Welcome to The Elms Medical Centre
This surgery website is used to present all our patients with up to date news and information about our practice. We will keep it current with any developments or other details that we feel are relevant to you.
As well as a source of information about our practice, the staff and the services we provide, we hope you will use this website as a useful resource for other health-related information. Please have a look around and do send us some feedback if you like. We can use your ideas to improve our online services and further develop the content of this site.
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Patient Participation Group (PPG) Meeting
Our next PPG Group meeting is on Monday 9th February 2015 7.00pm - 8.30pm @ Hoole. You can view our scheduled meetings for 2015 by clicking on the Patient Group link on the left hand side of this homepage.
Friends & Family Test
The Friends and Family Test is a new contractual requirement from December 2014, and it is for practices to offer all patients the opportunity to complete the test and then publish the results. It is for patients to provide feedback on the care and treatment they have received and to help improve services. You can complete the questionniare by following the link on this homepage on the right hand side. You can also be sent a text message if you have given us your most up-to-date mobile telephone number, or you can simply fill in the questionnaire next time you visit the surgery.
ELECTRONIC PRESCRIPTION SERVICE (EPS)
CHANGES TO THE WAY YOU COLLECT YOUR PRESCRIPTION
The NHS is introducing the Electronic Prescription Service. This could make collecting prescriptions easier and more convenient for you. This service gives you the option to 'nominate' the place you choose to get your medication or appliance from so that they can receive your prescriptions electronically. This could save you a trip to your GP Practice just to collect a prescription form - particularly if you have regular prescriptions. Different GP practices, pharmacies and dispensing contractors will start using the service at different times.
THE ELMS WILL BE GOING LIVE FROM THURDAY 15TH JANUARY 2015
For more information visit: www.hscic.gov.uk/epspatients or your pharmacy or ask us next time you visit the surgery.
OVER 40'S NHS HEALTH CHECKS
The free NHS health Check is your chance to get your free midlife MOT. For adults in England aged 40 - 74 without a pre-existing condition, it checks your circulatory and vascular health and what your risk of getting a disabling vascular disease is. The NHS Guide explains what happens at the check, the reasons for having it done, and how to lower your risk.
If you would like to have this health check (strongly recommended!), please ask for a healthcheck appointment with our Healthcare Assistant.
For more information visit: www.healthcheck.nhs.uk
(Site updated 30/01/2015)