Western Avenue Medical Centre

Western Avenue Medical Centre serves patients in Blacon and the surrounding area.

Our practice and our GPs are all members of West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group.

We offer a comprehensive range of general medical and health care services for you and your family which we are always seeking to expand and improve. The staff who work at the practice are part of our health care team working for your benefit.

The information on this website will give you and your family all the information you require about the practice and many aspects of your health and lifestyle.

Physiotherapy First

People in West Cheshire can now book an appointment directly with ‘Physiotherapy First’ – a joint initiative between CWP and the Countess of Chester Hospital Foundation Trust (COCH). Find out more...

Patient survey

Please rate our surgery at the national NHS Choices website - click here to complete the survey.

Thank you to everyone that took part in our own survey, you can read the results here.

Getting involved

How do I get involved in primary care commissioning? Click here to read an overview of all the different ways you can get involved with Primary Care.

Newsletters

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Open letter and consultation on NHS Services

Please read the open letter to the people of West Cheshire by Dr Huw Charles-Jones and Alison Lee, the Chair and Chief Executive Officer of NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group about the future of the NHS in our region.

The NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group has published “Our Savings Plan” for 2016-17. This is the start of a frank conversation about the challenging financial position facing the local NHS and the savings we must make in 2016/17 to help ensure a sustainable, high-quality health and care system in West Cheshire – both now and in the future... read the full letter.

You can make your views known on our local NHS services, please click here to find out more and click here to complete the online survey.

 

Child Health App

This interactive App gives useful advice on the general well-being of your child, as well as advice on when is the right time to call NHS 111, visit your GP, chat to your health visitor or take a visit to your local pharmacy. To download the app, search for ‘Cheshire Child Health App’ in your App store. Find out more here.

CQC Reports

The practice was inspected by the Care and Quality Commission (CQC) in July. Read our entry on the CQV website or see the performance ratings here.

Medical Scribe

Dr Avula currently has a medical scribe working alongside him. A medical scribe is a non-clinical role. The scribe will record consultation notes and manage any paperwork generated during your consultation, effectively working as a Personal Assistant to the GP. The work of the scribe is checked by Dr Avula for accuracy. If you do not wish for the scribe to present during your consultation please make reception or Dr Avula aware.

Practice move

After much consideration, the practice has decided not to move to new premises on the Blacon Parade site. Because of the considerable cost involved, it was felt that any move would have a negative effect on the service that we were able to offer to our patients. If you require any further information please ask to speak to the Practice Manager.


Named Doctors

It is now a requirement that all patients have a named GP. The named GP will be responsible for co-ordinating all services relating to your care. This change will not affect the way in which you book appointments and you will still have a choice as to which GP you see.

Unless previously informed otherwise, your named GP will be:

  • Patients with a surname beginning A to L: Dr Mark Adams
  • Patients with a surname beginning M to Z: Dr Raj Avula

Useful Links

Follow these links to useful information about the practice.

Getting the most from your GP. It is important to keep as healthy and as stress-free as possible. Listed here are tips and ideas to make your GP visits more worthwhile for you and the person you are caring for.

 

Patient Participation Group

The PPG is an opportunity for patients to play an active role in the running of the practice. The group meets every 6 weeks and we are actively looking to recruit new members. Find out more...

If attending meetings would cause a problem then you can have an input by other means. If you are interested in joining the group please contact the surgery on 01244 390755 or email wamc@nhs.net.

Date of next meeting: 29 November, 2016 at 3.00pm

 

Page last updated: 6 December, 2016