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 clinical partners being Dr MD Baxter and Dr MC Widnall. We also have six salaried GPs: Dr Ng Chang, Dr Bowns, Dr Howes, Dr Brookes, Dr Nancarrow & Dr Williams. 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.
Pharmacy First is a convenient new NHS service that is now available across the city. It allows people to walk straight into their nearest pharmacy and access prescription medicines and treatments for a number of minor conditions – without needing to contact or see a GP first. Pharmacy First will operate alongside the already popular Care at the Chemist scheme, which allows pharmacists to provide non-prescription drugs for a wide range of minor conditions – either free if you don’t pay for a prescription, or at a lower charge if you do.
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.