Practice Opening / Appointment release times
24th November 2020
Please note: The practice is open Monday to Friday from 8am till 6.30pm excluding bank holidays.
All GP appointments for on the day are released at 8am. We no longer release appointments at 1pm. Please try and call as early as possible as we only have limited numbers of appointments and if they have all gone you may be asked to call another day.
Nurse appointments can be booked up to 4 weeks in advance.
PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THE PRACTICE FOR ANY APPOINTMENTS IF YOU HAVE ANY COVID SYMPTOMS OR HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID
Flu Vaccine for 50-64 year olds.
24th November 2020
We have been given the go ahead to start providing flu vaccines for patients aged 50-64 years.
We will be shortly be contacting patients in this cohort to invite you to receive your vaccine during December.
Please Note. Any other patients who are eligible for Flu vaccines can still receive them too -Please contact reception to book
Covid 19 and isolation
3rd November 2020
Please see the attached file shared from Keep Wirral Well via Wirral Council. Its a really useful guide to when to isolate if you, family or colleagues have symptoms.
It explains when you should stop isolating too in a simple table. Apologies if the text on the guide is small - we did not create this so don't have the facility to edit it.
PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE PRACTICE IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS OR HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS.
Social Prescribing Link Worker and support for patients
2nd November 2020
As part of our ongoing support for patients we are able to provide access to one of our team, Matilda Jones. As a Social Prescribing Link Worker Matilda is here to offer practical, emotional and social support to all patients. Please ask one of the healthcare team (Nurse, GP) for a referral.
What is social prescribing?
It is a way of linking a patient to appropriate non-clinical support in their community. It is recognised that many of life’s problems can make us feel unwell. Improving lifestyle or taking control of a practical problem can be very challenging and people often feel daunted at the prospect of change and don’t always know where to start.
Social prescribing can help empower, and give people the confidence and support necessary to make and sustain a change.
How does it work?
At an appointment with the Link Worker, the patient will be invited to talk about what matters to them, what is challenging them and what support they would like in order to address the issues discussed. This will be documented in an action plan which will set out what support will be provided, by who and when. There’s no limit to the length of time the Link Worker can give the patient but on average 6-8 appointments/contacts will be made.
Contact can be face to face at the surgery, home or other place that the patient feels comfortable, by telephone, email and text. At present, during Covid-19 lockdown, all appointments take place over the telephone (we are using virtual conferencing where patients wish to do so).
What support is available?
The Link Worker will help patients with a whole range of practical, emotional and social issues. Often during conversation other issues which perhaps weren’t the first reason for the referral are disclosed.
Examples of support available include:
● Finding out what is available in the local community to help combat isolation and loneliness
● Attending a group together
● Finding a support group for a specific condition/health need
● Referral into a specialist service for example for money advice (benefits, debt, and budgeting), drugs or alcohol, smoking, housing needs
● Encouragement to address lifestyle issues including healthy eating and physical activity
● Joining a new course in the community where education and learning would be of benefit
● Referral into a specialist service for counselling and other mental health support
● Resolving practical issues around accessing food, fuel, prescriptions
● Being a non-judgemental listening ear
This is not an exhaustive list!
Letter to Wirrral Residents from Chair & Medical Director of Wirral Clinical Commissioning Group
23rd October 2020
Please see attached a letter from Dr Cowan (Chair) and Dr Delaney (Medical Director) of NHS Wirral CCG
This letter relates to GP Opening and appointments.