Waters Green Medical CentreSunderland StreetMacclesfieldCheshire, SK11 6JLTel: 01625 429555
We have 1 full time and 2 part-time practice nurses and a healthcare assistant. Their roles include health promotion, e.g. dietary advice, screening (cervical smears), family planning and pre-conceptual advice, immunisation of children and adults and performing tests requested by your doctor. The practice nurses can be contacted by phone between 11:30 and 12:00 for general enquiries.
There is an immunisation clinic on a Tuesday morning (10:30 to 11:30) and all registered children receive an automatic invitation from Child Health Development. Please inform Reception if your child is unable to attend. If they are being brought to Clinic with someone other than a parent or legal guardian, please provide them with a consent slip so immunisations can take place.
At this practice we provide antenatal and postnatal care. Our midwives run antenatal clinics twice a week:
We have 3 counsellors who help manage depression, anxiety or relationship problems.
The following clinics are provided; asthma, diabetes, menopause, child health surveillance, minor surgery and wart clinics. Details can be obtained from reception.
The Barnabas Centre is the first contact point for help with drug misuse. We have a weekly clinic for those on the maintenance programme and have a firm policy on this. No prescription drugs can be issued by any other GP.
A full range of contraceptive services is available, including monitoring of contraception pills, the fitting of caps and coils and emergency contraception.If you need this please ask for an urgent appointment with the doctor or the nurse. (The morning after pill is effective up to 72 hours and the emergency coil can be fitted up to 5 days after). Dr Knowles fits coils and Dr Leigh does contraceptive implants.
Pre-conceptual advice is also available.
The practice nurses run these clinics. Appointments should be made in plenty of time. The NHS is only responsible for certain vaccines and others will need to be paid for. Malaria tablets must also be paid for.
Each Autumn we run a vaccination programme for those at risk.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
Some of the services we provide fall outside the NHS therefore a fee is payable. Please follow the link below for a guide to the current private fee charges.
From 1 April 2015 we are required under our contract to allocate a named, accountable GP to ALL patients (including children).
All patients who were on the practice list prior to 1 April 2015 will need to be allocated their named accountable GP.
Please ask our receptionist who your named accountable GP is the next time you are in surgery. There is no need to telephone the surgery about this.
Please note this does not mean that you have to always see this GP - you can continue to see any GP that you wish as you have always done.
If you wish your named accountable GP to be changed please ask the receptionist she will do this for you.
Your named accountable GP is responsible for patients' overall care at the practice.
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