Springfields Medical Centre

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Why learn child and baby first aid? πŸ‘ΆπŸ©Ή Accidents can happen anytime, anywhere, especially when it comes to our little ones. Learning child and baby first aid equips you with life-saving skills to respond confidently in emergencies. From choking and CPR to burns and fevers, being prepared can make all the difference. Join us in prioritising safety and peace of mind.

Discover more at https://www.redcross.org.uk/first-aid/learn-first-aid-for-babies-and-children.



πŸ“’ Important Update: Whooping Cough Cases on the Rise

We want to inform you about a concerning trend in whooping cough cases reported by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA). In March alone, there were 1,319 confirmed cases, a significant increase from previous months. Sadly, this year has already seen five infant deaths due to whooping cough.


But there's some good news too! The pertussis vaccine given during pregnancy is highly effective in protecting both mothers and babies. By getting vaccinated between 16 to 32 weeks of pregnancy, or even up to birth, you can pass on crucial antibodies to your baby, giving them early protection.

We understand there may be questions or concerns about vaccination. That's why we're here to support you every step of the way. If you're pregnant or planning to be, talk to your GP about getting vaccinated against whooping cough. Let's work together to keep our families healthy and safe. 🌟


Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that occurs when the body's response to an infection injures its tissues and organs.

Recognising the signs and acting quickly is crucial. If you experience symptoms such as high fever, rapid heart rate, difficulty breathing, or confusion, seek medical help immediately by calling 999.

Early detection and prompt treatment can make all the difference. For more information, go to https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/sepsis/



Choosing the right care: first time, every time! 🩺✨ Did you know? You don't always need to see a GP for your healthcare needs. At our practice, we have a diverse team of skilled professionals who play vital roles in patient care. For example, this could be a Health and Wellbeing Coach, a Podiatrist or a Physiotherapist! They are trained to assess, diagnose, and treat a wide range of common health issues, providing timely and effective care. From minor ailments to long-term conditions, our team is here to ensure you receive the right care, the first time around.

Learn more about roles and services at https://www.england.nhs.uk/gp/expanding-our-workforce/



UPDATE! We are now back up and running as normal. We are sorry for the inconvenience caused.


Unfortunately, our systems are still down. This is a network issue, and has affected the majority of practices in Warrington. This has been escalated, and is being looked in to. We currently, do not have access to book appointments. If your problem is routine and can wait, please contact the surgery tomorrow, as hopefully we should be back to normal then. Thank you for your patience and understanding.


Our systems are currently down. This is a network problem throughout Warrington and is affecting other GP surgeries. This issue has been reported and is being looked in to. We are sorry for the inconvenience caused.


COVID-19 vaccination is an important part of protecting yourself if you're at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19.

You or your child may be offered a spring COVID-19 vaccine if you:

are 75 years or over (you need to be 75 years old by 30 June 2024)
are 6 months to 74 years old and have a weakened immune system
live in a care home for older adults
If you’re eligible, you can get a spring COVID-19 vaccine by:

booking online
going to a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination site
booking on the NHS App
talking to a local NHS service, such as a
For more information, go to https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/covid-19/covid-19-vaccination/getting-a-covid-19-vaccine/


Unlocking Access: Celebrate International Accessibility Awareness Day on May 18th! πŸŒπŸ’» It's a day to raise awareness and advocate for digital inclusion, ensuring everyone has equal access to online resources and opportunities. From accessible websites to assistive technologies, let's work together to break down barriers and create a more inclusive digital landscape. Join us in promoting awareness, understanding, and action.

Explore resources, tutorials, and tools for digital empowerment at https://www.learnmyway.com/explore-the-subjects. Together, we can make a difference!



The MMR vaccine is crucial for safeguarding against measles, mumps, and rubella. Here's why it's essential:

1. Prevents Serious Illnesses: MMR vaccine effectively prevents potentially life-threatening diseases like measles, mumps, and rubella.

