Welcome to the General Practice at St Mary's Health Centre
St Mary's Medical Group in Penwortham provides the highest quality healthcare to patients in the area. Our doctors, nurses and all our other staff are dedicated to offering a professional service, and this surgery website will help us to keep all our patients up to date with news and information about our practice.
As well as a source of information about our practice, the staff and the services we provide, we hope you will use this website as a useful resource for other health-related information. Please have a look around and do send us some feedback if you like. We can use your ideas to improve our online services and further develop the content of this site.
General Data Protection Regulations
From 25 May 2018, new legislation came into force that replaced the Data Protection laws in the UK and across Europe.
This means you have more rights to know how information held about you is collected and used by businesses.
As providers of healthcare, we have to share information with other healthcare providers from time to time, and if it is for the purposes of your direct care, we do not need to ask your permission to do this.
However, for anything not related to your direct care, such as giving someone else access to your medical records, we do require your explicit permission, and we will always ask for this when it is necessary.
For more information about these new regulations and how they affect you, we have created a patient leaflet, which can be accessed via the following link: Patient Information Leaflet.
Please see our 'Practice Policies' page for our Privacy Notices.
Our CQC Report
Our latest CQC report can be found here
See the appointments page for full details of our opening and consulting times.
The increased access Preston Service is now up and running. This is a collaboration between 11 practices in Preston who are working together to offer evening and weekend appointments with GPs and Practice Nurses. The sites providing this service are St Mary's Health Centre on a Saturday and Briarwood Medical Centre on a Sunday. You can access a pre-bookable appointment with the Access to Preston Service by ringing your own practice. During normal weekday hours a receptionist from your surgery will book these for you. If you require an urgent appointment outside of normal working hours our phone line diverts directly to the Access to Preston Service if they are open, or to NHS 111 if they are closed.
(Site updated 17/08/2018)