Dr Liz Carter celebrated her anniversary with Readesmoor Practice on Sunday 3 January. She has been a partner at Readesmoor for 28 years.
While celebrating this milestone, we would like to take this opportunity to annouce that Dr Carter has decided to retire from the practice on the 28th February.
We wish her a happy and healthy retirement!
Cervical screening update
If you have received a letter from NHS England telling you that your Cervical Smear is due you can still contact us and book an appointment.
Smear taking procedures have not changed and should be the same process that you are used to. There is still a friendly face behind the PPE!
It it important to come to the surgery for your smear if it is due. For more information check out:
We want to see you if your Cervical Screening is due!
Important information for Flu Eligible Patients
The NHS Immunisation Management Service operates the National Call and Recall Service for the flu vaccination programme on behalf of NHS England and NHS Improvement. In addition to initial contact via letters and emails/SMS, it is making approximately 1.3 million follow-up telephone calls to eligible individuals reminding them to book a flu vaccination. Please be aware that this is a legitimate service and not a fraudulent organisation.
The best time to have a flu vaccination
It is best to have the vaccine before flu starts to circulate, which is usually from December onwards. But, if it is later in the season than this, it is still worth having.
The priority this year is to vaccinate those who are most at risk from flu first, including people of all ages who have a health condition that makes them more at risk from flu. People aged 50 to 64 without a health condition that puts them at risk from flu will be offered the vaccine later on and should wait to be invited for vaccination.
Is the Flu vaccine available?
We have invited all our over 65 patients and all ages who have a health condition that puts them at risk. We are expecting another delivery of vaccine soon and will contact anyone in these groups that have not had their vaccination yet.
If you are 50 to 64 without increased risk factors you should have now received your invitation. Contact the practice for an appointment.
Welcome to Readesmoor Medical Centre
Welcome to our new website! We have been providing medical services in Congleton for over forty years.
Our premises have multiple consulting rooms, an area for minor operations and onsite facillities for physiotherapy.
There is also a pharmacy on our premises.
Our practice team is made up of our GP partners, two salaried GPs, Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Practice Nurses and Health Care Assistants. There is also a specialised bussiness team here including Senior Management, Front of House/Care Navigation, Quality and Performance and Clinical support.
The building has step free access, automatic doors at the Antrobus street entrance and an induction loop in reception.
There is a unisex disabled and baby changing facility on the ground floor Antrobus Street entrance
Once inside the building there are some steps with handrails on either side. There is also a platform lift located here to enable access to the reception area. Consulting rooms are split over three levels. Those situated on the lower level near the entrance, the majority at the same level as reception and some upstairs. There is a lift which accesses the top floor rooms.
There are 3 separate waiting areas within the practice. The largest one is located in reception area. Chairs with arms and without arms are available in each
There are 2 entrances to the practice. The main entrance is via the automatic doors on Antrobus Street. The West Street entrance is accessed via a standard front door and has a buzzer entrance system connected to reception – this is low rise access for wheelchair and pushchair users.
We are a short distance from the public car parks on Antrobus Street and West Street. Car users that display a valid disabled badge can park safely on double yellow lines on both Antrobus Street and West Street.