Penketh Health Centre
ADVANCE NOTICE FOR PATIENTS AND VISITORS
There will be refurbishment and building work taking place in the practice starting on 23rd January 2017 until April 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.
There have been reports in the Warrington area of fraudulent phone calls targeting elderly patients, claiming they are working alongside healthcare Services and 'Looking after people in Warrington'. These calls are asking for health and lifestyle information and then offer to sell medication. They ask for bank and credit card details.
Please note that calls such as this are not connected to the practice in any way and we would advise never to give bank details to anyone claiming to be working alongside the practice.
The police have set up a special Fraud Action Department to deal with telephone fraud and all such calls should be reported to them on 0300 123 2040
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 21/04/2017)