2. Herd Immunity: By getting vaccinated, you not only protect yourself but also contribute to community immunity, safeguarding those who cannot receive vaccines due to medical reasons.

3. Public Health Protection: Vaccination helps prevent outbreaks of these contagious diseases, ensuring the health and safety of our communities.

4. Long-term Benefits: MMR vaccine provides long-lasting protection, reducing the risk of infection and its associated complications.

Protect yourself and those around youβ€”get vaccinated today! For more information, go to https://www.nhs.uk/vaccinations/mmr-vaccine/


Photos from AB Clinical's post 13/05/2024

Our system are now back up and running. Thank you for your patience.


Break the silence with NHS Talking Therapy. πŸ—£οΈπŸ’¬

Struggling with mental health challenges can feel isolating, but you don't have to face them alone. Our confidential talking therapy services provide a safe space to explore your feelings, develop coping strategies, and find hope amidst the darkness.

Your journey to feeling better begins here. Reach out to us today - for more information, go to https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/talking-therapies-medicine-treatments/talking-therapies-and-counsel...



IMPORTANT! Our NHS computer systems are currently down. This is being looked in to, however, we are not sure when we will be up and running.
PLEASE only contact the surgery if it's medical emergency. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
Thank you for your patience and understanding why we try and resolve this issue as soon as possible.


Is it Coeliac? Know the signs! πŸŒΎβœ‹ Coeliac disease can often go undiagnosed, but recognising the symptoms is key to getting the right treatment. Keep an eye out for:

1. Digestive issues like bloating and diarrhea
2. Fatigue and weakness
3. Skin rashes or mouth ulcers
4. Unintended weight loss

If you are living with Coeliac and eat a gluten-free diet, share your favourite gluten-free food options in the comments below!

For more information, go to https://www.coeliac.org.uk/home/



πŸŽ‰ We're celebrating National Receptionist Day! πŸŽ‰ Let's take a moment to appreciate the incredible work of our receptionists who play a vital role in ensuring the smooth functioning of healthcare practices everywhere. From greeting patients to managing appointments and inquiries, our receptionists are the friendly faces and helpful voices that guide patients through their healthcare journey. Here's why they're so important:

πŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό First Point of Contact: Receptionists are often the first point of contact for patients, providing them with essential information and assistance to meet their healthcare needs.

πŸ“ž Appointment Management: They efficiently manage appointment schedules, ensuring patients receive timely care and support.

πŸ” Information Resource: Receptionists provide valuable information about services, procedures, and resources available, helping patients navigate the healthcare system with ease.

πŸ’¬ Communication Hub: They facilitate communication between patients, healthcare providers, and other staff members, ensuring seamless coordination of care.

🌟 Patient Experience: With their welcoming demeanor and attentive service, receptionists contribute to a positive patient experience, fostering trust and confidence in our practice.

Today, and every day, let's show our appreciation for the dedicated receptionists who play a crucial role in delivering quality healthcare services. Thank you for all that you do! πŸ™Œ


It's National Walking Month! πŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈπŸ’« Discover the joys of walking and reap the benefits: improved cardiovascular health, boosted mood, reduced stress, and increased energy levels.

Join Living Streets for an exciting event dedicated to promoting walking as a fun, healthy, and eco-friendly way to get around. Explore your neighborhood, meet fellow walkers, and discover the many benefits of walking for both you and the environment. Let's step up for a greener, healthier future together!

For more information, go to https://www.livingstreets.org.uk/get-involved/national-walking-month/


Amplify your understanding! 🀟🌟 It's Deaf Awareness Week, a time to celebrate the vibrant deaf community and promote awareness of deaf culture and communication needs. Let's strive for inclusivity, break down barriers, and ensure everyone feels heard.

Here are some tips for communicating with friends and people around you who may be deaf or partially deaf!

