Welcome to Park Crescent Health Centre
"Our mission is to promote a healthy community through mutual understanding and respect”
With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.
The surgery is accepting new patients
The surgery has been working hard throughout the last 6 months to build up our Clinical Team, and we have been accepting patient registrations. We are keen to show that we are providing a range of appointment options for our patients and also have some exciting new developments in the coming months.
We are please to announce that we have a further 2 female GPs who have started with us: Dr Helen Feane and Dr Julie Sharman. Both will be a great asset to the surgery and improve GP access.
We also have a new Mental Health Practitioner working in the surgery. Sarah brings with her a wealth of experience in this specialty and we are excited to see the impact of this new and innovative role.
We can offer appointments with our GPs, Advanced Nurse Practitioners, a Clinical Pharmacist, and our Practice Nurse Team.
Patients wishing to register with the surgery are asked to complete a number of forms. This is to make sure that we receive enough information about you to start providing appropriate care as soon as the process is complete.
Click on the Register with Us or the New Patients tab
Why can't I get a prescription for over-the-counter medicine?
Dear Patients of Park Crescent Health Centre,
Following a recent public consultation regarding over-the counter (OTC) medications, NHS England has issued guidance for medications that should no longer be routinely prescribed, to empower people to self-care and to ensure our limited resources are used in the best possible way. This is particularly focused on medicines of limited effectiveness, those for self-limiting conditions, and those for conditions that can be easily managed through self-care. Residents are being called on by #HelpMyNHS to help free up millions of pounds for frontline NHS services by buying low cost medicines (easily available from pharmacies and supermarkets) for short term ailments to help the long term sustainability of the NHS.
This applies to both children and adults. Exceptions to this will apply to specific medication required for long-term conditions or for vulnerable people considered unable to self-care. Medicines that can be purchased OTC for the following conditions will no longer be prescribed by your GP, but your local pharmacy can provide advice and medicines for these conditions and more:
coughs and colds, verruca and warts, period pain, head lice, dandruff, oral thrush, hay fever, insect bites/stings, diarrhoea (adults), cradle cap, excessive sweating, infant colic, dry skin, ear wax, simple sprains, haemorrhoids, sunburn, threadworms, dry eyes, indigestion, cold sores, ringworm, athletes foot, mouth ulcers, travel sickness.
Simple medications can be seen as a normal part of our own self-care within a typical grocery shop, alongside food/ suncream/ toothpaste/ shampoos/ moisturisers/ etc. Speak to your local pharmacy about stocking up on medications to treat common conditions for you and your family. By keeping a selection of essential medications at home you can treat common conditions in a timely manner and avoid unnecessary trips to your doctor and/or visits to the A+E.
(Site updated 16/01/2020)