Blackpool GP Led Centre
Whitegate Health Centre, 150-158 Whitegate Drive Blackpool FY3 9ES.
Open everyday 8.00am - 8.00pm (including Bank Holidays).
Providing a 'drop-in' nurse-led minor ailment treatment and advice centre.
Would your body pass its MOT? Is there a family history of heart disease or strokes? If you are aged between 16 - 75 years of age and would like a health check-up and advice on healthy eating and exercise, please make an appointment with our nurse. We run clinics for those patients with asthma or diabetes and our aim is to educate, monitor and prevent complications of these diseases. Please see our practice nurse or make an appointment at reception.
From time to time we review various aspects of our service and invite our patients to join us in this exercise. We hold these informative and enjoyable sessions in the surgery where patients can come to ask questions and also provide valuable feedback for the service review.
Invitations will be sent to those patients to whom the service most applies eg diabetic patients to diabetic review.
Certain services provided are not covered by the NHS and you may be asked to pay a fee eg pre-employment medicals, insurance claims, private certificates, fitness to drive medicals and passport photos. Please ask at reception for further details.
Named Accountable GP
All registered patients have been allocated a named GP who is responsible for patients overall care at the Practice.
If you would like to know who that is, please contact the surgery and a member of our reception team would be happy to assist you. If you have a preference to a particular doctor within the practice, we will be reasonable efforts to accommodate this where possible. Please write to the Practice Manager detailing your request.
Having a named GP does not stop you from consulting with any of our doctors at the surgery, you can still request an appointment with a GP of your choice.
All GP Practices are required to declare the mean earnings (e.g. average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.
The average pay for GPs working at Waterloo Medical centre in the last financial year was £66,531 before tax and national insurance. This is for 5 full time GPs, 1 part time GP and 1 part time locum GP who worked in the practice for more than six months.
It should be noted that the prescribed method for calculating earnings is potentially misleading because it takes no account of how much time doctors spend working in the practice, and should not be used to form any judgement about GP earnings, nor to make any comparison with any other practice.