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Chapelford Medical CentreSanta Rosa BoulevardGreat SankeyWarrington, WA5 3ALTel: 01925 598230
We currently have one GP absent from work and two salaried GP's have recently left the Practice. Until we are able to successfully recruit a salaried GP the Practice is reliant on Locum GP's and Advanced Nurse Practitioners. We are also aware that it is difficult to get through to the surgery on the phone, we are in discussion with our telecommunication company to work through these issues. We apologise for the inconvenience.
Now our doors are open to you again we are happy to accept your prescription requests using the in-house prescription box. You can also use e-consult and online access however, we are no longer able to accept them via the telephone.
The Surgery provides the following services for all registered patients:
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
PLEASE BOOK A TELEPHONE CONSULTATION WITH OUR PRACTICE NURSE AT LEAST 6 WEEKS PRIOR TO TRAVEL. **Please be aware there may be a charge for this service**
The vaccine against YF has been used for more than 60 years. If you are visiting tropical parts of South America and Africa (see attached leaflet for map) you may need to be vaccinated.
PLEASE NOTE: We are unable to vaccinate against Yellow Fever in Practice.
If you require a Yellow Fever vaccination before you travel, please speak to our reception team who can help refer you to a local pharmacy, who are able to provide this vaccination.
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
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)
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
The attachment below provides the fees this practice charges for non NHS work provided.
Fees for Non-NHS Work
"Baby" clinics are available on Tuesdays between 9.30am and 11.30am.
Appointments are made by the child development team and sent out to parents prior to the appointment date.
"Unscheduled" appointments can be made if your child is unable to attend.
Routine vaccinations offered free of charge on the NHS to all babies and children in the UK.
Information taken from http://www.nhs.uk
Protects against: diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, Hib (Haemophilus influenzae type b) and hepatitis B.
Given at: 8, 12 and 16 weeks of age to all babies born on or after 1 August 2017.
Read more about the 6-in-1 vaccine
Protects against: some types of pneumococcal infection
Given at: 8 weeks, 16 weeks and one year of age
Read more about the pneumococcal jab
Protects against: rotavirus infection, a common cause of childhood diarrhoea and sickness
Given at: 8 and 12 weeks of age
Read more about the rotavirus vaccine
Protects against: meningitis (caused by meningococcal type B bacteria)
Given at: 8 weeks, 16 weeks and one year of age
Read more about the Men B vaccine.
Protects against: Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) and meningitiscaused by meningococcal group C bacteria
Given at: one year of age
Read more about the Hib/Men C vaccine.
Protects against: measles, mumps and rubella
Given at: one year and at three years and four months of age
Read more about the MMR jab
Protects against: flu
Given at: annually as a nasal spray in Sept/Oct for all children aged two to three years on 31 August 2018.
Read more about the flu vaccine for children
Protects against: diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough and polio
Given at: three years and four months of age
Read more about the DTaP/IPV pre-school booster
Protects against: cervical cancer
Given at: 12-13 years as two injections at least six months apart
Read more about the HPV vaccine
Protects against: tetanus, diphtheria and polio
Given at: 14 years
Read more about the 3-in-1 teenage booster
Protects against: meningitis (caused by meningococcal types A, C, W and Y bacteria)
Given at: 14 years and new university students aged 19-25
Read more about the Men ACWY vaccine
These vaccinations are offered on the NHS in addition to the routine programme to "at-risk" groups of babies and children.
Protects against: chickenpox
Who needs it: siblings of children who have suppressed immune systems and are susceptible to chickenpox, for example because they're having cancer treatment or have had an organ transplant.
Given: from one year of age upwards. Children receive two doses of chickenpox vaccine given four to eight weeks apart.
Read more about the chickenpox jab
Protects against: tuberculosis (TB)
Who needs it: babies and children who have a high chance of coming into contact with tuberculosis.
Given: from birth to 16 years of age.
Read more about the BCG vaccine
Who needs it: children aged six months to two years and those aged nine to 17 who have certain medical conditions or a weakened immune system, which may put them at risk of complications from flu. (All children aged two to eight years are given the flu vaccine as part of the routine immunisation schedule.)
Given: for children between the ages of six months and two years as a single jab every year in September/November. For children aged nine to 17 years of age as a nasal spray every year in September/November.
Read more about the nasal spray flu vaccine
Read more about the flu jab
Protects against: hepatitis B
Who needs it: children at high risk of exposure to hepatitis B, and babies born to infected mothers.
Given: as six doses over 12 months – a baby born to a mother infected with hepatitis B will be given a dose at birth, followed by further doses at 4, 8, 12 and 16 weeks of age, and a final dose at one year old.
Read more about the hepatitis B vaccine
Please remember to vaccinate your child against these dangerous diseases.
NHS Health checks are being offered to people aged between 40 and 74 once every five years. The check is to assess your risk of developing heart disease, stroke, kidney disease or diabetes. If there are any warning signs, then together we can do something about it.
If you are eligible, you will receive an invitation (either by letter, phone or text message). You will also receive a blood form in the post with your first invite.
By taking early action, you can improve your health and prevent the onset of these conditions. There is good evidence for this.
Being seen at the surgery means the blood test and the health check is done in one visit.
If you wish to attend elsewhere, please take the blood request form with you. There will be a list of available clinics, including our own enclosed.
Once your blood results are back, we will contact you regarding an appointment to attend the surgery for your health check. The check should take around 20 -30 minutes and is based on straightforward questions and measurements such as age, sex, family history, height, weight and blood pressure.
Following the check you will receive free personalised advice about what you can do to stay healthy.
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