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COVID VACCINE INFORMATION

PATIENTS AGED 50 AND ABOVE WHO HAVE NOT YET BEEN VACCINATED AND HAVE A MOBILE PHONE NUMBER ON THEIR RECORD WILL HAVE RECEIVED A TEXT MESSAGE TO BOOK  AN APPOINTMENTS AT WOODCHURCH LEISURE CENTRE, PATIENTS WHO DO NOT HAVE A MOBILE NUMBER WILL HAVE BEEN CONTACTED DIRECTLY BY THE SURGERY. 

PLEASE PHONE THE SURGERY FOR AN APPOINTMENT IF YOU HAVE NOT BEEN CONTACTED AND ARE AGED OVER 50.

The West Wirral vaccination site is located at Woodchurch Leisure Centre.

COVID Vaccination information for patients

Please ensure that you attend for BOTH Vaccinations, as you will not develop immunity to COVID-19 with just one vaccination.

If you become unwell prior to your appointment, please let us know so that we may offer your appointment to someone else.

You should not receive the vaccination if any of the following apply:

  • You have had any other vaccination in the 7 days prior to your appointment
  • You have had a positive COVID-19 test or symptoms in the 4 weeks prior to your appointment
  • You have a history of confirmed anaphylaxis and/or have to carry an Epipen
  • You feel very unwell on the day (significantly unwell, have a temperature, etc).
  • You are pregnant, planning pregnancy in the next 3 months, or breastfeeding
  • You are aged under 16

Common Side Effects:

Very common: may affect more than 1 in 10 people

  • pain at injection site
  • tiredness
  • headache
  • muscle pain
  • chills
  • joint pain
  • fever
  • Common: may affect up to 1 in 10 people
  • injection site swelling
  • redness at injection site
  • nausea
  • Uncommon: may affect up to 1 in 100 people
  • enlarged lymph nodes
  • feeling unwell

Directions to the Vaccination Site:

Woodchurch Leisure Centre, Carr Bridge Road, CH49 8EU

  • Approaching from Upton Bypass – follow the COVID-19 Vaccination site signs from Sainsbury’s roundabout
  • Approaching from Arrowe Park Road – follow the COVID-19 Vaccination Site signs from the junction with Ackers Road, just before Asda Supermarket.

What will happen on the day

  • Marshalls will guide you through the site
  • Disabled parking is available at the site
  • You will need to be able to walk approx. 30yds from the car park to the building – seating is available, please bring appropriate walking aids, if required toilet facilities are available on-site
  • Please wear loose clothing and short sleeves if possible, as the injection will be in your upper arm
  • You can bring one friend/relative with you, if needed
  • You will be at the site for around 20-25 minutes as we will need to observe you for around 15 minutes after the vaccination
  • Please bring appropriate spectacles, hearing aids, etc. if required, for watching a short video and completing a short form (name, date of birth, usual GP practice)

COVID Vaccine Details 

We have been provided with the Pfizer Vaccine.

Please visit the Gov.uk website for further general Vaccine information: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIoLD1o8jB7QIVR57tCh1-eALEEAAYASAAEgJ3a_D_BwE

Please visit the Gov.uk website for further information on the Pfizer Vaccine:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/regulatory-approval-of-pfizer-biontech-vaccine-for-covid-19/information-for-uk-recipients-on-pfizerbiontech-covid-19-vaccine

Frequently Asked Questions regarding the E-Consult process

E- consult FAQ's[2475].pdf

New Patient Registration

If you wish to register at the practice and are within the practice boundary, Please print off a copy of our Patient Registration form GMS1 (1).pdf plus New Patient Registration Form.pdf. You will be asked to complete the GMS1 form AND the New Patient questionnaire. You will need to bring along photographic ID and confirmation of your address to register.

PRACTICE STATEMENT– Named GP

All patients at Greasby Group Practice have a named GP which will be one of the five partners. You can ring and ask who your named GP is and a Receptionist will be happy to advise you of this.If you would prefer a different GP to the one you have been allocated, please contact the practice.  We will endeavor to accommodate your request, where we can. By having a named GP does not prevent you from seeing any other GP at the practice.

PATIENTS MOVING OUTSIDE OUR CATCHMENT AREA

It is the practice policy that if patients that are registered at the practice move from living within the practice area to outside the practice area they will be de-registered from our practice list on the grounds that the patient has moved out of our area. It is the patient’s responsibility to re-register at a new GP surgery in the area where they are now living in order to receive continuing care.

The NHS PCSE will be able to provide you with a list of GP’s in your area to help you find a new GP. They can be contacted on 0333 0142884. Alternatively if you have access to the internet you can find GP information on the NHS Choices website http://www.nhs.uk/Service-Search/GP/LocationSearch/4

Click here to check if you live within our boundary

Patient preference of practitioner - you can request a doctor of your choice but this will depend on availability.

Patients not seen within 3 years may request a health check with a Practice Nurse.

Patients aged 75 years and older may request a health check every year with the Practice Nurse if they are not already under regular review. A home visit may be required at the doctor’s discretion. Patients of 75 and over will have a named GP who will have overall responsibility for their care. Please ask if you are unsure who your named GP is.

You may print off a GMS1 (1).pdf, fill it out and bring it in with you on your first visit to the practice.


Guide to GP Services

The Royal College of General Practitioners has produced a useful guide for patients about the services on offer at GP Surgeries and how to access them.  You can download the guide below.

pdf A Patient Guide to GP Services

 
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