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Information from the Care Quality Commission

Our practice is inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to ensure we are meeting essential standards of quality and safety.

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Practice News

  • 14May 2017

    Update from NHS Blackpool CCG

    GP practices in Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre will be open as usual on Monday, but many are still bringing their IT and clinical systems back on-line following the cyber attack which took place on Friday 12 May 2017 and affected many organisations around the world. Some practices will not yet have full access to patient records, prescriptions, appointment systems and in some cases telephone systems. However, all GP practices will be using well-tested contingency plans to ensure that services can continue to be provided. The NHS is asking patients to continue to use the NHS wisely and remember that they can seek help and advice from a range of other sources, such as pharmacies or 111. What you can do to help Before contacting your practice, consider if it is urgent, could it wait or could you be helped by another service for example NHS 111 or your local pharmacy? People who have GP appointments should turn up as normal unless they are contacted directly and told not to. Please do not ring your surgery to check as they will be extremely busy. If you need to book an urgent GP appointment on Monday morning, you will be able to do so but please bear with us if you have difficulty in getting through to your practice and keep trying. Please bear in mind that practices may be running more slowly than usual if they are unable to access some of their systems and the public are asked to be patient with staff. All phone lines for GP practices are working normally, but some electronic call queuing systems may be affected. In this instance, practice phone lines will still work and patients will be able to ring their practice on the usual number, but they may experience some delays in getting through. If this happens, people are asked to keep trying to get through and thank them for their patience and understanding while NHS IT technicians work to resolve the problem.

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  • 13May 2017

    Important Notice From NHS Blackpool CCG

    We are aware of an IT issue affecting some NHS computer systems. Patients are asked for understanding whilst the issue is resolved. Please avoid contacting your GP practice unless absolutely necessary. Should you wish to obtain non-urgent medical advice please call 111. Please also only attend the Whitegate Drive Walk-In Centre, Fleetwood Same Day Health Centre and Blackpool Victoria A&E department if absolutely necessary. Your local pharmacy can also provide free and fast advice for non-urgent conditions.

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  • 11Apr 2017

    Bank Holiday Pharmacy Opening Times

    Bank Holiday Pharmacy Opening Times

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About Us


Online Services - emis Patient access

You can now order your repeat prescriptions or book appointments online.

To use EMIS Patient Access you will need a Practice ID number and Access ID number which can be obtained from the practice, and, in conjunction with a password, will be unique to you. Click here to log in.

Opening Times

The surgery is open every weekday between 8.00am and 8.00pm (6.30pm on Fridays).

Appointments/Enquiries: 344219/348619
Prescriptions: 407200
Out of Hours: 111
Fax: 404330
Waterloo Medical Centre
178 Waterloo Road

Reception staff are available to speak to you from 8.00am - 8.00pm Monday to Thursday, and Friday 8.00 - 6.30pm face to face or via the telephone and can advise you with regard to accessing services.

We will try and answer the telephone promptly and ensure that there are sufficient staff to do this. Please keep your telephone calls brief and avoid calling during the peak morning time for non-urgent matters. Do not give up if the number is engaged. This is an extremely busy line. Keep calling and your call will slot into the system.

Practice History

The practice was founded after the First World War by Dr Pitt Taylor who was joined by Dr Dorothy Potts in 1939.

Dr Potts saw the practice through the war period and the difficult early days of the National Health Service in 1948. On her retirement in 1959 Drs John and Irene Cox were appointed and were joined by their nephew, Dr Joe Cox in 1962.Government reforms in 1966 favoured larger group practices and the partners joined colleagues at Ansdell Road. This union was unsuccessful and so Dr Joe Cox began a new phase of the practice with his wife Dr Barbara Cox in April 1970. A rapid expansion in numbers of patients followed and in 1977 Dr Krishna Gupta joined the practice. For 10 years the practice developed in the converted farmhouse but again Government changes were imminent and in 1986 it was decided to build our current purpose-built premises. Dr Mark Preskey joined the practice in 1987 and the site at 178 Waterloo Road developed. The Medical Centre was opened in May 1989.

The imposition of the 1990 Contract saw a new approach to patient care. Targets for cervical smears and immunisations had to be met and health promotion activities began to run in conjunction with the traditional surgeries. The practice continued to grow and in 1992 Dr John Calvert joined as the fifth partner. Since 1995 Dr Joe Cox, Dr Barbara Cox and Dr Krishna Gupta have retired from the practice to be succeeded by Dr Allison Rees, Dr Mike Butler, Dr Steve Thompson and Dr Laura Barker.

We are supported by a highly motivated team of nurses and administrative staff - directed by our practice manager. We also have a greatly experienced range of health authority attached staff comprising district nurses, health visitors and health care assistants who work closely alongside us to provide the best possible integrated approach to patient care.


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