13/12/2021 – Lower My Drinking app
During the COVID-19 pandemic, harmful drinking has risen significantly which has an impact on people, communities, and services. The Lower My Drinking app is free to download and use for anyone who lives or works in Cheshire and Merseyside. Please click here for more information.
09/11/2021 – Security notice from EMIS (Patient Access)
“We advise users of Patient Access to check the name and email address of the sender, all emails from Patient Access will come via an email address that ends in @patientaccess.com. We advise users never to click on any log in links that you receive via email but to visit the site via the address bar of your browser instead so that you know you are on the genuine Patient Access log in page. You can find more information and guidance on our information security page here: https://www.patientaccess.com/security
We strongly advise users to set up their Memorable Word security feature, as well as using biometrics (fingerprint ID) if they use the app.
Email addresses used to register for Patient Access account are secure. We do not share any data and no data is ever saved or stored on any device you use to access Patient Access.“
07/09/2021 – Disruption to supply of blood tube products
There is currently a global shortage of blood tubes used for taking blood tests which is having a significant impact on the services we deliver. Anyone who needs a blood test for urgent health problems will still get one. However, where it’s safe to do so, your clinician may ask you to come back for a test at a later date, or your appointment may be rescheduled.
If you are booked in for a blood test or are waiting for one, we are reviewing all requests to find out if it needs to be taken urgently, or if your test can wait until there are sufficient blood bottles available.
Given the nature of the shortage, they may not be able to give an exact date for when the test will be rescheduled, but please be assured that if your condition or symptoms require it, you will get a test. We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused.
14/07/2021 – Guidance on wearing face masks in healthcare facilities
NHS England has confirmed that following the Prime Minister’s announcement that face coverings and social distancing will still be required in Healthcare Facilities.
The safety of both our staff and our patients is of paramount importance and face coverings or face masks should be worn by patients in a practice setting. We expect that all patients who are able to do so will follow these recommendations to protect our vulnerable patients and staff.