Welcome to Northgate Medical Centre

We would like to offer a warm welcome to the Northgate Medical Centre surgery website.  The doctors and nurses at the practice in Chester 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, travel vaccinations, minor surgery and childhood vaccinations.

Please take time to look around our website for helpful information about our practice.

You can now register for PATIENT ACCESS which means you can book your appointments, cancel your appointments, order your repeat medication and view your medical record on-line. This is a great time saving service which is quick and simple to use. Please ask at reception for details or you can register on-line following the 'PATIENT ACCESS' button below.

Updated 24.3.17

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Extended Hours

Do you have trouble making a GP appointment during the day due to work commitments?

Did you know that the local CCG runs a GP Extended Hours service for people that have trouble making a GP appointment because they are unable to take time off work?

Early Morning Extended Hour Appointments

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We are now pleased to offer a new service for our patients that are not able to visit the surgery during normal working hours.  From Thursday 1st December we will have appointments available between 07:00 and 08:00 every Tuesday and Thursday.  These appointments are strictly by appointment only, other surgery services will not be available until 08:00.

If you would like to make an appointment or would like further information, please speak to one of our receptionists on 01244 385553.

Please note that this service is additional to the Extended Hours service run by the CCG.

CQC Rating

Are you a Carer? Please read this...

 

Does we know you are a Carer? Or do you have a Carer?

Are you providing help and support to a relative, partner or friend who cannot manage because of disability, illness or frailty?

Simply complete Form 1 Registration of Carer form (available from your GP Surgery reception) or Carer's Trust

Complete and hand it back to your GP Surgery who will make an note on your medical records of the person you care for, that you are a Carer.

If you would like your details forwarded to Cheshire & Warrington Carers Trust, please also sign the bottom of the form. They will send you information such as regular newsletter, how to register for Carer's Emergency Card and help access grants and funds. They will inform you of any events happening in your area.

For further details click on this link:

http://cheshireandwarringtoncarers.org/

 

Dental Infections

Please note that we do not prescribe antibiotics for dental infections. This is following advice from the British Medical Association.
If you suspect you have a dental infection you should attend your dentist for treatment.
If you are not registered with a dentist you should phone NHS 111 for advice on emergency dental clinics or attend A&E if you feel it is an emergency.

Sexual Health

Although sexual health is in then same building as Northgate Medical Centre, we care completely separate organisations.  We are unable to connect any calls to this service from our telephone system.

If you need help with any sexual health problems, please call 0300 323 1300 or visit https://www.gosexualhealth.co.uk/

eConsult

We now offer the ability to obtain advice from your doctor via the internet using our eConsult service.

By answering a few questions, we can best direct your query to either an out of hours doctor, a pharmacy or one of our doctors at the surgery.

Click the button below to start your eConsultation.

Missed Appointments

During February 2017, 108 appointments were missed by patients.

Please let reception know if you are unable to attend your appointment so that we can offer it to another patient.

Can't Make Your Appointment?

If for any reason, you are unable to keep your appointment, please let us know by calling 01244 385553.

By cancelling your appointment we may be able to offer it to somebody else.

Patient Access


Patient Access

Patient Access will allow you to make appointments with your doctor, order repeat medication and view a summary of your medical records.

If you have not registered for patient access, you can either register online using the button above or pop into the surgery with Photo ID so that we can issue you with your registration paperwork.

Please note, if you register online you will only have limited access to the system, you will still need to bring in Photo ID so that we can lift the restrictions and give you full access.

Repeat Prescriptions

Repeat prescriptions cannot be taken over the telephone. You can order your repeat medication via:-

  • Calling into the surgery and either dropping off the printed repeat medication slip attached to your prescription or by completing a repeat medication form at reception.
  • Using the on-line Patient Access System.
  • Telephoning your normal pharmacy to order on your behalf.

Please remember that it takes us 48 business hours to process your prescription. Prescriptions handed in on a Friday will not be ready for collection until the following Tuesday.

Publication of Earnings

All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.

The average pay for GPs working in Northgate Medical Centre in the last financial year was £65,442 before tax and National Insurance. This is for 2 full time GPs and 4 part time GPs who worked in the practice for more than six months.