❓ We are receiving a large number of comments and questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccinations programme. Hope this answers some of them we are receiving :
💉Clinics have now been launched at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and a number of community sites run by GP practices. These clinics have been aimed primarily at those aged over 80.
📞 Please be assured that if you are over 80 and have not been contacted yet, or have a friend or relative who is still waiting, they will be offered a vaccine soon.
📝 Along with all our other local GP practices, we have drawn up lists of these patients, however the Pfizer vaccine comes in packs of 975, so it is not possible to vaccinate everyone at once and so some people have to wait slightly longer for the next batch to be delivered.
🏡 Vaccination clinics in the community are being run by a designated practice for each area. In Central area (our team) that practice is at Marton Medical Centre. These practices are organising the administering of vaccinations to patients of all 5 practices in Central area. This means when you are invited for your vaccination it may not be your own GP practice that contacts you, but the local vaccinations service.
🆕 The new Oxford Astra Zeneca vaccine is being directed initially to people who are housebound or living in care homes, but with more vaccines now becoming available we are confident more people will be vaccinated quickly.
🚫 We would like to thank you for your patience at this time and ask that you do not contact us to book a vaccine. We will be in touch as soon as we possibly can. Thank you 🙏
Online Services - emis Patient access
You can now order your repeat prescriptions or book appointments online.
To use EMIS Patient Access you will need a Practice ID number and Access ID number which can be obtained from the practice, and, in conjunction with a password, will be unique to you. Click here to log in.
The surgery is open every weekday between 8.00am and 6.30pm.
|Appointments/Enquiries: 01253 344219/348619
Prescriptions: 01253 344219 Option 2
Out of Hours: 111
|Waterloo Medical Centre
178 Waterloo Road
Reception staff are available to speak to you from 8.00am - 6.30pm Monday to Friday face to face or via the telephone and can advise you with regard to accessing services.
We will try and answer the telephone promptly and ensure that there are sufficient staff to do this. Please keep your telephone calls brief and avoid calling during the peak morning time for non-urgent matters. Do not give up if the number is engaged. This is an extremely busy line. Keep calling and your call will slot into the system.
The practice was founded after the First World War by Dr Pitt Taylor who was joined by Dr Dorothy Potts in 1939.
Dr Potts saw the practice through the war period and the difficult early days of the National Health Service in 1948. On her retirement in 1959 Drs John and Irene Cox were appointed and were joined by their nephew, Dr Joe Cox in 1962.Government reforms in 1966 favoured larger group practices and the partners joined colleagues at Ansdell Road. This union was unsuccessful and so Dr Joe Cox began a new phase of the practice with his wife Dr Barbara Cox in April 1970. A rapid expansion in numbers of patients followed and in 1977 Dr Krishna Gupta joined the practice. For 10 years the practice developed in the converted farmhouse but again Government changes were imminent and in 1986 it was decided to build our current purpose-built premises. Dr Mark Preskey joined the practice in 1987 and the site at 178 Waterloo Road developed. The Medical Centre was opened in May 1989.
The imposition of the 1990 Contract saw a new approach to patient care. Targets for cervical smears and immunisations had to be met and health promotion activities began to run in conjunction with the traditional surgeries. The practice continued to grow and in 1992 Dr John Calvert joined as the fifth partner. Since 1995 Dr Joe Cox, Dr Barbara Cox and Dr Krishna Gupta have retired from the practice to be succeeded by Dr Allison Rees, Dr Mike Butler, Dr Steve Thompson and Dr Laura Barker. Dr Allison Rees Left the practice in April 2017.
We are supported by a highly motivated team of nurses and administrative staff - directed by our practice manager. We also have a greatly experienced range of health authority attached staff comprising district nurses, health visitors and health care assistants who work closely alongside us to provide the best possible integrated approach to patient care.