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Private doctors surgery opens up in Preston

Posted on - 7th August, 2017 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - News, Politics, Ribbleton
Dr. Manjit Jandu and Dr Matt Orr
Dr. Manjit Jandu and Dr Matt Orr

A new private doctors service has been launched in Preston.

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Greater Lancashire Hospital is now open on the Red Scar Business Estate at Ribbleton.

Two GPs Dr Matt Orr and Dr Manjit Jandu are behind the venture.

Memberships to the private GP surgery are around £60-per-month.

They offer specialist consultations, minor surgery and vaccinations – and promise an appointment within 24-hours.

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Matt Orr told Business Lancashire: “As a team grown from an NHS background we are all aware of the continuous pressures felt in current NHS settings. As such we aim for Bespoke GP to alleviate some of this pressure by giving people the option of a private GP service, thus other GP waiting times may reduce and pressures be relieved.

“We have clear communication channels with our local GP services and their responses have been very positive.

“Bespoke GP has been set up with the focus of patient care at the very heart of our plans and this will remain our number one priority as we grow and move forward,” added Manjit Jandu. “In order to do this we have brought together a group of local, experienced healthcare professionals who excel in their roles.

“This allows us to offer flexible, same-day appointments which run for a minimum of 20 minutes, including early morning, after school, evenings and weekends. We also offer telephone access to our GPs should you be unable to arrange a consultation. This is the stress-free GP alternative.”

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The Greater Lancashire Hospital, off Longridge Road, has been rated as outstanding for patient care in its first Care Quality Commission inspection.

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