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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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Access to services 

Remote consultations

The surgery is open and if you need to see your GP please ring us on 01706 397600 or for non-urgent advice click on the PATCHS image on the homepage.

We know the phones are extremely busy but the staff are answering the phones as quickly as possible throughout the day. We thank you for being polite and respectful.

We are offering all appointments as initial telephone appointments so that patients do not have to attend in person but if a face to face appointment is needed this can be arranged.

If you are waiting for a check-up or annual review, please be assured we will be in touch.

You can attend the practice in person but please ensure you wear a face covering and follow social distancing measures. Do not attend if you have symptoms of COVID-19, are self-isolating due to a positive COVID-19 test or have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19

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. 

Thank you for your understanding and your co-operation.

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Online Consultations now available

We are now offering online consultations as a quick and convenient alternative to contacting the practice by telephone. Many medical and administrative enquiries can be resolved without the need for an appointment. Please click the Patchs image below to contact us.  You will need to register via the link below the first time you use this.

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COVID-19 Vaccination Status

From 17 May 2021, people in England who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can demonstrate their vaccination status for international travel. A full course is currently two doses of any approved vaccine. Vaccine status will be available from: 

the NHS App which you can download from app stores 

the NHS website (from 17 May 2021)

Please note that it may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified so you can use these services.

If you cannot access these online services, and you have had 2 vaccines, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you had your second dose more than 5 working days ago. It may take 7 working days for the letter to arrive.

This practice is not able to provide you with a letter that shows your COVID-19 vaccination status.

When you're planning your travel, check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the gov.uk website. Make sure there is time to get proof of your vaccination status before you leave.

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Zero Tolerance

The level of verbal abuse being directed to the reception staff has reached a level that is unacceptable and will no longer be tolerated. There is no situation where rudeness and aggression is acceptable and if you behave in this way you will receive a 'Zero Tolerance' letter that will result in you being removed from the practice if you continue to repeat the behaviour. Please be kind to our receptionists who are doing their best to help all our patients. 

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Practice Closure for staff training Thursday 8th July 2021

Please note that the practice will be closed for training from 1pm on Thursday 8th July 2021 and will re-open at 8am on Friday 9th July 2021. 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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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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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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