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Tuesday 1st June 2021

Telephone lines: We were made aware of glitch on our telephone message between 9.30am and 10.45am this morning which led to the Christmas bank holiday message being played. This was rectified and calls were able to start again. We are sorry for any inconvenience this caused. We do recommend that patients requiring appointments submit an eConsult request on the link further down the page. We are receiving high numbers of calls regarding covid vaccine. We advise patients to phone 119 for any advice regarding the vaccine.

Update for Patients May 2021

We are open (and have been open) for face to face appointments throughout the pandemic. We are however working differently to how we were before March 2020.

 

We are currently using a different entrance to our surgery. We are using a rear entrance to the surgery (through main car park, towards rear of Marks and Spencer, you will see our staff car park, our rear entrance is to the right hand side of the building. Please ring bell for assistance.

 

We are doing this to help maintain safety for patients and staff, screening temperature checks and brief questions will be asked before entry to the building is permitted. Our reception seating area is small and we cannot safely accommodate large numbers of patients whilst adhering to social distance guidelines.

 

For appointment requests our preferred route is for you to submit and eConsult via our website, see link below.

If you cannot request access via our on-line platform eConsult our receptionist will assist you with this over the telephone, please note the increasing number of patients choosing to request access over the telephone has led to increase in queues and waiting times for calls to be answered. An eLite triage template can take up to 10 minutes per patient to process.

If you cannot do either of these options and attend the surgery instead, then we will assist you in completing a triage template. Please be patient as this may take some time; the receptionist will need to call a colleague to assist you and you may have a wait until the colleague is free.

 

We will continue to ask you to request your prescriptions electronically either via our website or by email warccg.prescriptionsteam@nhs.net

or you can post your request in the box on the gate to our staff car park. You can collect your prescriptions direct from pharmacy (we will send your prescription electronically to the pharmacy of your choice).

 

We will also ask you to submit admin queries via eConsult, see link below. If you cannot do this, we will assist you at the back door reception but you may have to wait a while for additional assistance.

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NHS App

NHS App

https://digital.nhs.uk/services/nhs-app/nhs-app-guidance-for-gp-practices/covid-19-vaccination-status

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/demonstrating-your-covid-19-vaccination-status-when-travelling-abroad


EConsult can be used for getting advice to help yourself/advice from pharmacy or advice from your GP or Clinical team. eConsult request for advice from GP can be submitted Monday to Friday 8am to 6.30pm. During our out of hours 6.30pm to 8am Monday to Friday and from 6.30pm Friday until 8am Monday you can gain advice to help yourself or for advice from pharmacy. If you require urgent assistance when we are closed please call 111 or 999 if an emergency.

Clinical eConsults will be responded to by 6.30pm the next working day. This could by text from our Assistant Practitioner with further information to help your condition/advice to visit local pharmacist or offer of telephone consultation with GP or Nurse Practitioner as appropriate for your condition.

GP surgeries everywhere are dealing with high demand because of the COVID pandemic. Many surgeries have had to make urgent requests a priority. Please use the correct eConsult template for your condition.

Please be patient if you have sent in a non-urgent or routine request. Your surgery will contact you as soon as possible. Administration queries will be dealt with within 3 working days. Please do not email the surgery with your query, unfortunately, we do not have capacity in our staffing numbers to deal with increase in email traffic. Your best route is via the eConsult admin tab.

Do not use eConsult to contact your surgery about the COVID vaccine. The NHS will contact you when it's your turn.

 Consult online

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Video featuring local GPs urges people not to delay seeking treatment for any health concerns

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COVID-19 - AZ Vaccination Guide

Covid Vaccination Programme update 27.4.2021

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

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.

People in cohorts 1 - 9 who haven’t had a first dose yet should contact the practice now for a first dose appointment.

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

We will not be providing a vaccination service for people aged 18 to 49 when they become eligible. We were set up as a service for cohorts 1-9 only and there are a wide range of alternative local options for people who are due to be vaccinated next.

If you are in this younger cohort, you will be able to get your vaccination at other local vaccination services including hospital hubs, community pharmacies and larger vaccination centres

When you become 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. or https://warrington.nhsbookings.com/v2/

Other services in this area have sufficient capacity to be able to vaccinate everyone who is eligible when it is their turn.

The sender ID will be SHMC

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CALLING ALL VETERANS

We are trying to identify patients who are military veterans.  Did you serve for at least one day as either a Regular or Reservist in the British Armed Forces? Then please inform the practice either speak to our receptionist or email warccg.stocktonheathadmin@nhs.net

https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/military-healthcare/priority-nhs-treatment-for-veterans/

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In accordance with GP contract 2019, we have now stopped using our fax machines.

 

We will send correspondence by secure nhs.net mail.

 

 

We will send and receive documents via a secure NHS mail;

 

For General enquiries:

 warccg.StocktonHeathMC@nhs.net

 

For prescription queries/orders please use

 

warccg.prescriptionsteam@nhs.net

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Self Care Patient Information

My Life Warrington website gives information about what is available in Warrington for the following topics. Health and Wellbeing, Support for Carers and Child Care. Our Patient Advisors will use this site to help navigate you to services to give you extra support.

https://www.mylifewarrington.co.uk/kb5/warrington/directory/home.page

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Referal to secondary care or community care

NHS England, BMA and N.A.P.P have provided a new patient information leaflet to explain what happens when a patient is referred to a specialist/consultant and what the process is with regards medication and fit to work notes when under the care of the  specialist/consultant. See the link below:

Click here to learn about what happens when you are referred

Click below to read patient information about what we prescribe in Warrington.......

 


General Data Protection Regulation Changes

Patient Privacy Notice

https://digital.nhs.uk/services/e-referral-service/document-library/privacy-statement---nhs-e-referral-service

https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/data-collections-and-data-sets/data-collections/general-practice-data-for-planning-and-research/gp-privacy-notice

Make your choice about sharing data from your health records - NHS (www.nhs.uk)

Privacy Notice - GP connect South Warrington Network

General Practice Transparency Notice for GPES Data for Pandemic Planning and Research (COVID-19)

Prescription Collection

On 25th May 2018 General Data Protection Regulations are changed and Stockton Heath Medical Centre will be breaching these regulations if we give your prescription to someone without your permission.

If you want to delegate responsibility to another person (including a pharmacy) to pick up your prescription speak to your local pharmacy to arrange this service.

Important points of note:

  1. You can withdraw permission at any time by informing the Surgery and the Pharmacy.
  2. Some pharmacies no longer pick up paper prescriptions for patients.
  3. Your prescription can be automatically sent to a pharmacy so no one has to pick it up from the GP surgery (dependent on medications).

Collecting letters/Fit to Work notes/copies of blood forms/results:

We will ask you to provide proof of your ID when you collect the paperwork and we log this on your medical record. If you are asking someone else to collect on your behalf, you will need to let us know the name of the person and ask them to bring proof of ID with them.

 


CQC Focused Inspection July 2018

 CQC Follow up Inspection March 2017

CQC report February 2016

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