Lache Health CentreHawthorn RoadLacheChester, CH4 8HXTel: 01244 671991
We offer regular well person screening, including smear tests for women carried out by our practice sisters.
These are suitable for patients who may attend infrequently. If you are aged between 16 and 75 and have not attended the surgery within the past three years you are welcome to attend a consultation and will be offered the appropriate health checks.
Patients aged 75 and over who have not attended within twelve months are welcome to attend for a consultation and will be offered appropriate health checks. The consultation may take place in the patient’s home where, because of the patient’s medical condition, it is deemed appropriate to do so.
Comprehensive confidential advice is available from our practice nurse, including the checking, fitting and replacement of coils. Please make an appointment.
The doctors perform many minor surgical procedures at the health centre, often avoiding the need for you to go to the hospital. Please make an appointment to see your doctor for referral to this service.
Generally the ‘walking wounded’ will be dealt with by our practice sisters. Minor injuries are those that do not require immediate hospital admission.
These are to monitor treatment and to help patients gain a better understanding of their condition. Appointments can be given to suit.
The treatment of some diseases is increasingly reliant on drugs that require regular blood monitoring.
Children - Children will normally be called for appointments for routine vaccinations at our regular immunisation clinics. However, immunisations can be arranged at other times by appointment.
If you think your child may have missed any immunisations, please let us know, as it is important that children are fully protected. If you have any concerns over individual immunisations, the health visitor or practice sister will be happy to discuss them with you.
Adults - Routine vaccination and travel immunisations are carried out by appointment with the practice nurse.
In accordance with Department of Health guidelines we recommend an influenza vaccination every year for patients over 65 years of age with chronic heart, lung or kidney disease, diabetics and residents of nursing homes. In addition, for people with these problems, there is a pneumonia vaccine available which can be given at the same time as the influenza vaccination. Flu vaccinations are available in October each year so please contact reception.
Child Health Surveillance
Well children’s health checks are held at regular intervals with either the doctor or health visitor according to local CCG policy. Please ensure that you have signed up for our child health surveillance programme on the registration form.
The aim of these appointments are to save GP appointments for medical conditions; as a highly specialised physiotherapist we have a lot of experience in assessing and diagnosing problems with joints, muscles and bone. This will improve access for patients with musculoskeletal conditions. Patients seen by a GP for the same problem are unable to book into this service.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
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