On the day appointments update November 2023
Please be aware same day appointments cannot be booked before 8am at the front desk.
To help patients to access same day appointments more easily we will be increasing the number of online appointments available to book from 8.00am on the day
Online access enables patients to book appointments and order medication.
If you are not registered for on-line services, please visit Reception with photo ID to get your account set up.
WE Connect is a free service in Halton. If you’re looking for practical, social or emotional help call 01928 589 799 or book via: https://tinyurl.com/2c5teaj8
Sedative Prescribing for Fear of Flying Update Dec 2022
Please check out the NHS ‘Our health and care apps library’
Our health apps can make a difference to your health and wellbeing see below for further details
Patient online access can be used to book appointments or request medication. Please do not use online access for medical advice. Please contact the surgery or use e-consultation for medical advice.
Listening Ear is a free bereavement support for all residents of Halton
For more information for click on
Please note for the purposes of public safety and crime prevention we have installed CCTV in the health centre
Urgent mental health support
Mersey Care has a 24/7 Mental Health Crisis Line for children, young people and adults.
If you need urgent mental health support, you can call the 24/7 freephone crisis line on: 0800 051 1508
Further information about this service is available here:
Help in a crisis (merseycare.nhs.uk)
Fit for life
General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDfPR) - data collection
NHS Digital has recently announced it is setting up a new primary care data collection service. The new data collection process is to begin from the 1st September 2021
What is the GPDfPR?
The General Practice Data for Planning and Research data collection will help the NHS to improve health and care services for everyone.
For example patient data can help the NHS to:
- monitor the long-term safety and effectiveness of care
- plan how to deliver better health and care services
- prevent the spread of infectious diseases
- identify new treatments and medicines through health researchWho will collect the data from your Practice? The following data may be collected from GP medical records:
- What data will be collected?
- NHS Digital only.
- any living patient registered at a GP practice in England when the collection started - this includes children and adults
- any patient who died after 1 July 2021, and was previously registered at a GP practice in England when the data collection started
NHS Digital will not collect patients’ names or addresses. Any other data that could directly identify patients (such as NHS Number, date of birth, full postcode) will be replaced with unique codes which are produced by de-identification software before the data is shared with NHS Digital. Known as pseudonymisation.
Who will receive this pseudonymised data?
NHS Digital will share pseudonymised data with any relevant organisation so that they can use the data to improve health and care services going forward.
Although please note NHS Digital will be able to use software to convert the unique codes back to data that could directly identify patients in certain circumstances, and where there is a valid legal reason.
Will NHS Digital share patient data?
Yes. Although the data NHS Digital will receive from you will be pseudonymised they will have the means to be able to convert this code back into identifiable data. This will only happen where there is a valid legal reason to do so and where they meet strict criteria to use the information for local, regional and national planning, policy development, commissioning, public health and research purposes.
This personal / patient data may then be shared with relevant organisations who can help with that patient’s care
Can patients opt out?
Yes. Although the data going across to NHS Digital will be pseudonymised there may be a chance that a patient needs to be re-identified as explained above. A patient may not want this and may want to opt out of this data collection completely. Patients can opt out of their data being used for research and planning purposes.
NHS Digital will be collecting data from patients medical records to assist in care planning and research from 1st July. More information can be found at the link at the bottom of this message. https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/data-collections-and-data-sets/data-collections/general-practice-data-for-planning-and-research#opting-out
Information for Patients on Sharing Personal Data
Reminder to all patients who are attending Hallwood Health Centre
Following the installation of the car park cameras on 27/10/2020, please ensure you enter your car registration in to the tablets located around the health centre. If you need assistant please ask a member of staff.
You only need to put your car registration in to the system if you are longer than 15 minutes. Failure to do this will result in you receiving a parking charge of £100. The cameras are operated by a private company and the health Centre does not have any financial interest.
There are multiple signs in the car park and the Health Centre displaying we have car park camera installed and posted on our social media accounts.
Thank you for your co-operation