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Welcome to Northgate Village Surgery

Northgate Village Surgery is a friendly well established GP training practice. All our doctors, nurses and administrative staff are proud to offer the highest standard of patient-centred healthcare.

As our Surgery is a teaching practice we occasionally have medical students and junior doctors working with us to further their education. To find out more about the type of training we provide, click here.

In addition to everything you need to know about the practice you will also find a wealth of health-related information in the drop down menu above and on through the 'Further Information' links at the bottom of the page. Please have a look around and do send us some feedback if you like.


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Annual Flu Vaccinations - people age 65 and over

We have written to all our patients age 65 and over (or turning 65 this flu season) to invite them in to our Saturday flu clinics in October.

We are also holding off-site flu clinic appointments for patients age 65 and over are available to book by telephoning us on 01244 564319. We are currently holding flu clinics at Upton British Legion and Hoole Community Centre.

Please make sure to bring your appointment or invitation letter with you to any booked flu clinic appointment.

Annual Flu Vaccinations - people age 18-64 at risk

If you normally have a flu vaccination annually due to an underlying health condition, we will be writing to you to invite you to book in for our Saturday flu clinics in November. You can book in either by booking online using Patient Access, or by telephoning us on 01244 564319.

Please only book an appointment if you have received an invitation. If you think you are clinically at risk and require a vaccination, but have not received a letter, please 

We are also holding off-site flu clinic appointments for patients age 18-64 at Hoole Community Centre. To book in please telephone us on 01244 564319.

Please make sure to bring your appointment or invitation letter with you to any booked flu clinic appointment.

Annual Flu Vaccinations - children and young people age 1-17

If you, or a child you care for, usually have a flu vaccination annually due to an underlying health condition, we will be writing to you in October to invite you to book in for a nasal spray vaccination. This cannot be done at a Saturday clinic.

Annual Flu Vaccinations - people with a learning disability

If you, or a person you care for, has a learning disability, we will be writing to you to invite you to book in for a vaccination in an off-site flu clinic at Hoole Community Centre. This is to allow yourself, or the person you care for, extra time during the appointment.

Please make sure to bring your appointment or invitation letter with you to any booked flu clinic appointment.

Flu Vaccinations - people age 50-64 not at risk

This year, due to the coronavirus pandemic, NHS England have recommended that all people age 50-64 receive a flu vaccination. We will be writing to you to invite you to book in for clinics later in the year once we have vaccinated all clinically at-risk patients. 


Exemption from Wearing a Face Covering - COVID-19

Those who have an age, health or disability reason not to wear a face covering should not be routinely asked to provide any written evidence of this. Written evidence includes exemption cards.

There is no legal requirement for you to show an exemption card.

If you would like to use an exemption card you can use the Government exemption cards available to download HERE. You can also download more specific exemption cards HERE & HERE. Some transport providers have produced their own exemption cards which you can print and show to drivers/staff.

As there is no requirement to provide any written evidence to support exemption from wearing a face covering, you do not need to have a letter from your GP to support this.

Government advice on the use of face coverings can be found here: www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-safer-travel-guidance-for-passengers#face-coverings


Staff Changes

We are pleased to welcome our two new GPs - Dr P Cowley and Dr J Wilkinson. A further GP, Dr E Aron, will be starting with us in November 2020.

In the meantime we are currently employing Locum GPs to support our doctors during this time of change.

To keep up to date with further changes as they occur, regularly check our website or find us on social media.


GP Appointments Update - COVID-19

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, how you contact us will be different at the moment. This is to limit face-to-face contact where possible and help stop the spread of coronavirus.

Face-to-face appointments are available to all patients, but you will be asked to discuss your conditions over the phone or online first to assess what would be most appropriate for you. If the Doctor feels you need to be seen, they will arrange for you to come in. If you have coronavirus symptoms please do not attend the Practice.

To ensure patient and staff safety, if you have a booked appointment you must arrive at the time of your appointment - if you are early then the clinical room may not be available, so we may ask you to return at your appointment time.

Wherever possible, please complete an online consultation instead of telephoning by clicking HERE.

Nurse Appointments Update - COVID-19

After several months of running extremely limited nurse clinics, we are now able to offer pre-bookable routine appointments for things such as cervical smears, blood tests and health reviews.

To ensure patient and staff safety, if you have a booked appointment you must arrive at the time of your appointment - if you are early then the clinical room may not be available, so we may ask you to return at your appointment time.

Please note that while we are not currently offering ear syringing appointments, you can still book a telephone consultation with one of our Nurses for advice on how to treat a blocked ear at home.


Access to the Fountains Health Building - COVID-19

From Monday 30 March the doors will be closed to the Fountains Health building. This is to reduce the spread of COVID-19 through people coming in who don't absolutely have to.

The Practice is still open.

If you have been booked in for an appointment, please use the intercom buzzer by the front door to speak to a member of staff who will open the door for you. Please wear a face covering such as a mask or scarf, unless you are exempt.

If you have been asked to bring in a sample, please use the intercom buzzer by the front door to speak to a member of staff who will open the door for you. Empty sample pots are available from the Reception desk on the first floor.
Please put full sample pots in the post box by the front door wherever possible - make sure that the lid is tightly fastened, your details are written on it, and make sure it is inside a plastic bag.

If you need to put in a prescription request or hand in a letter please use the post box by the front door.

Lift access to the building will be affected. You can only use the lift from the car park if you have an appointment at the Practice, and you will need to use the intercom buzzer to gain entry.

We appreciate your patience and co-operation during this time.


Local Support - COVID-19

For a comprehensive guide to local support for Chester residents click HERE.

If you are elderly or vulnerable and are struggling to get food or medicine delivered, please contact the Cheshire West and Chester COVID Response Centre on 0300 123 7031.

Local delivery is available for people who are vulnerable and self-isolating. A list of local shops offering delivery is available HERE.

National Support - COVID-19

The Government have launched a new website to use in finding out what help you can get if you are affected by coronavirus: www.gov.uk/find-coronavirus-support


Fit Notes & COVID-19

We cannot issue fit notes to cover you for self-isolation. If you have symptoms of coronavirus and have used the 111 coronavirus service (111.nhs.uk/covid-19) OR if you are living with someone with symptoms of coronavirus, you can get an isolation note at: 111.nhs.uk/isolation-note 

We strongly suggest that employers use their discretion around the need for medical evidence for a period of absence where an employee is advised to stay at home due to suspected COVID-19, in accordance with the public health advice being issued by the government.


COVID-19 and your information

Click HERE to view the supplementary privacy note on COVID-19 for patients.


Organ & Blood Donation

Did you know that you can register online to become an organ or blood donor?

To register for Organ donation please click HERE.

To register for Blood donation please click HERE.


 



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