For the first 37 years, prior to the introduction of the National Health Service, the practice was run single-handed by Dr George Bogle. In 1948, Dr Bogle’s son John joined the practice and he and his father practised in partnership for 10 years. The practice then reverted to single-handed status for four years after Dr George Bogle’s retirement, until Dr Ian Bogle, John’s son, entered the partnership with his father. In the Autumn of 1972 the first woman doctor in the practice, Dr Louise England, replaced Dr John Bogle and for the first time ancillary staff, in the form of receptionists and a secretary, became part of the team.
Over the ensuing decades many changes were made to the surgery premises, to try to make it possible to cope with the increasing number of patients who wished to attend the surgery. The practice list size increased to over 12,000 patients and in April 1999 the present purpose-built Medical Centre opened its doors and the original practice premises were sold. The pharmacy that was sited opposite the original practice is now run by Mrs Kim Forshaw from purpose-built premises adjoining Priory Medical Centre.
Priory Medical Centre has both male and female doctors, 5 male and 4 female. You have the right to request a doctor of your choice.
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You can order your repeat prescriptions or book appointments online.
To access this service you will need a Practice ID number and Access ID number which is obtained from the practice, and, in conjunction with a password, will be unique to you./p>
Click here to use our online service. If you have any problems please contact Chris Riley, Practice Manager on 0151 261 4704.
There is easy access for the disabled plus suitable WC facilities.
Out of Hours
The NHS has introduced a new telephone line for use when your surgery is closed. This number 1-1-1 is a free phone and you will not be charged for using it. If you require urgent medical assistance when the surgery is closed please dial 1-1-1 and you will be put through to the out of hour’s service.
Accident & Emergency
Long A&E waits are rising steeply!
We would like to tell you what services are available to you which may be more appropriate to your needs.
If you have an URGENT medical problem that cannot wait and the surgery is OPEN you can phone us on 260 9119 and request an urgent appointment. If you would like advice about an ongoing medical problem or medication that you have already seen your doctor about you can ask for a telephone consultation. We priorities these calls so please tell the reception if your problem is urgent. We will give you a time that the doctor will ring you. Please note we also offer book-on-day appointments for urgent problems; just phone us on 260 9119.
Please AVOID going to A&E UNLESS you or your child has suffered an Acute ACCIDENT or other EMERGENCY.
You will get better and faster advice and treatment by choosing one of the above options.
If you have Acute severe onset of chest pain, any other sudden severe pain or any symptom that you feel is life-threatening dial 999. Otherwise please contact the surgery or NHS 111.
NHS Walk-in Centers
These are very useful resources for advice and 'hands-on' treatment. There are two in our vicinity: at St Oswald Street in Old Swan, L13 (285 3700) and Gt Charlotte Street (Near the St John's Centre), telephone 285 3535.
Remember: if your problem is NOT urgent, we offer a variety of bookable appointments including evenings and a monthly Saturday morning surgery.