Welcome to Our Practice

The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:

  • new continuous cough and/or

  • high temperature

  • a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 however mild, self-isolate for at least 10 days from when your symptoms started. You should arrange to have a test to see if you have COVID-19. Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

If you are not experiencing symptoms but have tested positive for COVID-19, you must self-isolate for at least 10 days, starting from the day the test was taken. If you develop symptoms during this isolation period, restart your 10-day isolation from the day you developed symptoms.

If you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home, or your condition gets worse, then use the NHS 111 online COVID-19 service. If you do not have internet access, call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999.

Please visit gov.uk for more information.

Our Covid-19 vaccination programme is now live, please refer to the first phase priority group list below to see when you will be invited:

  1. Residents in a care home for older adults and staff working in care homes for older adults
  2. All those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers
  3. All those 75 years of age and over
  4. All those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals (not including pregnant women and those under 16 years of age)
  5. All those 65 years of age and over
  6. Adults aged 16 to 65 years in an at-risk group (click here to see who is defined as 'at-risk')
  7. All those 60 years of age and over
  8. All those 55 years of age and over
  9. All those 50 years of age and over
  10. Rest of the population (to be determined)

Those in BOLD are currently being invited for a Covid-19 vaccination; if you are over 50 and have not yet been contacted, or if you are due for your second dose (8-12 weeks after your first dose), please phone us as soon as possible to arrange an appointment.

Please do not contact the surgery to arrange a Covid-19 vaccination unless you are in a current priority group (refer to list above), as we will contact you as soon as you are eligible. 

 

To read further information about the Covid-19 Vaccine please click here.

 

All Covid-19 vaccination appointments will be held in Park View Medical Centre, Orphan Drive, Tuebrook, Liverpool, L6 7UN

(please see map below for directions)

 

IMPORTANT CHANGES TO THE SURGERY

 

APPOINTMENT BOOKINGS

Practice Nurse and HCA appointments are available to book.

GP appointment bookings have been suspended until further notice and instead we will be operating a telephone triage system.

Please call us between 8am - 11am if you need to speak to a doctor on the day. After the doctor has triaged you, you may be offered an appointment.

When you attend the surgery for your appointment, please try to arrive as close to your appointment time as possible, you must be wearing a facemask and you will have your temperature checked by a clinician before entering.

We have also temporarily suspended the online appointments service until further notice.

 

MEDICATION ORDERING

If you need to order a prescription, please order online as normal or call us after 11am. Please do NOT bring your prescription slips to the practice, or try to order in person. You can also order your prescription by emailing us at oldswan.hcgp@nhs.net. If you do email us, please ensure to give your date of birth and also list what medications that you need.

If you would like to sign up for online prescription ordering, please call us and we will arrange this, or download The NHS app and follow the instructions.

We do apologise for any inconvenience these changes might cause, but we do have the health and safety of everyone in mind.

 

 

IF YOU NEED SUPPORT

 

LIVERPOOL CITY COUNCIL

The Liverpool Good Neighbour scheme will match volunteers with people in need who don’t have anyone else nearby to help with day-to-day tasks. The scheme is not designed to replace any social care or NHS services you may receive but it can give you additional support.

You can ask for help with the tasks you cannot do because you cannot leave home, such as shopping or collecting prescriptions, or you may even like to ask to chat to a volunteer on the phone to break up your day and hear a friendly voice.

Please phone Liverpool City Council Coronavirus Support Line on 0151 233 3066

Or alternatively you can make a request by using the online form.

Please visit the Liverpool City Council Coronavirus page for more guidance and support.

ISOLATION NOTES

If you have been told you need to self-isolate, and need to provide a note for your employer, then please click here to get an isolation note from NHS 111. Or alternatively; download the NHS app.

 

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