We have introduced a new service that allows patients who are currently registered at the practice to consult with a GP electronically and offers alternatives to calling or coming into the surgery for common, more minor problems. Please note any photographs needed to help diagnose your condition can be uploaded securely.
Using this service you can also access self-help content and alternative options available to you (e.g. pharmacy, symptom checkers). To access the service directly click here.
**** When using this service, please do not book a face to face appointment regarding the same problem until you have heard back from the Practice, unless your symptoms get worse ****
You can now access current information of services in your area. Simply click the above link and follow the easy to use steps to find the information you require.
Statement regarding access to GP appointments
Contrary to recent media reports and comments Heath Lane Medical Centre would like to confirm to our patients that they have access to 24 hour 365 day urgent care appointments both through GP’s at the Practice during normal practice hours and the out of hours service based at the Countess of Chester Hospital when the practice is closed. Heath Lane patients have access also to routine GP appointments in the extended hours service which operates Mon – Fri 18.30 – 21.30 and Sat, Sun & Bank Holidays 9-14.00, this is in addition to routine care accessible at the practice during normal practice hours, and can be booked in advance via patient services. The extended hours service can also be used for dressings, phlebotomy and the physio first service.
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Smile for a Mile
Smile for a Mile is an initiative that is being led by NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group, Cheshire West and Chester Council and Active Cheshire to encourage local primary school pupils to be more active and learn healthy habits for life.
There are 6 Primary School's in the local area that are currently taking part in Smile for a Mile.
Local schools have reported that the Smile for a Mile initiative has had a positive impact on their pupils.
Smile for a Mile involves:
- A whole school approach involving children and staff from nursery to year 6.
- Run or walk a mile each day to achieve an extra 15 minutes of physical activity per day (in addition to existing PE lessons)
- Children go out in almost all weathers.
- At a time of the teachers choosing.
- Children do not need to change from their uniform.
- It is inclusive of all children.
- It is school led.
Schools that are already participating in the Smile for a Mile report the following benefits:
- Improved focus/attention of children
- Encouraging children to enjoy being outdoors
- Reduction in the number of overweight children
- Improved fitness
- Children sleep and eat better.
Transfering Your Electronic Health Record
GP2GP is the technology that transfers your electronic health record directly and securely from your previous GP when you register at this practice. When patients move practices, paper medical records can take weeks to arrive but GP2GP transfers are faster, more reliable and more secure than the existing paper-based method of transferring patient records.
For further information please click on the following link:
Electronic Record Transfer
Cheshire Care Record
The Cheshire Care Record is a summary care record that gives care providers a quick holistic view of your care from all health and social care services in Cheshire. It is a collaboration between GP's, hospitals, community care, mental health and social care services provided across Cheshire to provide health and social care information in one digital record.
For further information, please click on the following link: