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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Flu Letters from NHS England

The Practice is aware that patients have been receiving letters from NHS England, encouraging them to get a flu jab.

Unfortunately some of these letters have been sent to patients who do not qualify for a flu jab and this has caused some irritation when patients call for an appointment.

The flu vaccine is given to people who:

  • are 65 and over (including those who’ll be 65 by 31 March 2021)
  • have certain health conditions
  • are pregnant
  • are in a long-stay residential care
  • receive a carer’s allowance, or are the main carer for an older or disabled person who may be at risk if you get sick
  • live with someone who’s at high risk from coronavirus (on the NHS shielded patient list)
  • frontline health or social care workers.

As soon as we have finished vaccinating the above cohorts we will be instructed to move onto the 50-64 year olds and will be provided with extra vaccine to carry this out. As soon as authorised to do so we will be updating our website and telephone message.

If you receive one of these letters and were not expecting to, please check against the criteria for flu vaccination which can be found here:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/flu-influenza-vaccine/

Thank You.

Click on the link to Download the NHS App

What is eConsult, and how does it work?

eConsult

For non COVID related health concerns, please complete an eConsult 

Submit a medical or administrative eConsult to us BEFORE 12:30pm and we will respond to you by the end of that SAME DAY.

If you submit your request after 12:30pm we will contact you by the end of the next working day. (excluding weekends and bank holidays)

eConsult is available for routine requests between 6.30pm Sunday and 6.30pm Friday.  For Urgent request please contact NHS111

When you are submitting an E-consult it is imperative that you are available to receive the call from the GP.  If the GP is unable to contact you due to the call not being answered you will need to resubmit an 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

Why our surgery doors remain closed

During the current pandemic our surgery doors remain closed this is to protect patients and staff with the risk of infection.  Padgate Medical Centre will continue to provide the best possible care to our patients which is our priority and by implementing a number of measures to ensure all our patients receive help and support during these unprecedented times.

Telephone and online triage

GP Practices are having to work differently during the outbreak and have moved to a total triage model using telephone and video triage to help mitigate any risk to patients and staff. If you need to be seen by a GP and your condition cannot be managed remotely you will be advised. This service will ensure anyone who needs to see a GP can, while prioritising patients with the greatest need.

Face to Face Appointments

Every effort is being made to provide support away from practices, with face-to-face appointments only being made when absolutely necessary. Consultations will be carried out by alternative methods, such a telephone calls, video or consultations.

However, we recognise there may be cases where a face-to-face appointments is needed.

Services may be temporarily paused

During the pandemic some routine assessments and services normally provided through your GP may be temporarily unavailable. We are working hard to make sure patients still receive their routine reviews by using Medlink to help provide online clinical reviews.

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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FLU CLINIC 2020

Click on the link ‘Guide for Patient Flu clinic 2020‘ to see the plans we have implemented for the smooth and safe running of our flu clinics.

Guide for Patient FLU clinic 2020

If you are aged over 65

Book your Flu Clinic appointment 

Patients Under 65 who are eligible for the flu vaccination will be notified very soon

Padgate Medical Centre will be implementing enhanced infection control measures to ensure the safety of patients and staff  through out the COVID pandemic.

Patients will be asked to abide by the Social distancing markings which will be placed along the foot path adjacent to the surgery. When you approach the main entrance you will need to remove outer garments.  You will then be guided to one of the work stations where the clinician who will be in full PPE will discuss about what vaccination(s) are to be given, potential side effects, symptoms to look out for post vaccination & consent. The vaccination will then be administered.

The patient will then follow the floor markings and exit the building using our fire exit at the other end the corridor.

FLU CLINIC

PLEASE WEAR A SHORT SLEEVE SHIRT/TSHIRT UNDERNEATH YOUR JACKETS

THIS WILL ALLOW THE FLU CLINICS TO RUN SMOOTHLY

Guide for Patient FLU clinic 2020

 

 

https://www.nhs.uk/better-health/