Padgate Medical Centre
Padgate Medical Centre, 12 Station Road South, Padgate, Warrington | Tel: 01925 815333 | WARCCG.firstname.lastname@example.org
Offer for COVID-19 vaccine is Evergreen
Whether it’s a first, second or booster dose, people who have been previously invited but are yet to take up the offer of a vaccine are encouraged to come forward without delay.
Even if you turned down the offer of a vaccine, it’s not too late to come forward. We want everyone to know that the offer of a vaccine is evergreen and they still have a vaccine with their name on.
The vaccine remains our best protection against COVID-19, so getting a jab is the most important thing we can do to keep ourselves and those around us safe.
There are now more clinics than ever delivering vaccines, including pharmacies, GP practices and vaccination sites, meaning its never been easier to get a jab. So, please don’t delay and come forward as soon you can.”
Appointments can be booked online via the National Booking System, or by calling 119.
We would like your thoughts on how the surgery is planning on extending our hours to provide you with better care. It’d be really helpful if you could complete the survey in the below link:
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:
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.
Our next Patient Participation Group meeting will be held on
TBC 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’
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
What is eConsult, and how does it work?
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.
This practice is delighted to be signed up to the Green Impact for Health Toolkit and is actively taking steps to reduce our carbon footprint.
The climate emergency is also a health emergency, and health care in the UK contributes 5.4% of the UK’s carbon emissions. We need to enhance the health of our current population without compromising the health of future generations, and this means operating within the sustainable boundaries of the planet. Fortunately most of the solutions for the planet also make our health better – for example eating a mainly plant-based diet, engaging in active travel and exercise in nature, avoiding smoking, reducing pollution etc all enhance our health and reduce our need for medications