The Official Webpage for Kellsall Medical Centre

Volunteer to help the NHS

The NHS Volunteer Responders scheme set up by NHS England and NHS Improvement, in partnership with the Royal Voluntary Service, is currently seeking new members in the Kelsall area to support the community and the local COVID vaccine clinics.

To join we need you to:

  • Live in England and be over the age of 18
  • Use a smartphone. This is because tasks will be sent directly to your phone through the GoodSAM app. Don’t worry if you are not familiar with this technology, there is plenty of help available
  • Decide which of the NHS Volunteer Responder role/s you would like to do
  • Consider your own health condition when choosing role/s
  • Be able to volunteer as much as you possibly can

The app-based scheme enables volunteers to mark themselves on or off duty depending on their availability, making it easy to fit volunteering around other commitments.

So, please click here to register to become an NHS Volunteer Responder.

COVID-19 VACCINATIONS

We are currently in the process of planning and organising the mass vaccination programme for our patients.  At the present time we are unable to confirm any dates when you will be able to attend for your vaccine.  Patients will be contacted in due course once we have more information.  In the meantime we would respectfully ask that you do not contact the Practice with queries about when the vaccine will be available in order to ensure the phone lines remain free for patients with a clinical need.

CURRENT VACANCIES AT THE PRACTICE

As we work towards moving into the new surgery we are looking to expand and improve upon our current services and team. The Practice is currently looking to recruit to the following positions:-

Medical Receptionist (part-time)

We are currently looking to recruit a permanent Medical Receptionist to join our busy team. The successful candidate will be patient focused, a good team player and flexible in their approach. Whilst we encourage applications from suitably experienced individuals, training can be provided for the right candidate.
Hours: 20 hours per week. Weekday shifts working Monday – Friday (days to be agreed upon appointment). Additional hours may be required for planned and unplanned absences.
Main duties of the job
• Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
• Strong IT skills
• Clear, polite telephone manner
• Competent in the use of Office and Outlook
• EMIS user skills (desirable)
• Effective time management (Planning & Organising)
• Ability to work as a team member and autonomously
• Good interpersonal skills
• Problem solving & analytical skills
• Ability to follow policy and procedure
• Checking dispensed medication (training will be given)
Health Care Assistant (part-time)

We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate to work as a Health Care Assistant in our busy, friendly rural surgery.

The post holder will assist the GP’s and healthcare team in providing a holistic service and high-quality care for the practice population. A wide range of clinical skills, and the ability to communicate effectively with patients and other team members and strict confidentiality are essential.

Ideally applicants should have a good standard of education and have achieved or be working towards gaining the Care Certificate. However, training can be given and supported.

Hours of work: 14 hours per week (days to be agreed upon appointment). Additional hours may be required for planned and unplanned absences.

The successful applicant(s) will also need to be willing to commit to working evenings when required to cover the Extended Hours clinics in the future.

The Practice provides 5 weeks holidays pro-rota plus bank holidays and a staff uniform.
If you are interested in either of the above roles please send in your CV to the surgery, clearly stating which role you are interested in.

The closing date for applications is 24th December 2020.

PATIENT NOTICE DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

PATIENT NOTICE DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

 We want to keep our patients safe therefore during the current pandemic and due to the space constraints at the premises on Church Street, we will also be undertaking some appointments at the The Old Bank Surgery site in Kelsall.  This is in agreement with the Drs Adey and Dancy of Tarporley Health Centre.

This is a temporary arrangement until the crisis ceases; after which time all appointments will once again be undertaken at the Church Street Practice.

If you need to see a GP or a nurse you will be telephone triaged in the first instance to ensure you receive the most appropriate and safest care from our clinicians.  A decision will then be made as to whether:

  • Your problem is dealt with via telephone and/or video link without the need to physically attend at either of the above premises
  • You are asked to attend Kelsall Medical Centre on Church Street
  • You are asked to attend The Old Bank Surgery

If you are asked to attend in person at either site, please remain in your car until you are called in by either the nurse or the GP.  Please do not enter either building unless asked to do so.

We thank you for your continued cooperation during the current situation.

Did not Attend Appointments!

Have you been struggling to book an appointment?!

During April 2019 there were 55 patients who did not attend for their appointments,

with no reason given.

This equates to 22 Doctors appointments

and 33 Nurse appointments

These appointments could have been offered to other patients who needed to see a Doctor or a Nurse BUT couldn’t get an appointment.

Help us to avoid this by letting reception know in advance whether you are unable to make your appointment and please don’t forget if you have an appointment.

Can`t make it? Cancel it!

Pharmacy First

Your local pharmacy is the place to go to get any prescription medicines and clinical advice for minor health concerns. But they do a lot more than that.

As well as helping with common illnesses – like sore throats, coughs, colds, tummy troubles and aches and pains – pharmacy teams can also help with stopping smoking, cutting down on alcohol, advice on safe sex and emergency contraception.

Many pharmacies are open until late and at weekends. You don’t need an appointment – you can just walk in. Find your nearest Pharmacy here. 

Visit https://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Pharmacy/Pages/Yourpharmacy.aspx for more details.

pharmacyfirst-png

Measles is circulating!

#Measles is circulating. Contact us now on 01829 751252 for the free MMR vaccine if you, your children and teenagers haven’t had 2 doses already. Measles is extremely infectious, so if you have symptoms, telephone us or NHS 111- don’t visit the surgery or go to A&E http://bit.ly/2AHF9s6

measles-facebook-banner-1200x630px-optb-3-2