Padgate Medical Centre

Padgate Medical Centre

Padgate Medical Centre, 12 Station Road South, Padgate, Warrington | Tel: 01925 815333 | WARCCG.padgatemc@nhs.net

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Individuals aged 12 & over with severe immunosuppression are now eligible for 3rd dose.

 

Patients aged 12 and over with severe immunosuppression are now recommended to receive a third primary dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. In light of the latest advise from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI). The advise recommends that a third dose is given for individuals aged 12 and over with immunosuppression. This is being advised as a precautionary measure to increase you immunity level and provide a better vaccine response, based on studies and experience with other vaccines. It is part of your primary course of vaccination and is separate to a booster vaccination, which you will likely become eligible for in six months time, pending further notice. 

The recommendation is at least 8 weeks after your second dose. Your third dose may be at the Hospital where you receive treatment, your local Primary Care Network or at another site they direct you to. 

For more information about the coronavirus vaccine please visit www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination. 

If you wish to book an appointment please call the Surgery. 

 

 

If you receive a call from the NHS, they will never ask you for credit card or bank details.

Please be cautious and never provide these details over the phone.
Scammers are calling home phones and sending text messages to mobile phones, which contain misinformation or could leave you out of pocket if you fall victim. Some calls and texts claim to be from the Government, your GP’s surgery or the NHS Vaccination Service. In the calls, a recorded message or caller will claim to be contacting you about the coronavirus. They might offer a test for the virus, a treatment or cure, or might offer to discuss your medical needs. These calls are designed to encourage you to provide personal information or financial details. This could result in identity theft or financial loss.

Woolston Surgery update for patients

If you are offered a pre booked face to face appointment at Woolston, we ask that you call the surgery 01925 815333 to inform the receptionist you have arrived. Please remain in your car or wait outside until we return your call and ask you to enter the building, where you will be escorted to the consulting room. If you are using public transport or on foot we ask that you arrive near to your appointment time as possible. To comply with current health regulations access will be restricted for entry to obtain any paperwork therefore we advise you to call 01925 815333 so that we can avoid waiting times. Thank you for your cooperation.

COVID vaccinations on NHS app

If your NHS app does not hold the correct information regarding your COVID vaccine status please contact 119, option 3 and the data resolution service will be able to help.  Please do not contact the surgery

Our next Patient Participation Group meeting will be held on Tuesday 30th November 2021 2pm at Padgate Medical Centre. 

If you wish to attend please contact the surgery or click on the purple box above to register ‘ Join our Patient Participation Group’

Information for patients

Padgate Medical Centre We remain open and here for you.

Padgate Medical Centre is continuing to provide services as we have been doing throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. We are prioritising delivering of care and services based on clinical needs.

If you need medical advice or treatment, please visit the e-consult section of our website and send us your query.  Our opening hours are 08.00am – 18.30pm Monday to Friday.  If you do not have  access to the internet  our Patient Advisers will be happy to help and assist in completing your online request (this may require our Patient Advisers to call you back). Please ring the surgery on 01925 815333.

Due to coronavirus, how you contact us will be different at the moment. This is to limit face-to-face contact whenever possible and help stop the spread of coronavirus.

When you phone or go online, you will be asked to provide some information about your healthcare need. This will help the practice healthcare team assess the most appropriate way to provide your care, which may include a face-to-face consultation and ensure it is provided by the most appropriate person. Face-to-face appointments are available to all patients where there is a clinical need.

 eConsult Requests

eConsult requests for non-urgent help which are available between 08.00am 18.30pm.

Alternatively, visit the local pharmacy for clinical advice on minor health concerns.

For urgent issues or out of hours, you can also call the NHS on 111 or go online to seek NHS advice 111.nhs.uk

Appointments are being delivered face-to-face, by telephone, or using video calls and messaging to your mobile or computer – the practice team will assess what is most appropriate for you and if you have a preference you can discuss this with them.

Attending a face-to-face appointment

If you are asked to come into the surgery for a face-to-face appointment, please remember to wear a face covering. Measures are in place to keep you safe from infection during your visit to the surgery. If you have a disability or condition which means you cannot wear a face covering or cannot communicate with someone who is wearing a face mask, or require other adjustments before your appointment, please let the surgery know ahead of your arrival

 

Our staff are working extremely hard to provide services and care and we would like to thank our patients for your continued support.

