Every Mind Matters
The Every Mind Matters campaign aims to support everyone to feel more confident in taking action to take care of their mental health and wellbeing – promoting a range of self-care actions to promote good mental health and tackle common problems, as well as signposting wider resources and services for those in greater need.
If you think that you or someone you know would benefit from taking the mind plan click the link.
For more information about the Every Mind Matters campaign click the following link.
The appointments for this year’s flu clinic are available to book from September. Please contact the surgery in September to book your flu jab appointment or find out if you are eligible.
Bowel cancer screening test
In June of this year a new screening test was piloted and is now being rolled across the country, if you are asked to take the FIT (faecal immunochemical testing) screening and have any queries, information is available on the following link.
Everton in the community
Everton in the Community (EitC) has made an important new signing for the Liverpool 4 community by appointing a GP who will be in situ at The People’s Hub one day a week, providing local residents with advice and guidance about leading a healthier lifestyle.
GP Christopher Pritchard, from Sunlight Group Practice in Wirral, will be working with the Club’s official charity from Wednesday 11 September to offer his services to adults in the local community as well as EitC participants and staff and will be focussing on primary care, mental health, disease prevention and public health promotion.
If you would like to read more about this follow the link.
Healthier South Wirral - Primary Care Network
Healthier South Wirral – Our Primary Care Network
Since the NHS was created in 1948, the population has grown and people are living longer. Many people are living with long term conditions such as diabetes and heart disease, or suffer with mental health issues and may need to access their local health services more often.
To meet these needs, practices have begun working together and with community, mental health, social care, pharmacy, hospital and voluntary services in their local areas in primary care networks.
Primary care networks build on the core of current primary care services and enable greater provision of proactive, personalised, coordinated and more integrated health and social care. Clinicians describe this as a change from reactively providing appointments to proactively care for the people and communities they serve. Where emerging primary care networks are in place in parts of the country, there are clear benefits for patients and clinicians.
Our Primary Care Network is called Healthier South Wirral and includes:
- The Orchard Surgery
- Spital Surgery
- Allport Surgery
- Eastham Group Practice
- Parkfield Medical Centre
- Sunlight Group Practice
- Civic Medical Centre
We are committed to working together to improve the health and wellbeing of local people. We want to improve the number of services available to people closer to home whilst also encouraging people to take more responsibility for their own health and wellbeing and to support their friends and family too.
Health watch Wirral
Chronic condition reviews
If you have a chronic condition (Diabetes, Chronic Heart Disease, COPD, Asthma or Chronic Kidney Disease) you will require an annual health check. This is to ensure you are on the correct medication/treatment for your condition and it may require some blood tests. Any other important health matters will also be discussed during these annual reviews. If this applies to you please contact reception to book an appointment but please be assured that we will send you invitations to attend for these appointments.