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Swanlow Medical CentreDene Drive Primary Care CentreDene DriveWinsford, CW7 1ATTel: 01606 - 544644
Flu vaccinations - support us to support you!
If you are eligible for a free flu vaccination we will be inviting you in for you vaccine in a slightly different way this year. Because some of you will be higher risk than others we will be prioritising who we see when. Please wait for either an email, text, letter or phone call from us to book in.
Organising the flu clinics is very costly and we have already bought and paid for a vaccination for you if you are eligible. We would really appreciate it if you supported us and have your vaccine done with us; we are in a safe controlled environment with all the necessary PPE, social distancing rules and we have immediate access to your medical records should the need arise.
We do NOT ask any other organisations e.g.supermarket, chemists to do the flu vaccine on our behalf as this takes funding away from us. We have doctors, nurses, reception and admin staff all prepared to come in during weekends so we can offer you a first class service and ensure you are safe to the best of our ability.
The Practice Nurses are fully qualified to carry out:
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required. Please ensure you have completed the travel form prior to booking an appointment with the nurse and you have given yourself plenty of time to get all your vaccinations done (please give at least 6 weeks to get an appointment with our Practice Nurses).
Information about countries and vaccinations required can be found on the links below:
It is important to make the initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
"All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (e.g. average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.
The average pay for GPs working in Swanlow Medical Centre in the 2018/19 financial year was £83,258 before tax and National Insurance. This is for 2 full time GPs, 5 part time GPs and 1 locum GP who worked in the practice for more than 6 months.'
Our HCA is fully qualified to carry out the following services:
1. Lifestyle checks, including blood pressure monitoring, lifestyle advice, advice on alcohol, smoking and weight.
2. Phlebotomy (taking your blood for analysis)
4. Weight management
5. Flu and pneumococcal vaccinations (cannot do children)
6. Vitamin B12 injections
7. Assisting the GP's in minor surgery, coil fits and implant removals
Fees and Charges 2020-2021
There are many things our doctors do during their own time as they are not core NHS services. This includes letters to outside agencies, fitness letters, medicals for employment or hobbies e.g. diving or racing driving, holiday cancellation etc. A full list of our fees can be found above. You will be informed of the charge beforehand and you will be expected to pay for the letter/medical prior to your consultation.
From 1st April 2015 the Government have asked all practices to ensure that patients be given the option to view their medical records electronically. Swanlow Medical Centre has been giving patients access to certain aspects of their records for over 5 years i.e. you have been able to book appointments and order your prescriptions on line. From 1st April we are taking this service further to allow you to view your medical records from the comfort of your own home.
The process is a three step process:
1) you register yourself for an online account via this website from the home screen
2) you come to the surgery with one photo ID and one other form of ID with your full name and address on e.g. utility bill, this is to ensure that we are giving access to the appropriate person.
3) we will activate your account once we are happy you are who you say you are and you have read and understood the rules around on line access.
If you would like to read and sign the below form and bring it to the surgery when you bring your ID this would save time at the reception desk.
Patient Access Rules.pdf
This is a helpsheet which hopefully will take you through the online process step by step.
Access to online patient services for patients (1).pdf
Named GP Statement.pdf
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