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.
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.
High blood pressure is a risk factor for dementia, stroke, heart disease and kidney disease. Home monitoring is the gold standard.
Please click on the link for the Home Blood Pressure Monitoring Form
If you cannot purchase your own monitor you can borrow a practice monitor for one week. See reception for details. There is a £5 refundable deposit.
Alternatively for one off readings you may take your own blood pressure on our machine in the waiting room and pass to the receptionist to update your records.
Self Certification for sick leave
Patients are required to self-certificate for the first seven days off work regardless of if you have seen a clinician or not. To do so please print out the national self-certification form and hand to your employer. There are also copies in the waiting room. Should you require a medical sick note please complete an e-CONSULT request and search “sick
note”. A GP will review this and address accordingly.
For advice on Cervical Smears, please get in touch with your local Practice Nurse. Appointments can be made by contacting reception on telephone: 0151 526 1121
Travel Vaccinations and Immunisations
For advice on Travel Vaccinations and Immunisations, please get in touch with your local Practice Nurse. Appointments can be made by contacting reception on telephone: 0151 526 1121. Please consult your Practice Nurse six weeks prior to travel.
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 recently found out you are pregnant?
If yes please call 0151 247 4747 to arrange your booking in appointment with our community midwife Kathy Forrester.
Child Health Advice
Please contact your local District Nurse 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 help and support to help you quit for good.
You can obtain more information by:
- Ringing 0300 100 1000
- Texting "QUIT" to 66777
- Go on their website Smoke Free Sefton
Care of the elderly
Please contact your District Nurse on telephone 0151 247 6830 for advice on health care for the elderly.
Please contact your local District Nurse on telephone 0151 247 6830 for advice on the care of people in their own home.
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.
Additional clinics include the following. Please ask at reception if you require any further detail:
- Chronic heart disease
- Cardiovascular disease
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- Minor Surgery
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 doctors 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?