Clinics and Advice
The Practice uses a texting service to send appointment reminders and health advice to patients who have provided us with an up to date mobile telephone number and who have opted into this service.
If you are not signed up to this and would like to use this service please let reception know your up to date mobile number and confirm that you are happy to be opted in to this service.
Please note that this is not a service by which you can book appointments or contact surgery, This has to be done as usual via reception or via the internet appointment booking service.
Bloods during Covid 19 pandemic.
Please note that the process for having bloods taken has changed during the Covid 19 pandemic.
Patients who require routine bloods should call the surgery on 0151 526 1121 and you will be offered an appointment at Litherland Town Hall.
Patients who require urgent bloods must call 0151 295 3400, option 4. If you need an urgent test you will be informed and your blood form will be marked urgent. Tests are usually carried out at Maghull Health Centre, but this venue may change.
(Post Covid 19 -Did you know that you can now walk in for a blood test without the need to make an appointment Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 11.30am. Afternoon clinics are also available 1.30pm to 3.30pm on Monday, Thursday and Friday but you need to book an appointment by telephoning 0151 475 4007 if you want to attend the afternoon clinics. Please see the attached Blood test leaflet for details of the clinics that you can attend to have your bloods taken.)
To have your blood pressure taken or for blood pressure related enquiries, please get in touch with your local Practice Nurse. Appointments can be made by contacting reception on telephone: 0151 526 1121
Alternatively you can take your own blood pressure reading with our machine in reception, and pass the reading to the receptionist on duty to update your records.
Once you have received your invite for a Cervical Smear screening please contact reception to arrange an appointment with either our practice nurse or a practice nurse in Litherland Town Hall 7 day access.
Travel Vaccinations and Immunisations
If you require a travel review for your next holiday please contact reception 0151 526 1121 for a half and hour appointment with our practice nurse for a full travel review and vaccinations.
* Please note * our practice nurse appointments are booked up 6 weeks in advance. Most travel reviews should be booked 4 - 6 weeks prior to your holiday.
Chronic Disease Management
For advice on Chronic Disease Management, please get in touch with your local Practice Nurse. Appointments can be made by contacting reception on telephone: 0151 526 1121
Have you just found out you are pregnant?
If so please call 0151 247 4747 to arrange your booking appointment.
We hold weekly clinics with our midwife Kathy Forrester, these are every Thursday 13:00pm - 16:00pm.
If you have any concerns regarding your pregnancy please contact Kathy (midwife) or the surgery.
Child Health Advice
Please contact your local Health Visitor on telephone 0151 247 6810 for child health care advice.
General advice on health problems in children under five can be obtained from the Health Visitor during the above clinic. If your child has recently become unwell, please consult the Medical Centre during normal surgery hours rather than during this clinic this avoids the possibility of spreading infections.
Smoke Free Sefton offer appointments to help you quit.
You can book an appointment by ringing 0300 100 1000.
TEXT "QUIT" to 66777 or go online for more information.
Please contact your local District Nurse on telephone 0151 247 6830 for advice on the care of people in their own home.
Long Term Conditions
Please contact your local District Nurse on telephone 0151 247 6830 for advice on the management of long-term conditions.
New Patient Medicals are available with the practice nurse by appointment. Insurance and other Medical Examinations are not covered by the NHS but can be arranged by special appointment with your doctor. If there is a fee involved, the receptionist can advise how much this will be.
Your Personal Information
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Additional clinics include the following. Please ask at reception if you require any further detail:
- Dietician (referral by GP or practice nurse)
- Chronic heart disease
- Cardiovascular disease
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Westway Medical Centre welcomes Amanda Richards a nurse practitioner who has joined our health care team. She is able to assess, diagnose and treat patients. When necessary, and appropriate, she will prescribe medication.
Many of the problems dealt with by the nurse practitioner may be perceived by patients as requiring a doctorâ€™s input. We will not ask you to see the nurse practitioner unless we feel it appropriate. The more information you give when arranging appointments the better. The nurse practitioner can also provide health education to patients enabling individuals to better manage their health or condition. What can the nurse practitioner help with?