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Macmillan Coffee Morning - On 30th September the practice will be assisting our Patient Participation Group in hosting a coffee morning to raise money for this worthy cause. The coffee morning will start at 10am and finish at 12:30pm.

This will also be an opportunity for you to view our newly installed Patient Community Hub which is based adjoining our waiting room.

For more information ask at Patient Services to speak to our Patient Services Administrator, Paige.

 

Website Update: We have updated our website to improve accessibility and ease of use.  Please see 'latest news' on the right hand tab, for more information of new updates within the practice.  

Welcome to the Heath Lane Medical Centre Website   

Mission statement

                                           

Introduction

Through this website we hope to improve our services to all our patients and enable them to find information easily and quickly.  You can order repeat prescriptions online, book an appointment, register as a new patient, cancel existing appointments, change your name and address and much more.

Heath Lane Medical Centre was opened in 1995 and there is extensive car parking with easy access for the disabled. On the ground floor there are five consulting rooms, three practice nurse rooms, a treatment room and a minor surgery room as well as rooms for the Counsellor and Phlebotomist. Baby changing facilities and a disabled person’s toilet are sited off the large waiting area.  For our patient's convenience we have an independently run pharmacy on site.

 


Surgery opening times

Please see 'opening times' link at the top of the website page.


Extended Hours Service and NHS 111

Western Cheshire have set up an evening and weekend pre-bookable GP surgery called Extended Hours at The Countess of Chester Health park in the 1829 building (signposted from the entrance of the Hospital). 

You can book a routine appointment with a Doctor or Nurse up to 2 weeks in advance.  The clinics run between 6.30pm and 9.30pm on weekdays, Saturdays 9am - 2pm and Sundays and bank holidays 10am - 3 pm. 

This service is useful for patients who work unsociable hours or find it difficult to attend the surgery during normal surgery hours.

For an appointment at extended hours please call: 01244 385422

NHS111

You should use this service outside of the surgery opening hours if you urgently need medical help or advice but it's not a life threatening situation.

Call 111 if:

  1. You need medical help fast but its not a 999 emergency.
  2. You think you need to go to A&E or need another NHS urgent care service.
  3. You don't know who to call or you don't have a GP to call.
  4. You need health information or reassurance about what to do next.

For genuine emergencies dial 999.


Heath Lane Medical Centre Surgery App 

The surgery app is downloadable for FREE from the Apple App Store and Google Play for any smart phone or tablet device.  The app will allow you to access everything you need through one central location.  You will be able to update your records, order a prescription, complete and send your asthma questionnaire and book an online appointment.  It also includes useful tools such as 'Self Help Videos' which give you further information guided towards helping you manage your own health and wellbeing. There is a phonebook which holds the numbers to all useful local services. 

Download the app now and create your own personal log in to find out more.  Remember this app is personal to YOU so if you have an idea, we want to hear it.  To do so download the app and leave a comment on the feedback page.  

To download the app, type 'Heath Lane Medical Centre' into the search bar via your app store.

Alternatively click on the link below to give you instructions on how you can download or scan the QR Code using the camera on your phone:

http://m.appbuild.io/heathland

QR Code


Online Appointment Booking Service 

You are now able to book routine GP appointments online.  In order to book these appointments you must first register.  To do this please phone Patient Services on 01244 563105 or ask at reception where you will be given a individual log in and password.  Please note - for acute 'on the day' appointments you must ring the surgery as these cannot be booked on line.


Patient Participation Group (PPG)

The Patient Participation Group (PPG) is a small group of patients who work in partnership with practice staff and GP’s to help the Practice focus on its aim of enabling its patients to live a healthy life. They meet with practice staff about four times a year and discuss a wide range of topics (minutes of their meetings are on the Practice website under “PPG”). They also help to take on specific projects for the practice and recently helped with the new refurbishments following the acceptance of the Surgery Improvement Grant.

Mr Greg Yates is the Patient Participation Group Chairman

If you would like to contact the PPG with a view to joining the group, to ask a question, raise an issue or make a suggestion, you can email Greg at:

 heathlaneppg@outlook.com.

Alternatively, you can write to the PPG via the Practice reception and we will pass your letter on to the chairman. If your issue needs discussion at one of the PPG meetings, you would be welcome to attend.

 


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(Site updated 19/08/2016)
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