FLU SEASON IS APPROACHING - BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT EARLY! We now have clinics available for booking starting on Saturday September 16th. If you are eligible for the flu vaccine make sure you book early. Saturday clinics available for those who cannot attend during the week.
Penketh Health Centre
On 16th August we will be having a new telephone system fitted in the practice. This is to supply extra lines and a more robust integrated phone and recording system. During this install there should be no impact on incoming calls on the day; however in case of any disruption to the system please bear with us.
MOBILE NUMBERS UPDATE
If you have a mobile telephone please ensure that the number we hold on your records is current. We are able to send you SMS messages to confirm appointments, reminders for appointments and health checks, results or if we need to contact you in an emergency. To update your number you can complete the questionnaire in the 'Online Services' (if you have registered for online services) or otherwise complete a form in the surgery.
ADVANCE NOTICE FOR PATIENTS AND VISITORS
There will be refurbishment and building work taking place in the practice starting on 23rd January 2017 until Spring 2017. During this time there may be disruption and noise during surgery hours, though this will be kept to a minimum.
We will make every effort to avoid any disruption but please bear with us during this time while work is carried out to improve the facilities in your surgery.
This practice is now able to offer patients the additional choice of evening or weekend non-urgent appointments. These appointments are available to patients across Warrington as part of the Warrington Health Plus Extended Access Service.
The appointments are available at Bath Street Health and Wellbeing Centre between the hours of 6pm to 8pm weekdays and 8am to 8pm on Saturdays, for non-urgent patients only, on a first come first serve basis. The appointments must be booked in advance and can only be accessed following referral to the service by your own practice. It is not a same-day appointment service.
If you would find a later or weekend appointment more convenient, please ask the receptionist when booking a non urgent GP appointment.
Patients are now able to access, via SystmOnline both a summary and coded content of their patient record. The summary will include allergies, sensitivities and medication. Only information recorded by the practice will be visible. The detailed coded record will show coded entries, results etc. To request access you must complete an application form and present photo ID at the surgery. Please see the Online Access to Medical Records area from the right hand menu for more information.
Your GP Cares Campaign
The BMA has launced a campaign to support your GP. Read all about it and sign up to support the campaign at the links below:
Do You Need More Time With Your GP?
Have You Struggled To Get An Appointment Today?
Register support for Your GP Cares campaign
Need More Time with your GP - Leaflet
Penketh Health Centre Information
If you require travel vaccinations please download and fully complete the Travel Vaccinations Questionnaire . Once complete either hand this in to our reception team or post in the letter box at the surgery. The nurse will asses you records and you will be contacted with the outcome. Please allow at least two months before the date of travel.
(Site updated 14/08/2017)