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The doctors and staff at Seascale Health Centre and our Bootle branch surgery are proud to offer the highest standard of patient-centred healthcare. Please help us to help you by taking advantage of the wealth of health-related information on this website and make full use of the online options available to you.
Collette Smith, Practice Manager
On behalf of Drs Carhart, Sowton, Blyth, Harnor and Miles
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WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK OUR PATIENTS FOR THEIR CO-OPERATION DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME.
WE NEED TO AVOID FACE TO FACE CONTACT TO REDUCE THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 AND PROTECT THE VULNERABLE.
PLEASE DO NOT COME TO SURGERY UNLESS ADVISED TO DO SO.
IF YOU NEED TO SEE OR SPEAK TO A GP PLEASE TELEPHONE THE SURGERY ON 019467 28101
GP APPOINTMENTS ARE STILL AVAILABLE FOR PATIENTS WITH IMMEDIATE AND ON-GOING CARE NEEDS.
During the current COVID-19 outbreak patients experiencing certain symptoms (breathing issues and / or fever and in need of additional medical help) will be seen in one of a number of ‘Red’ Centres set up in North Cumbria. Click on link for more information.
WE ARE UNABLE TO PROVIDE SELF ISOLATION SICK NOTES AT THIS TIME - A LETTER IS AVAILABLE FOR
YOU TO PRINT TO GIVE TO YOUR EMPLOYERS
Self Isolation letter
THIS IS FOR PATIENTS WHO ARE SELF ISOLATING TO USE.
DO NOT ENTER THE SURGERY IF YOU HAVE A TEMPERATURE OR NEW COUGH
SELF ISOLATE FOR 7 DAYS IF YOU LIVE ALONE OR 14 DAYS IF YOU ARE PART OF A HOUSEHOLD.
IF UNWELL CALL NHS 111 OR GO ONLINE WWW.NHS.111.CO.UK
Seascale Health Centre is now part of North Cumbria Primary Care
You may have heard of some changes being made to the running of Seascale Health Centre. We would like to explain to you what is happening and why.
Seascale Health Centre has chosen to be one of the first GP practices to join North Cumbria Primary Care, an initiative designed to safeguard the future of GP services in North Cumbria.
North Cumbria Primary Care is part of the NHS led by GPs and built on co-operative principles with the aim to create a network of great general practice working with healthcare partners, voluntary organisations and the University of Central Lancashire in West Cumbria.
North Cumbria Primary Care is a not for profit organisation which means that if we make surpluses they will be reinvested in patient care.
There is a national shortage of GPs and the problem of recruitment is worse in remote and rural areas like ours. Part of the problem is that newly qualified doctors prefer not to have the business responsibilities or the expense of owning a GP practice. North Cumbria Primary Care will take on the business responsibilities leaving our GPs to do the job they are good at, effectively treating their patients.
Four practices in Copeland and Allerdale have already joined North Cumbria Primary Care. We are one of two practices joining in March 2020. Five other practices in Workington and Carlisle are due to transfer in April/May.
We believe that joining North Cumbria Primary Care provides the best solution for our patients, our staff and the long term future of our practice.
We’d like to emphasise we are changing how the practice is managed not what it does. We believe that this represents a very positive opportunity for the patients of Seascale Health Centre and all of the staff who work here.
Please contact Collette Smith if you would like any more information about North Cumbria Primary Care or have any particular concerns about your care.
PRIMARY CARE NETWORKS
Seascale Health Centre is a member of Copeland Primary Care Network which covers a registered patient population of circa 62,000. The network is made up of seven member practices namely Distington Group Practice, Fellview Healthcare, Lowther Medical Centre, Mansion House Surgery, Queen Street Surgery, Seascale Health Centre, Westcroft House Surgery. Copeland Primary Care Network has adopted a flat practice network structure where all seven practices are equal and employment contracts are shared across all seven member practices.
(Site updated 02/04/2020)