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If you are experience problems with your Patient Access account, you can find some useful information at the following websitehttps://www.digitalhealth.net/2018/06/patient-access-website-and-app-went-down/

 

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Need Urgent Dental Care?

If you need help with an urgent dental problem, call our helpline, available from 9am to 9:30pm everyday, including weekends and Bank Holidays.

0161 476 9651 (Local Rate)

Local dental providers offer NHS urgent dental clinics across Cheshire and Merseyside, with urgent appointments for patients who need urgent treatment, advice and support on dental queries or referral to other services.

The service is provided according to strict clinical criteri

a and when you call you'll be assessed by a member of our clinical team to make sure your problem come under either:

  • Trauma - this is usually caused by a blow to the face, a lost filling is not classed as a trauma.
  • Swelling of the face
  • Bleeding, uncontrolled, such as after an extraction
  • Pain that can't be controlled by pain relief medicines.

If you're given an appointment and your problem doesn't fit of the above, you'll still have to pay the NHS fee but may receive advice and not treatment.

Clinic times vary.and at busy times or when your local clinic's not available you may be offered an appointment at an alternative location.

Please not: this is an appointment only service - we do not operate a "drop in" service at any of our surgeries

Postnatal & Antenatal Care

Your Community Midwife is Leisl Lowe, who can be contacted through the Community Midwives’ office on 0151 430 1234.

First Bookings

When you find out that you are pregnant, please ask the receptionist to arrange your first appointment with the *Community Midwife here in the surgery (if you haven’t already done so)

*please note that the community Midwife clinic is held at the surgery every Tuesday morning.

Appointments

When you first find out you’re pregnant
Community/Hospital Midwife: blood pressure urine dipstick test, take blood, may check the size of the fundus, agree estimated date of confinement, offer dietary and lifestyle advice and obtain any previous antenatal history.

11 – 13 weeks
All pregnant women are offered an ultrasound scan to determine gestational age. 

12 weeks
Hospital booking appointment – at this appointment relevant lifestyle and medical history taken. Information about routine screening tests given, eg:

  • Blood group and Rhesus status
  • Screen for anaemia
  • Rubella status
  • Hepatitis B
  • Syphilis
  • Urine test to screen for asymptomatic bacteruria
  • Downs Syndrome screening - Triple test

16 weeks
Community Midwife: Discuss and document results of screening tests, obtain Triple test if requested.

20 weeks
GP Practice: the Whooping Cough (pertussis) vaccine is offered from 20 weeks into pregnancy. If you would like the vaccine, please contact the surgery to arrange an appointment with the Practice Nurse.

18 – 20 weeks
Hospital: Ultrasound scan to check the development of the baby. 

25 weeks
Community Midwife: Measure blood pressure, test urine (if first pregnancy) Measure the size of the baby and listening to the baby’s heartbeat. 

28 weeks
Community Midwife: Repeat screening tests for:

  • Anaemia
  • Red cell antibodies
  • Offer Rhesus negative women 1st dose of anti D

31 weeks
Community Midwife: Discuss and document results of routine screening tests. 

34 weeks
Community Midwife: Offer rhesus negative women 2nd dose of anti D and antenatal check. 

36 weeks
Community Midwife: Routine antenatal checks and check position of baby. 

38 weeks
Community Midwife: Routine antenatal checks. 

40 weeks
Community Midwife: Routine antenatal checks. 

41 weeks
For all women who have not delivered offer membrane sweep. 

Parent Craft Education

Classes are held at the maternity hospital or local health centres attached to some GP clinics. You should contact your hospital or clinic to find out their schedule. A good time to start, will be around 30 weeks of your pregnancy. Please note that some classes are women only.

Parent Craft
Your midwife will advise you about where parent craft classes are being held and will remind you about attending these classes during your pregnancy.

Aerobics
Some hospital offer exercise classes for pregnant women. Information will be given at your booking appointment.

Aqua-natal
Exercises for pregnant women at local swimming pools. Information will be given at your booking appointment.

Postnatal Care

When you and your baby come home from hospital, postnatal care will be provided by your Community Midwife who may visit you for up to 28 days following confinement to provide postnatal care.

Frequency of midwife and health visitor visits is determined by the mother’s needs.


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Further Information from NHS Choices

Before you are pregnant

Your pregnancy and labour

You and your baby

General pregnancy topics

 
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