From Monday 30th April 2018 we are changing our appointment booking system – Please see under appointments for further details.
Padgate Medical Centre
At Padgate Medical Surgery the doctors and nurses and staff take pride in offering the highest standard of patient-centred healthcare. We try to focus on you as a whole person, and help you find ways to improve your health.
We help you manage any chronic illnesses you may have and offer a wide variety of other medical services such as antenatal and postnatal care, minor surgery, childhood vaccinations and well-person check-ups. We are a training practice and you may be asked to see qualified doctors who are nearing the end of their GP training. If you prefer to see one of the more senior doctors , just let us know.
Our nurses manage many of the conditions that previously used to be managed by doctors- asthma, diabetes and COPD to name a few.
The Citizens Advice Bureau provide free appointments one day a week.
The practice has wheelchair access and toilet facilities for the disabled.
In addition to everything you need to know about the practice you will also find a wealth of health-related information in the menu on the right hand side. Please have a look around and do send us some feedback.
Important changes to repeat prescription ordering
We are working with NHS Warrington Clinical Commissioning group as part of a pilot project of seven GP practices in the area to monitor and control medicines more closely, reduce wastage and use our limited resources as efficiently as possible.
Our NHS needs everyone to work together to make sure only medicines that are needed are requested. We have looked at areas around the country and have seen that when patients order their own prescriptions this is safer and reduces waste.
Over-ordering, stockpiling and unused medicines cost the NHS hundreds of millions of pounds every year. This is money that we believe can, and should, go to provide vital health services.
As part of this, the way repeat prescriptions are ordered is changing.
Following the lead of other CCG colleagues in our footprint area, a staged pilot programme will commence involving seven GP practices. These are Padgate, Culcheth Health Centre , Appleton, Chapelford, Holes Lane, Greenbank and Westbrook surgeries.
This will mean that pharmacies that dispense for the pilot sites will not be able to reorder repeat prescriptions for patients and patients will be required to order them directly from their GP practice from their go live date. Patients are advised to speak to their pharmacy about collection and delivery options.
Vulnerable patients, such as the elderly, or those with learning difficulties/disabilities or additional medical needs will be asked to contact us for further support.
Frequently asked questions
If you already order from us directly, this project will not affect you.
We are asking you to order your medicine directly from us at the practice from Wednesday 1st March 2017 rather than allowing your repeat prescriptions to be ordered on your behalf by your local pharmacy. If you already order in this way, you will not be affected by the change.
Please do not stop taking any medicine unless your GP has told you it is safe to do so. These changes do not mean that if you need a repeat prescription, for example for COPD, diabetes, anxiety and depression you will not receive it.
Unfortunately we are unable to take prescription requests over the phone. To avoid disappointment please do not ring the practice to request your repeat prescription.
Remember to allow enough time when ordering your repeat prescription for those items that you need. You should order when you have five days of medicines left so that your prescription is ready to collect at the practice or at your nominated Pharmacy. Please note it takes 48 hours to turn a prescription around in the GP surgery from ordering to it being ready to be collected.
Who to contact if you need more support?
If you feel you or someone you know may need support ordering your repeat prescription or you are a carer for someone who might need help, please contact your GP practice.
Welcome new team members at Padgate Medical Centre
Sister Lowe – Advanced Nurse Practitioner
I am a registered nurse of 20 years and an independent nurse prescriber of 2 years. I was born in St Helens and worked at Leigh & St Helens Walk in Centre for the last 8 years.
Dr S Syed - General Practitioner
As of Monday 12th February 2018 we have a new salaried GP starting with the Practice. Dr Syed has been born and breed in Manchester and qualified from the University of Manchester in 2008 and went on to complete his GP training in 2013. He has an interest in Minor Surgery.
Matthew Cockcroft – Clinical Pharmacist
Matthew qualified in 1996 and has worked as a Community Pharmacist over the last 20 years. He will be working at Padgate to help resolve day to day medication issues and consult with patients directly.
HAVE YOUR SAY TO IMPROVE YOUR CARE
We would like your feedback on the care or treatment we give you any time you visit your GP or have contact with the practice.
To do this click on the link on the right hand side of the page head "Friends & Family Test".
There are paper copies of the questionnaire in the surgery waiting room. Please put in the box after completion.
You can have your say without giving your name and we will use the information to plan improvements to our service.
As of 30th September 2016 Padgate Medical Centre and Woolston Surgery will have a call recording and monitoring service for training and monitoring purposes
Pharmacy opening times: http://www.warringtonccg.nhs.uk/Page%20images/local-services/christmas-2017-opening-times.htm
Emergency dental treatment: http://www.warringtonccg.nhs.uk/Page%20images/local-services/emergency-dental-service.htm
Self-care at home: http://www.warringtonccg.nhs.uk/Page%20images/your-health/adult-self-care.htm http://www.warringtonccg.nhs.uk/Page%20images/your-health/childrens-self-care.htm
NHS 111: http://www.warringtonccg.nhs.uk/Page%20images/local-services/nhs-111.htm
General healthcare advice and information: www.nhs.uk
Sexual health clinics opening times: http://www.warringtonccg.nhs.uk/Page%20images/local-services/sexual-health.htm
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