Due to ongoing concerns around COVID-19 (coronavirus) we are temporarily triaging all requests for appointments including online appointment bookings.
This is to ensure we are able to fully assess risk before appointments are booked at the surgery.
As you will be aware the practice uses eConsult and patients are advised to seek advice via this service.
If a face to face appointment in the surgery is required once your eConsult has been triaged by a doctor, then you will be informed of how to make that appointment directly.
Please see the link further down on this home page for further information and access to the eConsult service.
For any general information on coronavirus please visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Welcome to Birchwood Medical Centre
Practice news ....
PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO COMPLETE OUR FRIENDS & FAMILY TEST THERE ARE THREE WAYS TO DO IT
The NHS wants to ensure that you have the best possible experience of care. The Friends and Family test is a way of gathering your feedback about this experience and helping to drive improvement in services. Take the Friends and Family test today by clicking on the image(left).Alternatively please complete a form at reception and pop it in the box in the waiting room. Finally you can complete a simple survey when you use your telephone or mobile to book an appointment.
Your feedback is important to us as it helps us be more responsive to your needs.
2019 'FLU CAMPAIGN
Vaccination is your best option for protection against influenza. If you are one of the group listed below do not underestimate 'flu
* Aged 65 or over, a person with diabetes or a BMI over 40 or pregnant
Or if you have a long term condition of:
* Lungs, e.g Asthma or COPD, Heart, Brain or Nervous System, Kidney, Liver, Immune System, Spleen.
* * IMPORTANT INFORMATION * *
BIRCHWOOD MEDICAL CENTRE ARE SUSPENDING EXTENDED HOURS DUE TO THE CURRENT COVID-19
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Extended Access Appointments:
We will be offering Extended Access Appointments from 1st July 2019. These appointments will be on various days of the week between the hours of 7-8am and 6.30-7.30pm. Please contact Reception for more details and to book an appointment.
IT systems in practices
NHS Warrington Clinical Commissioning Group is advising patients that some practices are currently experiencing issues with slow IT systems, which may impact upon how quickly practice staff can help.
These issues are not the fault of staff within your GP practice, so please do be patient, they want to help you and will to their best to do so.The slow access to systems is due to issues with the national N3 network - the national broadband network for the NHS - which is currently being replaced in stages across the country.
Local migration to the new Health and Social Care Network (the replacement for the N3 network) will take place within the next 6-8 weeks and once the work has been completed will provide a reliable and efficient service for GP practices.
Thank you to all local people for their patience in this matter and for supporting your GP practice during this time. ____________________________________________________________________
Please Click here to view the Patient Leaflet
NATIONAL DIABETES AUDIT: helping to improve diabetes care - read more
Ask Ollie Website: Information for families and young people - read more
Online Services Records Access: Patient information leaflet ‘It’s your choice’ - read more
NOW ABOUT US .....
Birchwood Medical Centre has been established since 1976 and serves the communities of Birchwood (Oakwood, Locking Stumps & Gorse Covert) as well as Croft and Culcheth to the north together with Longbarn and Cinnamon Brow to the east. Our current list size is 11,211.
We operate from modern large purpose built premises near to the shopping centre in Birchwood.
Our team includes nine GPs, three senior nurses, three health care assistants, a practice manager, deputy manager, four secretaries, four reception staff and nine admin staff.
We offer full general medical practice services and additional and enhanced services from our team.
At Birchwood Medical Centre, we aim to treat all our patients promptly, courteously and in complete confidence. We feel it is important you know who you are speaking to, so our practice staff will identify themselves on the telephone.
Birchwood Medical Centre is a 'training practice'. This means hospital doctors wanting to enter general practice spend twelve months with us in order to gain the experience they need to become family doctors.We also have medical students from Liverpool and Manchester Universities. We also have F2 doctors who spend 4 months in general practice as part of postgraduate training. As a training practice, your medical records may be used for educational purposes.
This website is for both existing patients and those considering registering with us. It tells you about our services, how to access them and some general information about how our practice operates. The practice is within the Warrington NHS area.
SystmOne Online Services - Repeat Prescriptions and Appointments
If you have a SystmOne on-line user name and password, please use this link to order your repeat prescriptions or book your appointment online. Please Note that any controlled drugs cannot be sent electronically to your nominated pharmacy.
If you are interested in this on - line service, including access to a summary care record, please contact reception for a code.
(Site updated 01/04/2020)