Welcome to The Elms Medical Practice Website
Here at The Elms Medical Practice we offer a full general practice service and run specialist clinics for diabetes, COPD, coronary heart disease and asthma sufferers and for minor surgery.
We aim to treat all our patients promptly, courteously and in complete confidence. We believe it is important that you know who you are speaking to and so our practice staff wear name badges and also identify themselves on the telephone.
CARERS WEEK IS 7TH - 13TH JUNE 2021
Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. It also helps people who don't think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support.
2021 carers information leaflet
We are Still Here For You
During this Covid-19 pandemic, the safety of our patients and staff is paramount. We are following national and local guidance around how we can best offer healthcare and safely resume services. We also have to link in to what other hospitals and services are doing.
We are still limited in relation to the number of people we can have in the practice at any one time to ensure a safe environment for our patients and staff. For these reasons;
- Patients with appointments gain entry to the practice via the buzzer and intercom to the right of the doors into the practice. Our doors remain closed at this time
- Please do not arrive more than 5 minutes ahead of your appointment time as we may have to ask you to wait outside
- All patients are asked to wear a face mask whilst in the practice. Please discuss with our Reception Team in advance if you cannot wear a mask.
- The majority of consultations will be by telephone initially at least. Rest assured that if a clinician needs to see you face to face, arrangements will be made. You may also be asked to send in photographs where this is likely to help a clinician
Don’t let worries about Covid-19 stop you seeking medical help when you need it. If you or a loved one has signs of a serious condition or illness like a stroke or severe chest pain get help straight away by going to A&E or calling 999 https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/urgent-and-emergency-care-services/when-to-go-to-ae/
Try the NHS App
If you’re a patient at our practice you can now use the new NHS App, a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.
The NHS App also allows you to;
- View and share proof of your COVID-19 Status for Travel.
- View your vaccination details, the date, vaccine and batch number.
- Download a PDF vaccination certificate or receive a copy by email.
Please note your GP cannot provide this Vaccination Certificate
You can use the NHS App to get health advice, book appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view your GP health record and more.
For more information go to www.nhs.uk/nhsapp'
or you can watch the NHS login set up process video below
Choose if data from your health records is shared for research and planning
Your health records contain a type of data called confidential patient information. This data can be used to help with research and planning.
You can choose to stop your confidential patient information being used for research and planning. You can also make a choice for someone else like your children under the age of 13.
Your choice will only apply to the health and care system in England. This does not apply to health or care services accessed in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.
For further information click HERE
or alternatively you can down the form HERE and hand/post to the practice.
Your GP cannot do this on your behalf
CERVICAL SCREENING AWARENESS WEEK
15th – 21st June 2021
Cervical Screening Awareness Week is an annual event which will run from 15th to 21st June 2020. The week aims to highlight the importance of regular cervical screening for women’s health.
Cervical cancer is the most common form of cancer in women under 35 with two women in the UK per day dying from the disease. Regular cervical screening appointments can prevent up to 75% of instances of cervical cancer, saving 5000 lives per year. Despite this, many women are reluctant to have this test done with a quarter of women not responding to their screening invitation.
When was the last time you had a Smear Test ?
We are contacting all patients who are due or overdue there Cervical Screening between the ages of 25-64, please contact the practice if you wish to book yourself in or wait for your invite.
What is cervical screening (a smear test)?
For further guidance and information please click HERE
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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!
Please ensure that you don't attach photographs of intimate areas with your e-consult. These will be deleted and not added to your consultation.
For more information please see the following video:
e-Consult Patient Video
Connecting Patients with Care Providers in the Community
Care Hub is an online directory of services and providers that anyone can access to help improve & support self-care.
Click the image above to visit the Care Hub website and for further information.
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
Primary Eyecare provides NHS funded eyecare services across large parts of England. The services are available from the majority of local opticians.
For more information or self referral click HERE
(Site updated 11/06/2021)