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Care Hub

Care Hub has been developed by a consortium of partners including GPs from West Cheshire CCG, Brightlife, Brio Leisure and other stakeholders to further links to, and knowledge of Social Prescribing facilities available to our patients.  

What is social prescribing?

Social prescribing, sometimes referred to as community referral, is a means of enabling GPs, nurses and other primary care professionals to refer people to a range of local, non-clinical services.

Recognising that people’s health is determined primarily by a range of social, economic and environmental factors, social prescribing seeks to address people’s needs in a holistic way. It also aims to support individuals to take greater control of their own health.

Social prescribing schemes can involve a variety of activities which are typically provided by voluntary and community sector organisations. Examples include volunteering, arts activities, group learning, gardening, befriending, legal advice, support groups, specific health issues organisations, cookery, healthy eating advice and a range of sports.

Social prescribing is designed to support people with a wide range of social, emotional or practical needs, and many schemes are focussed on improving mental health and physical well-being.  Those who could benefit from social prescribing schemes include people with mild or long-term mental or physical health problems, vulnerable groups, people who are socially isolated, and those who frequently attend either primary or secondary health care.

Home Births

pregnant51The midwives attached to the practice assist with home births. Although the doctors in the practice have obstetric training, they do not consider themselves to be GP obstetricians and, therefore, will not be present for any home delivery. Should an emergency arise, they would obviously be obliged to attend and offer appropriate help to the best of their abilities.


Well Woman Clinic

Clinics are held on Thursday mornings by Dr. Rowan Brookes.


Family Planning Services

The practice provides a comprehensive range of family planning (contraceptive) services.  Please feel free to discuss your needs with your doctor or a practice nurse.


Emergency Contraception

To be effective, emergency contraception needs administering as soon as possible, up to a limit of 5 days, following an episode of unprotected intercourse. Please contact the surgery if you require advice.


Travel Vaccinations

Please allow 8 weeks prior to departure to start receiving your vaccinations

Here at Upton Village Surgery our Practice Nurses provide advice and interventions for travel health, including vaccinations and malaria prevention.

When travelling abroad and visiting areas where there are higher risks of contracting infectious diseases, travel vaccinations are available to offer protection for many of these diseases. Travel vaccinations will usually be required in addition to the vaccinations you receive in accordance with the UK vaccination schedule and some countries request certification to prove you have received certain vaccinations prior to allowing you entry to the country.

If you have recently booked a trip or a planning one, we recommend that you look at the following websites to familiarise yourself with general travel advice for the countries you are visiting. The websites will provide pertinent information on how you can keep safe and well during your trip, including vaccinations and malaria prevention (as appropriate).

Getting Vaccinated

As soon as you have booked your trip, please complete and submit the travel questionnaire (below) to inform the Practice Nurses of your travel plans. Once this is completed, the Practice will contact you to confirm whether vaccinations are recommended for your travel and arrange any appointments as necessary.

Travel Questionnaire

Sufficient time to receive your vaccinations for travel is very important. This is because you need to allow yourself adequate time after receiving the vaccination to develop immunity to the diseases.  Additionally, some vaccinations you may require are completed in courses, where more than one dose required.

Fees for Travel vaccinations

Some of the vaccinations that are available for travel are offered free of charge on the NHS. These are:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid
  • Polio

The remainder of travel vaccinations and medication for malaria prevention do incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge.


Minor Surgery

Provided by arrangement by Dr Inchley and Dr Sillitoe.


Well Man Clinic

Please ask reception staff or a doctor for details.


Immunisation Clinicvaccination3

Held at the surgery every Tuesday and Thursday, appointments are issued by the local Health Authority.

Mother/Baby/Toddler Open Advice Clinic

Boughton Health Centre: Monday 1-3:30pm

Kingsway Health Centre: Thursday 1:30-3:30pm

Dale Community Centre: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, 1-3pm.

Antenatal Clinic

All Maternity services are provided at Kingsway Children's Centre.

Child Health Surveillance

This clinic is run by the doctors and the health visitor. Appointments will automatically be sent at the appropriate ages.

 

 
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