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FLU UPDATE - 50-64 yrs

 We have opened up more Flu clinics for 50-64 year old patients. The appointments can book via Patient Access but if you would like to book by telephone, please kindly call after 11am.

Be advised:

  • Please don’t attend the appointment if you or anyone in your household has a new continuous cough  OR  fever (37.8 +)  OR  loss of/change in smell or taste
  • Attend the appointment at the time given, for social distancing purposes
  • The arm you’re having the flu jab needs to be easily accessible; ideally a short sleeved t-shirt to be worn
  • Please wear a mask
  • Contactless temperature check will done before entering the Practice
  • There will be no seating at all


Patient Access is a secure Internet system whereby patients can perform, on-line, certain tasks usually carried out over the telephone or in person. This includes booking available, appropriate, appointments.

PLEASE NOTE - 1 appointment is for 1 patient.

For further information and to register for Patient Access, please click here


Clockwise Chester

As from Monday 16th November , Chester City Council have introduced a clockwise system in order to upgrade and implement drainage systems . This will impact the traffic flow around Chester.
There will be a one-way only route northbound up Nicholas Street and St. Martin's Way, and west from The Bars past the Amphitheatre, along Vicar's Lane, Little St. John Street and Pepper Street.
However, St. Oswald's Way will remain in two-way operation as normal. It is recommended that through traffic uses the A55 to bypass the city centre to/from North Wales and Wrexham, or via M56 and Queensferry to/from the Wirral and Neston direction.
For further information and to view a map of the route, please click here

My Diabetes My Way

My Diabetes My Way is a website for people with diabetes and their carers. It contains information resources that can help you understand more about diabetes and explains how to manage the condition more effectively.

People who use the service say that it improves their knowledge to help them meet goals, improves motivation and acts as a reminder for discussions during appointments. The service is not a replacement for your normal care, but helps you to monitor your results before, during and after contacts with your healthcare team.

If you are interested in accessing your diabetes-related health records online, please go to the website and click the ‘Register’ button to securely enrol.

NHS Volunteer Responders

NHS Volunteer Responders are here to help people in England stay safe during COVID-19. They have been set up by NHS England and NHS Improvement, working with Royal Voluntary Service and the GoodSAM app.

Volunteers can help anyone who needs to self-isolate for any reason or people who choose to stay at home as much as possible because they are cautious about going out during the COVID-19 outbreak.

To arrange support for yourself or someone you know, click on the link or call 0808 196 3646 (8am to 8pm, 7 days a week).


 Flu Vaccinations

Flu Poster 2020

Health and Lifestyle Essentials Weight Management Programme

The Health and Lifestyle Essentials weight management programme offers an interactive and friendly online 12 week group session to support patients with weight loss and lifestyle changes.

What are we offering?
•             Weekly online interactive presentations delivered by a Health and Lifestyle Advisor.
•             The opportunity to be weighed at each group session (face to face sessions only)
•             To be provided with a welcome pack with useful resources (face to face sessions only)
•             A friendly, positive and encouraging environment
•             Direct referral on to Tier 3 specialist services if requested
We currently have sessions running online only via Microsoft teams due to local covid restrictions.
Who is eligible?
•             Patients with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40kg/m2 or over
•             Must be registered with a West Cheshire GP Practice.

How to self refer

Click here for instructions


Your Covid Recovery - NHS Website


'Your Covid Recovery' is a new NHS website to support people with ongoing symptoms on their road to recovery. It is designed to help people recover from the long-term effects of COVID-19, provides information for family, friends & carers and includes information from rehabilitation experts about how to manage ongoing symptoms and health needs at home.



Electronic Prescriptions

Most prescriptions are now signed, sent and processed electronically. Patients have 2 choices for how this works.
1. You can choose a pharmacy or dispenser to dispense all your prescriptions. When you get a prescription, it will be sent electronically to the dispenser you have chosen. You can collect your medicines or appliances without having to hand in a paper prescription.
2. You can decide each time you are issued a prescription where you would like it to be dispensed. When you are issued a prescription, you will be given a paper copy that you can take to any pharmacy or other dispenser in England. The paper copy will contain a unique barcode that will be scanned to download your prescription from the secure NHS database.
Paper prescriptions will continue to be available in special circumstances, but almost all prescriptions will be processed electronically.
Please click here for further information.




