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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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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. (open Monday to Friday 8am-7pm and Saturdays 9am-12.30pm)

Local delivery is available for people who are vulnerable and self-isolating. A list of local shops offering delivery is available HERE. For up to date information on local services visit the Live Well Cheshire West website by clicking 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


COVID-19 Vaccination Programme

We are currently working together with 8 other local GP Practices to run the COVID Vaccination Centre at St Columba's Church Hall in Upton.

Vaccinations are available by appointment only, and our staff are contacting people who the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) have advised are the most at risk.

We are currently contacting people age 70+, people who are shielded, and people who are at risk due to a medical condition aged 16 to 64 to invite them for vaccination at St Columba's.

People age 65-69 will be contacted directly by letter inviting you to book in for vaccination at one of the Mass Vaccination Centres (such as the one being set up at Chester Racecourse).

To check if you are in one of the most at risk groups click HERE.

If you are not in one of the most at risk groups please do not contact the practice to seek a vaccination. We will contact you when it is your turn for vaccination.

To learn more about the COVID vaccine click HERE.


Nurse Appointment Availability

In readiness to start administering the COVID vaccination, all our Nurse appointments are now restricted so they can only be booked up to 10 days in advance. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, however this is not a decision which we take lightly, and we do so to ensure we can start the vital work of administering the COVID vaccination to those most at risk as soon as we possibly can.


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


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.

Our Nurse appointments are currently available to book up to 10 days in advance.


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.


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.


 



(Site updated 25/02/2021)
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