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Please note the practice will be closed on Tuesday 17th September 2019 for PLT (Protected Learning) from 2pm, and 1pm Shenstone Surgery.
IMPORTANT NOTICE - CAR PARKING
Due to refurbishment of the Car Parks by NHS Property Services, the Patient Car Park will be CLOSED from Monday 30th September for approximately 3 weeks
Please ensure you allow more time for parking elsewhere when attending the surgery
ADULT 'FLU CLINICS 2019!
It is time to think about protecting your health in the winter season ahead.
The Practice offers free vaccinations for our eligible patients, it is important that you attend surgery for your vaccinations so that we can review your medical history and record that you have had the vaccination.
We will be running 3 'flu vaccination clinics at Greenhill surgery between 9am & 1pm on the following dates (no appointment necessary):
Saturday 28th September - OVER 65'S ONLY
Saturday 12th October - all 18+ welcome (see under 65 eligibility)
Saturday 26th October - all 18+ welcome (see under 65 eligibility)
At Shenstone Surgery there will be one session:
Tuesday 15th October 12.30 - 1.30 - all 18+ welcome (see under 65 eligibility)
Eligibility for under 65's includes: Pregnancy; suffer from a chronic disease (asthma/diabetes/heart/kidney/liver/neurological disease); are immunosuppressed; morbidly obese.
Carers and those in close contact with immunosuppressed individuals are also eligible for a free flu vaccination.
Please ask at the surgery if you are unsure.
Children's 'Flu Clinic dates to follow.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING LONG TERM CONDITION ANNUAL REVIEWS
YOUR ANNUAL REVIEW WILL NOW BE DUE IN YOUR BIRTHDAY MONTH.
A LETTER OF INVITATION WILL NO LONGER BE SENT.
PLEASE CONTACT THE PRACTICE ONE MONTH PRIOR TO YOUR BIRTHDAY TO ALLOW TIME FOR YOUR NECESSARY BLOOD TESTS.
A LETTER WILL BE SENT IN THE COMING MONTH WITH MORE INFORMATION
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Extended Access Appointments - Lichfield and Burntwood GP Network
From the 1st of September 2018, in addition to the Practice’s normal opening hours, you can also book an appointment to see a local clinician in the evenings between 6:30 to 8:00 pm, or on Saturday and Sunday at locations across Lichfield and Burntwood. GP Practices are working together to provide Extended Access appointments to our patients. This means that your appointment may be with a different GP or health professional based in a different location or Practice than you are used to, and some of these appointments are telephone only. These appointments are pre-bookable by contacting the surgery during our normal opening times. When you call, our receptionists will be able to help you to find a suitable appointment.
NOTICE FOR PATIENTS WHO SUFFER FROM COELIAC DISEASE
NHS England have recently announced that from 4th December 2018 certain gluten-free items will no longer be available on prescription. Please see click on the link below for more information
Gluten-Free Prescribing Changes
At The Westgate Practice in Lichfield our doctors and nurses take pride in offering the highest standard of patient-centred healthcare. We run many clinics for chronic disease care and offer a wide variety of other medical services such as antenatal and postnatal care, minor surgery, childhood vaccinations and well-person check-ups.
Please note, to access our online appointment and prescription services, patients will need to register for this service. Please call into our surgery at your convenience, bringing one form of identification with you - thank you.
At Westgate we offer a text reminder service to all our patients who inform us of their mobile number. This service is used to remind patients of appointments booked and for general clinic dates. Any risk of the messages being intercepted is addressed by minimising the information sent. If you use the online services to update your contact details and do not want to be included in the text reminder service please contact the practice.
We have a variety of leaflets about our services at Westgate Practice, which can be picked up from both our Greenhill and Shenstone sites. If you would like information in an alternative format, for example large print or easy read, or if you need help with communicating with us, for example because you use British Sign Language, please let us know.
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(Site updated 12/09/2019)