Despite recent media coverage outlining a national supply issue, everyone in Cheshire West who has already had their first dose COVID vaccine will be offered their second dose within 12 weeks. Available vaccine supply is being prioritised for this purpose.

Most vaccination services in Cheshire West started vaccinating patients in early January and it has been determined nationally that second doses should be offered as close to week eleven as possible, following first dose.

Clinics are carefully planned around confirmed vaccination delivery dates in order to minimise disruption to patients.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination programme

One Ellesmere Port Primary Care Network is working together to deliver the Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine to our patients.

We started our vaccination programme on the 15th January 2021.

You may have received a letter advising you that you can book your Covid-19 Vaccination online or via 119.

Please note that this is OPTIONAL and as a patient of a One Ellesmere Port GP Practice, your current nearest vaccination site is Ellesmere Port Civic Hall, Civic Way, Ellesmere Port CH65 0AZ.

Please be assured that your GP Practice will contact you to make your vaccination appointment soon. All vaccinations are by appointment only.

We are working our way through the cohorts as per the NHS guidance and will vaccinate you as soon as we are able, including if you are a housebound patient.

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Important Information about the New Phlebotomy (Blood Test) Service for Ellesmere Port

If you have been told you need a blood test by your GP Practice, you can book your appointment online by following this link, www.coch.nhs.uk/blood-test-booking, and clicking the ‘Stanney Lane’ option. Your GP receptionist can also do this for you.

Please note that the new Phlebotomy Service does not have a telephone number. The telephone number for the dressing service previously located at Stanney Lane Clinic has moved with that service to their new location and therefore you will not be able to access the new Phlebotomy Service via this number.

For more information please visit our website:


Face Mask Exemption Cards

Please follow this link to find useful Face Mask Exemption Cards and COVID-19 cards to support those people who may not be able to wear face coverings.

NHS Volunteers

Volunteers can support vulnerable people who are staying at home with:

  • medicine and grocery deliveries
  • lifts to appointments
  • check in and chat telephone support.


To register please click on the following link https://www.goodsamapp.org/NHSreferral.

COVID-19 Information

To reduce your chances of catching COVID-19 and reduce pressure on your local GP practice during this busy time, appointments will be carried out over the phone or through video consultation unless there is a clinical need for you to come into the practice. This will help minimise risk while continuing to ensure people get the care and advice they need.

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Temperature Check

GSMC Will now be checking your temperature as you arrive at the surgery.

If your Temperature is 37.8 or above and you have a routine appointment with a Nurse or HCA you will be asked to return home and arrange a COVID test through the NHS 111 website.

You will also need to re-book your appointment.

If your Temperature is 37.8 or above and you have an appointment with a GP or ANP, you will be asked for your telephone number and asked to wait in your car.

Reception will then speak to the Duty GP and advise you of the next course of action.

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.

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If you have symptoms associated with coronavirus including a new continuous cough, a high temperature or a loss of/change in smell or taste you must self isolate for 7 days.  If a member of your household has any of these symptoms the whole household must self isolate for 14 days. Do not book a GP appointment or attend your GP Practice.

If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do. 

Only call 111 direct if you cannot go online, or are advised to do so by the online service. 
For the latest Covid-19 advice please visit www.nhs.uk/coronavirus

Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)

Due to the COVID 19 Pandemic we are currently experiencing a shortage of staff due to sickness.  

We are doing our very best under these exceptional circumstances and we ask that you please bear with us.  

Thank you 

The NHS in Cheshire 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 Coronovirus infection and areas where recent travel may have resulted in a high risk of exposure can be found on nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
NHS 111 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;
  • in the last 14 days you've been to a country or area with a high risk of coronavirus;
  • you've been in close contact with someone with coronavirus.

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Call 111 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.
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.

Please note the surgery is still OPEN for URGENT medical problems

Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)

The NHS in Cheshire and Public Health England (PHE) are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to protect patients, our community and NHS staff while ensuring as many services as possible are available to the public.

If you have symptoms associated with coronavirus including a new continuous cough and a high temperature, you are advised to stay at home for 7 days.
Please do not book a GP appointment or attend your GP practice.

If you live with other people, they should stay at home for at least 14 days, to avoid spreading the infection outside the home. After 14 days, anyone you live with who does not have symptoms can return to their normal routine.
But, if anyone in your home gets symptoms, they should stay at home for 7 days from the day their symptoms start. Even if it means they're at home for longer than 14 days. The most up-to-date public guidance is always online at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus
If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do. 
Only call 111 direct if you are advised to do so by the online service or you cannot go online.

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How to get your prescription during the Coronavirus outbreak: Information for patients

Ordering your repeat prescription:
It is better for your GP practice if you order your repeat prescription electronically using the NHS App (or another online service such as Patient Access). People who can’t use an electronic method themselves can ask for a family member or trusted friend/neighbour to be nominated to order electronically on their behalf.
Please order when you have a supply of 7 days of your usual medicines left, to give the practice and the pharmacy time to issue the prescription and dispense the items.
When you order your repeat prescription, be aware that practices will only be issuing the usual amount of medicines (usually enough for a month) and at the usual frequency – please don’t ask for more than the usual amount or request your prescription more often.
Getting your repeat prescription to a Pharmacy
Most prescriptions are sent electronically from your GP Practice to a pharmacy for dispensing. You may be asked to nominate the pharmacy you would like to use to support this system. If someone else (e.g. a family member or trusted friend/neighbour) is collecting your prescription for you, you can ask your GP Practice to change to a pharmacy that is more convenient to them.
Some patients may be set up for a system called “repeat dispensing” where your doctor approves several months of items (between 3 and 12 month’s supply) to be dispensed at monthly intervals by your pharmacy. For more information on this click here
Collecting your dispensed items from the pharmacy:
Please allow around 5 days from ordering your prescription before attempting to collect your items.
It is helpful if the pharmacy has your mobile number (or a mobile number for the person collecting on your behalf) so they can text you when your prescription is ready.
If you have previously had your medicines delivered by the pharmacy, they should still be delivered as normal.
If you have previously collected your prescription yourself, but are no longer able to do (e.g. you are shielded or self-isolating) please ask your family and friends to collect your medicines for you.
If you don’t have anyone you can ask to collect your prescription please let your pharmacy know, as pharmacies are working very hard to expand their delivery services and they may be able to deliver to you.
If the pharmacy doesn’t have any capacity to deliver to you and you don’t have someone personal to you who can collect your medicines, you can go to the following websites and ask for help;

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