Welcome to Guardian Medical Centre
Guardian Medical Centre is home to an NHS general practice providing a comprehensive range of medical services within friendly, comfortable and modern purpose-built premises.
The building was built by the practice in 1995 and houses not only the GPs but also a wide range of community services, plus a full-size operating theatre and recovery suite.
There is ample parking and the building offers easy access and facilities for the disabled and mothers with babies.
This website has been designed to introduce you to our practice. Please read it carefully, it informs you about the services provided and how to use them.
Please note the surgery is closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Please seek the information below for services that may help you over the Christmas period.
SEASONAL INFLUENZA VACCINATION
We are now booking appointments for the flu vaccination. If you are eligible then please contact the surgery to book an appointment. Appointments are also available to book online. We are offering the quadrivalent Flu Vaccination this year. The quadrivalent flu vaccine is designed to protect against four different flu viruses; two influenza A viruses and two influenza B viruses. For years, flu vaccines were designed to protect against three different flu viruses (trivalent). This included an influenza A H1N1 virus, an influenza A H3N2 virus and one B virus. Experts had to choose one B virus, even though there are two very different lineages of B viruses that both circulate during most seasons. This meant the vaccine did not protect against the group of B viruses not included in the vaccine. Adding another B virus to the vaccine aims to give broader protection against circulating flu viruses.
The Shingles vaccine will be offered routinely as part of the NHS vaccination programme to all people aged 70, 71, 72, or 79. If you are in this age group please contact the surgery to book your appointment.
CARE QUALITY COMMISSION
Guardian Medical Centre was inspected by the Care Quality Commission in March 2016 and received an overall rating of Good. To view the full report please visit the following website www.cqc.org.uk and search for Guardian Medical Centre or click on our policies tab at the top of the page and click on CQC.
WHO IS MY ALLOCATED GP?
Whilst all of our patients are welcome to see any of our GP's in the practice, we have allocated a GP to every patient in the practice (including children) as part of the government's plans to give every patient in the country a named GP, responsible for co-ordinating all of the services we provide through our contract. If you would like to know who your named GP is please contact reception, if you feel that you wish to change your allocated GP, we will endeavour to accommodate your request at reception.
(Site updated 08/01/2018)