Better Health Campaign


Nearly two thirds (63%) of adults in the UK are overweight or living with obesity. Gaining weight is often a gradual process that takes place over a number of years and modern life doesn’t always make it easy. This extra weight causes pressure to build up around vital organs, making it harder for the body to fight against diseases like cancer, heart disease and now COVID-19.

The Better Health webpage at provides tools to help people manage their weight loss – from checking BMI to accessing free support tools including the NHS 12-week weight loss plan.

The NHS 12-week weight loss plan, available via a new app, promotes evidence based safe and sustainable weight loss. It helps users to make healthier choices, by providing the most up to date evidence based healthy eating and physical activity advice in a magazine format that enables you to keep track of calorie intake, portions of fruit and veg, physical activity level and teaches skills to prevent weight gain.


Supporting Recovery After COVID-19.

As you find yourself recovering from COVID-19 you may still be coming to terms with the impact the virus has had on both your body and mind.

These changes should get better over time, some may take longer than others, but there are things you can do to help.

Your COVID Recovery helps you to understand what has happened and what you might expect as part of your recovery.


Visyon - A charity supporting the emotional health of children, young people and their families 

If you are a child or young person, Visyon can help you improve your mental health so that you feel better about yourself and the things that happen in your day-to-day life. If you are a parent, grandparent or carer, you can come to us to gain the skills to give your child the support they need.

Visyon are now offering a range of telephone and online services and releasing weekly schedules of free activities so that young people stay up to date and get involved with with what's going on.

Visit their website for further information


Number 71 Chester


Number 71 is a new mental health resource in Chester - A calm, safe and supportive venue, offering non-clinical support. Open to anyone in the Chester and Cheshire West area (18+) experiencing a self-defined crisis, looking to improve well-being and develop resilience. Members will be encouraged to bring their assets, interests, skills, experience and personality to build a creative and supportive community. 

At the moment due to social distancing, they ask that people call before attending on: 01244 393139.

Open 10am – midnight every day. From mid/late July should begin to operate some group activities that members will be able to take part in once enrolled.

Prospective volunteers can call 01244 393139 or email ( 

No.71 Leaflet

No.71 Activity Schedule



Guidance to keep you safe when attending your vaccination appointment during COVID-19:

Vaccination Appointment Guidance


Cheshire West & Chester Council - Support 


A dedicated response for people living in west Cheshire has been launched to support those vulnerable groups at higher risk from serious complications as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.

A helpline has been created to provide advice and support, and where necessary make arrangements for food, medicines and social contact.

0300 123 7031

  • Monday to Friday: 8am until 7pm
  • Saturday: 8am until 6pm

You can also email:  Email:

Deafness Support Network (DSN)

The Deafness Support Network is providing a relay service to people who cannot use the telephone. Contact: 07786 200547 (text only) or email:


Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Antibody Tests.

As part of the national response to COVID-19, antibody testing is now available in Boughton Health Centre for staff and some patients.
Patients who are already having blood taken as part of other tests (either in hospital or in the GP practice) may be asked whether they would like an antibody test. The test is completely voluntary.
It’s important to note that this is not a test for immunity, there is no strong evidence yet to suggest that those who have had the virus develop long-lasting immunity which would prevent them from getting the virus again. Antibody testing at this stage is useful primarily to improve our understanding about the spread of the virus.
For the latest information about the antibody tests, please go to:

Sexual and domestic abuse web chat

Chester Sexual Abuse Support Service has increased its Live Chat service since lockdown started and is available for confidential conversations weekdays from 10am to 4pm and on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6pm to 8pm.

Click here to  access the Live Chat.


COVID-19 advice for patients with congenital heart disease (CHD)

Click here for advice written by the North West, North Wales and Isle of Man CHD Network in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is regularly updated as the advice changes, and follows Public Health England and advice throughout. 

