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Cheshire East’s Health and Care App Library

Developed by clinicians, ORCHA’s AppFinder gives you unlimited access to thousands of independent app reviews across all health conditions, each of which includes a breakdown of key assessment criteria relating to Clinical Assurance, Data Privacy and User Experience.

Visit www.cheshireeast.orcha.co.uk

Merepark Achieves Gold Award for Excellence in Teaching Medical Students

Merepark Medical Centre achieved a Gold Award for excellence in teaching medical students in 2021-22

On behalf of the GP Partners I would like to thank the patients and Merepark Medical Centre team for their support.

Denise Smith Practice Manager

ORCHA – Cheshire East’s own health & care apps library

Developed by clinicians, ORCHA’s AppFinder gives you unlimited access to thousands of independent app reviews across all health conditions, each of which includes a breakdown of key assessment criteria relating to Clinical Assurance, Data Privacy and User Experience.

Sign up to discover the strengths and weaknesses of an app before downloading or recommending it to a patient. Feel confident in accessing quality assured digital health.

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Please support Merepark – have your vaccines with us.

We order vaccines for all our eligible patients.

These vaccines help keep you well.

Each vaccine given allows us to invest in your surgery, providing a better service, with more staff and facilities for you and your family.

Merepark has appointments available now for flu and covid vaccine clinics.

Clinic dates:

  • Saturday 1st October 9am – 6pm for those 65 years and over or in a high-risk group
  • Saturday 29th October 9am – 6pm for all patients 50 and over as well as those in high-risk groups

Eligible patients can book their appointment by:

  • Telephoning the surgery
  • Emailing cmicb-cheshire.mereparkvaccinationenquiries@nhs.net
  • Walking into the surgery and booking with a receptionist
  • Responding to your text message invite- please state in your response if you would prefer a morning or afternoon appointment, a time will then be sent via text message

The vaccination team will contact all outstanding eligible patients offering an appointment. 

Eligibility for Influenza Vaccinations 2022-2023

  • those aged 50 years and overall children aged 2 or 3 years on 31 August 2022
  • all primary school aged children (from reception to Year 6)
  • those aged 6 months to under 65 years in clinical risk groups
  • pregnant women
  • those in long-stay residential care homes
  • carers
  • close contacts of immunocompromised individuals
  • frontline staff employed by the following types of social care providers without employer led occupational health schemes:
  • a registered residential care or nursing home
  • registered domiciliary care provider
  • a voluntary managed hospice provider
  • Direct Payment (personal budgets) or Personal Health Budgets, such as Personal Assistants
Jo Webb, Care Coordinator
Jo Webb, Care Coordinator

Happy Hearts – Together we can reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke during Covid-19

Health services, local authorities, charities and other partners across Cheshire and Merseyside are working together to prevent heart attacks and strokes.

The Cheshire and Merseyside Happy Hearts website is aimed at helping you to reduce your risk of stroke and heart attack by giving you lots of information and tips on keeping your heart happy. The website shares local, practical information on:

  • how to live healthily and stay well
  • conditions that increase the chances of having a heart attack or stroke, such as
    • atrial fibrillation
    • high blood pressure
    • high cholesterol
  • how and where you can get your numbers checked
  • how you can help to manage and control these conditions to lower your CVD risk

Visit the Cheshire and Merseyside Happy Hearts website to find out more.

Cheshire Memory Walk – Alzheimer’s Society

Walk for your loved ones at Cheshire Memory Walk, Tatton Park!

Venue: Tatton Park
Date: 24th September 2022

For more information and to register, visit the Alzheimer’s Society website.

Influenza Vaccinations 2022-2023

We are taking bookings for the seasonal flu vaccine which will be administered at Merepark Medical Centre. Those eligible for the NHS influenza vaccination in 2022 to 2023 are:

  • all children aged 2 or 3 years on 31 August 2022
  • those aged 6 months to under 65 years in clinical risk groups
  • pregnant women
  • those aged 65 years and over
  • those in long-stay residential care homes
  • carers
  • close contacts of immunocompromised individuals
  • frontline staff employed by the following types of social care providers without employer led occupational health schemes:
    • a registered residential care or nursing home
    • registered domiciliary care provider
    • a voluntary managed hospice provider

We have appointments available on:

  • Saturday 1st October 2022 9am until 6pm
    (Please contact the surgery to arrange an appointment)

Serious Shortage Protocol for HRT gels

The NHSBSA have released new Serious Shortage Protocols (SSPs) for HRT products.

The SSPs apply to Oestrogel pump gel, Sandrena 0.5mg and 1mg gel sachets and Lenzetto spray.

Pharmacies are now allowed to switch patients to patches if they are unable to obtain a supply of the gels.

Pharmacies are also allowed to restrict the quantities to 3 months’ supply without contacting the prescriber.

Local pharmacies have been contacted to ensure they are aware of the SSPs.

Please note that you do not need to contact your GP, your Pharmacist will be able to look into this for you.

Have you checked out our brand new Care Hub directory of services?

You may have noticed we have a new tab on our website titled ‘Care Hub’!

Care Hub is a brand new directory of local non-NHS services and providers that you as patients can access to find local services. You can find information on a range of topics to support you to live well including health support, financial aid, volunteering, arts, activities and social groups.

You can start using Care Hub straight away, simply click on the Care Hub tab and use the categories to narrow down what you are looking for!