The Elms Medical Practice
2ND FLOOR, FOUNTAINS HEALTH, DELAMERE STREET, CHESTER CH1 4DS
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The Elms are excited to announce that we can now provide eConsult for our patients.
This service is accessed via our website and will enable patients to access safe and efficient advice for their health conditions and consult with their GP from the convenience of their own home!
For more information please see the following video:
e-Consult Patient Video
PATIENT NOTICE - FLU VACCINATIONS PATIENTS 65 +
Flu Vaccinations for our patients aged 65 years old and over are unfortunately running low in stock and the next NHS Delivery is Mid October.
This means we may have to cancel some of our Drop in Clinics during the week. You can however, speak to the Reception Team to book an appointment ahead.
THE ELMS FLU FIGHTING CAMPAIGN
Flu is a highly infectious illness that spreads rapidly through coughs and sneezes of people who are carrying the virus. Flu symptoms can hit quite suddenly and severely and they usually include; fever, chills, headaches and aching muscles, and you can often get a cough and sore throat. As flu is caused by a virus and not bacteria, antibiotics will not treat it. Anyone can get flu, but it can be more serious for certain people such as; people aged 65 or over, people with a serious medical condition or pregnant women. All our eligible patients will receive a letter inviting them in for their flu vaccination.
THERE ARE THREE TYPES OF FLU VACCINE THIS YEAR FOR OUR ELIGIBLE AT RISK GROUPS OF PATIENTS:
- The QIV (Quadrivalent Vaccine) - the injected flu vaccine for children aged 6 months to 2 years and adults 18 years to less than 65 years of age.
- The LAIV Vaccine (Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine) - Nasal spray flu vaccine is for children and young people from 2 years old and less than 18 years of age. It is available each year on the NHS for 2 and 3 year olds plus children in reception class and school years one, two, three four and five. Over the next few years the programme will be extended to children in other year groups.
- The aTIV Vaccine (Adjuvanted Trivalent Vaccine) – the injected flu vaccine for all those 65 years of age and over.
The Elms Flu Clinics will commence on
Monday 1st October 2018
For the first week, we will be offering ‘Drop in Clinics’ between 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM, NO APPOINTMENT REQUIRED! We will also have appointment booked clinics on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons - please call our reception team to book or for further information.
ARE YOU OVER 50 AND NEED HELP USING NEW TECHNOLOGY?
Bring along your IPad, Laptops or smart phones to the event and "Digital Buddies" can help you get started on patient online access or other bits that can get you technology savvy in no time.
"Digital Buddies" in partnership with "The Elms Medical Practice" "Bright Life" and "Here and Now" locates and engages with individuals who are socially isolated and make no (or limited) use of digital technology.
"Here and Now"" is the lead organisation in Chester in delivering digital learning to the older members of the Community. The project is run in partnership with "Bright Life" and funded by the Big Lottery Fund.
For more information contact Digital buddies:
Tel: 07932 556 062 or
Come along to the Elms Medical Practice in Fountains Health for one of our sessions running until December:
2:00 PM Thursday 11th October 2018
2:00 PM Thursday 8th November 2018
2:00 PM Thursday 13th December 2018
You can now refer yourself for Physiotherapy - NO GP Appointment needed!
Click HERE for more details.
Extended Hours Appointment Service.
All patients registered with a GP Practice in West Cheshire can now book a routine appointment, up to two weeks in advance, in the evenings and Saturday & Sunday Mornings.
You will not be able to see your own GP but you will be seen by a suitably qualified health professional such as a doctor or practice nurse.
You can book an appointment up to two weeks in advance by ringing the following number:
0300 123 7743, Monday to Friday between 8:00 am – 6:00 pm.
Health Professionals that can be booked via Extended Hours Service are:
- Physio First
- Well-being Co-Ordinator
Please see the leaflet below for a list of clinic times and locations:
Extended Hours Clinic Times and Locations
(Site updated 15/10/2018)