If you have Asthma or other breathing difficulties, such as COPD (Chronic Bronchitis or Emphysema) you will be sent a questionnaire to complete via a SMS text message when your review is due. When the clinical team receives your responses they will advise whether a follow-up appointment is necessary. Patients who do not have a mobile phone number will be contacted via telephone.
Blood Pressure Checks
Blood Pressure checks can be done by the Health Care Assistant. If a hypertension check is required a letter will be sent asking you to make an appointment for the Hypertension Clinic.
Child Health Surveillance (Development checks)
6 – 8 weeks development checks are carried out by a Doctor. Appointments are sent out for children to attend for their development checks at least one week before they are due.If you are unable to attend for the appointment, please let a Receptionist know so that we can cancel the appointment as these take up much more of a Doctor’s time than a routine appointment. We will also then arrange for a new appointment to be sent out to you.
Cervical Cytology (Smears)
Cervical cancer can usually be prevented and having a smear test could save your life as the signs that it may develop can be spotted early on so it can be stopped before it even gets started. We offer the test to all women aged between 25 and 64. Smear tests are taken by a Practice Nurse and are by appointment only. Cervical screening: leaflet for women considering screening.
Patients who have Diabetes should be monitored on a regular basis and an SMS text or letter is sent periodically to patients inviting them to have their (patients who have more complicated conditions will be contacted more regularly). During the appointment blood sugar checking and control, medication, and lifestyle will be discussed.
Before the appointment you will be required to have your bloods checked at least one week before the appointment so that the results of these can also be discussed during the appointment.
We do not currently hold a specific family planning clinic. However, family planning advice can be obtained during normal surgery hours by appointment only from one of our Doctors. Our services include coil/Implant fitting, checking and removal. Patients can also attend one of the local Warrington clinics for contraception and sexual health advice Local contraception and sexual health clinic. To request an appointment regarding family planning please speak to a member of the Reception team.
‘Talking Matters Warrington‘ is a mental health service that provides assessment and treatment for people with common mental health conditions. They currently offer a self-referral pathway via the telephone 01925 401720 or online referral form at Talking Matters. A 24/7 mental health crisis line for people in Halton, Knowsley, St Helens and Warrington is available by calling 0800 051 1508 (Freephone),
If you are travelling abroad please allow sufficient time (about 8-12 weeks) before your holiday to commence and complete your immunisations. If you are planning a trip abroad and require travel vaccinations contact us at least 4 weeks prior to your departure date.
As immunisation requirements vary from country to country, the Practice Nurse will look up the relevant information for you and be in touch to advise you as to which immunisations you will need. We do not charge for most travel vaccinations, but there is a charge for vaccination certificates, and malaria tablets may need a private prescription. For more information about which vaccinations are required for various destinations please click here.
Vaccinations which are not for foreign travel or seasonal flu are done in the treatment room by appointment only.Please ask at reception or telephone the surgery to arrange an appointment.