How to access your COVID-19 vaccination status

Through the NHS App

You can access your COVID-19 vaccination status through the free NHS App from 17 May. You can access the app through mobile devices such as a smartphone or tablet. Proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status will be shown within the NHS App. We recommend that you register with the app before booking international travel.

By calling 119

If you do not have access to a smartphone and know that the country you are travelling to requires COVID-19 vaccination status, you can call the NHS helpline on 119 (from 17 May) and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 working days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine. We expect the letter to take up to 7 working days to reach you.

The letter will be sent automatically to the address registered with your GP. The 119 call handler you speak to will not be able to see your address to check this with you. If you’ve recently moved house, make sure you’ve given your new address to your GP practice before calling 119.

Do not contact your GP surgery about your COVID-19 vaccination status.

GPs cannot provide letters showing your COVID-19 vaccination status.

 

 eConsult will be switched off  Monday to Friday from 18.30pm and switched back on 08.00am to next working day.
Please note eConsults are to be used for Non Urgent medical conditions only.

NHS COVID-19 vaccination programme update

Our GP-led local vaccination service is providing vaccinations to people in cohorts 1-9 and this will continue.

We will not be providing a vaccination service for people aged 18 to 49 when they become eligible. If you are in this cohort, you will be able to get your vaccination at other local vaccination services including hospital hubs, community pharmacies and larger vaccination centres.

What this means for you?

Cohorts 1-9

Includes those aged 50 and over, health and care workers, unpaid carers and those with a health condition that puts them at greater risk.

 

We are continuing to book in people in cohorts 1-9 who have not yet been vaccinated for their first dose and we will carry on doing this to make sure that no-one is left behind.

If you are eligible and haven’t had your first dose yet, please contact the practice now to make your appointment.

We will be able to give the second dose to everyone who has had their first dose of the vaccine with us. We will invite you for your second dose when this is due.

Cohorts 10-12

People aged 18 to 49

Vaccinations have been delivered according to priority groups identified by the Joint Committee of Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).

If you are aged 18 to 49, you will be contacted by the NHS when it is your turn and you will be able to choose from a range of local vaccination services

When your age group becomes eligible, you will be able to book your vaccine and choose a local service through the national booking service at www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination or by phoning 119.

Please do not contact us to get an appointment. Information on the vaccine is available on the NHS.UK website.

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Your second coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine

Due to new advice from the UK Chief Medical Officers, the new medical advice is that the second dose of the vaccine remains effective when given up to 12 weeks after the first dose, and should be given towards the end of this 12 week period.

While you will need two doses of the vaccine to get the best long-term protection from the virus, you will still have a significant level of protection at 22 days after you received the first dose. The new guidance will also help ensure that as many people as possible benefit from the first dose of the vaccine as soon as possible.  Please be reassured that there are no safety concerns in the new guidance, and it will not impact on how effective the vaccination is in protecting you from Covid-19 once the course is complete.

You do not need to call us. We will call you to regarding your second vaccine appointment.

It is important to note that even when you have received your vaccine, you must continue to follow government guidance on social distancing and wearing a mask, as well as the additional measures in place in your area.

We look forward to seeing you for your second vaccine dose at the right time.

For more information on the vaccine, please visit www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination

Click on the link to Download the NHS App

What is eConsult, and how does it work?

eConsult

 

Please note we do not accept prescription requests via eConsult
 Please post your request in the letter box at the surgery or by clicking on the link on the home page ‘Order Your Prescription’ to submit via systmonline patient services – please contact reception to obtain your username & password

Referrals into hospital

Referrals to hospital specialists for non-urgent conditions have now reopened. However due to the temporary suspension of routine referrals during the pandemic, there is now a backlog and you may have to wait longer for treatment. You will receive advice about how to self-manage your condition in the meantime, but if your condition significantly worsens you should contact your GP.

Urgent referrals are still operating as usual. However, these referrals will be triaged before being accepted. This restriction does not impact cancer referrals (often referred to as ‘Two Week Waits’) and HOT clinic referrals as these are being processed as usual.

Padgate Medical Centre
would like to thank our patients for their patience and understanding.

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