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  Welcome to Causeway Medical Centre & Great Sankey Health Centre 

                                                  OUR VISION & VALUES - PATIENTS                             OUR VISION & VALUES - PRACTICE                                           OUR MISSION

LATEST NEWS -   Our new Nurse Practitioner, Jayne McArthur is an experienced registered general nurse who has an Advanced Nurse Practitioner BSc. Jayne is able to deal with many of the problems you would normally take to a doctor. She is trained to undertake full clinical examinations of patients with undiagnosed problems or illnesses, she can initiate treatments and prescribe medication where necessary and can refer patients to other health professionals such as hospital consultants, physiotherapy etc.

Appointments can be booked with Jayne on a same day basis or pre-booked via the surgery appointment system. For further information on the services provided by the nurse practitioner, please click here to view our detailed information leaflet.

PRACTICE LEAFLET-CAUSEWAY MEDICAL CENTRE

PRACTICE LEAFLET-GREAT SANKEY HEALTH CENTRE

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Click here to book or cancel an appointment or to order your medication

At Causeway Medical Centre & Great Sankey Health Centre we strive to provide the highest quality healthcare to our patients. Our doctors, nurses and the rest of the team are dedicated to offering a professional service and this surgery website helps us to keep all our patients up to date with news and information about our practice.

As well as a source of information about our practice & the staff and the services we provide, we hope you will use this website as a useful resource for other health-related information. Please have a look around and do send us some feedback if you like. We can use your ideas to improve our online services and further develop the content of this site.  

All telephone calls to and from our organisation are recorded and retained for your protection, and for monitoring and audit purposes. They may also be used for training purposes in order to maintain our high standards and quality. 

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Self Care

Across Warrington, GP's and other health professionals will no longer routinely prescribe medications for short term minor health problems. NHS Warrington CCG undertook a formal public consultation on these proposals which received overwhelming support. On average, 87% of people agreed that, unless there are exceptional circumstances, patients will be expected to buy the medicines listed below themselves over-the-counter at a local pharmacy or supermarket. 

Medicines include:

  • Pain Killers (for minor aches, pains and other ailments)
  • Tonics, health supplements and vitamins
  • Earwax remover
  • Lozenges, throat sprays, mouthwashes, gargles and toothpastes
  • Indigestion remedies for occasional use
  • Creams for bruising, tattoos and scars
  • Hair removal creams
  • Moisturisers and bath additives for dry skin
  • Sun cream (unless diagnosed photo sensitivity as a result of genetic disorders)
  • Food and food supplements (except on the advice of a dietician)

Why? NHS Warrington CCG spends approximately £1 million per year on prescribing these medicines. This money could be better spent on treating more serious conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. Many of these products are readily available, along with advice, from local pharmacies. Some are also available from local shops and supermarkets.

Over the counter medicines in nurseries and schools

New Services for Patients:

Named GP 

All of our patients have a named GP who has overall responsibility for the care and support that the surgery provides to them. Your named GP will work with you and other health care professionals, who are involved in your care, to ensure that your care package meets your individual needs. This does not prevent patients from seeing any GP in the practice.

Online Record Access

Our patients have been able to use the internet to book appointments with a GP and request repeat prescriptions for any medications you take regularly for some time. Patients can also view their medical record online, including coded information on medication, allergies, illnesses, immunisations and test results

 

Being able to see your record online might help you to manage your medical conditions. It also means that you can even access it from anywhere in the world should you require medical treatment on holiday. If you decide not to join or wish to withdraw, this is your choice and practice staff will continue to treat you in the same way as before. This decision will not affect the quality of your care.

 

You will be given login details, so you will need to think of a password which is unique to you. This will ensure that only you are able to access your record – unless you choose to share your details with a family member or carer. 

 

Improving Accessibility to this Website

We would like to help our patients who may have difficulties accessing the information and services available on our website. If you have a visual disability, hearing problems, language or reading difficulties, mobility etc. the BBC have produced a useful guide to  improving accessibility  to website content, which offers guidance and advice.  

Patient Participation Group 

We welcome registered patients who wish to join our Patient Group, the commitment you make may be simply attending some of our group meetings or perhaps you'd like to be even more involved, either way we're happy to have you on board. If you prefer to join our 'Virtual Patient Group', please select the tab on the right for more details.

(Site updated 24/07/2016)
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