We are pleased to announce the introduction of Long Acting Reversible Contraception Clinics within our network of surgeries.
Our service aims to provide effective long acting reversible contraception (LARC) and advice to women from all backgrounds in a safe easily accessible environment, empowering women to make decisions about their contraception choices.
Clinics will initially be held once a month at Prestbury Medical Practice on Saturday mornings and Showell Park Health Centre on Sunday mornings. Please contact your usual GP practice to arrange an appointment.
GP online services gives patients the option to book appointments, request repeat prescriptions and view their GP records, using their computer, tablet or smartphone rather than having to phone or visit their practice.
Online services complement the existing ways patients can access appointments, prescriptions and their records. Contact your practice to sign up to this service.
Wolverhampton CCG in Collaboration with Wolverhampton Voluntary Sector Council have launched a Social Prescribing service:
Social Prescribing is a non-medical approach to improving your health and wellbeing by putting you in touch with voluntary and community organisations in the City.
There is a wide range of organisations offering a variety of services and activities such as:
- Community gardening
- Cooking clubs
- Debt advice
- Walking groups
- Gym classes
- Friendship groups
- Arts and crafts
- Training and volunteering opportunities
Social prescribing is not designed to replace medical support but getting involved with groups and activities for things that you are interested in can lead to better mental and physical health. It aims to:
- help improve the quality of life of patients through education and low level support
- enable patients to develop friendships and networks
- raise patients’ awareness of available services.
Your GP teams or community nursing teams are amongst the people who can refer you to the Social Prescribing service. If you are referred you will be contacted by a Link Worker who will meet with you at a place you feel comfortable and will explain the service in more detail to you and talk about your needs.
Together with the Link Worker you can agree a way forward to access the support or information you need.
NHS Health Checks
Aged 40-74? Your practice may invite you to book an appointment for a free NHS Health Check.
Even though you might be feeling great, if you’re over forty you may be at risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, diabetes or dementia. A FREE NHS Health Check can help you reduce these risks and make sure that you stay healthy.
You can book appointments for these health checks for WNN patients at:
Prestbury Medical Practice on Saturdays or
Showell Park Health Centre on Sundays
Clinical Pharmacists can manage a number of health conditions within their competencies, e.g. Long Term Condition reviews and Medication reviews. They can deal with any drug supply issues and Medicines management within the PCN.
Clinical Pharmacist appointments are also available at weekends at certain practices within the PCN.