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Access to the Practice

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, how you contact us will be different. This is to limit face-to-face contact whenever possible and help stop the spread of coronavirus.  Our GP practice is open and if you need to see your GP, please ring us on 01204 462200.  You can also call NHS 111. Please do not come to the surgery unless you have an appointment.  If you are waiting for a check-up, please be assured we will be in touch.  

Appointments are being delivered face-to-face, online and over the telephone. If you are asked to come into the surgery for a face-to-face appointment, please remember to wear a face covering. From the 19th July the practice will continue to request that you wear a mask.  The partners have  taken this decision to protect both staff and patients from the variants.  Measures are in place to keep you safe from infection during your visit to the surgery.

For non-urgent issues such as sick notes, test results or medical reports. You will be directed to complete an online consult form, see below.  If any of our patients do not have internet access please telephone the surgery and our receptionists will complete the online consult form on your behalf.

Please be understanding of the situation we are in. We at Kearsley Medical Centre have never closed our doors throughout and have continued to see patients face to face where clinically necessary. We are all working hard, doing the very best we can and more, to try and continue to provide a safe and effective service. This often means that we have to make decisions based on our patients’ needs rather than their wants.

Please be patient with us and our staff. General practice is open, but our staff need support, patience and understanding as they work harder than ever before. Some patients are understandably frustrated but taking this out on practice staff makes it harder for us to help. The kind and encouraging words that many of you have spoken go a long way to energising us to continue with our efforts.

 

FLU CLINICS AT KEARSLEY-

Don’t let the flu get you or your family

It’s important that you protect yourself and your family this winter.  Both Covid-19 and flu will be around at the same time and you don’t want to come down with either – or both.

The flu vaccine won’t protect you against Covid and vice versa, so if eligible you’ll need both vaccines this winter for the best protection against both viruses.  Your best defence against flu is vaccination – you need one every year.

The flu vaccine is FREE for:

  • those aged 50 and over
  • pregnant women
  • those with a long-term health condition (e.g. diabetes, COPD, kidney, heart or lung disease)*
  • two and three year olds
  • pupils in Reception to Year 11
  • health and care workers
  • carers

Reception to Year 11 pupils receive a free flu nasal spray via their school health programme. Two and three year olds can have the nasal spray at their GP practice.

The nasal spray is quick and painless – no injection is needed – and it has an excellent safety record. It will help to protect not only your child against flu and serious complications such as bronchitis and pneumonia, but your loved ones and those close to you.

We are inviting our eligible patients to clinics here at Kearsley Medical Centre starting Wednesday 6th October, Please wear a face covering during your vaccination appointment.

Covid Vaccine Information

You can book your booster for 3 months from the date of second vaccine, and you can access the National Booking System to book the appointment from 2 months. Some local vaccination services will also contact patients directly including Bolton GP Federation.

We are all experiencing a high volume of calls about the vaccine, which means our phone lines are very busy.  Please be assured that we will be in touch with you to make the arrangements in due course.

KEARSLEY MEDICAL CENTRE- is holding weekly Covid Clinics starting Wednesday 19th January 2022 9-12pm.  APPOINTMENTS ONLY.  Please contact the surgery or choose the site on the link sent Nationally. Over 16 yrs only.

If you have a query about the vaccine, visit www.nhs.uk/covidvaccination or wait to be contacted by us. This will leave the phone lines free for people who need help with other matters.  For further information about the vaccine please follow this link to this page on our website Covid Information

Thank you.

Welcome to Kearsley Medical Centre

Hello and welcome to the Kearsley Medical Centre website.  We’ve packed it full of useful information in a very easy to use format with the added benefit of several online functions.

If you’re new to the area, have a look at our opening times, download a registration form and come and see us.

The team are here to provide all patients with a professional and caring healthcare experience in friendly and personal surroundings. With discretion and confidentiality guaranteed your welfare is safe, secure and in good hands.

COVID PRACTICE NEWS

From 19th July the practice has taken the decision to continue to request ALL patients and visitors to Kearsley Medical Centre must wear a face covering.  This is to continue to protect both patients and staff.

 The government have said some people have a legitimate reason not to follow the face covering rule and are exempt.  If you are exempt please click the link to download an exemption card:    https://www.keepsafe.org.uk/card

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Breast Feeding Friendly Practice

Kearsley Medical Centre is a breastfeeding friendly practice.  Breastfeeding is welcomed in all public areas of our Practice and mothers will not be asked to move or stop.  The Practice will endeavour, where possible, to make comfortable arrangements for mothers who would prefer privacy to breastfeed. 

If you have any breastfeeding worries or concerns, the best thing to do is speak to your midwife or health visitor, or join a local breastfeeding support group.  The following link also has some helpful information and support  https://www.nhs.uk/start4life/baby/breastfeeding/