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Welcome to Wellfield Health Centre's website

This website has been designed to provide you with up to date news and information on Wellfield Health Centre, provide NHS endorsed advice on a wide range of common conditions and also allow you to make appointments and order repeat prescriptions 24 hours a day. 

Please browse our website and feel free to provide us with your feedback. We'd particularly appreciate your thoughts on how to improve our online services and further develop the website to make it more useful to you.

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Electronic Prescription Service upgrade

We are upgrading to the next phase of the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) which will mean that almost all our prescriptions will be processed electronically from 1st July 2020.

You will still receive your prescriptions in the same way as you do now.

Read more about EPS on the NHS website.

EPS Release 4

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Access to services during the Coronavirus Pandemic

Due to the pandemic status of Coronavirus we have put measures in place to reduce the risk of infection of all our patients and staff.

With immediate effect we are offering all appointments as telephone appointments so that patients do not have to attend in person. Video appointments are  also available. If a follow-up face to face appointment is needed this will be arranged by the GP either at the practice, or if you have symptoms of coronavirus, arrangements will be made for you to be seen at an alternative location.

We have supplies of hand santiser and if you do need to attend the surgery in person we ask that you use the sanitiser on entering and leaving the surgery.

To allow us all to observe social distancing in the surgery and to limit the number of people in reception at any one time, access to reception is being controlled via an intercom. 

Thank you for your understanding and your co-operation during the ongoing outbreak.

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Walk Through Coronavirus Testing now available in Rochdale

A new COVID-19 self-testing centre for people who do not have access to a vehicle and suspect they have coronavirus symptoms is now open in Rochdale. The walk-to testing centre is located at Rochdale Town Hall car park, Packer Street, Rochdale OL16 1NJ. More details available here.

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Advice for Parents during Coronavirus

Whilst coronavirus is infectious to children it is rarely serious. If your child is unwell it is likely to be a non-coronavirus illness, rather than coronavirus itself.
Whilst it is extremely important to follow Government advice to stay at home during this period, it can be confusing to know what to do when your child is unwell or injured.
Remember that NHS 111, GPs and hospitals are still providing the same safe care that they have always done. Click here for advice to help.

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New NHS Bereavement Helpline

A new bereavement helpline to offer support and advice to families, friends and carers has been set up to support people dealing with grief at this difficult time.

The helpline can offer guidance and advice on dealing with grief and loss and is staffed by trained nurses who are highly skilled and experienced in working with bereaved families.

Losing a loved one is not easy, but you are not alone, the NHS Bereavement Helpline is here to listen and help.

To speak to a trained nurse please call:

NHS Bereavement Helpline 0800 2600 400

The helpline is open 8am to 8pm every day.

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Practice Closure for staff training Thursday 9th July 2020

Please note that the practice will be closed for training from 1pm on Thursday 9th July 2020 and will re-open at 8am on Friday 10th July 2020. If you feel you need to speak to or see a doctor whilst we are closed and it cannot wait until we re-open then please contact the out-of-hours GP service BARDOC on 0161 763 8292. If you simply need some medical advice when we are closed please telephone NHS 111. 

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Missed Appointments

Due to an increase in the number of wasted appointments through patients failing to attend appointments without informing the surgery, it has become necessary to implement the following policy:

  •  If you repeatedly fail to attend appointments, you may be removed from the practice list and required to find an alternative doctor.

 If you cannot attend your appointments for any reason, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can offer the appointment to someone else.

 Thank you for your co-operation

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Online Consultations now available

We are now offering online consultations as a quick and convenient alternative to visiting the practice. Many medical enquiries can be resolved without the need for a face to face appointment. Please complete the relevant template online and the practice will respond within two working days.

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Patient Group

Wellfield Health Centre has for many years had a Patient Participation Group (PPG), who give their time to help promote a better experience for our patients.

Wellfield Health Centre is now part of the Canalside Primary Care Network. Primary Care Networks form a key part of the NHS Plan and have been introduced with the objective of, amongst other things, providing a wider range of services to patients. We have therefore started to work more closely with Castleton Health Centre, The Kingsway Practice and The Kirkholt Medical Practice and as we look at developing services collaboratively with these practices we are setting up a network level PPG so that we can more effectively canvass opinion about any new developments. If you would be interested in getting involved please feel free to come along to the next meeting. 

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic and the need for everybody to stay at home the next meeting of the patient group scheduled to take place  on Thursday 30th April 2020 has been CANCELLED. A new date will be scheduled as soon as it is safe to do so. 

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Extended Opening Hours

We are now able to offer early morning Telephone and Face to Face appointments between 7.00am and 8.00am on Tuesdays and Thursdays with Doctors, Nurses and for Phlebotomy. These appointments are being offered for patients who struggle to attend appointments during working hours due to work commitments. To book an appointment please telephone the surgery and ask for an appointment before work. These appointments are outside of our normal opening times.

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Privacy Notice Update

If you want to know more about how we treat your data please have a read of our updated Privacy Notice .

Our updated Privacy Notice provides more information about the different ways we use your data, how we keep it secure and the legal rights that you have in relation to your own data. 

The updated Privacy Notice can be found here

A supplementary privacy notice to inform your patients about the ways information is being used during the Covid-19 pandemic can be found here

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Are you entitled to a free NHS Health Check?

Patients aged 40 - 74 years who are not currently on a disease register can attend for a five-yearly NHS Health Check.

The NHS Health Check is a health check-up for adults in England aged 40-74. It's designed to spot early signs of stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, type 2 diabetes or dementia. As we get older, we have a higher risk of developing one of these conditions. An NHS Health Check helps find ways to lower this risk.

If you would like more information you can click here to see the information provided on the NHS Choices website.

If you think you are eligible and have not already been invited for a Health Check please contact the surgery on 01706 397600 and ask the receptionist if you are eligible

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Our Rochdale website now live

Our Rochdale

This new website resource provides information on health, social care, childcare and family services within the borough of Rochdale

ourrochdale.org.uk

Our Rochdale also has a team of community connectors who can help find information and refer you to local services to improve your wellbeing such as suppprt with healthy lifestyles, housing, employment and money management. To make an appointment phone 0300 3030360 or email community.connectors@rochdale.gov.uk

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