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47 - 57 Hough Green RoadWidnesCheshire, WA8 4NJTel: 0151 511 5805
Practice doors are closed between 12pm-1pm daily for administration time, phone lines are still open during this time.
Practice Closure for Protected Learning Time
We do not have any upcoming practice closures for PLT planned.
Bank Holiday Closure - Monday 27th December and Tuesday 28th December 2021 also Monday 3rd January 2022
The Surgery provides the following services for all registered patients:
You do not require a doctor's sickness certificate for any illness lasting seven days or less. Your employer may however require you to complete a self-certification form (SC2) which is available from your employer or on the HMRC website.
If you are sick for more than seven days, your employer can ask you to give them some form of medical evidence to support payment of SSP (statutory sick pay).
It is up to your employer to decide whether you are incapable of work. A medical certificate, now called a 'Statement of Fitness for Work’ (see below) from your doctor is strong evidence that you are sick and would normally be accepted, unless there is evidence to prove otherwise.
You could also provide evidence from someone who is not a medical practitioner, e.g. a dentist. Your employer will decide whether or not this evidence is acceptable. If your employer has any doubts, they may still ask for a medical certificate from your GP.
The 'fit note' was introduced on 6 April 2010. With your employer's support, the note will help you return to work sooner by providing more information about the effects of your illness or injury.
For more information see the DirectGov website (where this information was sourced)
Patients can now cancel an appointment by TEXT message
We have a new TEXT messaging service whereby we can remind patients of their appointments and if no longer needed the patient can cancel by texting back CANCEL to us.
We can also send patients a TEXT reminder for a review or flu vaccination.
If we need to cancel your appointment we can also inform you by TEXT.
Texting relies on the practice having an up to date mobile telephone number. We would be grateful if you could let a receptionist know if you change your mobile number.
If you would like to OPT-OUT of this service then please let us know by contacting the practice on 0151 5115805.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Fit for Travel
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
Breast Screening Appointments:
Ladies aged between 50 and up to their 71st birthday will shortly be receiving an invitation letter for routine Breast Screening.
Please make booking your mammogram a priority in these difficult times.
Warrington, Halton, St Helens & Knowsley Breast Screening Unit
Further details can be found at - www.whsthkbss.nhs.uk
Remember these following rules still apply - DO NOT come into surgery or attend A&E or Urgent Care Centres if you have a new continuous cough and or a high temperature above 37.8 degrees and or a loss of smell and taste. If you have these symptoms please isolate and visit NHS 111 website www.111.nhs for advice and guidance or by telephone on 111.
You must wear a face covering when coming into our Practice even if you have had both vaccines you are still required to wear a face covering. If you are exempt please ensure you have your information to prove this. Please do not be offended if our staff ask you to wear a covering they are trying to protect you and themselves
We have implemented an appointment triage system with immediate effect. You will be asked by a member of our reception team what your symptoms are and booked in for a telephone triage appointment with one of our clinicians.
Any Face to face appointments will be booked by the clinician when agreed during this triage consultation. Please ensure we have your correct contact details.
For up to date information from NHS England and Public Health regarding Coronavirus and its current status please go to https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
In line with the advice from NHS England we are suspending online bookings for appointments until further notice. This is to mitigate any risk that any potentially infected patients book appointments online or attend the practice. You can still order prescriptions on line via patient access.
Updated 9th June 2021
Patient data is collected from general practice by NHS Digital to support a wide variety of research and analysis to help run and improve health and care services. A new data collection will be starting from 1st September 2021 (GPDfPR).
What data will be collected?
The following data may be collected from GP medical records:
NHS Digital will not collect patients’ names or addresses. Any other data that could directly identify patients (such as NHS Number, date of birth, full postcode) will be replaced with unique codes which are produced by de-identification software before the data is shared with NHS Digital. Known as pseudonymisation.
Who will receive this pseudonymised data?
NHS Digital will share pseudonymised data with any relevant organisation so that they can use the data to improve health and care services going forward.
Although please note NHS Digital will be able to use software to convert the unique codes back to data that could directly identify patients in certain circumstances, and where there is a valid legal reason.
Will NHS Digital share patient data?
Yes. Although the data NHS Digital will receive from you will be pseudonymised they will have the means to be able to convert this code back into identifiable data. This will only happen where there is a valid legal reason to do so and where they meet strict criteria to use the information for local, regional and national planning, policy development, commissioning, public health and research purposes.
This personal / patient data may then be shared with relevant organisations who can help with that patient’s care.
Can patients opt out?
Yes. You can opt-out through the National Data Opt Out Service online using the link: https://digital.nhs.uk/services/national-data-opt-out
For further information, please visit the NHS Digital Website
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