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Changes to testing
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NHS COVID Pass
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What to do if you have or might have COVID-19
Find out what to do if you've tested positive or have symptoms of COVID-19, or have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19.
Self-care and treatments
Advice about how to look after yourself at home if you have COVID-19 or symptoms of COVID-19, and read about treatments for COVID-19.
People at higher risk
Advice for people at higher risk from COVID-19, including people with health conditions and pregnant women.
How to avoid catching and spreading COVID-19
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Long-term effects (long COVID)
Find out about the long-term effects COVID-19 can sometimes have and what help is available.
Using the NHS and other health services
Find out about changes to using health services, such as GPs and hospitals, because of COVID-19.
Take part in research
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The Blue Bell CentreBlue Bell Lane, HuytonLiverpoolMerseyside, L36 7XYTel: 0151 480 4205
You can book into the hospital of your choice for your pregnancy by ringing 0151 430 1234 for Whiston Hospital or 0151 247 4747 for Liverpool Womens Hospital. After booking into the hospital you will be seen by the midwife at the practice on a Monday 1pm – 3pm (by appointment).
CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE
This is run by the Practice Nurses in conjunction with the doctors and is by appointment only. Our aim is to help people with this condition to understand and manage their problems and treatment so they can maintain the best possible health.
CHILD HEALTH DEVELOPMENT & CHILDHOOD IMMUNISATIONS
This is run by the Practice Nurses in conjunction with the doctor for 6 week development checks. Please make an appointment to see any of our Practice Nurses.
Please make an appointment to see Dr Choudarapu (female GP) for your 6 week post-natal check.
Please make an appointment to see any of our Practice Nurses.
WELL WOMAN, FAMILY PLANNING AND CONTRACEPTIVE ADVICE/SERVICES
Please make an appointment to see any of our Practice Nurses who will be able to issue a repeat prescription for the contraceptive pill and hormone replacement therapy. You will need to see the Doctor first if you have not had the contraceptive pill / HRT before. NOTE: Practice Nurses cannot fit a coil you must go to a local family planning clinic for this.
If a minor surgical procedure is thought to be appropriate by one of the doctors, they will refer you to the local minor surgery service and you will receive an appointment to be treated by them within the Knowsley locality.
Please make an appointment with one of the Practice Nurses. You should be seen at least six weeks in advance of your holiday to ensure adequate cover.
WELL PERSON MEDICALS
If you have not seen a doctor within the last three years but would like a well person medical for peace of mind, please ask at reception for an appointment with one of our Practice Nurses.
If you are over the age of 75 and would like to have a medical check, please make an appointment at reception.
An influenza vaccination is particularly recommended for patients who are pregnant, with heart, lung or kidney disease or diabetes, residents of nursing and rest homes AND ANYONE OVER THE AGE OF 65. Please contact the reception staff in August/September for details of the vaccination dates to make an appointment. If you are over the age of 65 and unable to attend the surgery, a home visit can be arranged to undertake this facility.
This is run by the Nurse Practitioner in conjunction with the doctors and is by appointment only. We aim to help people with this condition to understand and manage their problems and treatment so they can maintain the best possible health.
SUFFER WITH ASTHMA?
If you are an Asthma Sufferer please remember to bring your inhaler(s) with you when you have an appointment with the Nurse Practitioner for your Asthma Review.
ALCOHOL AND/OR DRUG COUNSELLING
If you feel you need to talk to someone concerning your drug and/or alcohol consumption the Doctors will make arrangements to talk to you and give any advice they can to you concerning drug and/or alcohol reduction. If you prefer you can self-refer to Knowsley Integrated Recovery Service on 0845 873 4462
The Doctors and Practice Nurses can also give advice to any patient who has angina or who has suffered heart attacks, strokes etc. Please make an appointment with any of the practice nurses if you are concerned about your health.
All our female patients aged between 50 and 64 years are invited for mammography screening every three years.
DIABETES / HYPERTENSION CLINIC
This is run by the Practice Nurses in conjunction with the Doctors and is by appointment only. The clinic offers patients with diabetes regular specialist medical and nursing care.
Please make an appointment with the Practice Nurses and she will arrange the necessary test. Confidentiality is adhered to at all times.
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.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below:
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
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