Stoneleigh Surgery

Police Square, Milnthorpe, Cumbria, LA7 7PW

Allow 4 days for prescriptions

Due to increased workload, for the next 6 weeks, please allow 4 WORKING DAYS for your prescription to be ready for collection.

Please also note that during this period the dispensary will close between 12.30 and 13.30.

Thank you for your understanding.

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Staff training – 2019/20 Stoneleigh Surgery closure dates

Protected Learning Time is a national NHS programme to ensure all GP clinical and admin staff have protected learning and training time. Stoneleigh Surgery will be closed on the following dates:

Wednesday 12th June 2019

Thursday 11th July 2019

Wednesday 11th September 2019

Thursday 10th October 2019

Wednesday 13th November 2019

Thursday 16th January 2020

Wednesday 12th February 2020

Thursday 19th March 2020

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Community Eye Care Service

Local opticians will see patients with minor eye symptoms – please see the attached booklet for a list of participating opticians and the common eye problems they will see.  Please note, you will need to advise them that you have been referred to the service by your GP to access this free of charge.

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We are looking for two part time reception staff to join our well established team at Stoneleigh Surgery, please see attached notice for more information:

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Please see the enclosed update on our forthcoming collaboration with Ash Trees.  Although not merging the contracts, this development offers opportunities to our clinical teams to alter their working arrangements and the attached letter explains how these teams will be made up.

Any change is unsettling, but our intention is always to facilitate necessary transitions as smoothly as possible and good patient care remains our main focus.

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Job Opportunities at Stoneleigh Surgery

Stoneleigh Surgery, in conjunction with Ash Trees Surgery, is offering an exciting opportunity for a nurse practitioner or community matron, preferably a non-medical prescriber to join the practice in an innovative role.   We also have a vacancy for a an experienced, part time Practice Nurse.

For more details, please see the attached job vacancies poster.

If you would like more information please contact Clair Wareing, Practice Manager at Stoneleigh or Linda Bowker, Practice Manager at Ash Trees, for an informal visit and chat. Stoneleigh Surgery – 015395 63307 Ash Trees Surgery – 01524 720000 Applications, in writing, to Linda Bowker, Ash Trees Surgery- [email protected]

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Repeat Medication – Answerphone Messages

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GP retirements at Stoneleigh

A message from Dr Orton

“You will no doubt be aware of the problems in General Practice nationally, with GP practices closing and a recruitment crisis.

We understand the concerns arising following announcements of three GP Partner retirements from Stoneleigh Surgery.  We were determined to avoid going down the road of large conglomerate practices with poor patient access and little continuity of care, that have become the solutions in other areas.  So we are pleased to inform you that thanks to support from our neighbouring practices, we are well on our way with planning for next year, and are optimistic regarding recruitment.  The specifics have yet to be worked out, and we will keep you informed, but our intention and our expectation is, that you, as a patient, will not notice any difference in the way your surgery works, except, perhaps, for a few new faces!”

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Text Messaging and our new GP App – organise your healthcare on the move!

New test messaging service and MyGP app


We have recently changed our text messaging service provider so you may notice that your text reminders are a little different, but hopefully not too different!  This new service not only provides patient text reminders and the ability to cancel appointments via text, but also a new ‘myGP’ app.  The app allows you to book, view available appointments and cancel appts on the move.  It will also direct you to Patient Access to order your repeat prescriptions when on the move.  One of the benefits of the app is that it enables parents of younger children to be able to create a ‘family’ and this will allow parents to book and cancel any of their children’s appointments.

You will find the link to the app here, why not sign up today:



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Just found out you are pregnant?

  • Complete a SELF-REFERRAL FORM online @

A member of the maternity administrative team will contact you within 5 working days to arrange your first appointment with your midwife.  If you should require help completing the online referral, please contact the admin team on the following telephone numbers:

Barrow/Kendal areas: 01229 403838, Mon-Fri 09.00 – 16.30

Lancaster area: 01524 584130, Mon-Fri 09.00-16.30


Maternity Electronic Patient Record System

From the 1st March 2018 University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust will be introducing an Electronic Patient Record System (EPR).  Your midwife will record all your information and care electronically and you will no longer need to carry handheld paper records.

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