IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR PRACTICE - ROE LANE SURGERY PATIENTS:



Roe Lane Surgery is now a COVID Contact Centre

From Monday the 5th July 2021 Roe Lane Surgery is going to be used to assess and treat patients with symptoms of COVID-19.   

It means only patients with COVID-19 symptoms will be booked for appointments at Roe Lane Surgery and NO-ONE ELSE WILL BE ABLE TO ENTER.

Christiana Hartley Medical Practice & Roe Lane Surgery have merged and all practice services you need can be accessed by contacting 01704 531114/534137/228439

Please telephone Christiana Hartley Medical Practice and we will assist you with any query that you may have.

Please do not attempt to enter Roe Lane Surgery.

The COVID Red Site Staff are unable to deal with any queries relating to the Practice and we ask that you contact the Surgery directly.

Thank you for your co-operation.

 

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As of the 1st of April, Dr Adele Farrell is Lead GP of Roe Lane Surgery following the retirement of Dr Alison Trevor. As a result of this, we are pleased to announce a merger of Christiana Hartley Medical Practice and Roe Lane Surgery.

With a greater number of staff including GPs, nurses, medicines management team and administrative staff, we will continue to provide patients with outstanding primary care services.

We are most grateful of your cooperation and support as we attempt to make the transition as seamless as possible, please click here for further information.

 

 

 

 

 

Deferring of Vitamin B12 Injections

Due to current COVID-19 we are having to temporarily suspend vitamin B12 injections. The NHS is currently under tremendous pressure. We therefore have to make some difficult decisions. The main reasons for the change are that many of our patients on B12 are at high risk and we do not want to put such patients at further risk by asking them to come and visit the practice. We are also trying to protect our own front line staff from unnecessary contact to help keep our essential services going. 

All of the patients receiving vitamin B12 injections have already received the loading doses that are administered close together. Approximately 50% of the loading dose is stored in the liver for the body to use up slowly when needed. The 3 monthly injections therefore are just top ups. In other words you have plenty of B12 from the injections you have already received to last many months through this crisis. 

Some patients will have had a diagnosis of pernicious anaemia. The loading doses which everyone has to begin with have effectively treated the pernicious anaemia, by flooding the body with B12, 50% of which is stored in the liver and used up as required. The 3 monthly injections which follow are simply a precaution to stop the pernicious anaemia coming back. As stated, the initial loading dose will have created sufficient levels and stores to take us though this difficult time without ill effect. 

At the moment we are unable to prescribe oral (taken by mouth) vitamin B12 but it can be purchased over the counter from chemists and food supplement shops if you wish.  

We appreciate your understanding through this difficult time.

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Contact Us

Roe Lane Surgery
172 Roe Lane
Southport
PR9 7PN
Tel: 01704 531114/534137/228439
Fax: RIGHTFAX 01704 385036/506878


Christiana Hartley Medical Practice
5 Curzon Road
Southport
Merseyside
PR8 6PL
Tel: 01704 531114/534137/228439
Fax: RIGHTFAX 01704 385036/506878