We are an NHS practice providing general medical services to residents in Hunts Cross, Woolton, Halewood, Speke and part of Hale Village. We were assessed as "Good" when visited by CQC in March 2019.
We operate an open list and are accepting new registrants that live within our practice boundary here. Details of how to register can be found to the right of this screen along with a copy of our practice leaflet.
We continue to develop this website so if there's something you couldn't find, or you think needs updating then let Cathy Hogan, our Practice Manager, know by email.
Our move to Speke Neighbourhood Health Centre in April last year forced us to change our telephone supplier. We now use a citywide NHS service called Cisco Unity and are reliant on Virgin Media and iMerseyside to provide continuity of service to our practice. In recent months we have experienced severe disruption and downtime with phones and computers not being available. Whereas before we could simply divert our calls to a mobile or another telephone line, this system is less flexible and it is not always possible to divert or alert you, our patients, to the problems we are having. Interruption in our digital services also means we may not be able to update this website to explain what is happening.
If you have tried several times and believe there is a fault on our phone, and you are concerned about your own health, or that of a relative, then please consider calling NHS 111 (free to landlines and mobiles) as an interim measure.
Our building work continues, but delays have occurred because of gas pipes being in the wrong place, and more recently because of a burglary on site when copper piping and electrical cabling were ripped out leading to a need to replace what had already been installed. It now looks as if we will return to Hunts Cross towards the end of May 2019 - this is not definite, it might be before, but we will continue updating this website to keep you up to speed with our progress. We will be writing to all patients to inform you when we are expected to return to our Hunts Cross Health Centre home.
We offer online access to patients. Please ask our reception staff for further advice and guidance about application and have a look at this NHS Choices website link explaining the benefits of registration. We have produced a short set of guidance notes to assist patients registering online which we hope you will find helpful. For patients struggling to get to our new temporary home in Speke this might help enormously for prescription ordering.
There are lots of services to choose from to get support and advice - not just from GPs at our Practice. Have a look at the "Examine Your Options" website to find out more - it details what's available, when and there's a symptom checker too you might find helpful.
The NHS friends and family test (FFT) is an important opportunity for you to provide feedback on the care and treatment you receive and to help us improve services. Please take a moment to answer our Family & Friends Test to give us feedback. March 2019 results can be found here
|Monday - Friday 8.00 am - 6:30pm|
|Saturday & Sunday Closed|
We have skeleton administrative staff cover over lunchtimes between 1 - 2 pm to enable us to host staff meetings, and undertake routine admin work. The telephone lines will remain open though you will be diverted to another number, and the building remains staffed so we are available should you need us.
All registered patients have been allocated an accountable GP. You can obtain the name of that GP by contacting the practice. We will also aim to advise you when you see a GP at the practice, when you order a prescription or when you visit reception. This does not affect your care in any way and, as always, you can see (subject to availability) the doctor of your choice.
The Practice closes one afternoon per month for staff training. The planned closures are from 1 pm until 8 am the following day. Click here for 2019 closure dates.
NHS England requires that net earnings of doctors engaged in the practice are publicised, and the required disclosure is shown below.
However, it should be noted that the prescribed method for calculating earnings is potentially misleading because it takes no account of how much time doctors spend working in the practice, and should not be used to form any judgement about GP earnings, or to make any comparison with any other practice.
All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.
The average pay for GPs working in Hunts Cross Health Centre in the last financial year 2017/18 was £86,701 before tax and national insurance.
This is for 2 full-time GPs, 2 part-time GPs and 1 salaried GP.
This web page was last updated 17.4.19