Winsley Health Centre
**COVID 19 Update**
Winsley Health Centre is one of our 2 nominated 'Green Zones'. Patients requiring blood test, Dressings and ECGs will be seen in the morning by one of our Nurses.
- You will be required to wait outside (please do not arrive early for your appointment).
- You will also be asked to have your temperature taken, this is to ensure the continued safety of staff and patients within this Green Zone.
If your temperature is raised you will be asked to return to your home and we will arrange for a call to discuss your current health concerns in more detail.
- On entering the building, you will be asked to wear a face mask and to apply hand sanitizer.
The nurse will also be wearing a face mask, and visor, as well as an apron and gloves - please do not be alarmed this is Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) designed to keep both our staff and patients safe.
Winsley Dispensary, we would ask that where possible, repeat prescriptions are ordered online (if you call the Health Centre staff will help you set this up whilst you are on the phone). Ordering your prescription online helps reduce the number of patients attending the Health Centre. If you are unable to do this, you can still order your prescription in your normal way, however we would kindly ask that you do not attend in person during the morning, as the Health Centre is being used by patients attending appointments, this will help us manage the number of patients visiting the Health Centre.
- When you attend the Health Centre to collect your prescription, you will be asked to queue outside the pharmacy. This helps ensure that patients are able to adhere to the social distancing rules.
To make an appointment
Please telephone Winsley Health Centre between 8.30am-1.00pm & 2.00pm- 5.30pm to make your appointments - 01225 860003
Nurse clinics are also being held at the Winsley Health Centre every day which include:
- New registration checks
- Blood tests
- Blood pressure readings
Quicker Check-in For Your Appointment
After the success of the self check-in machine at The Health Centre (BOA), we are pleased to inform you that now have installed a self check-in machine at the Winsley Health Centre.
The new facility will enable patients to check-in quicker - especially if there is a queue at the reception desk.
We are a Dispensing Practice with our dispensary based at Winsley. Dispensing doctors are GPs who are allowed to both prescribe and dispense prescription-only medicines to certain patients. Community Pharmacies (Chemists) are often not financially viable in rural areas, which is why some GPs have been allowed to dispense medicines themselves. The system is tightly controlled and we are only allowed to dispense for registered patients who live more than 1 mile/1.6km from a Community Pharmacy (as the crow flies). If you are not sure whether you are eligible for dispensing, just ask at reception.
Your prescription or medication will be available within two working days unless suppliers are short of stock. If you are collecting medication or prescriptions for others or collecting certain medicines, the receptionists may ask for proof of identity. Where prescription payment exemption applies, proof of this and completion of the back of the prescription will be required.
You can collect medication from 0830 to 1300 and 1400 to 1800, Monday to Friday. However you may be eligible for our free delivery service for dispensing medications (excluding refrigerated items and controlled drugs). This service is for patients who have severe difficulty getting to the dispensary to collect their medicines. Please ask at Winsley reception for more details.
If you need medication urgently or need your medicines early due to holidays please speak to a receptionist so that she can process your request appropriately.
The dispensary is able to offer a service of providing weekly medication compliance trays (Nomads), or dosettes as they commonly referred to. These are for patients who have difficulty in remembering to take their medication. Please speak to the dispensary for further information.
Please note we are unable to take prescription requests over the phone.