Welcome To Heald Green Health Centre 2

There are 2 separate Practices based at Heald Green Health Centre:

Dr Morris & Partners and Dr Owens and Partners

Dr Owen & Partners now have a separate website this can now be found at:

https://www.healdgreenhealthcentre1.co.uk/

 As of 19/08/2020 our phone number will be changing to 0161-983-9020.  For several months you will still be able to get through on the old number and there will be a message giving you the new number.  Please note down this change for future use.

OUR SATURDAY FLU CLINICS ARE 26/9/20 AND 10/10/20 FROM 8AM-3PM  IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR A FLU VACC THIS YEAR, PLEASE RING IN TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT.

Our Nasal Flu Clinics are now open. If you are unsure of eligibility, please ring the surgery to confirm.  There are a range of appointments available.

The Half Term flu clinics are now on as well.  This is for over 65's, under 65's as well as 2-3yr olds. 

What to do if you have worrying symptoms during the Covid-19 Pandemic

Many people are understandably concerned about visiting their GP during the current Covid pandemic. Although, it is good that most people are following the Government guidelines around staying at home and social distancing, it is important that this does not stop people getting medical advice when necessary.

 

There is increasing concern that some people may be ignoring potentially worrying symptoms that could be a sign of cancer or other significant health problems for fear of going to their GP practice. These might include:

 

  • Unexplained Pain
  • Unexplained bleeding eg – blood in poo, coughing up blood, blood in pee
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Unexplained lump(s)

 

Diagnosing cancer early means that it is easier to treat and treatment is more likely to be successful.

 

All GP practices are still open, although many appointments are being carried out by telephone or video, without people having to go into the practice. Patients are reminded if they have any of the above symptoms, or any other symptoms that they are worried about, it is important to contact you GP practice and arrange a telephone or video consultation, in the first instance. This will allow your GP to assess your symptoms and discuss with you whether you need further investigations.

If you do need to have investigations or treatment urgently, all hospitals have developed new ways of working, aimed at minimizing any risk of contact with Covid-19.

 

IF YOU, OR SOMEONE CLOSE TO YOU HAS SYMPTOMS THEY ARE CONCERNED ABOUT, CONTACT YOUR GP PRACTICE FOR ADVICE.

Please take steps now to get connected to us through Patient Access.  Due to the current situation we are triaging as many patients via telephone, video consult and online consultations.  All of these services require Patient Access.  You no longer have to come into the practice to get a letter to complete your registration.  You can do it entirely online without a letter from the practice.  Please visit https://www.patientaccess.com/ and connect yourself to our practice today.  There are many other helpful things available to you through Patient Access as well such as ordering some prescriptions.  Connect today!

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THE WALK IN BLOOD CLINIC HAS BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  PEOPLE WHO NEED BLOODS URGENTLY WILL BE SCHEDULED IN BY YOUR GP.

WE ARE TELEPHONE TRIAGING ALL APPOINTMENTS MEANING, IF YOU NEED A FACE TO FACE APPOINTMENT, A GP OR NURSE WILL DETERMINE THAT OVER THE PHONE AND SCHEDULE YOU IN.

WE NOW HAVE ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ENABLED.  LOG IN WITH YOUR PATIENT ACCESS DETAILS, CLICK ON 'HEALTH ADVICE' AND THERE ARE UP TO 74 TOPICS AVAILABLE WITH LEAFLETS AND PRINT OUTS.  

PLEASE SEE THE VIDEO BELOW ON HAND WASHING

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQCP7waTRWU&feature=youtu.be

LATEST CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: 

The NHS in Stockport and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal. The risk to the general public is moderate.

If you have arrived back to the UK from mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Italy or Macau within 14 days, follow the specific advice for returning travellers.

Call 111 now if you've been:

• to Wuhan or Hubei Province in China in the last 14 days (even if you do not have symptoms)

• to other parts of China, including Macau and Hong Kong, in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if it's mild)

• to Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Republic of Korea or Malaysia in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if it's mild)

• in close contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus 

| Coronavirus Primary Care Briefing – 18 February 2020 Do not go to a GP surgery, community pharmacy or hospital.

Call 111, stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people.

Further information is available on https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/.

Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact. A person can also be infected by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands. The risk of being in close contact with a person with coronavirus or contaminated surfaces is very low at the current time, as members of the public who have visited Wuhan or Hubei province, China are currently in isolation. Testing of suspected coronavirus cases is carried out in line with strict regulations. This means that suspected cases are kept in isolation, away from public areas of the hospital and returned home also in isolation. Any equipment that come into contact with suspected cases are thoroughly cleaned as appropriate. Specific guidance has also been shared with NHS staff to help safeguard them and others.

Patients can be reassured that their safety is a top priority. Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:

• Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze.Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.

• Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.

• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

• Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.

You can find the latest information and advice from Public Health England at Further information is available on https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/.

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Please be aware that Evening, Weekend, Practice Nurse and HCA/bloods appointments can be made at any of our Hubs (Gatley, Bramhall and Kingsgate House) 

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Dr Morris & Partners Drop in blood clinic

Days: Tuesdays 8:15-10:15am 2-4:00pm & Thursdays only 11-1pm and 5-6:45pm 

limited spaces available on a first come first served basis.

We Welcome our New Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Lorna Kong!

Our Practice Nurse Lorna Kong has just fully qualified, with distinction as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner.

Here's an idea of the expanded functions Lorna is now able to offer with her ANP qualifications.  Lorna now provides book on the day appointments for acute problems. Lorna has undergone specialist (Master's Degree level) training to enable her to provide assessment and treatments for many conditions for which you may have seen a Doctor for in the past.  Lorna can assess and examine you, make a diagnosis and provide advice and treatment including a prescription if required.  She can also make referrals to hospital doctors or other healthcare Professionals and admit patients into the hospital when necessary.

Her patient facing times will be Mondays and Tuesdays from 8:30-11:30am, Wednesdays 8:30-11:30am and 1-5pm as well as Thursdays 8:30-11:30am.

 


Contraceptive Clinics

We now offer a contraceptive implant fitting and removal service at both practices. Speak to the Practice Nurses for more information or alternatively, book yourself into the clinic via our reception team.


We are pleased to notify our patients that in our recent CQC inspections for both practices, we received the rating of overall 'Good' for each individual practice. If you would like to read more about the inspection and see the reports, please follow the links:

https://www.cqc.org.uk/location/1-525027445 Dr Morris' Surgery Heald Green Health Centre 2


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Welcome To Heald Green Health Centre 2

Dr Morris' Surgery 

 

The practice provides care to over 6,500 patients in Heald Green and the surrounding areas and the adjoining borders of Cheadle Hulme, Styal and Gatley.

 

The doctors and nurses take pride in offering the highest standard of patient-centred healthcare. Both practices offer a full general practice service and run clinics specialising in Diabetes, Coronary Heart Disease, Family Planning, Asthma and Hypertension. In addition they also hold Smear, Well Person, Child Health/Immunisation, Medication Review, Blood and Travel clinics.

 

Heald Green Health Centre aims to treat all patients promptly, courteously and in complete confidence. We feel it is important that you know to whom you are speaking and our practice staff will identify themselves when speaking to you. This website is for both existing patients and those considering registering with us. It tells you about our services, how to access them and some general information about how the practices operate. If you or your family require an interpreter for consultations, please let reception know and we will be happy to arrange.

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