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Due to the COVID Pandemic how you access the surgery and see your Doctor/Nurse has changed please click here for more information. 


PLEASE WEAR A MASK OR FACE COVERING TO ANY APPOINTMENT YOU ARE ASKED TO ATTEND.


If you have symptoms associated with coronavirus including a new continuous cough and a high temperature, you are advised to stay at home for 10 days.


Do not book a GP appointment or attend your GP Practice.


If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do.


For the latest Covid-19 advice please visit www.nhs.uk/coronavirus


 

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POST 19TH JULY 2021 ARRANGEMENTS

Please be advised that the practice will continue to ask patients to wear face masks when attending the surgery.  Admission to the surgery will also continue to be on a need basis. 

These measures are in place to ensure the safety of our staff and patients.

Thank you for your co-operation.


NATIONAL PATIENT SURVEY RESULTS

The latest national patient survey results have been released.  To view the results please go to:

www.gp-patient.co.uk/report?practicecode=N81101


NEW APPOINTMENT SYSTEM

With effect from Monday 5th July 2021 the practice will be implementing a new appointment system.  The aim of the system is to give patients more choice, with a range of bookable on the day and bookable in advance appointments.  The receptionist will ask for the nature of the problem as this will enable the team to offer you the most suitable appointment.

We ask that you bear with us while we trial this new system.

Many thanks for your co-operation.


DR CAROLE HOLME - RETIREMENT

After 41 years in the NHS and 36 years at HMC, Dr Carole Holme has decided to retire!  

She has seen a lot of changes during that time and has risen to the challenge on every occasion.

She has been working part time over the past few years, resulting in more time for golfing, cycling, sailing and skiing.  Sadly this was all put on hold over the last year, but it did give her the chance to work on her other hobby - knitting! She now has 3 grandchildren and has decided the time has come to stop working and concentrate on her family.

Some of you will have known her for 36 years and will have enormous fondness and respect for her.  We at HMC will certainly miss her greatly, both her wealth of knowledge and experience, but also her fun loving and friendly manner.  You will all know her to be kind and a tenacious advocate for her patients, both on a personal health level and within the development of the practice.

We hope you will all join us in wishing her well in a long and healthy retirement.  Dr Holme's final day in practice is Tuesday 29th June.


Dr Philippa Wilson Joins the Practice

We are pleased to welcome Dr Philippa Wilson to the practice.  Dr Wilson joins us from Great Sutton Medical Centre, having previously worked at Handbridge as a Registrar.  Dr Wilson will work on a Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.


NATIONAL CHANGE TO THE COLLECTION OF PATIENT INFORMATION FROM GP RECORDS

The Government has recently enacted a law requiring GPs to send copies of their patient's records to NHS Digital, where they may be used for research and planning.  Please click on the link below for more information.

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For ALL advice regarding Coronavirus please click here


Telephone Triage Appointments

In order to maintain social distancing guidelines as directed by the government, the surgery doors are opened by appointment only. All GP appointments will continue to begin as telephone triage appointment, with a face to face appointment made if necessary by the clinician themselves.


If you need help support with domestic violence/ abuse please check here.


If you're struggling with anxiety/mental health issues you can contact the new 24 hour mental health emergency number:

0300 303 3972 


Online consultation is the best way to contact your GP whilst the social isolation measures are in place:

Please click here if you would like an online consultation.


We are a Patient Access Surgery, please click below to access the service.

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Coronavirus Vaccinations

Patients will be contacted by the NHS when it is the right time for them to come forward for their vaccination.

When you have received an invite, please book through the website detailed in your invite or phone 119 if you cannot use the online booking system.

Do NOT call 119 if you have not been invited. 

Only contact the practice if you have specifically been directed to. 

 

All patients should continue to wear a face covering and follow social distancing and hand hygiene guidance as, until the vaccine has been fully rolled out, this is the most effective way to reduce transmission of the virus and help save lives.

Our practice is part of the Cheshire CCG please see their website for further Coronavirus Vaccines FAQ'S:

https://www.cheshireccg.nhs.uk/


http://www.handbridgemedcentre.co.uk/info.aspx?p=9

The Out of Hours Service operates overnight and at weekends on the number 111, please only use this service if you genuinely cannot wait until our surgery is open.

We welcome your comments and feedback on the service that we provide; this can be done via the website or by using the suggestions box in the practice.

 



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Our surgery is part of the West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group. Please click the image above to view their website.


Please note our privacy notice has been added to due to recent pandemic you can check this here. 

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