The service for routine smears was suspended during Covid-19, but we can confirm that this is now being restarted.
We ask that anyone that has had their smear postponed or knows it is overdue, to please book in we have lots of availability for appointments to catch up during July.
Find out about the main symptoms of coronavirus and what to do if you have them.
Advice about staying at home (self-isolation) and treatment for you and anyone you live with.
Information about testing for coronavirus and what to do if you’re contacted by the NHS Test and Trace service.
Advice for people at higher risk from coronavirus, including older people, people with health conditions and pregnant women.
Advice about avoiding close contact with other people (social distancing), looking after your wellbeing and using the NHS and other services during coronavirus.
Government information and advice
Dr David Baker is retiring from Ashfields at the end of May after just under 35 years as a GP. Dave has worked full-time until very recently, and been a GP Trainer, training and developing GPs. Dave has always had an interest in medicine rather than surgery, particularly diabetes, setting up our first diabetic clinic. Dave is the go to person clinically for everyone at Ashfields, and will be sorely missed as a knowledgeable and supportive colleague.
Everyone at Ashfields sends their best wishes for a long, happy and healthy retirement.
This advice was developed by health experts and proved to reduce illness in a study of over 20,000 people. People who followed the advice in Germ Defence were less likely to catch pandemic flu or other viruses – and if they did become ill the illness was shorter and milder on average.
COVID-19 is caught in the same way as other viruses. Germ Defence provides advice on how you can protect yourself using the same methods that have worked for other viruses.
It only takes around 10 minutes to go through the information – but it could protect you from the coronavirus, along with a lifetime of fewer colds and flu. Click here to take part.
The PRINCIPLE trial aims to find treatments that reduce hospital admission and improve symptoms for people with COVID-19. You could be eligible to join if:
Find out more visit: https://sentry.phc.ox.ac.uk/prinscreen/ASC
Or call the Trial Team on 0800 138 0880
Revive Dental Care offers NHS Emergency Dental Clinics across Cheshire and Merseyside, with emergency appointments for patients who need urgent treatment, advice and support on dental queries or referral to other services.
If you need help with an urgent dental problem, call their Emergency Helpline, available from 9am to 9.30pm every day, including weekends and Bank Holidays.
Please note: this is an appointment only service – we do not operate a ‘drop-in’ service at any of our surgeries.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends continuing childhood vaccinations during the current Coronavirus pandemic. This is to reduce the infection rate from vaccine preventable diseases and to prevent outbreaks of these diseases.
Please continue to bring your child to their appointments.
Please be aware that our extended hours appointments held on weekdays at 7am, Saturday mornings, and Monday evenings until 8pm, are currently on hold due to the COVID-19 situation.
We are however open 8am to 6.30pm Monday to Friday.
Many thanks for your understanding during this time.
This service, at nhs.uk, is for those who have been told to stay at home because of coronavirus and you need a note for your employer.
This service is only for people who:
If you are not sure if you need to stay at home, get the latest NHS advice on coronavirus.
If you have to stay at home but feel well enough to work, ask your employer if you can work from home. If you can work from home, you will not need an isolation note.
You can also use this service for someone else.
The NHS in Cheshire and Public Health England (PHE) are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to protect patients, our community and NHS staff while ensuring as many services as possible are available to the public.
If you have symptoms associated with coronavirus including a new continuous cough, loss or change to your sense of smell or taste and a high temperature, you are advised to stay at home for 7 days.
Please do not book a GP appointment or attend your GP practice.
If you live with other people, they should stay at home for at least 14 days, to avoid spreading the infection outside the home. After 14 days, anyone you live with who does not have symptoms can return to their normal routine.
But, if anyone in your home gets symptoms, they should stay at home for 7 days from the day their symptoms start. Even if it means they’re at home for longer than 14 days. The most up-to-date public guidance is always online at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus.
If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do.
Only call 111 direct if you are advised to do so by the online service or you cannot go online.