Welcome to Upton Village Surgery
We are a relatively small, urban, practice located in purpose-built premises, situated in the heart of Upton-by-Chester. The practice population is approximately 7,200. We are not a Limited partnership.
We play an active part in the planning of health services for the local community and the development of primary care through our involvement in the Cheshire CCG.
COVID -19 VACCINATION PROGRAMME 23/11/2020
Covid-19 vaccination programme
The Government has asked the NHS to get ready for a Covid-19 vaccination programme so we can begin offering the vaccine as soon as is it is available.
This is not likely to be in the next few days or weeks, however, and no timeline has yet been set.
Although a vaccine has not yet been approved for use in the UK, we are however, looking at how we might prioritise its delivery when it is.
This might mean that we prioritise the use of the test so that a smaller numbers of people – who are considered the most vulnerable – will be vaccinated first, with others being offered the vaccine in the new year.
The NHS will follow clinical guidance for who will be vaccinated first. Although there has been a recent and encouraging announcement about the use of a vaccine recently, there is currently no timeline for the roll-out of a vaccine and we will update our information as it becomes available.
In the meantime, we are encouraging people to have their flu vaccination as soon as possible in preparation for this winter. By protecting yourself against the flu virus, you will be also protecting family and friends.
Who will get the vaccine?
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has recently published updated advice on the priority groups to receive COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available, advising that vaccines should first be given to care home residents and staff, followed by people aged over 80 and health and social workers, before being rolled out to the rest of the population in order of age and risk.
The JCVI will continue to update its advice as more information becomes available on vaccine effectiveness, safety and clinical characteristics. This will in turn be reflected in the NHS’s plans.
Update Flu 26/11/2020
Well patients aged 50-64 without a chronic disease or risk can now book in for the Flu Clinic on Saturday 5th December 2020 - please contact the Surgery on 01244 382238
All appointments are triaged by telephone first and can only be booked by calling the Practice on 01244 382 238.
Please do not come to the surgery to book appointments.
GPs and Nurses will arrange face to face appointments with patients as required.
Please click on Coronavirus for more Information and News
We have introduced a new service that allows patients who are aged 18 and over and registered at the practice to consult with a GP electronically and offers alternatives to calling or coming into the surgery for common, more minor problems.
Using this service you can also access self-help content and alternative options available to you (eg pharmacy, symptom checkers). You can also complete your own annual review for Asthmas, Hypertension and Contraceptive Annual checks online.
To access the service directly click on 'Get Started Now' on the banner above.
To watch a video on how to use e-Consult, please click here:
(Site updated 26/11/2020)