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Online Services

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Guidance on how to have a video consultation with your GP or Nurse               

GP online services allow you to access a range of services via your computer, mobile or tablet. Once you have signed up, you will be able to:

    • book or cancel appointments online
    • renew or order repeat prescriptions online
    • view parts of your GP record, including information about medication, allergies, vaccinations, previous illnesses and test results

You can still contact the practice by phone or in person, this is just another option, which other patients have found is more convenient and saves them time. More information including “how to” leaflets and videos of patients and why they are using GP online services are available at www.nhs.uk/gponlineservices

How to sign-up

For more information, please contact reception or next time you visit the surgery, bring with you a piece of photo ID (passport, driving licence) and something with your address on like a bank statement but not a gas or electric bill. If you don’t have these, please talk to us and we will help you sign-up

NHS AppTry the new NHS App

If you’re a patient at our practice you can now use the new NHS App, a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.

You can use the NHS App to check your symptoms and get instant advice, book appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view your GP medical record and more.

If you already use on line services through Patient Access or Evergreen for example you can continue to use it. You can use the NHS App as well.

For more information go to www.nhs.uk/nhsapp

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Welcome to Whitley Road Medical Centre

The doctors and staff at Whitley Road Medical Centre in Manchester are proud to offer the highest standard of patient-centred healthcare.  We run many clinics for the management of chronic diseases such as asthma and diabetes and offer a wide variety of other medical services including antenatal and postnatal care, minor surgery, childhood vaccinations and well-person check-ups.

We welcome all new patients to the practice and do not discriminate against patients on the grounds of age, race, religion or sexual orientation.

If you wish to register with the practice and you live within our practice area, please bring your previous medical card or alternatively bring in two forms of identification and complete a new patient registration form at reception.

New patients are invited to complete a questionnaire about health and lifestyle.

In addition to everything you need to know about the practice you will also find a wealth of health-related information in the menu at the bottom of the page. Please have a look around and do send us some feedback if you like.

We are part of a PCN.

The BMA GP committee and NHS England have agreed, through the national contract negotiations, for the development and rollout of PCNs.

PCNs are groups of GP practices working closely together - along with other healthcare staff and organisations - providing integrated services to the local population.

Since April 2019, individual GP practices can establish or join PCNs covering populations of between 30,000 to 50,000 (with some flexibility).

The aim of PCNs:

  • To focus services around local communities.
  • To help rebuild and reconnect the primary healthcare team across the area.
  • Alleviate workload.
  • Be practice-led, as ensured by LMCs and CCGs.
  • To allow GPs and primary care practitioners to deliver a new model of care for their patients and communities.

The other surgeries in our PCN are:

Hazeldene Medical Centre
Simpson Medical Practice
Newton Heath Health Centre
St George's Medical Centre
Droylsden Road Family Practice
Victoria Mill Health Centre

COVID-19 vaccination update

How to access your COVID-19 vaccination status.

We are unable to provide letters showing Covid-19 vaccination status. You can access your Covid-19 vaccination status through the free NHS App from 17th May onwards. You can access the app through mobile devices such as a smartphone or tablet. Proof of your Covid-19 vaccination status will be shown within the NHS App. We recommend that you register with the app before booking international travel.

If you do not have access to a smartphone and know that the country you are travelling to requires Covid-19 vaccination status, you can call the NHS helpline on 119 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. We expect the letter to take up to 5 days to reach you.

What vaccine for COVID-19 is currently available?

Both the Pfizer/BioNTech and Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines are now available. Both vaccines have been shown to be safe and offer high levels of protection and have been given regulatory approval by the MHRA.

Will vaccines still be provided/can I still attend my appointment during the national lockdown?

Yes. Getting the COVID-19 vaccine, or any other vaccine, is an important medical appointment and so is within the rules wherever you live. Vaccinations will continue as normal in all areas through the national lockdown and beyond. If you have booked or are offered an appointment, please attend it.

Why are you postponing second doses?

The UK's Chief Medical Officers have agreed a longer timeframe between first and second doses so that more people can get their first dose quickly, and because the evidence shows that one dose still offers a high level of protection after two weeks.

This decision will allow us to get the maximum benefit for the most people in the shortest possible time and will help save lives.

Getting both doses remains important so we would urge people to return for it at the right time.

More Vaccine Information:

Please do not contact the practice to ask for a COVID-19 vaccination. You will be contacted when you are eligible. To make sure everyone gets the vaccine in a safe and controlled way, a prioritisation list has been established so the vaccine can be given to those who need it first. We will contact you when you are eligible to receive the vaccine and provide you with information about location and date, so please don’t contact the practice to ask for a vaccine before then.

We are aware that some people are receiving suspicious calls and text messages offering the COVID-19 vaccination. Coronavirus vaccines are only available on the NHS. You can be contacted by the NHS, your employer, or a GP surgery local to you, to receive your vaccine. Remember, the vaccine is free of charge. At no point will you be asked to pay.

  • The NHS will never ask you for your bank account or card details.
  • The NHS will never ask you for your PIN or banking password
  • The NHS will never arrive unannounced at your home to administer the vaccine.
  • The NHS will never ask you to prove your identity by sending copies of personal documents such as your passport, driving licence, bills or pay slips. 

If you receive a call you believe to be fraudulent, hang up. If you believe you have been the victim of fraud or identity theft you should report this directly to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040. Where the victim is vulnerable, and particularly if you are worried that someone has or might come to your house, report it to the Police online or by calling 101.

We are very busy at the moment vaccinating people against both COVID and flu and also supporting our patients with routine and urgent health requests so we are unable to answer questions about the Covid vaccination. We have created a list of frequently asked questions which may be useful to you. There is also more information on the NHS website.

Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)

The NHS in Manchester and Public Health England (PHE) are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.

The latest information on symptoms of coronavirus infection and areas where recent travel may have resulted in a high risk of exposure can be found on

www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

NHS 119 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.

Use this service if:

  • you think you might have coronavirus;
  • you've been in close contact with someone with coronavirus.

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Use the online portal: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19

or Call 119 if you need to speak to someone

Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact. A person can also catch the virus by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands.

Testing of suspected coronavirus cases is carried out in line with strict guidelines. This means that suspected cases are kept in isolation, away from public areas of GP surgeries, pharmacies and hospitals and returned home also in isolation. Any equipment that come into contact with suspected cases are thoroughly cleaned as appropriate. Specific guidance has also been shared with NHS staff to help safeguard them and others. Patients can be reassured that their safety is a top priority, and are encouraged to attend all appointments as usual.

Symptoms to look out for:

  • Cough
  • High temperature/Fever
  • Sore throat
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Loss of taste/smell

If you are concerned that you may have been exposed or feel you have become infected with the novel coronavirus and feel unwell with breathing problems and have a fever, stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as you would with other flu viruses; and call NHS 111 to inform them of your symptoms.

Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:

  • Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.

For further information:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIheXdxK7J5wIVhbHtCh3vGAH4EAAYASAAEgImZfD_BwE#advice-for-travellers

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-specified-countries-and-areas/covid-19-specified-countries-and-areas-with-implications-for-returning-travellers-or-visitors-arriving-in-the-uk

(Site updated 07/06/2021)

Contact Details

Whitley Road Medical Centre

Contact Telephone

0161 205 4407
0161 336 5958
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