Welcome to Park Crescent Health Centre
"Our mission is to promote a healthy community through mutual understanding and respect”
With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.
Please click on the link to view our November patient newsletter with some important changes taking place with our appointment system.
Extended Hours Service
We're pleased to tell you that from the 3rd November the surgery is now hosting Extended Hours appointments. This service is provided by the Extended Hours Team at HERE. Appointments are available between:
Mon - Fri : 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Sat : 8:00am - 2pm
Sunday : 9am - 1pm
If these appointment times are more convenient for you then please speak to the reception team who can book you in. Please note that availability is limited for these. The GP or Nurse that you see will still have access to your medical history.
Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANP)
We are qualified nurses who have had substantial additional training in order to work at an advanced level
The expertise of the ANP in primary care (e.g. GP practice) lies in our ability to operate as a ‘generalist’. The ANP provides complete episodes of care for patients of any age and with a wide variety and range of presenting problems and health care needs. This encompasses the provision of evidence based, high-quality care for patients whose issues fall within: urgent/acute episodes, long-term/chronic conditions, health promotion and public health. (RCN, 2012)
The advanced nurse practitioners at this practice are:
We work closely with the other members of the primary care team which includes the GP’s, practice nurses, pharmacist and midwife.
Examples of problems you can see us for include:
Minor illness – e.g. coughs/colds/rashes/diarrhoea & vomiting/urinary problems/flu/stomach pains/ear problems/gout/neck pain/piles/back pain etc.
Minor injury – Any limb/joint problem/back pain/cuts and wounds/head injuries etc.
Chronic illness – Problems with your Asthma/COPD, chronic lung problem/High blood pressure/Cholesterol/Diabetes.
Contraception – Problems or concerns/questions about your pills, coil, emergency contraception.
Women’s health – Vaginal discharge / pelvic pain / abnormal vaginal bleeding / heavy periods.
Medication concerns – Concerns or questions about your medication. Our Practice Pharmacist can also see you for this reason.
None of these lists are exhaustive
As ANP’s we can request investigations if your condition indicates they are needed. These include blood tests, urine tests, swabs, x-rays and ultrasounds.
We can refer you to other services if required. This includes, but is not limited to, the hospital for specialist opinions or to services in the community.
National Flu Program 2018/19
Are you eligible?
For 2018/19 the following patients and children are eligible for flu vaccination:
- all children aged two to nine (but not ten years or older) on 31 August 2018
- all primary school-aged children in former primary school pilot areas
- those aged six months to under 65 years in clinical risk groups
- pregnant women
- those aged 65 years and over
- those in long-stay residential care homes
Which flu vaccine will you receive?
This year, three types of flu vaccine will be used in the flu programme. This will benefit patients by ensuring that they have the most suitable vaccine that gives them the best protection against flu. The three vaccines are:
- Adjuvanted trivalent flu vaccine (aTIV) – This is licensed for people aged 65 years and over and is the vaccine recommended by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisations (JCVI) for this age group.
- Quadrivalent vaccine (QIV) – This is recommended for children aged from 6 months to 2 years and in adults from 18 years to less than 65 years of age who are at increased risk from flu because of a long term health condition.
- Live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) – This is a nasal spray and is licensed for children and young people from 2 years old to less than 18 years of age. The age groups targeted in England for this vaccine in 2018/19 are two and three year olds (through their GP surgery) and school aged children in reception class through to Year 5 (through schools).
The deliveries of vaccines will be staged between end of September and early November, for both surgeries and pharmacys. This means that we will be setting up clinics in October through to November. We understand that this is later than usual however the advice from Public Health England is that it is better to be vaccinated at some point than for patients not to bother, so please get in contact and book an appointment.
Currently the surgery will be running clinics on the following days. You don’t need to worry about what vaccination you will be receiving, we will take care of that. The clinics are:
Saturday 10th November (9am – 11am)
Thursday 15th November (5pm – 6:30pm)
Where there is a high demand we will be adding on additional clinics when required.
You can find advice from Public Health England about Flu Vaccinations at the link below:
Public Health Flu
(Site updated 11/12/2018)