Welcome to West Hallam Medical Centre
Welcome along to our surgery website where we hope you will quickly benefit from a user friendly layout and a wealth of information about our healthcare services. Find out when we’re open and what to do when we’re not, all from the comfort of your own home.
Autumn in approaching and that means flu jabs! Please click on the link in the right hand index - Flu Vaccinations - to find out more.
Being seen by the Appropriate Clinician
When calling the practice you may be asked by the reception team the reason for your call. This is simply to allow the reception team to ensure you are seen by the most appropriate clinician.
The practice clinical team now consists of a wide range of clinicians who can manage all conditions. We hope you agree that it is important that GPs see and treat the most poorly and complex patients. It is not a good use of their time to be managing minor illness.
Changes to our Travel Services
Due to the increasing demand for Nurse Appointments from patients who require urgent and on-going help with chronic disease management we are making changes to some of the additional services that our Nursing team have provided in the past.
From 1st March 2016 we will only be providing the following NHS vaccinations to our patients who are planning a trip abroad.
- diphtheria, polio and tetanus (combined booster)
- hepatitis A – including when combined with typhoid or hepatitis B
These vaccines are usually free because they protect against diseases thought to represent the greatest risk to public health if they were brought into the country.
We will no longer be providing the following private vaccinations,
- hepatitis B when not combined with hepatitis A
- Japanese encephalitis and tick-borne encephalitis
- meningitis C and other meningitis vaccines
- tuberculosis (TB)
There are a number of private providers who can provide these locally and their details are readily available online.
Patient Group Campaign 2015/6
The West Hallam Patient Participation Group (PPG) has produced a campaign based on three themes:
- Wasted medications
- How your pharmacy can help you
- Getting medical advice - who can help?
Information posters will be displayed in the surgery waiting room and on community noticeboards.
To find out more and understand these really important messages please click on the 'Patient Group' link on the right-hand side menu.
Live Life Better
Do you want to lose weight, stop smoking and become more active? If so please visit the website below for help and advice for one central point of contact for all service users and professionals alike. This service is free of charge at point of entry.
Our Patient Participation Group (PPG) has produced our patient's leaflets.
The 'Full Version' provides all the information you need to know about the services we provide.
The 'Key Facts' do exactly what the title suggests and provide key information such as opening hours &contact numbers.
Both can be downloaded from the website by clicking on the 'Patient Information' link on the right hand side index.
How Information about you helps provide better care
There are changes to the way we will be sharing patient data. This leaflet explains the changes in detail, so please take time to read this leaflet carefully. If you wish to opt-out please complete and return the attached form to the surgery. There is also a link available to the NHS website which provides an animation to help explain the policy.
Choosing the Right Service
Help choose the service you need when feeling unwell:
One Click Away
Convenience doesn’t stop there and you can now access a number of services online. Ordering a repeat prescription or sending us your comments are both just a click away. And if you’re not yet registered with us you can download the necessary forms here too.
Health and Happiness
Our team are dedicated to your continued good health and approach your care with professionalism, discretion and friendliness. You can count on a warm welcome from everyone involved here at the practice.
The surgery has full disabled access. Patient services are provided at ground floor level. A disabled patients toilet facility is provided. If access proves difficult to any of our disabled patients we will be happy to assist.
(Site updated 23/09/2016)