We will be closed on Friday 7th April and Monday 10th April for the Bank Holidays. Please make sure you have enough repeat medication to cover the long weekend.
If during this time you require medical advice or treatment you can:
Visit your pharmacy. Your local pharmacy can provide confidential, expert advice and treatment for a range of common illnesses and complaints. Opening times for local Pharmacies can be downloaded or you can visit NHS Choices.
Access NHS 111. To access the service online simply visit https://111.nhs.uk/ and enter your age, sex, postcode and main symptom, and then you will be guided through a series of questions about your health problems.
To access the service via phone, simply dial 111 from any mobile or landline free of charge and you will be put through to an operator who will run through a few questions regarding your health problem in order to get you the right care.
A&E or 999. For a genuine medical emergency including; loss of consciousness, acute confused state and fits that are not stopping, persistent and or/severe chest pain, breathing difficulties, severe bleeding that cannot be stopped call 999 or go to your nearest A&E.
Stopping smoking is one of the best things you will ever do for your health. When you stop, you give your lungs the chance to repair and you will be able to breathe easier. There are lots of other benefits too – and they start almost immediately!
Download the free NHS Quit Smoking App to help you keep track and quit smoking for good! Download today on the App Store or Google Play.
Do you know the symptoms of Ovarian cancer? Knowing this information could be lifesaving, as early diagnosis can make all the difference.
We have a new Patient Survey to help inform our appointment changes. Please complete it to help us develop a more responsive appointments rota.
Join our Patient Participation Group. Come along to the open-evening drop-in on Monday 30th January 2023 6.30pm-7.30pm in Practice to learn more.
For more information see our PPG Page on our website (https://www.oakwoodmedicalcentrebarnton.nhs.uk/patient-participation-group/) or our Practice Newsletter (https://www.oakwoodmedicalcentrebarnton.nhs.uk/practice-newsletter/).
Health services, local authorities, charities and other partners across Cheshire and Merseyside are working together to prevent heart attacks and strokes.
The Cheshire and Merseyside Happy Hearts website is aimed at helping you to reduce your risk of stroke and heart attack by giving you lots of information and tips on keeping your heart happy. The website shares local, practical information on:
Visit the Cheshire and Merseyside Happy Hearts website to find out more.
You can now check-in even quicker for your appointments by using our new contactless QR Code Check-in screen!
That means no more queuing at reception and with it being completely contactless, it is also helping prevent the spread of covid-19.
How to use it:
The NHSBSA have released new Serious Shortage Protocols (SSPs) for HRT products.
The SSPs apply to Oestrogel pump gel, Sandrena 0.5mg and 1mg gel sachets and Lenzetto spray.
Pharmacies are now allowed to switch patients to patches if they are unable to obtain a supply of the gels.
Pharmacies are also allowed to restrict the quantities to 3 months’ supply without contacting the prescriber.
Local pharmacies have been contacted to ensure they are aware of the SSPs.
Please note that you do not need to contact your GP, your Pharmacist will be able to look into this for you.