Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave the house for very limited purposes:
Important - These reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.
There is separate advice about staying at home if:
Do not leave your home if you have either:
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
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If you are over 65 then you can make an appointment at the surgery for these.
Children under 14 years are seen at the Paediatric Clinic at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire. Please call 01782 675183 to make an appointment, and speak to us to request numbing cream.
Walk In Services; no appointment needed:
Monday to Friday between 8am-4.45pm
Cobridge Community Health Centre (Church Terrace, Cobridge ST6 2JN)
Bradwell Hospital (Talke Road, Chesterton, ST5 7NL)
Meir Primary Care Centre (Weston Road, Meir ST3 6AB)
Bradwell Hospital MONDAYS 8am-6.45pm
Cobridge Community Health Centre WEDNESDAYS 8am-6.45pm
To make an appointment with one of the outreach clinics please call 01782 674242 between 9am-5pm Monday to Friday
MONDAYS: Milehouse Primary Care Centre, Bentilee Health Centre, Smallthorne Health Centre, Tunstall Health Centre, Leek Health Centre
TUESDAYS: Milehouse Primary Care Centre, Silverdale Health Centre, Tunstall Health Centre, Kidsgrove HEalth Centre, Ryecroft Health Centre
WEDNESDAYS: Burslem Health Centre, Biddulph Health Centre
THURSDAYS: Shelton Primary Care, Hanley Health Centre, Tunstall Health Centre
FRIDAYS: Silverdale Health Centre, Abbey Hulton Clinic, Kidsgrove Health Centre
To discuss contraception please make an appointment with one of our doctors. Follow up appointments (to get a repeat prescription for the pill etc) please book with the practice nurse.
Depo injections can also be done here.
Please note we no longer offer coil fittings. If you would like a coil fitted or removed then please call Cobridge Community Health Centre on 0300 790 0165 to make an appointment with one of the outreach clinics. Coil strings can be checked here by Sister Roberts once it is fitted.
For a full sexual health check up please use one of the outreach clinics mentioned below.
All ages can attend a walk in service at the following health centres:
Cobridge Community Health Centre (tel 0300 790 0165) Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday between 8.30am-5pm, or Saturdays between 10am-12.30pm.
Cheadle Health Centre on Fridays between 2pm-4pm.
Under 25s can use the following 5 walk in clinics:
Ryecroft Health Centre (Newcastle tel 0300 124 0096) on Mondays 4.30pm-6.30pm or Tuesdays 3pm-5pm.
Biddulph Clinic on Wednesdays 2.30pm-5pm
Bentilee Neighbourhood Centre Thursdays 3pm-5pm
Leek Health Centre Thursdays 3.45pm-5.45pm
Meir Health Centre on Fridays 1pm-4.30pm
If you would prefer to book an appointment rather than ue the walk in please call the clinics direct.
Cobridge (0300 790 0165), Biddulph (0300 404 2988), Ryecroft (0300 124 0096), Shelton Primary Care (0300 123 0878), Kidsgrove (0300 124 0091), Leek (0300 124 0097), Bentilee (01782 231301), Blurton (0300 123 0971), Meir (0300 123 1452).
You will be invited to attend the surgery for a Diabetic check up every year, usually in your Birthday month. This is a half an hour appointment with any of our practice nurses who will go through your management plan, and offer any subsequent follow ups.
Please remember to have your blood taken before your appointment, please see the 'Blood Test Clinics' tab above for more information. You do not need to fast for this.
If you have any queries or concerns regarding your diabetic control you can book an appointment at any time to discuss with one of our practice nurses.
The surgery offers ear syringing, ECGs, B12 injections, lifestyle checks, pessary changes and dressings.
Please inform the receptionist beforehand what the appointment is for so they can book you with the most suitable clinician for your treatment.
If you are booking for ear syringing please use olive oil drops for 10 days beforehand to soften the wax.
Travel Assessments need to be booked ASAP after you have booked your travel abroad, as some injections require a course. Please book a double appointment with the nurse for these.
ECGs can only be carried out on the advice of a doctor. If you feel you need an ECG please speak to the doctor first, then book your appointment with one of our practice nurses or Healthcare Support Worker.
If you require a pessary change please inform the receptionist before you book your appointment. These are double appointments carried out by a female doctor, namely Dr Catherine Stephenson or Dr Ashwini Nayak.
B12 injections and dressings are carried out by our practice nurses, usually on a single appointment. Note if the dressing is large then it would be wise to book a double appointment for this.
A smear test lasts 5 minutes...the impact of cervical cancer lasts a lifetime. Attend your smear test and reduce your risk.
Patients who still have periods need to book between 10-14 days after the start of your period (mid cycle).
We have three female nurses who will be happy to discuss any queries or concerns with you before your appointment.
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