WELCOME TO SILVERDALE MEDICAL CENTRE
IMPORTANT NOTICE !
Dear Patient, please note that we are in the process of having major building works done to extend and improve your Medical Centre. Due to space constraints it would be appreciated if you could attend for your appointment no earlier than 5 minutes before you are due and with only minimal numbers in your party. Please note that during the building works there are no toilet facilities available. We would like to sincerely apologise for any inconvenience that maybe caused during this time.
FLU VACCINATIONS - PLEASE BOOK IN "NOW" IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE
We are now taking bookings for this year's flu vaccinations. The Department of Health have informed us that only patients who fall into the following categories are entitled to receive a free flu vaccination:
Patients:- Aged 65 & over - Diabetic - Chronic Heart disease - Stroke - Kidney disease (stage 3, 4 or 5) - Liver disease - Neurological disease such as Parkinson's or Motor Neurone disease - Chronic respiratory conditions - Pregnant ladies - If you are in receipt of a Carer's allowance or if you have a weakened immune system due to disease such as HIV or treatment such as Cancer - Patients with a BMI of 40 or more
CHILDREN - All 2 & 3 year olds will be vaccinated at the Medical Centre. Children in reception class and years 1, 2, 3 & 4 will be offered the vaccination in school. We are not authorised to give this vaccination at the Medical Centre so please take this offer up with the school. Please note that most children will be given the vaccine as a nasal spray in each nostril. This is a very quick and painless procedure.
Please ensure that you check your eligibility before making an appointment so that your time is not wasted if you are not eligible when you arrive at the appointment. For those patients that are not entitled to a free flu vaccination most Pharmacies and supermarkets are offering this service too.
We shall be holding our flu clinics on the following Saturdays:
Saturday:- 23rd September - 30th September & 14th October 2017
PUBIC HEALTH FOR ENGLAND HAVE ADVISED THAT YOU MUST GET YOUR FLU VACCINE EARLY TO GIVE YOU THE BEST FORM OF PROTECTION
Please note that we now have a female Doctor who can fit contraceptive implants and coils.
MENINGITIS & SEPTICAEMIA
All Freshers (students starting at University) are at HIGH risk from getting Meningitis & Septicaemia. Please book an appointment with the Practice Nurse for your Meningitis ACWY vaccination.
All members of the practice team are dedicated to providing our patients with a high standard of quality service that is responsive to their needs at all times.
We are confident that our website will provide clear and concise help and give our patients the information they require in an easy and convenient format. It has been designed with the patient’s needs at the forefront of everything, from checking surgery times to informing you of the services that we provide.
Our dedicated team are here to treat minor ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues. The technology also means you can now do a lot of things from the comfort of your home such as order a repeat prescription or cancel an appointment.
Primary Health Care Team
Once registered, patients and healthcare professionals work together to ensure the most appropriate care is provided. This partnership philosophy extends even further and our active patient participation group exists to make sure that patient needs and what the practice are offering are always heading in the same direction.
The Practice complies with the Disability Discrimination Act.
Please note that car parking is limited so please allow enough time to park before your appointment.
In addition to everything you need to know about the practice you will also find a wealth of health-related information in the menu on the right hand side.
(Site updated 12/10/2017)