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Improving access to general practice: evening and weekend 'extended hours' appointments now available
Patients who are registered at this practice can now book an appointment to see a GP or nurse on weekday evenings (after 6.30pm) or at the weekends (on Saturday and Sunday). Appointments after 6:30pm will take place at other NHS sites such as other nearby surgeries or hospitals. Talk to one of our receptionists to find out more or book an appointment. These appointments are known as 'extended hours'.
By March 2019 everyone in England will benefit from access to general practice appointments in the evenings and weekends at a time that is most convenient to them. This is part of a national drive to help improve access to general practice and get the best possible outcomes for patients. Further information is available at www.england.nhs.uk/gpaccess
Flu Clinic Appointments are now available to book
Click here to see if you may be eligible for a free flu jab!
For a fully protective Quadrivalent vaccination administered by a practice nurse, please contact the Surgery if you are eligible.
You can now access current information of services in your area. Simply click the above link and follow the easy to use steps to find the information you require.
On May 2nd, The Hub officially opened their Boughton Pharmacy at Boughton Health Centre. Dr. Steve Kaye performed the ribbon-cutting ceremony and we look forward to working with them in the years ahead. For more information about the services they can offer, please see our Pharmacy First page or visit The Hub Website.
Aged 40-74? Find out about our FREE NHS Health Check
Even though you might be feeling great, if you’re over forty you may be at risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, diabetes or dementia. A NHS Health Check can help you reduce these risks and make sure that you stay healthy. Please contact the surgery to make an appointment.
MMR - Latest News
The number of children catching measles is rising. The MMR vaccination immunises against measles. Please click here to view the latest NHS poster. If you require more information please contact the surgery.
GP Practice of the Year 2016
The Practice is delighted to have been awarded “GP Practice of the Year 2016” at the recent West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group Awards which took place at Chester Racecourse.
The nomination focused on how we actively explore ways of addressing challenges and current demands by making use of information technology for patients.
The Practice has an embedded culture of offering on-line services to our patients and was one of the first practices to do this 6 years ago with access to booking appointments and ordering repeat prescriptions, so the natural next step was to provide full access to on-line medical records. Empowering patients to take a more active role in improving/maintaining their health and wellbeing and feeling involved in their decision making was paramount to the Practice. The Practice continues to offer new solutions to patients, launched eConsult back in May 2016 and is currently running an awareness campaign in conjunction with the Patient Participation Group (PPG) to offer virtual access to be involved with our PPG.
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We have introduced a new service that allows patients who are currently registered at the practice to consult with a GP electronically and offers alternatives to calling or coming into the surgery for common, more minor problems. Please note any photographs needed to help diagnose your condition can be uploaded securely.
Using this service you can also access self-help content and alternative options available to you (e.g. pharmacy, symptom checkers). To access the service directly click here or if you want to find out more, please click here.
**** When using this service, please do not book a face to face appointment regarding the same problem until you have heard back from the Practice unless your symptoms get worse ****