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The Beeches Medical Centre

The Beeches Medical Centre

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11.01.21 - COVID Vaccination Programme Rollout


Following extensive trials, the first safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine has been approved in the UK and is now available to priority groups.


Vaccinations are being delivered according to priority groups identified by the Joint Committee of Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI). The vaccinations may not take place at your GP practice, but rather a local vaccination service (led by GPs, practice nurses and community pharmacists) who are responsible for delivering the vaccine to people in your community.


When it is the right time for you to receive your vaccination, you will receive an invitation to come forward. This may be via the phone, or through a letter either from the surgery or the national booking system.


We know lots of people will be eager to get protected but we are asking people not to contact us to get an appointment as you will not be able to get one until you are contacted.


Thank you for your co-operation.


04.12.2020 - Update on COVID-19 Vaccine



We are getting a lot of enquiries regarding the covid vaccine, please DO NOT telephone the surgery regarding the vaccine as this disrupts the flow of urgent telephone calls.



Information to patients regarding Covid vaccine:


Who will get the Covid vaccine first?

The exact order in which a Covid vaccine will be distributed is yet to be confirmed, and will depend on which vaccines will be available, subject to them passing regulatory checks.

However, interim guidance published by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation says that care home residents and staff will be the first priority, followed by the over 80s and health and social care workers.


The vaccine will then be made available to people in 5-year age bands, from the over 75s to over 50s, with the oldest as the highest priority.



17.09.2020 - Please see below to find a useful guide for parents and Guardians with regards to COVID-19






Please click on the following HERE if you would like to save a copy of this guide.



Keeping heathly during Covid


Support for older people and those who are shielding


Please click on the link below for healthy advice on keeping active during the Coronavirus outbreak.


clickhere https://www.hdft.nhs.uk/content/uploads/2020/05/PHE-Active-at-Home-Booklet-21-May-ELECTRONIC.pdf





Patient masks when visiting surgery ( posted on Jun 12, 2020 ) 



From Monday 15. 6. 2020 government guidelines state that patients need to wear a face covering or mask when visiting their surgery.


When coming in to the surgery for any reason, or for an appointment, please ensure that you are wearing a face covering.  Masks will not be provided by the practice.


Patients who cannot tolerate a mask e.g. asthma patients or those with a respiratory condition will be exempt from wearing a face covering.


Thank you for your co-operation during the Covid pandemic.





05.06.2020 - Dedicated COVID Patient Advice Line


In line with services moving back to business and usual processes, the dedicated COVID Patient Advice Line has now transferred back to the CCG Patient Advice & Liaison Service (PALS).  


Anyone requiring support or advice should contact the PALS service via the freephone number: 0800 218 2333 or email mlcsu.customercarelancashire@nhs.net


The Helpline staff can answer administration type of  queries:-


Please contact this number as an alternative to contacting the practice.




Phlebotomy - Thursday 8am - 11.30


The Beeches Medical Centre - This is an appointment only service. Please ring 0151 424 3101 to book an appointment.  Please DO NOT attend if you have not booked an appointment.  To keep our patients and staff safe we ask you to attend unaccompanied if possible and wearing a face covering.


Whiston Hospital - No appointment necessary. The service operates Monday to Friday; 8:00am to 5:00pm


St Helens Hospital - No appointment necessary. The service operates Wendesday to Friday; 8:00am to 5:00pm


Highfield - (former hospital site) - Walk in service - Monday to Friday 8am - 11am.  Please go to rear carpark where the phlebotomy service will be signposted for access to patients.


Important Information - At all locations patients will be required to wear a mask/3 layer face covering when attending for a blood test.





Patient Notice

Please see the privacy notice below regarding summary care record during the Covid 19 pandemic by clicking here





Important changes to Widnes Urgent Care Centre - 24.04.20


Due to COVID - 19 Widnes UCC opening will be open between 8am to 8pm, seven days a week.


The service is now an appointment only service.


This means we will no longer routinely be accepting walk-in patients until further notice.


Anyone requiring urgent care for an illness or injury will need to call the centre on 0151 495 5000. Patients will only be offered an appointment after a telephone assessment.


For medical advice please continue to contact NHS 111













COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called coronavirus.






The latest guidelines from NHS England and The Government are as follows;


Please stay at home for 14 days if you have either:


  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough


If anybody in your household have these symptoms then please self isolate yourself and your household for 14 days.




If anybody in your household have these symptoms then please self isolate yourself and your household for 14 days.



If you are currently symptomatic with coronavirus symptoms and you need advice then please see the guidelines below;


Use the NHS111 online service if 


  • you feel you can not cope with your symptoms at home
  • your condition gets worse
  • your symptoms do not get better after 7 days
  • you have symptoms and also suffer from a respiratory condition like asthma or copd.

If this relates to you then please use the NHS 111 coronavirus service. Please click here to visit 111 online


Please only call 111 if you cannot get help online.



How to avoid catching our spreading coronavirus



  • Wash your hands with soap and water often - Do this for at least 20 seconds
  • Always wash your hands when you get home or into work
  • Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • Put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
  • Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell

  • Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if you hands are not clean


Treatment for Coronavirus


There is currently no specific treatment for coronavirus.


Antibiotics do not help, as they do not work against viruses.


Treatment aims to relieve the symptoms while your body fights the illness.


You'll need to stay in isolation, away from other people, until you have recovered.


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