Welcome to Mather Avenue Surgery
PLEASE NOTE THAT AFTER SUBMITTING YOUR ECONSULT, YOU MAY HAVE AN APPOINTMENT SHOWING ON AN ONLINE SERVICE AS FACE TO FACE. THIS WILL NOT BE THE CASE FOR A FIRST CONTACT. PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE SURGERY UNLESS ASKED TO BY THE DOCTOR.
COVID Vaccines for Group 5
We've been made aware that people in group 5 received a letter from NHS England stating they could have the vaccine at a vaccination centre or wait to be called by their GP. Unfortunately, GP practices were told NOT to contact these patients. You are encouraged to have the vaccine at one of the centres mentioned in the letter. However, if you fall into this group and would like to be vaccinated at our vaccination hub, please call the surgery.
As you will be aware, there is a lot of information in the media regarding the Coronavirus. If you feel you may be showing symptoms of the virus, DO NOT come into the GP practice. Instead, contact 111 online or by phone and they will be able to give you the correct advice. For further, up to date information, please go to;
With COVID-19 infections still high, it is vital that we try to reduce the spread of infections in people’s homes over Christmas. The Germ Defence website gives practical advice on how you can do this and now also has a new section about making plans for Christmas. Please see link below for more details.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine
Groups of GP practices in Liverpool are beginning to invite people aged over 80 to have the Coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccine – this brief update explains more about how the process works.
You don’t need to contact your GP practice or another NHS organisation to ask for your vaccination – or to request one for a member of your family – you will be invited when it is time for you to be vaccinated, either with a letter or a phone call.
The city’s GP practices are working together to vaccinate patients, so you might not be contacted by your usual practice, and you might need to go to a different location for the vaccination itself – you will be told where to attend when you are invited in. When you have had your vaccination you will be told when you will need to go back for your second dose.
Not all areas of the city have started vaccinating yet, so don’t be worried if you or a family member is over 80 but hasn’t heard anything so far. You might know others over 80 who have been invited for their vaccination already, but that doesn’t mean that you are a lower priority. GPs and other practice staff are working hard to vaccinate as many people in this group as quickly as possible, and during January many more people will be invited in, but it is only the start of the vaccination programme and it will take some time to work through everyone.
You can find general information about the Covid-19 vaccine here: www.nhs.uk/covidvaccine
CHANGES TO THE OPEN ACCESS MORNING SURGERY
Due to COVID-19 we have suspended the Open Access Surgery until further notice.
Rather than attending the surgery please complete an eConsult using the link above in the Blue Box.
Please see the Appointments section for more details
What if I can’t or don’t want to use the eConsult service?
For people unable to use or access eConsult the Care Navigator team will complete the eConsult health questionnaire over the phone with the patient.
Please note: The fastest way to complete a request will be for the patient to do this themselves online. Once completed, whether online or on the phone, all requests will be reviewed by our clinicians in the same time frame (within 24 hours). One method of contact is not given priority over another i.e. phoning a request will not mean patients are not helped or seen any quicker than if completing the request online themselves
At this time of social distancing if you do not have access to the internet we will accept prescription requests for repeat medication over the telephone. If you do have internet access please sign up for online access as this will be safer and quicker. Our telephone lines are extremely busy
The NHS App!
The NHS App lets you book GP appointments, order repeat prescriptions and access a range of other healthcare services. Click below for more details.
New organ donation law
A new law regulating organ donation comes into force in the Spring, 2020. To find out more, click below.
Get Well, Keep Well
Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.
We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.
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(Site updated 04/03/2021)