24th September 2021
Despite media portrayal, the practice has been open throughout Covid 19 and still is. Our opening hours are 8.00am till 6.30pm, Monday to Friday excl. bank holidays.
We offer a number of ways for patients to access appointments or contact the practice.
- Telephone from 8am until 6.30pm
- E-consult - accessed via this website
- Dedicated email address for simple prescription requests and queries.
We are also offering a number of ways for patients to be treated
- Telephone triage - this could lead to a script being issued or being signposted to a more appropriate service or if there is a clinical need you will be asked to attend the practice
- Online - via econsult or for response to some long term conditions
- Face to face
- video call
- home visits for housebound patients.
The demand for appointments in practices across Wirral and further afield has risen immensely since lockdown lifted. Due to this there will be times when you may be asked to attend another service (signposting) as it may be easier/more appropriate for your needs. This could be a pharmacy, stop smoking service, a social prescriber or walk in centre to name a few options.
This is so that GP's and nurses are then seeing patients that need to be seen.
COVID BOOSTER VACCINES
22nd September 2021
We are currently only booking covid vaccine boosters for patients aged over 80. If you have received a message from NHS Vaccinations we ask you to be patient and wait for us to contact you. Alternatively if you cannot wait, you can book to attend an alternative venue via the links in your message or via 119.
FACE COVERINGS / SOCIAL DISTANCING FROM 19 JULY
16th July 2021
Please note it is still a requirement to wear face coverings, follow social distancing rules and to use hand sanitiser in healthcare settings from 19 July.
See this link for further details
We are aware that this may seem frustrating to some patients but please remember that many of the patients attending the practice may be poorly and vulnerable so we need to continue with these precautions to support all patients and staff too.
Thank you for your support.
11th July 2021
Unfortunately we have 3 staff who are having to isolate as they have been in contact with different people who have been diagnosed with Covid.19.
We are trying to source cover for clinical staff but given that some patients have appointments booked for first thing monday, 12th July, we may need to cancel several appointments due to factors beyond our control.
We apologise for the short notice and any inconvenience caused And thank you for your patience during this time.
Evidence of Vaccination - COVID PASS
8th July 2021
From 17 May 2021, people in England who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can demonstrate their vaccination status for international travel. A full course is currently two doses of the Moderna, AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccine, or one dose of the Janssen single-dose vaccine. Vaccine status will be available through the NHS COVID Pass service from:
the NHS App which you can download from app stores
the NHS website
119 - by requesting a paper letter
You will need to register to use the online services, if you have not already. It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified.
If you cannot access the online services, and you have had both doses of the vaccine, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you are due to travel outside the UK in the near future and have had your second dose (or one dose of the Janssen single-dose vaccine) more than 5 working days ago. It may take up to 7 working days for the letter to arrive.
This practice is not able to provide you with a letter that shows your COVID-19 vaccination status. Please do not contact the practice about your COVID-19 vaccination status unless you have been advised to by the 119 service.
When you're planning your travel, you should check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the gov.uk website. Make sure there is enough time to get proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status before you are due to travel.