Gladstone Medical Centre
We would like to welcome you to the Gladstone Medical Centre Website. Gladstone Medical Centre is an innovative, award winning, one of the oldest established practices in Rock Ferry. The surgery dates back to late 1920s and it has gone through various transformations to become an excellent medical centre it is today. We hope you will quickly benefit from the user-friendly layout of our new website and its wealth of information about healthcare services we provide. You will be able to find out when we open and what to do when we’re not; and you will do all of these from the comfort of your own home!
Staying at home if you have symptoms (self-isolation)
If your symptoms are mild, NHS 111 will usually advise you and anyone you live with not to leave your home. This is called self-isolation.
- Anyone with symptoms should self-isolate for 7 days from when their symptoms started.
- Anyone who does not have symptoms should self-isolate for 14 days from when the first person in your home started having symptoms.
Symptoms and what to do
The main symptoms of coronavirus are:
- high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
- new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
- loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
Most people with coronavirus have at least one of these symptoms.
What to do if you need medical help
If you have symptoms of coronavirus, use the 111 coronavirus service.
If you need help or advice not related to coronavirus:
- for health information and advice, use the NHS website or your GP surgery website
- for urgent medical help, use the NHS 111 online service – only call 111 if you're unable to get help online, or contact your GP surgery if in hours.
- for life-threatening emergencies, call 999 for an ambulance.
Check online at gov.uk and at nhs.uk (https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/) for further information.
COVID-19 tests (updated 19/5/19)
Any patients requiring information about testing please visit : https://www.gov.uk/apply-coronavirus-test. If you do not have access to or cannot use the internet, you can call a dedicated phone line, which can be used to order a test, if no other options are available.
The Coronavirus Testing Call Centre can be contacted on 0300 303 2713 between the hours of 07.00 and 23.00.
Around 98% of all Coronavirus test results are sent automatically to the individual within four days but for any that aren’t, the Call Centre can help individuals to follow up on their results.
Patients should not be directed to request tests via NHS 111, as the service is not able to do this for them.
Advise to patients with asthma or COPD
Please click below regarding information about "what is classed as severe Asthma/ COPD"
Severe Asthma/ COPD
Isolation Note regarding COVID-19
If you are unable to work because of coronavirus you can get your isolation note without having to request from your doctor.
The Isolation note can be accessed through the NHS website and or NHS 111 online. https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/
The Isolation note can be provided as evidence to an employer that you have been advised to self-quarantine due to COVID-19.
Find Local Services
- NHS Services - Further information is available on local services at NHS Choices
- Free support and advice - Need support? Free signposting directory containing services funded for Wirral Residents.
- Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services - Call the Wirral CAMHS Advice and Duty Line on 0151 488 8453 to speak to one of their clinicians, Or you can complete the self-referral form and email this to email@example.com.
- NHS Dental Care - NHS Urgent Dental Care information
Flu Vaccination 2020-21
Like previous years, we are offering flu vaccination at Gladstone Medical Centre. Flu is an unpredictable virus that can be unpleasant, but if you're otherwise healthy it'll usually clear up on its own within a week.
It can cause severe illness and even death among vulnerable groups, including older people, pregnant women and people with an underlying health condition.
Certain people are more likely to develop potentially serious complications of flu, such as bronchitis and pneumonia.
These people are advised to have a flu vaccine each year.
Flu can be very unpleasant for otherwise healthy people, but most people will recover from flu within a week or 2.
People who should have a flu vaccine
The injected flu vaccine is offered free of charge on the NHS to people who are at risk.
This is to help protect them against catching flu and developing serious complications.
For further details and to check if you are eligible of Free Flu Vaccination please contact the surgery at 0151 645 2306 For further details please click here.
New GP Partner
Dr. M. Paracha
We are pleased to inform you that we are extending our GP force and number of clinical appointments to all our patients. We welcome Dr. Paracha who will be joining as a GP Partner.
Dr. Paracha was educated on the Wirral prior to receiving his medical degree from Newcastle University as one of the fast-track graduates completing his education in only four years rather than the usual five. He also holds a Bachelor of Sciences in Clinical Sciences & is a Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners.
