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Coronavirus

The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.

The risk to the general public is moderate. If you have arrived back to the UK from any of the countries below, follow the specific advice for returning travellers. Detailed advice for returning travellers is available on gov.uk.

Call 111 now if you've been:

  • to Hubei province in China in the last 14 days or Iran, areas of northern Italy in lockdown or "special care zone" areas in South Korea since 19 February (even if you do not have symptoms) detailed maps are available on gov.uk
  • to other parts of mainland China or South Korea, Thailand, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath
  •  to other parts of northern Italy (anywhere north of Pisa, Florence and Rimini), Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos or Myanmar since 19 February and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath
  • in close contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Call 111, stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people.

Further information is available on nhs.uk.

Clinics & Services

Special Clinics

Our Practice Nurse holds Chronic disease appointments regularly. 

Blood Pressure Monitoring

This is provided at the practice by Craig Cringle, Health Care Assistant

NHS Healthcheck

This service is available to all, by appointment with the practice nurse. It provides a general health screen, looking particularly for coronary heart disease risk factors. Patients are advised to have regular check-ups for lifestyle, weight and risk factor analysis and blood pressure measurement (at least every 5 years after the age of 45).

NHS Healthcheck flyer

Maternity Care

Antenatal and postnatal care is provided by the community midwives under a shared care scheme, in conjunction with the GP and hospital based midwife.

Family Planning and Contraceptive Services

These are provided within the practice with the exception of coils, which are provided at any of the Family Planning Clinics in the Wirral area. 

Cervical Screening

This is offered to all female patients aged 20 - 65 years at 3 yearly intervals. Patients are informed of the result by letter, and advised when they should make their next appointment.

Foreign Travel

A full range of advice and immunisations is available. Please make an appointment with the practice nurse well in advance (one month if possible).

Near Patient Testing

Current medications for several diseases often require the patient to have regular blood monitoring. 

Anti-coagulation Monitoring

Similarly monitoring for all patients on warfarin is carried out weekly in-house.

Adult Vaccinations

Flu vaccinations - available each autumn for elderly patients and those at risk due to certain medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes, heart trouble or kidney disease.

Child Health

This clinic, for babies and children up to 5 years old, assesses children as they grow, protects and immunises them against disease, and offers advice and encouragement to parents.

 
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