When We Are Closed
Please be aware that the Claypit Street site is only open on the following dates:
- Monday 26th February
- Tuesday 27th February
- Monday 4th March
- Tuesday 5th March
- Monday 11th March
- Tuesday 12th March
- Monday 18th March
- Tuesday 19th March
- Tuesday 26th March
Please do not attend the Claypit Street site, unless you have a pre-booked appointment. Please allow extra time for parking due to ongoing building works at the hospital site
When the practice is closed, if you need medical assistance before the practice reopens, please call 111.
Please only ring the out-of-hours number when the practice is closed (between 18:30 – 08:00 Weekdays and between 18:30 Friday and 08:00 Monday).
Out-of-hours services are generally busy so please think carefully before asking to see a doctor and only do so if you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.
In a genuine emergency you should call 999. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.
The practice is not open to routine telephone calls and enquiries between 13:00 and 14:00. If you need to urgently speak to a GP between these times please call the practice and you will be diverted to our emergency doctors service.
If you need to speak to us routinely please call between 08:30 and 13:00 or 14:00 and 18:00.
Use the following link to get your NHS number.
Your NHS number is a 10 digit number.
You do not need to know your NHS number to use NHS services, but it can be useful to have it.
ENGLAND AND THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION (WHO) MEASLES ESCALATION
We have been notified of an increased risk of Measles infection
Please DO NOT attend the surgery with a rash and a fever. Please contact the surgery over the phone and we will advise you of the best course of action. If you are made an appointment to be seen face to face you will be asked to wait outside or in the car. Please see the helpful video attached which advises on symptoms.
WELCOME TO CHURCHMERE MEDICAL GROUP
“Our mission is to provide high quality, caring and patient centred services whilst embracing change, delivering innovation and creativity alongside the traditional values of family general practice”
Churchmere Medical Group serves Ellesmere, Whitchurch and the surrounding areas.
We operate from three different sites including Ellesmere, ‘Drumcarrig’ on Bridgewater Street and our Claypit Street site at Whitchurch Community Hospital.
Once processed, you will receive a confirmation and your prescription should be available to collect at your nominated pharmacy within four working days.
If POD staff need to contact you with any queries regarding your medication request, they will do so on the contact number you provide in your email. If they are unable to contact you, a reply email will be sent.
The email inbox is only monitored during POD opening hours. If your medication request is received Monday to Friday (exc. bank holidays) between 8am and 5pm, we aim to process it within 24 hours.
If your request is urgent (required within 24 hours), then please call POD directly on the following number: 03333 583 509
The practice regularly uses ACCURX to send text messages to patients and most people are familiar with these services.
ACCURX also allows the practice to email you securely and we will be using this facility as part of our communication strategy.
We want to let you know what the email from the practice looks like so you can be assured this is not spam mail.
The subject message will state 'Churchmere Medical group has sent you a message'
The email address will read as ACCURX1, NO-Reply (ACCURX LIMITED)
'Please do not reply to this email address as it will NOT be delivered to your practice'
MY PLANNED CARE PATIENT DIGITAL
The NHS has recently launched the My Planned Care Patient Digital which gives you direct access to the latest average wait time information for your trust, as well as helpful advice and support whilst you wait.
FRIENDS AND FAMILY TEST
The Friends and Family Test (FFT) is an important feedback tool that supports the fundamental principle that people who use NHS services should have the opportunity to provide feedback on their experience.
Listening to the views of patients and staff helps identify what is working well, what can be improved and how.
We would be grateful if you could click here to submit your feedback.
Care Quality Commission
The Care Quality Commission is an executive non-departmental public body of the Department of Health and Social Care of the United Kingdom. It was established in 2009 to regulate and inspect health and social care services in England.
The CQC monitor, inspect and regulate services to make sure they meet fundamental standards of quality and safety and publish what it finds, including performance ratings to help people choose care.