PSM Medical Group

St Mary's Health Centre, Cop Lane, Penwortham, Preston, PR1 0SR

Telephone: 01772 970079 (Please note - area code must be dialled, even for local calls)

We are currently closed. If you call us between 18:30-20:30 weekdays, 09:00-17:00 on Saturdays and 09:00-12:00 on Sundays your call will automatically forward to our 'Increased Access' out of hours service where you can book 'on-the-day' GP and Practice Nurse appointments at one of our other network sites in Preston. For more information on this service go to

UCLan Medical Centre, Foster Building, UCLan Campus, Preston, PR1 2HE | Telephone: 01772 970079

Hearing Loss – Over 50’s self referral

People aged 50+ living in Lancashire and South Cumbria who are having problems with their hearing are now being given the option to self-refer into NHS audiology Any Qualified Provider (AQP) providers services if they are eligible.

Previously patients would have to have an appointment with their GP to be referred to these services. However, this new option will make it easier for patients, by expanding the ways in which they can access the service and meaning that they are able to bypass the need to visit their GP practice.

The self-referral option is an addition in this pathway, GPs (General Practice) and other healthcare professionals can continue to refer their patients should they so wish.

Patients can check whether they are eligible to self-refer by answering a few questions about their hearing problem (see self-referral form attached). If they meet the eligibility criteria, they will be able to self-refer to local audiology services for a hearing assessment.

Patients should always see a GP first if:

They have sudden or rapid hearing loss, persistent pain, or vertigo.
They have tinnitus in one or both ears lasting for more than five minutes at a time, or that is in time with their heartbeat/pulse, or that is severe enough to disturb their sleep.

Once the form has been completed, eligible patients can then contact their provider of choice by telephone to make an appointment. Patients may also contact providers for help with completing the form.

GP practices can provide patients with the referral form or signpost them to their provider of choice.


Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:00am to 06:30pm
  • Tuesday
    08:00am to 06:30pm
  • Wednesday
    08:00am to 06:30pm
  • Thursday
    08:00am to 06:30pm
  • Friday
    08:00am to 06:30pm
  • Saturday
    See Increased Access page in Appointments section
  • Sunday
    See Increased Access page in Appointments section
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