Lowther Medical Centre

01946 692241

Lines open at 8.00am

Who should I see?

We try to keep our GP appointments for patients with more serious health problems.

Before you book an appointment to see a doctor please consider whether an appointment with a practice nurse might be appropriate. They can help you with a wide range of medical problems.

Our receptionists can help you decide which is the right person for you to see.

Please note – Each appointment is for 1 patient only

Surgery face to face appointments – For bloods, LTC (long term conditions ie diabetes, COPD), smears and follow-up reviews.  Appointments are released up to 28 days’ ahead (currently 14 days’s ahead due to the Covid measures).

SurgeryTelephone appointments – During the Covid Pandemic we are operating a predominantly telephone consultation system.  These GP and NP appointments  release on the day and 14 days ahead for foll0w-up telephone consultations.  If a face to face appointment is required, the Clinician will book you an appointment following your telephone consultation.

Self care – If you have a cough, cold, headache or other minor ailment try treating yourself at home first. Find out more about treatments for common minor ailments.

Please remember that self-care for common conditions can help free up our GPs’ time, making it easier to get an appointment when you have a more serious condition.

Your pharmacist can help too

Your local Pharmacy can also offer expert health advice and free treatment for a range of common illnesses, ailments such as:

  • Digestive disorders – heartburn, constipation, indigestion
  • Minor infections – cold sores, warts, verrucas, cystitis, thrush, bites, stings
  • Coughs, colds, sore throats, hay fever
  • Minor cuts and bruises
  • Minor aches and pains – headache, ear ache, back pain
  • Pregnancy and Children – Minor ailments
  • Flu vaccinations

The Pharmacist will advise if you need to see a GP

Click here for more information about how pharmacies can help you.

NHS 111

111 is the free NHS non-emergency number.

You should use the NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it’s not a life-threatening situation.

Call 111 if:

  • you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency
  • you think you need to go to A&E or need another NHS urgent care service
  • you don’t know who to call or you don’t have a GP to call
  • you need health information or reassurance about what to do next

Click here for more information about how NHS 111 can help you.

A&E

A&E is for life-threatening accidents and emergencies only. Before you go there, ask yourself, “Is it a real emergency?”

If not, please consider using other local health services before you visit A&E.