Padgate Medical Centre
At Padgate Medical Surgery the 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.
In addition to everything you need to know about the practice you will also find a wealth of health-related information in the menu on the right hand side. Please have a look around and do send us some feedback.
The Practice has wheelchair access and toilet facilities for the disabled
On-Line booking is now available
If you wish to register to use the on-line booking service you will need to call into the surgery and obtain a user name and password. We will need proof of identification when registering eg. photo driving license or passport.
Please note: Due to the data protection act we are unable to provide user names and password for other family members without their written consent.
• Booking an appointment- Please note appointment slots are routinely 10 minutes. If you require a double appointment for example a chronic disease review, female examinations etc you will have to contact reception to book this
• Cancel an appointment - The system allows you to cancel an appointment upto 2 hours before your appointment time.
To book or cancel an appointment online please use the link below.
Flu Vaccination clinics
If you are over 65 or over 6 months and under 65 and have one of the following conditions please contact recpetion to make an appointment.
Chest problems including certain asthmatics on steriod inhalers or steroid tablets and those with chronic bronchitis or empyhsema.
Chronic heart disease
Chronic Kidney disease
Chronic Liver disease
Chronic Neurological disease
People who are immunosuppressed, have no spleen or whose spleen does not work properly
Those in contact with people who maybe at risk of developing serious complication from flu eg healthcare professional, carers, people living in long stay residential care homes.
Also if you are aged 70 or 79 you are eligable to have a shingles vaccination. If you require more information about this or wish to book an appointment please speak to a receptionist.
A modern information system has been developed, which will make increased use of information from medical records with the intention of improving health services. The system is being delivered by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) and NHS England on behalf of the NHS.
It is important that the NHS can use this information to get a complete picture of what is happening across health and social care and to plan services according to what works best. The new system will provide joined-up information about the care received from all of the different parts of the health service, including hospitals and GP practices.
Your date of birth, full postcode, NHS Number and gender rather than your name will be used to link your records in a secure system, managed by the HSCIC. Once this information has been linked a new record will be created. This new record will not contain information that identifies you. The type of information shared, and how it is shared, is controlled by law and strict confidentiality rules.
The new system will also provide information that will enable the public to hold the NHS to account and ensure that any unacceptable standards of care are identified as quickly as possible. Information will help to:
- find more effective ways of preventing, treating and managing illnesses
- guide local decisions about changes that are needed to respond to the needs of local patients
- support public health by anticipating risks of particular diseases and conditions, and help us to take action to prevent problems
- improve the public’s understanding of the outcomes of care, giving them confidence in health and care services
- guide decisions about how to manage NHS resources so that they can best support the treatment and management of illness for the benefit of patients
.If you are happy for your information to be used then you do not need to do anything. But if you have concerns you should talk to your GP.
If you do not want information that identifies you from being shared outside your GP practice, talk to a member of staff at your practice. They will make a note of this in your medical record. This will prevent your information being used other than where necessary by law, such as in case of a public health emergency. You will also be able to restrict the use of information held by other places you receive care from. However, this will not affect the care you receive.
You can change your mind at any time and as many times as you wish. Just speak to your GP practice and ask them to record your wishes. For example, if you state that you are happy for your information to be used then you later decide that you object, tell your GP and the HSCIC will then ensure that any information they have from your GP practice and that could identify you is removed.
Information from GP practices will begin to be extracted and sent to the HSCIC in the autumn 2013. The GP data will be linked with the hospital data already held by the HSCIC.
For more information about how data is collected and shared, including confidentiality, read the Q&A below or download the FAQ for patients (PDF, 153kb) or click on the link under further information on our website.
(Site updated 26/11/2013)