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Welcome to The Elms Medical Centre

 

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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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FLU CLINICS OCTOBER 2014

 

The flu vaccine is availabe free on the NHS for; pregnant women, children aged 2, 3 and 4, children aged 2 to 18 with a long term condition, adults aged 65 and over, people with a serious medical condition (diabetes, heart problems, chest complaints, breathing difficulties, kidney disease, lowered immunity, liver disease, previous stroke or TIA, neurological conditions, removal of spleen), healthcare workers or carers, people living in a residential or nursing home.

 

DATES FOR OUR FLU CLINICS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

 

At Our Hoole Surgery:

Saturday 4th October 9.00am - 1200pm

Saturday 11th October 9.00am - 12.00pm

Saturday 18th October 9.00am - 12.00pm

Saturday 25th October 9.00am - 12.0pm

 

At  Our Blacon Clinic:

Friday 17th October 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Friday 24th October 2.00pm - 4.00pm

 

ADULTS & CHILDREN WELCOME TO ALL CLINICS

If you cannot make one of our Saturday Clinics, please ring the surgery to check availability during our normal working hours.  We will also have a representative Lesley Thomson a GP/Carer Link Development Worker at one of our clinics to give up-to-date information for carers.

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FLUENZ NASAL SPRAY - FLU VACCINATION FOR CHILDREN

 

The 2014 Fluenz Nasal Spray Flu Vaccination for children is still in development.  Eligible children will be invited by letter.

You can download leaflets and get information from the links below:

Protecting your child against flu leaflet

Fluenz Nasal Spray Patient Leaflet

or visit www.nhs.uk for more information.

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RISE IN MISSED APPOINTMENTS

 

Having trouble getting an appointment?  Can't see the Doctor, Nurse or Phlebotomist when you want?

Perhaps it's because 112 people who booked appointments last month

DID NOT TURN UP. 

That was 19 hours clinical time wasted.

Please consider other people if you are unable to attend or no longer need your appointment.  To cancel telephone 01244 351000 or cancel your appointment online (you need an on-line suer with us to do this).  This will provide us with the opportunity to offer another patient that appointment.

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PHARMACY FIRST

 

Your local Pharmacy can offer health care advice and treatment for you and your family for many minor health conditions, at a time that suits you.

Under the Pharmacy First service the Pharmacist can provide advice and treatment for certain conditions which you normally might want to discuss with your GP.
You don’t have to make an appointment; it will save you time as you won’t need to visit your GP to simply get a prescription.  Visit your local Pharmacy and ask at the counter if the Pharmacy First service is available.  Consultations are always free, you will be given advice and if necessary medicine(s) will be supplied to treat your symptoms.  If you don’t pay for prescriptions from your doctor then any medicine supplied to you from the pharmacy will also be free of charge.  If you normally pay for your prescriptions, then the standard prescription fee will be charged. However in many cases the medicines supplied will be cheaper to buy over the counter. The pharmacy will advise you of this.  You will need to register onto the scheme the first time you use it.
 

There are two levels of service: 
Level 1 Core Service: 
Should be available at all times the pharmacy is open.  Patients receive a consultation, advice and supply of medicine(s) if appropriate for the following conditions;
Cold and Flu, Diarrhoea and vomiting, Fever, Management of Head lice, Sore Throat, Cough, Vaginal Thrush (Aged 16-60), Worms

Level 2 service:

 Prescription only medicines offered by a limited number of pharmacies. Patients receive a consultation, advice and a supply of medicine for the following conditions;  Cystitis in women (Aged 18-60), Conjunctivitis, Thrush in infants.

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The Elms Medical Centre Patient Questionnaires

Please find below patient questionnaires for Smoking Status and Memory Screening.The memory screening is for those aged 60 years and over.  We would be grateful if you could take the time to complete the questionnaire if relevant to yourself.  The forms are printable word documents and can be given in or posted to the surgery or they can be emailed to the Elms webiste:  Elms.medicalcentre@nhs.net  

The Elms General Health Questionnaire 

Memory Screening Questionnaire 

Smoking Status Questionnaire

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There has been a recent increase in cases of measles. If your child has not completed their two MMR vaccinations, please make arrangements for their vaccinations. If you or your child are un-immunised and are due to travel abroad, please contact the Practice Nurse to discuss.

Making Appointments at the Surgery - P lease contact the surgery on 01244 351000 to make both routine and urgent appointments with the GPs and Nurses

GP Care Plus
Extended Opening is available to all patients to book a routine appointment outside of practice opening hours. This service can be found at the 1829 Building at the Countess of Chester Health Park

Appointments are available
Mon - Fri 6.30-8pm
Sat 10am - 12pm

Please call 01244 385422 between 8am-6pm to book an appointment up to 2 weeks in advance

Out of Hours
Please ring 01244 385300. When the surgery is closed care is provided by GP’s and nurses employed by the Western Cheshire  Primary Care Trust and your doctor may not be on duty.

Home Visits
If you are too ill to attend surgery then please telephone 01244 351000 before 10-30am. State clearly the name and address of the patient and describe the symptoms. This helps the doctors to decide the urgency of the calls and plan their rounds.

Test Results
Please telephone between 11.30am and 5.00pm for the results of tests, x-rays etc.

Quit Smoking

A free friendly advice and support service is available to help you give up smoking. To get further information about stopping smoking either ask the GP or nurse when you visit them or phone 0800 0435134. Alternatively you can text quit4good to 60777, email quit@quit4good.org or visit www.quit4good.org

ROTAVIRUS

Rotavirus vaccination is given as part of the Childhood immunisations. Please speak to one of our Practic Nurses for more information.

 

 
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