It follows British Congenital Cardiac Association advice on CHD and is being used to ensure that advice given is consistent across all CHD providers.


NHS Diabetes Advice helpline

NHS England and NHS Improvement have launched a new helpline in response to disruption to normal diabetes services due to the COVID-19 pandemic and response. The service is for adults living with diabetes who use insulin to manage their condition and require immediate clinical advice. Whether you or a member of your household have caught the virus, or routine care has been disrupted, the helpline is available for immediate clinical advice to help you understand how to effectively manage their diabetes. You can access NHS Diabetes Advice via Diabetes UK’s support line on 0345 123 2399 Monday-Friday from 9am-6pm.


COVID-19: Supporting your recovery

Please click on the above link to access online information and support in the recovery of COVIID-19

This resource has been developed by a group of multi-disciplinary health professionals at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals. The purpose of the website is to support patients with initial recovery once discharged from hospital following treatment or those who remained in their homes following COVID-19. We hope that the information and advice provided will assist all patients and their families starting their rehabilitation journey.


Emergency Dental Treatment

Revive Dental Care offers NHS Emergency Dental Clinics across Cheshire and Merseyside, with emergency appointments for patients who need urgent treatment, advice and support on dental queries or referral to other services.

If you need help with an urgent dental problem, call our Emergency Helpline, available from 9am to 9.30pm every day, including weekends and Bank Holidays.

Please note: this is an appointment only service - we do not operate a ‘drop-in’ service at any of our surgeries.

Emergency Telephone:0161 476 9651

Out of hours emergency dental care for patients in Cheshire and Merseyside is accessed via our Dental Helpline on 0161 476 9651 from 9am to 9.30pm every day, including weekends and Bank Holidays.

The service is provided according to strict clinical criteria, and when you call you’ll be assessed by a member of our clinical team to make sure your problem comes under either:

• Trauma - this is usually caused by a blow to the face, a lost filling is not classed as trauma

• Swelling of the face

• Bleeding - uncontrolled, such as after an extraction

• Pain that can’t be controlled by pain relief medicines

If you’re given an appointment and your problem doesn’t fit any of the above, you’ll still have to pay the NHS fee but may receive advice and not treatment.
Clinic times vary, and at busy times or when your local clinic’s not available you may be offered an appointment at an alternative location.

Every Mind Matters

During this difficult time it is important to look after your mental health whilst at home , please see the link below for the new campaign that provides resources and online support .

They provide  details on 


  1. Employment and  Benefits
  2. Planning Practical Things
  3. Staying  Connected
  4. Talk about your worries
  5. Look after your body
  6. Stay on top of difficult feelings
  7. Do not stayed glued to the news
  8. Carry on doing the things you enjoy
  9. Time to relax
  10. Think about daily routine
  11. Look after your sleep

Assistance for people in need during COVID-19 pandemic: 

Highest Clinical Risk Group (only (1.5m):

• All patients flagged as highest clinical risk by the central process, their GP or a hospital specialist who are shielding are asked to register to the Government Support website This service provides access to food and medications whilst at home if needed.
• Please note, there may be a short delay between the flag being applied and support arriving.


Anyone in need (including those in the highest clinical risk group): 

• Health at home – is a webpage that gives an overview of NHS services that are available, such as how to order repeat prescriptions online and get them delivered.
• Public Health England have provided some guidance on looking after mental health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
• Local councils are working with voluntary sector organisations and local communities to support residents in the response to COVID-19. You can locate your council and associated website at
• The government has provided advice on employment and financial support on their website:

Easy To Read Guides Regarding COVID-19


Please click on the following links to view easy to read guides and information regarding the current pandemic:






Novel Coronavirus - Isolation Notes 

These can be found at

The NHS is issuing Isolation Notes for those who have been told to stay at home because of Coronovisus and you need a note for your employer.

This service is only for people who:

  • Have symptoms of coronavirus and have used the 111 online coronavirus service
  • Have been told by a healthcare professional they have symptoms of coronavirus
  • Live with someone who has symptoms of coronavirus

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