He trained in London at University College London Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and in Manchester at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital & St. Mary's Hospital where he received excellent patient feedback.
Dr Paracha will join the existing partners Dr. Salahuddin, Dr. K. Alauddin and Dr.S. Mehboob, to continue to provide the excellent personal patient care that we are known for.
Need Weekend or Evening GP Appointments?
From 06th April 2019, Gladstone Medical Centre is providing weekend GP appointments every Saturday from 09:00 am to 1:00 pm. This service is provided in conjunction with GPW-Federation and is available to Wirral Wide patients. The facility is also available to our Practice Patients and is meant for those who are working or cannot book appointments during weekdays.
In addition to practice in-house weekend appointments, Wirral Extended Access Service is also available at various locations on Weekdays Mon– Fri 06:30 pm to 08:00pm and weekends Saturday and Sunday 08:00 am to 08:00pm.
This is also available to our practice patients and you can contact reception during practice opening hours to avail this service.
To book an appointment at a location and time suitable for you please contact reception at 0151 645 2306.
All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (e.g. average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.
The average pay for GPs working in Gladstone Medical Centre in the last financial year was £70,397 before tax and National Insurance.
This is for 3 full time GPs who worked in the practice for more than six months.
***PLEASE ENSURE WE HAVE YOUR CURRENT MOBILE TELEPHONE NUMBER SO YOU CAN RECEIVE A FREE TEXT REMINDER BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT***
All patients, including children have been allocated a named, accountable GP. In our practice this is denoted by your "Usual GP" who will have overall responsibility for the care and support that our surgery provides to them
You will be informed of your Usual GP when you register, however you can also check who your Usual GP is at any time by asking any member of staff.
Patients have been allocated a Usual GP. Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate a change of Usual GP at your request.
Patients can and should feel free to choose to see any GP or nurse in the practice. However seeing your Usual GP in preference to others will improve your continuity of care.
Patient Access lets you use the online services of your local practice. These may include arranging appointments, repeat medication, secure messages, medical record and updating your details. For further details please contact the reception
If you require urgent medical assistance that cannot wait until the surgery re-opens, please call 1 1 1.
Calls to the NHS 111 service are free from both landlines and mobiles.
If you have a life threatening medical emergency please dial 999. The surgery Telephone lines will be available again from 8 o’clock on the following morning.
The GP Patient Survey has been designed to give patients the opportunity to comment on their experience of their GP practice. The survey asks about your experiences at Gladstone Medical Centre.
Replies to the survey will help us to understand where improvements are needed. This survey is an opportunity for patients to have their say about how well their practice is doing at providing these services to patients. Please click the below icon to provide your feedback
Same Day or Day Of Choice Appointment
We strive to ensure that every patient gets appointments within 24 hours or day of their choice.
Telephone consultations are also available. Please let our reception know if you need one in case of urgency.
This practice participates in the Wirral Prescribing Incentive Scheme. This scheme aims to increase the quality and cost effectiveness of Prescribing.
Think Pharmacy is a Minor Ailment Service, makes it easy for you and your family to get advice and treatment for your health concerns at a time that suits you. All local pharmacies signed up to the service can offer support, advice and treatment for the following conditions:
Oral Thrush in babies
This is an NHS service which is provided free of charge for people who get free prescriptions and for no more than a prescription charge if you pay.
Confidential information from your medical records can be used by the NHS to improve the services offered so we can provide the best possible care for everyone
This information along with your postcode and NHS number but NOT your name, are sent to a secure system where it can be linked with other health information.
YOU HAVE A CHOICE. If you are happy for your information to be used in this way you do not have to do anything. If you wish to prevent this from happening, please pick up a leaflet at reception which includes an opt out form.
One Click Away
Convenience doesn't stop there. You can now access a number of services online. Ordering a repeat prescription, Online book/cancel your appointments or sending us your comments are both just a click away. And if you’re not yet registered with us you can download the necessary forms here too.
Health and Happiness
Our team is dedicated to your continued good health; and we will approach your care with professionalism, discretion and friendliness. You can count on a warm welcome from everyone involved here at the practice.
(Site updated 18/09/2020)