Welcome to The Avenue Medical Practice, Greenhill
The Practice had been well established in Greenhill for a number of years before it was transferred to a purpose built building on Reney Avenue in 1989.
The Practice Team offer a full general practice service and run specialist clinics for chronic diseases. We aim to allow ample time for listening, explanation and advice, so as to promote the better health of each patient in our care.
The promotion of a “healthy lifestyle” is an important part of all consultations and educational literature is given to patients whenever appropriate. We have notice boards in the waiting rooms, on which we display health promotion posters on different topics.
For support, advice and guidance on common conditions - please click here
Please remember to stay alert to stay safe. If you are out and about this weekend, wear face coverings, wash your hands and keep 2m apart.
IMPORTANT PATIENT NOTICE
FROM THE PARTNERS OF MEADOWGREEN HEALTH CENTRE AND THE AVENUE MEDICAL PRACTICE
MEADOWGREEN HEALTH CENTRE AND THE AVENUE MEDICAL PRACTICE WOULD LIKE TO INFORM THEIR PATIENTS THAT AFTER A PERIOD OF MONTHS WORKING CLOSELY TOGETHER, ALIGNING OUR CLINICAL AND ADMINISTRATION PROTOCOLS, THEY ARE POTENTIALLY HOPING TO MERGE INTO ONE PRACTICE.
THIS WILL BE KNOWN AS MEADOWGREEN HEALTH CENTRE.
HOWEVER, WE WOULD LIKE TO STRESS THAT THE TWO BUILDINGS COMPRISING THE AVENUE SITE AND THE JORDANTHORPE SITE, WILL REMAIN OPEN AND PATIENTS WILL BE ABLE TO ACCESS APPOINTMENTS AT EITHER SITE FOR ALL CLINICAL STAFF.
WE HOPE THAT OUR PATIENTS FROM BOTH SITES SEE THIS AS A POSITIVE MOVE, AS IT WILL GIVE THEM ACCESS TO A GREATER SKILL MIX AND SERVICES.
IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS, PLEASE CONTACT THE SURGERY TO SPEAK TO THE
PRACTICE MANAGER, OR PUT IN WRITING AND SEND TO:
MEADOWGREEN HEALTH CENTRE
1 DYCHE CLOSE
OR ALTERNATIVELY EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org
The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:
- new continuous cough and/or
- high temperature
For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild infection.
If you have symptoms of coronavirus infection (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home and do not leave your house for 7 days from when your symptoms started. You do not need to call NHS 111 to go into self-isolation. If you symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 7 days, contact NHS 111 Online. If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999.
Please keep your visits to the surgery to a minimum, if you need to collect a prescription please contact us to arrange delivery to a pharmacy of your choice. If you need to request your medication you can do so over the telephone during this period on 0114 2378877 or 2378800. Many thanks for your continued understanding and support during this time.
If you have an upcoming appointment booked with us, please do not attend if you have a cough or fever. If you feel the matter could be managed by phone, please contact reception with a suitable contact number and we will contact you rather than asking you to attend.
We would like to thank you for your cooperation at this time.
PLEASE KEEP YOUR VISITS TO THE SURGERY TO A MINIMUM. IF YOU NEED TO COLLECT A PRESCRIPTION PLEASE CONTACT US TO ARRANGE DELIVERY TO A PHARMACY OF YOUR CHOICE. IF YOU NEED TO REQUEST MEDICATION YOU CAN DO SO OVER THE TELEPHONE DURING THIS PERIOD ON 0114 2375648.
There is evidence that wearing a face covering may help stop a person infected with COVID-19 from spreading the virus further. Therefore, in order to help us protect our patients and staff we are asking, if you can, you wear some form of face covering when visiting the practice, even if you do not have symptoms of COVID-19. This can be as simple as a scarf or bandana that ties behind the head. Face coverings should not be used by children under the age of 2 or those who may find it difficult to manage them correctly - for example, those with respiratory conditions. You can find information on making and wearing your own face coverings via the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/how-to-wear-and-make-a-cloth-face-covering.
The phone lines will open from 8.15am and the phone system will ring engaged if all the lines are busy. You need to redial to get into the queue. If you get through to the message you are in the queue to be answered. You will be told where you are in the queue. There will only ever be a maximum of 6 people queueing but how long the call takes to be answered depends upon the nature of the other patients calls. If they ask complex questions it can take longer.
Please follow this link for more information http://www.shinglesaware.co.uk/
Practice Learning Initiatives
Our next Practice Learning Initiative's are provided by the CCG (NHS) to allow GP staff to attend arranged learning session. All GP's and nurses have to undertake training every year in order to remain registered and so we understand patients frustration at our closure but these sessions are vital to ensure all staff are kept up-to-date. During the hours we are closed, the out-of-hours service is delivered meaning our patients still have access to a GP if required urgently.
The Practice will be closed every second Tuesday in the month from 1pm - 3pm for staff training
Practice Closures - Please ensure you order any prescriptions in advance over these dates
(Site updated 03/07/2020)