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• Flu Clinic Appointments are now available to book. Click here to see if you may be eligible for a free flu jab!• For a fully protective Quadrivalent vaccination administered by a practice nurse, please contact the Surgery if you are eligible.
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:
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 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.
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
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 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
All patients between the age of sixteen and seventy five who have not attended the surgery within three years are welcome to attend a general consultation and will be offered appropriate health checks.
Patients aged seventy-five and over who have not attended within twelve months are welcome to attend for a general consultation and will be offered appropriate health checks. This general consultation may take place in the patient’s home where, because of the patient’s medical condition, it is deemed appropriate to do so.
When travelling abroad and visiting areas where there are higher risks of contracting infectious diseases, travel vaccinations are available to offer protection for many of these diseases. Travel vaccinations will usually be required in addition to the vaccinations you receive in accordance with the UK vaccination schedule and some countries request certification to prove you have received certain vaccinations prior to allowing you entry to the country.
If you have recently booked a trip or a planning one, we recommend that you look at the following websites to familiarise yourself with general travel advice for the countries you are visiting. The websites will provide pertinent information on how you can keep safe and well during your trip, including vaccinations and malaria prevention (as appropriate).
We are temporarily unable to complete travel advice here at Boughton Health Centre. However, there are travel health clinics in Chester and Liverpool where you can arrange the advice and vaccinations (inclusive of malaria prevention) that you require.
Appointments for travel health clinics (Well Travelled Clinics) can be arranged either online via their website or by telephone on 0151 705 3223.
Please note there will be a charge for the travel consultations and for some of the vaccinations.
You will need to ensure that you give yourself at least 8 weeks prior to travel in order to receive this advice and organise the vaccinations that you require.
We are continuing to offer some vaccinations that are free of charge on the NHS. These are:
If you require any of the above for your trip, please book an appointment with a member of our practice nurse team.
We anticipate the resumption of our travel advice service in early 2020.
Pathology and X-ray results are available by telephone (01244 325421) between 14:30 and 18.30. This gives the practice time to check results received overnight or in the morning. They are then passed to the GP for review at the end of morning surgery. To protect the patient’s confidentially, results will only be given by telephone to the patient in person.
If you have difficulties using the phone you can nominate someone to take information for you. Just let us know in writing the name and telephone number of the person you wish to us to contact.
Please check that the results are back before attending your follow-up appointment.
A blood test is when a sample of blood is taken for testing in a laboratory. Blood tests have a wide range of uses and are one of the most common types of medical test. For example, a blood test can be used to:
A blood test usually involves the phlebotomist taking a blood sample from a blood vessel in your arm. and the usual place for a sample is the inside of the elbow or wrist, where the veins are relatively close to the surface. Blood samples from children are most commonly taken from the back of the hand. The child's hand will be anaesthetised (numbed) with a special cream before the sample is taken.
You can find out more about blood tests, their purpose and the way they are performed on the NHS Choices website.
An X-ray is a widely used diagnostic test to examine the inside of the body. X-rays are a very effective way of detecting problems with bones, such as fractures. They can also often identify problems with soft tissue, such as pneumonia or breast cancer.
If you have a X-ray, you will be asked to lie on a table or stand against a surface so that the part of your body being X-rayed is between the X-ray tube and the photographic plate.
An X-ray is usually carried out by a radiographer, a healthcare professional who specialises in using imaging technology, such as X-rays and ultrasound scanners.
You can find out more about x-ray tests, how they are performed, their function and the risks by visiting the NHS Choices website.
The staff in your practice are trained about domestic abuse and specialist workers are available to support you. Your practice is an IRIS practice. You can talk to doctors, nurses and other staff working here if you are being hurt or controlled by your current or ex-partner, are afraid of someone at home or a member of your family. You can also contact 0300 123 7047 option 2 and ask to speak to your local IRIS Advocate Educator.
The Open the Door website also has lots of information to help if you or someone you know who is in a relationship that doesn’t quite feel right. Visit openthedoorcheshire.org.uk for advice and access to self-support services.
Online security: if you’re worried about someone knowing you have visited this website and other domestic abuse pages from your computer please visit
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