We will be closed on Friday 7th April and Monday 10th April for the Bank Holidays. Please make sure you have enough repeat medication to cover the long weekend.
If during this time you require medical advice or treatment you can:
Visit your pharmacy. Your local pharmacy can provide confidential, expert advice and treatment for a range of common illnesses and complaints. Opening times for local Pharmacies can be downloaded or you can visit NHS Choices.
Access NHS 111. To access the service online simply visit https://111.nhs.uk/ and enter your age, sex, postcode and main symptom, and then you will be guided through a series of questions about your health problems.
To access the service via phone, simply dial 111 from any mobile or landline free of charge and you will be put through to an operator who will run through a few questions regarding your health problem in order to get you the right care.
A&E or 999. For a genuine medical emergency including; loss of consciousness, acute confused state and fits that are not stopping, persistent and or/severe chest pain, breathing difficulties, severe bleeding that cannot be stopped call 999 or go to your nearest A&E.
It is with sadness that I have decided to step back from clinical duties at Willow Wood Surgery from the end of March 2023.
I have been a GP in Winsford for 32 years and it has been a pleasure and an honour to be able to care for you over these years. I have got to know you and your families so well and shared happy and sad times with you but it is now time for a new stage in my life.
I am leaving the surgery in good hands with our wonderful caring clinical teams of Practice Nurses, Pharmacists and Advanced Nurse Practitioners supported by our friendly and hard working reception team. I know they will continue to look after you.
Further details of replacement doctors will be confirmed when all the official paperwork is authorised.
I wish you all a happy and healthy future.
Doctor Judi Price
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Health services, local authorities, charities and other partners across Cheshire and Merseyside are working together to prevent heart attacks and strokes.
The Cheshire and Merseyside Happy Hearts website is aimed at helping you to reduce your risk of stroke and heart attack by giving you lots of information and tips on keeping your heart happy. The website shares local, practical information on:
Visit the Cheshire and Merseyside Happy Hearts website to find out more.
Your local Pharmacy offers a minor ailments service providing advice and treatment for the following conditions:
You can pop into your local Pharmacy for a free and confidential consultation with a qualified Pharmacist without an appointment. Pharmacists can supply some medications that would normally require a prescription from a GP, without the need for you to see your GP.
The consultation with a Pharmacist is free and if the Pharmacist prescribes a medication it will be:
Your local Pharmacy can also offer advice and over-the-counter medication for a number of ailments including coughs, colds, sore throats, back pain and headaches.
Opening times for your local Pharmacies can be found at www.nhs.uk
Self-care can be the best choice to treat very minor illnesses and injuries. A range of common illnesses and injuries can be treated at home simply by combining a well-stocked medicine cabinet with plenty of rest.
Make sure that your well stocked medicine cabinet is out of the reach of children.
Over the counter medicines are available from pharmacies, local stores and shops. They include paracetamol and ibuprofen for common complaints such as colds and flu. These over the counter remedies can be bought quickly and easily for much less that than the cost of a doctor’s appointment. It is estimated that it costs the NHS around £50 for a consultation and prescription for a minor condition that can be treated for no more than £10 and as little as a few pence
Locally it is also estimated that doctors could have an extra hour every day for other appointments if they didn’t have to deal with a range of common conditions which could be helped instead with over the counter remedies.
We have created a simple list of over the counter medicines to have at home. The prices for each suggested item are estimates based on a range of local high street pharmacies, shops and supermarkets:
Total – £9.78
Having these remedies at home could help relieve most minor conditions where the best thing to do is let nature takes its course.
It is a misconception that antibiotics are a cure all and in fact for the most common viral illnesses, such as colds and flu, they just don’t work and you have to let nature take its course.
If you’re not sure which is the best treatment for you or you need advice you can always just call in and have a chat with your local pharmacist. Pharmacists are trained and qualified to give professional, free advice and have a wide range of remedies available. You don’t need an appointment to see a pharmacist and many of them also have private consultation rooms.
There is also help, any time day or night, from the NHS Choices website or by callingNHS 111 free of charge to be connected to an adviser.