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Welcome to Fountains Medical Practice

Self Referrals 

You can now self-referral to our Low-Level Mental Health Counselling Service and to our Social Prescribing Link Worker.  To do so, please Click Here

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Are you a Military Veteran?

A veteran is someone who has served in the armed forces for at least one day. 

Being flagged as a veteran in your NHS medical records will help to ensure that you are able to access dedicated services for those who have served in the UK Armed Forces.  These include services for Mental Health and Physical Health conditions. 

If you are a veteran, please contact the practice on 01244 325721 or email us at fountainsmedicalpractice@nhs.net to let us know! 

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Try the NHS App 

If you're a patient at Fountains Medical Practice, you can now use the NHS App, a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or table. 

The NHS App allows you to: 

  • View and share proof of your Covid-19 Status for Trave.
  • View your vaccination details, the date, vaccine and batch number 
  • Download a PDF vaccination certificate or receive a copy by email

Please note, your GP cannot provide a Vaccination Certificate. 

You can also use the NHS App to get health advice, book appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view your GP health record and more.  

For more information, go to www.nhs.uk/nhsapp'  

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Choose if data from your health records is shared for research and planning 

Your health records contain a type of data called confidential patient information. This data can be used to help with research and planning.

You can choose to stop your confidential patient information being used for research and planning. You can also make a choice for someone else like your children under the age of 13.

Your choice will only apply to the health and care system in England. This does not apply to health or care services accessed in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

For further information https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/ 

Your GP cannot do this on your behalf. 

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E-CONSULT 

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When completing an eConsult, please ensure that you do not attach photographs of intimate areas.  These will be deleted and not added to your consult.

Important Covid19 Information

Covid-19 Booster vaccination programme

As a practice, we will be holding COVID Booster clinic's at the practice. To book your appointment please ring the practice on 01244 325721.

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Flu Vaccination Programme 2021/22

 It's that time of year again and the practice will be having Flu clinic's throughout November and December. If you have received a Flu vaccination in the past because you are over 65 years old or you have a chronic disease which classes you as at risk then please ring the practice on 01244 325721 to book an appointment. 

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Appointments Update

All appointments at the Practice can now only be booked after speaking with a Doctor or Nurse.

If you have an upcoming appointment, this will be replaced with a telephone consultation.

If the Doctor or Nurse feels you need to be seen, they will arrange for you to come in. If you are required to be seen, you will need to be wearing a face mask or covering before accessing the building.

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Important information about the coronavirus (Covid-19)

The NHS in Cheshire and Public Health England (PHE) are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to protect patients, our community and NHS staff while ensuring as many services as possible are available to the public.

If you have symptoms associated with coronavirus including a new continuous cough and a high temperature, you are advised to stay at home for 7 days.
Please do not book a GP appointment or attend your GP practice.

If you live with other people, they should stay at home for at least 14 days, to avoid spreading the infection outside the home. After 14 days, anyone you live with who does not have symptoms can return to their normal routine.
But, if anyone in your home gets symptoms, they should stay at home for 7 days from the day their symptoms start. Even if it means they're at home for longer than 14 days. The most up-to-date public guidance is always online at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus
If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do.
Only call 111 direct if you are advised to do so by the online service or you cannot go online.

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Fit Notes & Covid-19

We cannot issue fit notes to cover you for self-isolation. If you have symptoms of coronavirus and have used the 111 coronavirus service (111.nhs.uk/covid-19) OR if you are living with someone with symptoms of coronavirus, you can get an isolation note at: 111.nhs.uk/isolation-note 

We strongly suggest that employers use their discretion around the need for medical evidence for a period of absence where an employee is advised to stay at home due to suspected Covid-19, in accordance with the public health advice being issued by the government.

If you are in an at-risk group and are self-isolating then your employer is responsible for putting arrangements in place for home or remote working. Where this is not possible then you may self-certify and your employer may authorise your absence as per government advice.

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Extended Hours Service 

Do you need a evening or weekend appointment?

The Extended hours service is available to all patients to book a routine appointment outside of practice opening hours. 

This includes GP and nurse appointments as well as blood test and physiotherapy assessments.

the service can be found at the 1829 Building at the Countess of Chester Health Park, and other locations around Cheshire.

Appointments are available: 

  • Monday - Friday from 6.30pm - 9.00pm
  • Saturday - Sunday from 9.00am - 6.00pm

Please call 0300 123 7743 to book an appointment. 

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(Site updated 02/12/2021)
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