Welcome to Our Practice
Welcome to Walton Medical Centre. You can use this website to find out about the health care services we offer and to check our opening times.
The NHS is currently offering the COVID-19 vaccine to people most at risk from coronavirus.
The order in which people will be offered the vaccine is based on advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).
The NHS will let you know when it's your turn to have the vaccine. It's important not to contact the NHS for a vaccination before then.
You can read more about the COVID-19 vaccine on the nhs.uk website.
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, how you contact us will be different at the moment. This is to limit face-to-face contact wherever possible and help stop the spread of coronavirus.
Your GP practice is open and if you need to see your GP please ring us at 8am on 0151 295 3434 or visit our website to complete an online consultation, our opening hours are:
Monday - Friday 8.00 am - 18.30 pm
The eConsult service is available to submit an email consultation 24 hours a day, you will receive a response before 18.30 pm the following working day.
You can also call NHS 111. Please do not come to the surgery unless you have an appointment.
Appointments are being delivered face-to-face, online and over the telephone. If you are asked to come into the surgery for a face-to-face appointment, please remember to wear a face covering. Measures are in place to keep you safe from infection during your visit to the surgery.
LATEST UPDATE: During Covid-19 Pandemic entrance to the building has altered. If you have been offered a face to face appointment, you will need to use the Rice Lane front entrance. If you use the car park please use the gates to the left of the building to be able to walk around to front entrance. Once entering the building please maintain 2 meter distancing and wear some form of face covering.
The guidance on who is at high/moderate risk from coronavirus has been updated:
Who's at higher risk from coronavirus
Coronavirus (COVID-19) can make anyone seriously ill. But for some people, the risk is higher.
There are 2 levels of higher risk:
- high risk (clinically extremely vulnerable)
- moderate risk (clinically vulnerable)
The lists below may not include everyone who's at higher risk from coronavirus and may change as we learn more about the virus.
People at high risk (clinically extremely vulnerable)
You may be at high risk from coronavirus if you:
- have had an organ transplant
- are having chemotherapy or antibody treatment for cancer, including immunotherapy
- are having an intense course of radiotherapy (radical radiotherapy) for lung cancer
- are having targeted cancer treatments that can affect the immune system (such as protein kinase inhibitors or PARP inhibitors)
- have blood or bone marrow cancer (such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma)
- have had a bone marrow or stem cell transplant in the past 6 months, or are still taking immunosuppressant medicine
- have been told by a doctor you have a severe lung condition (such as cystic fibrosis, severe asthma or severe COPD)
- have a condition that means they have a very high risk of getting infections (such as SCID or sickle cell)
- are taking medicine that makes them much more likely to get infections (such as high doses of steroids or immunosuppressant medicine)
- have a serious heart condition and are pregnant
- are an adult with Down's syndrome
- are an adult who is having dialysis or has severe (stage 5) long-term kidney disease
- have been classed as clinically extremely vulnerable, based on clinical judgement and an assessment of your needs
People at moderate risk (clinically vulnerable)
People at moderate risk from coronavirus include people who:
- are 70 or older
- have a lung condition that's not severe (such as asthma, COPD, emphysema or bronchitis)
- have heart disease (such as heart failure)
- have diabetes
- have chronic kidney disease
- have liver disease (such as hepatitis)
- have a condition affecting the brain or nerves (such as Parkinson's disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis or cerebral palsy)
- have a condition that means they have a high risk of getting infections
- are taking medicine that can affect the immune system (such as low doses of steroids)
- are very obese (a BMI of 40 or above)
- are pregnant – see advice about pregnancy and coronavirus
What to do if you're at moderate risk
If you're at moderate risk from coronavirus, you can go out to work (if you cannot work from home) and for things like getting food or exercising. But you should try to stay at home as much as possible.
It's very important you follow the general advice on social distancing. This includes trying to stay at least 2 metres (3 steps) away from anyone you do not live with or anyone not in your support bubble.
Please do not come into the surgery unless specifically asked to do so by a GP or nurse.
NHS Walk-in Centres will continue to operate daily between 8am–8pm, with the exception of the city centre one on Hanover Street. However, people need to call first on 0300 100 1004 to arrange an appointment.
You can also visit www.111.nhs.uk, or call NHS 111 if you don’t have online access, 24 hours a day.
Anyone with coronavirus symptoms - a high temperature or a new, continuous cough – who needs medical advice, should use the dedicated NHS 111 coronavirus service online at: www.111.nhs.uk/COVID-19. You should only call NHS 111 for this if you can’t get help online, as their phone lines are very busy at this time.
If someone is seriously ill or injured and their life is at risk, people should call 999 immediately, especially if they think that they or someone else is having a heart attack or stroke – every second counts with these conditions.
For more information, visit: https://www.liverpoolccg.nhs.uk/health-and-services/coronavirus-information/
Please note, the online booking facility for appointments has been temporarily suspended
PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS WEBSITE TO EMAIL THE GPs, ASK FOR MEDICAL ADVICE, APPOINTMENTS OR COMPLAINTS, YOU CAN CONTACT US USING ECONSULT ON THE HOME PAGE OR CONTACT THE SURGERY EITHER IN PERSON OR BY TELEPHONE (0151 295 3434)