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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NHS

You may have seen the news about the massive vaccination plans and how this might impact routine appointments. We know this might be a worrying time for you especially if you have appointments booked both in general practice or at hospital.

At this stage, we are speedily trying to understand what’s expected of us and working through the details so we can let you know the very latest as soon as possible. We found out at the same time as you did last night.

Our reception team won’t have any details about vaccinations if you call so if you have any queries, please sit tight and we shall post an update here shortly. Let’s keep the phone lines free for people who need urgent appointments. Thank you so much everyone


Talking Well in Birchwood 

Come along for a brew and a chat to find out about support, activities and events in your neighbourhood.  See poster for further information:

Talking well poster

Book your flu jab

If you are aged 50 and over please contact the surgery to arrange your flu vaccination.

Why can’t I see my GP?

There has been lots of bad press about GPs working in the NHS.  One of our GP’s has taken the time to to explain why it’s become increasingly challenging to see a GP.

We are just as frustrated as you are and we are doing our best to meet the rising demand.

 

 

Our next Patient Participation Group meeting will be held on

Tuesday 25th January 1.00pm 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.

 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.

Click on the link to Download the NHS App

NHS App – view and share you NHS COVID Pass – easy to use guide

 

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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