The surgery has conducted a risk assessment and concluded that staff and patients no longer need to wear face masks in the surgery.
This is because the risk of becoming seriously unwell with a COVID-19 infection is now low and the amount of circulating COVID-19 and influenza is currently low.
We will still be asking anyone with a new cough to wear a face mask when they attend the surgery to help prevent the spread of infections to other patients and our staff.
We will keep this policy under review as we may need to reintroduce face masks for all staff and patients in the winter months.
Replacement of eConsult
The practice has now switched from using eConsult to PATCHS as our online platform for advice, fit notes and requesting appointments.
We hope that you find that this system is easier to use with more relevant questions. We would appreciate any feedback that you have on PATCHS so that we can improve the service that we offer to you.
The move from eConsult to PATCHS is happening across the whole of NHS Cheshire and Merseyside.
We are sad to announce that Dr. David Price and Mrs. Rosanne Jones have both retired at the end of August.
Having both been at the practice for many years they have become well known to our patients and we know that patients and staff alike will miss them very much.
Rosanne will be providing some interim cover for the next few weeks to help with handover for our new practice manager, Alan Courtenay.
Dr. Price is handing over to our new GP, Dr. Kathryn Milligan.
Our patients who would like a contraceptive coil fitting or changing can do so by contacting St. Georges Medical Centre (on Field Road) on 0151 630 2080. Please let them know you would like a coil fitting and that you are registered with us and they will arrange an appointment for you.
We hope that we will be offering this service for our patients at The Village Medical Centre soon.
If you're 75 years and over, you are now eligible for your Covid Spring Booster Vaccine
You can either go to the Walk-in Clinics at Birkenhead Medical Building, 31 Laird Street, Birkenhead, CH41 8DB. Mon-Fri 9-5.30pm and Sat 9-4pm or, use the National Booking System NHS booking system
Please keep yourself protected and get your Booster.
The practice is currently having building work to create a much needed and long overdue extension. Please bear with us over the next few months as we have this work done. The most noticable impact on your visit to the surgery will be a temporarily smaller waiting room and some building noise as well.
The practice currently does not have enough downstairs rooms for all the doctors and nurses and so we need to make use of an upstairs room. In addition we have other members of staff such as pharmacists, social prescribers, physiotherapists and health coaches who often have to work by telephone only in office spaces or out of other practices in Wallasey.
Once the extension is complete we will have 3 new downstairs consulting rooms and a new purpose built reception area with improved privacy for any sensitive discussions you may need to have with the receptionists. Upstairs we will double the space for our administrative staff and have a new large meeting room which can be used for practice and primary care network meetings as well as our Patient Participation Group.
Photographs and plans will be following soon.
Contraceptive Coils and Implants
Unfortunately the practice will not be able to offer appointments for coils or implants over the next few months...
Face Masks Required In The Surgery
In line with Public Health England and NHS guidelines
All patients and staff MUST wear a face covering when in any healthcare setting.
If you feel you need to speak to a GP, please call the practice and the reception team will add you to the doctors telephone triage appointment list.