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Swanlow Medical CentreDene Drive Primary Care CentreDene DriveWinsford, CW7 1ATTel: 01606 - 544644
Covid Vaccine Passport/Certificate PLEASE READ
We are unable to issue this certificate at the practice.
Please see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/demonstrating-your-covid-19-vaccination-status-when-travelling-abroad <https://www.gov.uk/guidance/demonstrating-your-covid-19-vaccination-status-when-travelling-abroad> for further information.
Proof of your vaccination status will be available on the NHSapp, (Which is also valuable for accessing your health records and ordering repeat prescriptions)
The NHSapp can be downloaded from https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/nhs-app/id1388411277 <https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/nhs-app/id1388411277> for iPhone or https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nhs.online.nhsonline <https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nhs.online.nhsonline> for android.
Alternatively you can call the NHS helpline on 119 (from 17 May) and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine, the letter may to take up to 5 days to reach you.
The Practice Nurses are fully qualified to carry out:
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required. Please ensure you have completed the travel form prior to booking an appointment with the nurse and you have given yourself plenty of time to get all your vaccinations done (please give at least 6 weeks to get an appointment with our Practice Nurses).
Information about countries and vaccinations required can be found on the links below:
It is important to make the initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
"All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (e.g. average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.
The average pay for GPs working in Swanlow Medical Centre in the 2019/2020 financial year was £76,719 before tax and National Insurance. This is for 8 part time GPs and 2 locum GP's who worked in the practice for more than 6 months.'
Our HCA is fully qualified to carry out the following services:
1. Lifestyle checks, including blood pressure monitoring, lifestyle advice, advice on alcohol, smoking and weight.
2. Phlebotomy (taking your blood for analysis)
4. Weight management
5. Flu and pneumococcal vaccinations (cannot do children)
6. Vitamin B12 injections
7. Assisting the GP's in minor surgery, coil fits and implant removals
Fees and Charges 2020-2021
There are many things our doctors do during their own time as they are not core NHS services. This includes letters to outside agencies, fitness letters, medicals for employment or hobbies e.g. diving or racing driving, holiday cancellation etc. A full list of our fees can be found above. You will be informed of the charge beforehand and you will be expected to pay for the letter/medical prior to your consultation.
From 1st April 2015 the Government have asked all practices to ensure that patients be given the option to view their medical records electronically. Swanlow Medical Centre has been giving patients access to certain aspects of their records for over 5 years i.e. you have been able to book appointments and order your prescriptions on line. From 1st April we are taking this service further to allow you to view your medical records from the comfort of your own home.
The process is a three step process:
1) you register yourself for an online account via this website from the home screen
2) you come to the surgery with one photo ID and one other form of ID with your full name and address on e.g. utility bill, this is to ensure that we are giving access to the appropriate person.
3) we will activate your account once we are happy you are who you say you are and you have read and understood the rules around on line access.
If you would like to read and sign the below form and bring it to the surgery when you bring your ID this would save time at the reception desk.
Patient Access Rules.pdf
This is a helpsheet which hopefully will take you through the online process step by step.
Access to online patient services for patients (1).pdf
Named GP Statement.pdf
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