We are a long established general medical practice. In 1987 we moved to our current location from Garston Old Road. In 1995 we had an extension built on the existing premises enabling us to develop and expand our services and making the surgery easily accessible for the disabled. A couple of years ago we completed the addition of another internal clinical room, allowing us to provide more nurse and doctor appointments, and create space for us to become a Training Practice and take GP Registrars.
The doctors practice together as a non-limited partnership, the partners being Dr MD Baxter and Dr MC Widnall. We also have five salaried GPs: Dr Lake, Dr Dhillon, Dr May, Dr Chang & Dr Bowns and a GP Registrar. We also employ locum doctors and Advanced Nurse Practitioners on occasion to cover for doctors who are away undertaking extra training or are on annual or maternity leave.
Liverpool CCG actively promotes "Care at the Chemist". Your local pharmacist will be happy to advise you on the treatment of many minor illnesses, and suggest over the counter remedies where appropriate. If you require further information please ask at reception. Please make an effort to utilise this excellent service - not only might it be quicker than waiting for an appointment with a GP, but often minor illnesses don't require the opinion of an experienced doctor, and this will keep appointments free for patients with more complicated conditions.
You can also see an experienced nurse for treatment of minor injuries and illnesses, seven days a week. Your nearest walk in centre is at the South Liverpool Treatment Centre: 32 Church Road, Garston, Liverpool L19 2LW Tel: 295 9000.
The surgery has disabled access and facilities available for disabled patients.
Car parking is on-road, although there is a drop-off space by the entrance for disabled patients. The front car park spaces are reserved for the doctors. We have strict rules regarding parking because 1. the on-call doctor needs to be able to leave for urgent visits at any time; 2. it was a stipulation of the council planners. Please consider this and ensure that access and egress is kept clear at all times, including avoiding parking across the driveways. As we are located in a residential area, close to two primary schools, we ask you to be considerate of our neighbours and drive and park carefully.
A zero tolerance policy towards violent, threatening and abusive behaviour is now in place throughout the NHS. The doctors, nurses and staff in this practice have the right to do their work in an environment free from violent, threatening or abusive behaviour and everything will be done to protect that right. At no time will any such behaviour be tolerated in this practice. If you do not respect the rights of our staff we will inform the police and you will be removed from our practice list.