Welcome to Northgate Village Surgery
The doctors and staff at Northgate Village Surgery in Chester are proud to offer the highest standard of patient-centred healthcare.
We run many clinics for the management of chronic diseases such as asthma and diabetes and offer a wide variety of other medical services including antenatal and postnatal care, minor surgery, childhood vaccinations and well-person check-ups.
In addition to everything you need to know about the practice you will also find a wealth of health-related information in the menu on the right hand side. Please have a look around and do send us some feedback if you like.
The surgery has some parking, but only enough for patients use whilst in the surgery. The surgery has full access for wheelchairs and a toilet for the disabled. We have a toilet with a baby changing unit
If you are over 65 years old or have recieved a letter from the practice inviting you for your flu vaccination. Please ring the practice to make an appointment.
Flu Vaccination for 2 and 3 yr olds
The Department of Health have this year recommended that the routine annual flu immunisation programme be extended to all healthy children age 2 and 3 years old on the 1st September 2013.
The vaccine we have been supplied with for this age group is the form of an nasal spray and not an injection. Its quick and painless.
Please ring and book an appointment with our practice nurses.
The Department of Health has introduced the new shingles immunisation programme. This applies to patients who are aged 70 or 79 years of age only.
90% of all adults raised in the UK have had chickenpox. After chickenpox, the virus stays inside your body and can recur as shingles later in life.
Although not everyone develops shingles, as we get older our immune system weakens which increases the chance of getting shingles. Unfortunatley shingles in older people tends to be more severe than in younger people. This is why the Department of Health have introduced a recommendation that the shingles vaccine be routinely offered to people aged 70 years. They have also introduced a catch-up programme, which will initially target 79 year olds.
We have set up a shingles clinic on Thursday 26th Septmeber if you wish to book an appointment. If avavilable you can have your influenza (flu) vaccine at the same time
Please ring the practice to make an appointment.
Electronic Prescription Service (EPS)
The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is an NHS service. It gives you the chance to change how your GP sends your prescription to the place you choose to get your medicines or appliances from.
What does this mean for you?
- If you collect your repeat prescriptions from your GP you will not have to visit your GP practice to pick up your paper prescription. Instead, your GP will send it electronically to the place you choose, saving you time.
- You will have more choice about where to get your medicines from because they can be collected from a pharmacy near to where you live, work or shop.
- You may not have to wait as long at the pharmacy as there will be time for your repeat prescription to be ready before your arrive.
For further clarification please feel free to contact the practice and speak to our Medicine Manager (Jackie)
Rotavirus Vaccine for Babies
From the 1st July 2013, the routine chilhood immunisation schedule will include a vaccine that helps protect babies against rotavirus infection - a common cause of diarrhoea and vomiting.
Rotavirus is an infection that causes vomiting and diarrhoea in thousands of youn babies every year. Most babies recover at home, but in a small number of cases, the rotavirus infection can become serious, causing dehydration and maybe hospital treatment.
The vaccine is given as drops in the mouth at 2 and 3 months of age, but babies over 24 weeks of age will not be given the vaccine.
If any further information is required regarding the vaccine please contact the surgery and speak to one of nurse's.
(Site updated 09/12/2013)