IT IS STILL IMPORTANT THAT YOU ONLY COME INTO SURGERY IF REQUESTED TO DO SO BY YOUR GP, NURSE OR ADMIN TEAM. ALL OTHER QUERIES SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO OUR PHONES BY CALLING 0151 643 6700 DURING OUR OPENING HOURS OR THE eConsult ELEMENT OF THIS WEBSITE.
PRESCRIPTIONS SHOULD BE REQUESTED BY PATIENT ACCESS, EMAIL OR POST. HOWEVER FROM 1ST SEPTEMBER 2020 WE WILL OPEN THE PRESCRIPTION REQUEST BOXES ON OUR 1ST AND 2ND FLOOR RECEPTION DESKS AND ASK THAT YOU OR YOUR REPRESENTATIVE PLACE YOUR REQUESTS DIRECTLY IN THE BOXES-PLEASE BE ADVISED DUE TO INFECTION CONTROL WE ARE UNABLE TO PROVIDE PENS AND STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU COMPLETE ALL YOUR DETAILS BEFORE COMING INTO SURGERY SO THAT YOUR ONLY ACTION IS TO 'POST' INTO THE BOX - PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THE SURGERY IF YOU OR YOUR HOUSEHOLD ARE EXPERIENCING ANY COVID 19 SYMPTOMS
PLEASE NOTE: We now have a facebook page. Please can you like and share: https://www.facebook.com/St-Catherines-Surgery-104209844630478
50-64 YEAR OLD - FLU VACCINE STATEMENT
Statement from the National Screening and Imms team
"Please note that people in the 50-64-year old age group will not be vaccinated until November and December, providing there is sufficient vaccine, and no appointments will be offered for this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. If you are 50-64 and you are in one of the other groups which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlier."
Welcome to St Catherine’s Surgery
We are a family orientated practice based in the heart of the community, committed to delivering quality healthcare in an open and friendly manner.
We take a patient-centred approach to healthcare promoting the partnership between clinician and patient and strive to improve the healthcare of our patients, working collaboratively with other multi-disciplinary teams and our patients.
We recognise the challenges faced by our patients and make clinical decisions in a responsible, innovative and efficient manner based on best medical practice and guidance.
- Please do not attend your GP Practice if you have symptoms associated with coronavirus including a new continuous cough, a high temperature, loss of smell, loss of taste. Please click here for what you must do.
- If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do.
- Only call 111 direct if you cannot go online, or are advised to do so by the online service.
- If you have any queries regarding shielding and/ or social distancing please click here to see our current advice.
- Click here for MacMillan service advice regarding coronavirus and your cancer treatment.
- If you are interested in signing up for the COVID-19 vaccine trials then please click here for more information.
- Face coverings - for the latest information on face coverings and downloadable exemption cards please click here. - Please note that we cant provide any assistance with regards to providing documentation on wearing or not wearing a face covering.
- Post COVID recovery advice - Please click here for the new NHS website which supports people with ongoing symptoms. Evidence us showing that a significant proportion of post COVID-19 patients are likely to have significant ongoing health problems, notably breathing difficulties, tiredness and cough, reduced muscle function, reduced ability to undertake physical activity and psychological symptoms such as PTSD and reduced mood status. The new website is designed to help people recover from the long-term effects of COVID-19 and support them to manage their recovery. It includes information from rehabilitation experts about how to manage ongoing symptoms and health needs at home, and signposts to sources of support.
Want a GP appointment because you are unwell other than Coronavirus symptoms
Please complete an eConsult by clicking here.
Alternatively you can call us on 0151 643 6700 during our Surgery Opening Times. We apologise now if there is a delay in us answering your call, please bear with us as we are working hard to deal with all your queries. We would be grateful if you could listen carefully to the answer phone message to ensure you need to speak to us.
For prescription requests we are unable to take your request over the phone. Please choose from one of the options below:-
- You can use online access if you are registered
- You or someone on your behalf can send us an email (email@example.com) - just make sure you include your name date of birth and the medication you need
- You can post via Royal Mail (St Catherine’s Surgery, 1st & 2nd Floor, Wing 4, St Catherine’s Health Centre, Church Road, Birkenhead, CH42 0LQ). We would advise that you post you request when you have no less than 10 days of medication left.
- With effect from 1st September 2020 we will open the prescription boxes on the 1st and 2nd floor reception desks. Please complete all your details on the request before attending the building so that your time in the Health Centre is a short as possible and due to infection control we are unable to provide pens - PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THE SURGERY IF YOU OR YOUR HOUSEHOLD ARE EXPERIENCING ANY COVID 19 SYMPTOMS
Your prescription will be sent to your nominated pharmacy – please advise us of your chemist choice if you don't have one. We endeavour to complete your prescription request within our 2 working days, although due to the current strain on services, there may be a delay. We cannot accept prescription requests earlier than 7 days in advance or requests for increase of usual quantities due to NHS guidelines.
- For the first 7 consecutive days of any absence you will need to complete a Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) - Self certificate to pass to your employer. More information can be found on GOV.UK and a printable version of the self certificate is available if you click here
- For Non Coronavirus sick note please request these using the eConsult admin option on this website
- We do not provide sick notes for self-isolation or COVID 19 symptoms. Please see Gov.uk/coronavirus for more information.
- You will not be able to collect your sick note from the surgery – we will instead email it back to you
Better Health Campaign
Public Health England has launched a major new adult health campaign to seize the opportunity for a national reset moment.
COVID-19 has affected the whole country; for almost everyone, life has had to fundamentally change. But it has also prompted many people to reflect and think more seriously about their health.
Nearly two thirds (63%) of adults in the UK are overweight or living with obesity. Gaining weight is often a gradual process that takes place over a number of years and modern life doesn’t always make it easy. This extra weight causes pressure to build up around vital organs, making it harder for the body to fight against diseases like cancer, heart disease and now COVID-19. By reducing your weight within a healthy range, you can help cut your risk of being critically ill with COVID-19. Please click here for more information.
Supporting our children and young people as they return to school
This week many children and young people will be returning to school for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP) know that this may cause a lot of anxiety for young people, their families and carers and education professionals. To support this transition, they have created a dedicated back to school resources page (please click here) on their co-produced child and adolescent mental health website mymind.org.uk
The Health Centre is DDA compliant. Disabled toilets are available in the waiting rooms. If you have any individual requirements please advise reception.
(Site updated 27/10/2020)