News

  • NHS Community Pharmacy Consultation Service
    Did you know…? We are participating in a new approach to improve access for patients to GP appointments. The aim is to direct patients to the most appropriate healthcare professional, which may be a GP or a pharmacist. If your symptoms could be resolved by a booked consultation with the pharmacist instead of the […]
  • BT Telephone Users – Please read
    An issue has been raised that some patients who have BT landlines are not able to receive telephone calls from their practice. BT have introduced a “Call Protect” service which appears to block certain numbers that BT have identified as nuisance callers, which unfortunately may include some practices. When calling patients, the call is […]
  • ICON – Babies Cry, You can Cope
    ICON is all about helping people who care for babies to cope with crying.“Babies Cry, You Can Cope – never, ever shake or hurt a baby” is the message from ‘ICON’ – a national programme of interventions and awareness that aims to help parents and carers to cope with a crying baby. ICON is […]
  • Practice Leaflet
    We have updated our practice leaflet, you can download a copy using the link below:
  • Covid Booster Vaccinations
    Over 18s Oaks Place Surgery will be running Covid booster clinics in practice. If you wish to book your booster please contact the surgery on 0151 495 5140. You will be offered the earliest available appointment three months after your second vaccination. Covid-19 Booster Guide Over 18s
  • Halton Carers Mental Health Support Group
  • Changes to Phelbotomy Service
    From Monday 29th November 2021, patients aged 16 and over attending adult phlebotomy clinics run by St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals Trusts at the HCRC in Widnes, will now need to book an appointment in advance. Those in need of blood tests can book an appointment at their chosen phlebotomy clinic online at www.sthk.nhs.uk or via […]
  • Influenza Vaccination 21/22
    Patient Leaflets Patients aged 2-3 Years old
  • COVID-19 vaccination: guide for women of childbearing age, pregnant or breastfeeding
    Guidance from Public Health England: Updated 29 July 2021 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-vaccination-women-of-childbearing-age-currently-pregnant-planning-a-pregnancy-or-breastfeeding/covid-19-vaccination-a-guide-for-women-of-childbearing-age-pregnant-planning-a-pregnancy-or-breastfeeding The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists have produced an information sheet and decision aid to help women make an informed choice about whether to get the Covid-19 Vaccine if pregnant or trying to get pregnant. https://www.rcog.org.uk/globalassets/documents/guidelines/2021-02-24-combined-info-sheet-and-decision-aid.pdf
  • Face Masks after 19th July
  • Welcome to our new Clinical Pharmacist
    We have recently added an in-house Clinical Pharmacist to our practice team and would like to welcome Julia Halim. Clinical pharmacists work as part of the general practice team to improve value and outcomes from medicines and consult with and treat patients directly, e.g. providing extra help to manage long-term conditions, advice for those […]
  • Age UK
    Age UK now conducting benefit checks over the phone for the elderly in Halton.  These will include: Attendance allowance claims Warm home discounts Housing Benefits Council tax reduction claims Pension credit They will also take on any enquiries from patients as normal, issues like heating problems and grants for cavity wall insulation etc. Due […]
  • Online Consultations
    Patients will be used to see the e-consult banner which has been advertised on our website since 2016. This is a form of online consultation. Please read the leaflet below to learn more about online consultations.
  • Active at Home
    Click below to download a copy of the PHE booklet Active at Home – A guide to being active at home during the coronavirus outbreak
  • The end of printed prescriptions at OPS
    Oaks Place Surgery have moved into Phase 4 of the Electronic Prescription Service which means that 100% of our prescriptions are transferred electronically to a pharmacy of your choosing. We are asking patients to choose a local pharmacy where they don’t have one nominated already. Due to Covid-19 – this has been enormously helpful […]
  • Cheshire and Merseyside Happy Hearts
    The aim of Cheshire & Merseyside’s Happy Hearts website is to help you reduce your risk of stroke and heart attack by giving you lots of information and tips on keeping your heart happy. Health services, local authorities, charities and other partners across Cheshire and Merseyside are working together to prevent heart attacks and strokes. The best thing we can all do to stay well is […]
  • Practical and emotional help for Carers
    Age UK have produced an information guide which not only has helpful practical tips to help you in your role as a carer, but some of the things you can do to look after yourself too. You can read the guide here (redirects to Age UK)
  • Worried about a symptom?
    You should contact us if you notice a change that isn’t normal for you or if you have a symptom that you are worried about. If you need to get in touch, we are ready to help you safely. You will be able to talk through your concerns on the phone or via a […]
  • Looking for something to do? Improve your tech skills.
    The Skills Toolkit is offered by HM Government and is made up of free online courses, tools and resources to help you improve your digital and numeracy skills. The Department for Education has consulted some of the country’s leading educational experts and employers to make up a collection of high quality resources to suit […]
  • Contact Form
    Do not use this form for medical queries or medication requests For medical, medication and administrative queries please go back to our home page and use e-consult Malicious content will be ignored and may be reported to authorities
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  • Are are you struggling this festive period?
    There are lots of organisations out there waiting to help….. Age UK Advice Line 0800 678 1602Free to call 8am – 7pm 365 days a year Samaritans Whatever you’re going through, call us free any time, from any phone, on 116 123.
  • GP Annual Earnings
    The average pay for GPs working in Oaks Place Surgery in the last financial year was £59,745 before tax and NI. This calculation is for 1 full-time GP and 2 Locums who have worked in the practice for more than 6 months. Source: Practice Accountant
  • Care Navigation
    Active signposting by reception staff is one of NHS England’s 10 High Impact Actions which came out of the GP Forward View. Care Navigation provides patients with a first point of contact which directs them to the most appropriate source of help. Receptionists acting as care navigators can ensure the patient is booked with […]
  • Contact Us
    Medical Enquiries Administrative Enquries Update your contact details Sign up to receive SMS Other Enquiries Telephone: 0151 495 5140
  • Electronic Repeat Dispensing of Medication
    We are a pilot site for the electronic repeat dispensing initiative due to be rolled out in Halton. At least two thirds of all prescriptions generated in primary care are for patients needing repeat supplies of regular medicines, and since 2005 repeat dispensing has been an Essential Service within the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework […]