We are pleased to be able to inform you that evening and weekend GP appointments are now available for patients who are registered with this GP practice.
Ask a member of reception staff for more details or call 0151 652 6077 (at weekends or evenings only)
Our normal phone number is still 0151 652 1955 for all other matters in practice working hours.
Wirral measles outbreak
Have YOU, your CHILDREN, or TEENAGERS had two MMR doses?
Cases of measles in Wirral continue to rise
Unimmunised children and young adults are at risk, particularly if travelling to parts of Europe where there are large ongoing measles outbreaks, or to other countries where measles vaccination coverage is low and measles is endemic
Teenagers and young adults should also be fully vaccinated before travelling and attending festivals and other summer events
Measles is a highly infectious viral illness, so anyone with symptoms is also being advised to stay at home and phone their GP or NHS 111 for advice, rather than visiting the surgery or A&E, to prevent the illness spreading further. It is possible for anyone at any age to get measles and the illness can be more severe in teenagers and adults than in young children.
As the summer months bring increased travel and public gatherings, PHE is warning that the figure could rise even further and are working with Wirral Council and the NHS to make sure anyone who needs an MMR vaccine is aware.
Check your child’s Red Book to see if they’ve received two MMR vaccinations as scheduled, or check with your GP surgery if you’re unsure. Your GP surgery can arrange for vaccination if needed.
HOW TO SEE THE DOCTOR OR NURSE
Morning surgery has bookable, timed appointment slots. Book in by ringing 0151 652 1955 at 8am
All the morning slots will be available to book on the day, so that we don’t build up a long wait to see a doctor
Afternoon and evening GP clinics are pre-bookable
Late access clinic is held on Wednesday evening
The GP federation offers a range of extended access appointments locally, including weekends. Speak to Reception to check availability or ring NHS111
Practice nurse clinics are by appointment
There is a Minor Injury/Illness clinic available at Birkenhead Medical Building
This is a nurse-led service with GP support and is a drop-in service.
The opening hours of this service are 10am-8pm Monday-Thursday, 10am-6.30 pm on Friday and 10am-5 pm at weekends and on Bank Holidays.
Conditions treated at this drop-in clinic include bites, stings, burns, sprains, suts, chest infections, ear & throat infections, urinary tract infections, minor eye or head injuries. The clinic also performs emergency contraception, dressings and removals of stitches and staples.
PLEASE USE THIS SERVICE FOR NON LIFE-THREATENING EMERGENCIES AND HELP REDUCE THE PRESSURE ON ARROWE PARK A&E
Birkenhead Medical Building, 31 Laird Street, Birkenhead, CH41 8DB
It's Monday 11:15 PM — Sorry, we're closed
Telephone: 0151 652 1955
Fax: 0151 670 0443
Cavendish Medical Centre
Telephone 0151 652 1955
Cavendish Medical Centre is an NHS medical general practice situated in the community of Birkenhead on Laird Street.
The practice is very convenient and easy to access via public transport, with car and cycle parking facilities. Our practice list is open to new patients wishing to register.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
The aim of our practice is to provide high quality care to all our patients, treating you with dignity and respect.
We wish to help you to improve your health and are committed to work with you to achieve this in a friendly, caring and accessible way.
We are an up to date, modern training practice with two doctors who are qualified General Practitioner Trainers (Dr Cheetham & Dr Clark).
We have a practice-wide learning and communicating ethos and this enables the entire practice team to maintain their knowledge and to develop a wide range of skills.
We facilitate training of qualified doctors who wish to specialise in general practice (GP Trainees) We call these doctors in training “Registrars”.
We provide training for hospital doctors who need to gain experience in general practice before choosing their future career path (Foundation doctors from local hospitals in Wirral and Liverpool).
We also provide experience for medical students from the Liverpool University.
We are pleased to have established an excellent record for training future GPs and to have contributed to the success of Wirral as the top north west GP Training area according to the 2017 GMC survey. We aim to provide a welcoming and high quality experience for our trainees.
Our reception team train NVQ apprentices up to Level 5.
Our nurses provide mentorship and work experience for some types of student.
Cavendish Medical Centre In The Community
We participate in the local community promoting healthy lifestyle initiatives and locality groups. You can find lots of community and social information in our waiting room.
We support and train our staff so that they can provide the best possible care for our patients. For more detailed information on the members of our team, visit the practice team page.
These services include doctors, dentists, opticians, pharmacists, walk-in centres and GP out-of-hours services. The Consortium also provides community care such as district nursing, and it commissions other services such as acute hospital, mental health services, voluntary and private sector services.