COVID-19 BOOSTER VACCINATION (updated 15 Dec 2021)
Message to our patients – update on the COVID-19 booster programme
Across Cheshire the NHS and its partners are working extremely hard to roll out the COVID-19 booster vaccination programme to our communities.
All adults are eligible from Monday 13 December, and you will be able to book via the National Booking System from Wednesday 15 December.
Garden Lane Medical Centre is providing Booster vaccinations at the practice. We are texting or phoning patients. We are currently booking a clinic on Saturday 18 December. If you have previously been invited and haven't booked an appointment then please contact us on 01244 346677, after 10 am Monday to Friday. We are adding clinics on a daily basis.
You can book your booster for 3 months from the date of second vaccine, and you can also access the National Booking System to book the appointment from 2 months.
The NHS are working at pace to increase the availability of appointments so that there are plenty of options for people on the National Booking System. The practice vaccination service will also contact patients directly.
New appointments are being added every day across our vaccination services. Further availability will come online from Wednesday 15 December.
We will be working with all of our sites to take further steps to increase what they can offer again, including opening later and on more days.
All of these appointments will be added to the National Booking System and so we encourage everyone who is aged 18 and over, is yet to have their booster and who is approaching 3 months from your second vaccine to use the National Booking System to arrange your appointment when you are able to do so.
In terms of any planned appointments with Garden Lane Medical Centre, there are no changes at the current time and everyone should attend your planned appointments as normal. If we need to make any changes, we will contact you directly.
COVID-19 Statement JULY 2021
The Covid Pandemic has had such a huge impact on all our lives and ,along with everyone else we are really hopeful that things will return to a more “normal” situation in the coming months.
Since March 2020, we have put measures in place at Garden Lane Medical Centre so that we can keep patients and staff as safe as possible and we feel that for the time being, it is wise to keep these in place until we are confident that covid no longer poses a significant risk.
An important part of this is to try to keep the number of people attending the surgery in person to a minimum. Right from the start of the pandemic we have been open for business and have been seeing people face to face whenever necessary but we will continue to offer a telephone appointment to most people in the first instance rather than booking them straight in to see a clinician.
This often allows problems to be dealt with effectively without attendance at the surgery but where it is necessary to see someone in person, it allows us to assess the urgency of the problem, to book them in with the right person and to assess if they can be seen in the main building or if it is safer to see them in another part of the building so as to avoid their being in contact with other patients in the waiting room.
We will also continue to ask screening questions over the intercom before admitting people to the waiting area and will ask people attending to wear a face covering whenever possible.
The clinical staff will continue to wear PPE when they see patients and to take time to carefully clean equipment etc after each consultation.
We believe that these measure have helped to keep patients and staff safe for many months already and will continue to do so.
As things generally open up, it is inevitable that things will get much busier here. It is already evident that waiting times for hospital appointments have increased significantly. While most people have been very patient and understanding, we do appreciate that it can be frustrating that there is usually a 3-4 week wait for a routine appointment here.
We will continue to try our very best to deal with urgent issues as quickly as we can, but we do ask for your patience
NHS Health at Home Campaign
The NHS Health at Home campaign signposts you to the information you need to access NHS services online from home. As well as general assets for those with health concerns, ordering repeat prescriptions and video consolations, specific assets are now available for some long-term illnesses/vulnerable patients such as those with diabetes or asthma and pregnant people and new parents.
PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST BE REGISTERED WITH US TO ACCESS THE E-CONSULT SERVICE (Service Available 08:00-18:30 Mon- Fri) E-consult can be used for Admin or Clinical enquiries.
This short Video clip can tell you more about the benefits of using E-Consult as an alternative way of consulting with your GP.
Garden Lane Medical Centre Website
Welcome to our practice website, which aims to bring patient information to your fingertips. Through this website you can order repeat prescriptions, cancel existing appointments, register as a new patient and much more.
We have lots of information on this site about our practice - look across to the right at the "Further Information" pages for details of our clinics, how to register, how to make an appointment and everything else you will need to know to use our services.
On the Your Health , Long Term Conditions and Minor Illness pages there is lots of NHS approved information about medical conditions and illnesses, as well as advice on how to deal with minor illness.
VISIT OUR CARE HUB HERE
(Site updated 15/12/2021)