stay off school or work until you have not been sick or had diarrhoea for at least two days and do not visit hospitals or care homes during this time.

You will usually feel better in two or three days, but if you have any concerns, particularly with children under 5, call 111 for advice.


Ukraine and Homeless Appeals

We are continuing to accept donations of toiletries, sanitary products, baby items, pet food, non-perishable food items, shoes, clean duvets, blankets, coats or sleeping bags for both the Chorley Support for Ukraine and Chorley Homeless Group appeals.

You can drop them off at any of our surgeries during opening hours.