For more information on Deaf Awareness, go to https://rnid.org.uk/information-and-support/deaf-awareness/


Notice of our next PLT (Protective Learning Time)
We will be closed at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 16th, for GP and staff training. We will open again at 8 a.m. on Friday, May 17th.
If you need medical assistance during our closed period, please contact 111


On 5th May, we celebrate the incredible dedication, compassion, and expertise of midwives around the world. Thank you for your unwavering support and for empowering people through the journey of childbirth.

Register for your local parkrun event in advance and take part on Saturday 4 May for International Day of the Midwife or Saturday 11 May for International Nurses Day. Once registered, join the International Day of the Midwife group or International Nurses Day group - https://www.parkrun.org.uk/

In this video, NHS returners Daksha and Laura tell us about their journeys back to midwifery.


Sniffling, sneezing, and itchy eyes? 🀧 Sounds like hayfever season is here! Swing by the pharmacy to tackle those pesky symptoms. Don't let pollen ruin your day!

Examples of hayfever symptoms include:
1. Persistent sneezing
2. Runny or blocked nose
3. Itchy, watery eyes
4. Scratchy throat
5. Coughing
6. Fatigue or tiredness
7. Headaches (often due to sinus pressure)
8. Loss of smell or taste (less common)

Go to https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/hay-fever/ for more information


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Our next bereavement support group is due to meet on Thursday, 9th of May - 6.30 pm to 8 pm.
It will be held in the Community Room on the ground floor of Bath Street Health & Wellbeing Centre.


Phone line update:
From Monday, May 13th, our phone lines will open at 8.30am. This is for same-day appointments, routine appointments, and all other queries.

For medical emergencies that require immediate attention, the phone line will be open from 8am.


Bookings are open for COVID-19 vaccinations this spring. If you're 75 or over, or you have a weakened immune system, you can book your free COVID-19 vaccination. Make sure you're protected this spring. Book your vaccination appointment at nhs.uk/book-vaccine or by calling 119


Community pharmacies can offer treatment for seven common conditions without patients needing to see a GP, as part of a major transformation in the way the NHS delivers care.

Highly trained pharmacists at more than nine in ten pharmacies can now assess and treat patients for earache, impetigo, infected insect bites, shingles, sinusitis, sore throat, and urinary tract infections (UTIs) for women aged 16-64 -without the need for a GP appointment.

Available on the high street, community pharmacy teams have the right clinical training to give people the health advice they need, with no appointment necessary and private consultations available.

Don't wait for minor health concerns to get worse – think pharmacy first and get seen by your local pharmacy team

For more information, visitnhs.uk/thinkpharmacyfirst


We are still experiencing a fault with our phone lines; however, we do now have a temporary solution in place.

Thank you for your patience while we are trying to resolve this issue.


Get 'On Your Feet Britain'! Today, let's take a stand – literally!

'On Your Feet Britain' Day encourages us to break up sitting time and get moving for better health. Whether you're working from home, in the office, or out and about, here are some tips to keep you on your feet:

- Take Regular Breaks: Stand up, stretch, and walk around every hour.

- Try Standing Meetings: Instead of sitting, why not have standing or walking meetings to boost creativity and energy?

- Make Active Choices: Use stairs instead of elevators, walk to nearby places, or simply stand while talking on the phone.

- Incorporate Exercise: Schedule short bursts of exercise into your day, like a quick walk or desk stretches.

Let's make every step count toward a healthier, more active lifestyle! Share your tips about what you do to move more during the day - https://yo-yodesk.co.uk/pages/onyourfeet


We are still having issues with our telephones. We apologise for any inconvenience caused


Our phone lines are currently down. This is something we are looking in to, and hope to be up and running again soon.

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Springfields Medical Centre, The Baths Health And Wellbeing Centre, Legh Street

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 6:30pm
Tuesday 8am - 6:30pm
Wednesday 8am - 6:30pm
Thursday 8am - 12pm
2pm - 6:30pm
Friday 8am - 6:30pm

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