Following NHS England guidelines we are implementing triage first and offering telephone consultations with a GP or Advanced Nurse Practitioner, who may also consult directly via video conference, text message or face-to-face. Patients who ring the practice will be appropriately sign-posted.
If you are not registered with GP online services we advise you to register with the NHS App, which is easy to set up and doesn’t require you to come into the practice to activate it.
Some Practice Nurse, Phlebotomy (blood appointments) and Health Care Assistant appointments will continue without prior telephone consultation. At present all Long Term Condition appointments will now be via a telephone consultation and specialist nurses will contact patients directly to advise further.
Pill check appointments will also be conducted via telephone consultation. Patients need to complete the questionnaire (found by clicking here). Completed forms will be checked by Practice Nurses prior to booked telephone appointments so please allow enough time for this process by bringing the forms to the surgery and posting in the allocated box in the conservatory or posting the form to us.
We are still carrying out:
- B12 Injections
- Other regular injections (Nebido, Zoladex, Prostap, Tinzaparin, Vitamin D, Depo-provera )
- Blood monitoring (INR, Methotrexate and other DMARD’s, Lithium)
- Childhood Immunisations
- Essential vaccinations (MMR catch up, Whooping cough for pregnant women, Coeliac, pneumonia, shingles, flu).
- ECG’s (requested by GP or clinician)
Clinics & Services
The practice nursing team offers a wide variety of services including: chronic disease management (asthma, COPD, diabetes, coronary heart disease, and stroke/TIA) dressings, removal of stitches and travel vaccinations).
Nurses are also able to prescribe for certain conditions in addition to their routine treatment room service.
Please telephone 01244 325421 if you wish to make an appointment to speak to a practice nurse
We have specially trained practice nurses who regularly review all asthmatics.
Minor Surgery Services
Minor surgery is performed at the surgery. If you think you may need minor surgery please make an appointment to see Dr Henry or Dr Kaye.
Ear syringing is not currently being performed at the surgery or at Extended Hours due to the current national COVID-19 pandemic.
The GP Extended Hours Service can be reached by calling 0300 123 7743 8am-8pm seven days a week. For further information regarding the Service, please click here. To view our ear syringing leaflet, please click here.
Maternity Medical Services
Please telephone the surgery for details of your local antenatal clinic as soon as pregnancy is confirmed. Postnatal services are provided by Dr Annabel Jones, Dr Paula Davis and Dr Harriet Williamson.
Click here to download the Maternity Leaflet
Child Health Surveillance Services for Children aged 6 to 8 weeks
The Child Health Service Clinics are held by Doctors Jones, Davis, and Williamson. These are for children aged between 6 to 8 weeks, you will be contacted by the Practice to arrange this appointment. If you do not hear from the Practice by the time your child is 8 weeks old please telephone the surgery to arrange an appointment. Please contact Community Reception on 01244 348022 to confirm when the Open Access Clinic/Baby Clinics are running.
You will receive a letter from the Health Authority or the Practice to inform you when your child needs to have their immunisations, please telephone the surgery to arrange an appointment.
Immunisations can be booked in with the practice nurse for a 20 minute appointment in their normal surgeries.
Guidance to keep you safe when attending your vaccination appointment during COVID-19:
Our doctors and practice nurses provide contraceptive services by appointment. The surgery offers emergency contraception service within the hours of 08:00 to 18:00; if you require emergency contraception out of hours please contact your local pharmacy.
This service is not just about contraception but also about how people look after themselves during their reproductive years, including pre-conception, menopausal care and sexual health. A full range of services are provided including sexual health screening and advice regarding modern family planning techniques. We also offer opportunistic chlamydia screening for those aged 16-24 (kits available in toilets/reception).
A comprehensive Sexual Health Service is offered at Virgin Care Hub, Chester - 0300 2470020 (Option 2), which can be found at Fountains Health Centre Sexual Health Clinic. They provide all aspects of sexual health screening, advice and treatment, condoms and contraception options. Please visit www.thesexualhealthhub.co.uk for more information and clinic times.
Please visit www.sexwise.fpa.org.uk for advice about contraception, pregnancy, STIs and sexual wellbeing
We recommend that ladies between 25 and 49 years old have a 3 yearly smear test, and those between 50 and 64 years of age have a 5 yearly smear test. This is a quick and painless procedure. Smear tests are usually taken by the practice nurse and an appointment is required.
Well Woman/Well Man Clinic
Well Woman and Well Man Clinics are run by our practices nurses. These offer a general check up for women and men between the ages of 16 and 74. Please telephone for an appointment.
If you would like to have this health check please ask for a health check appointment with our Healthcare Assistant.
For more information visit: www.healthcheck.nhs.uk