Vauxhall Health Centre
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About The Practice

In 1992 two GPs, Dr Kit Oi Chung and Dr Helen McKendrick, were employed to work with a steering group of residents, The Vauxhall Health Forum, to explore the health care needs of local residents within the area. Vauxhall was regarded as an area of deprivation with alarming morbidity and mortality statistics and inadequate primary health care services. A high need for health care services was identified, focusing particularly on women's and children's services. A need for mental health services was also identified, largely due to stress caused by social circumstances. As a result, Vauxhall Primary Health Care opened its doors in September 1993.

After taking over another practice in July 2005, the practice now has over 6500 patients and continues to grow. We have 5 part-time GP partners, 3 salaried GPs, 3 GP registrars, 2 Practice Nurses, a Practice Manager, 12 part-time receptionists and 2 Secretaries.

Both the practice and the health forum have continued to tackle local health issues, with particular interest in addressing the needs of opiate dependent patients and the homeless.

Vauxhall Primary Health Care is now an established General Practice committed to addressing the health concerns of local residents. We have been a training practice since February 2001, teaching medical students and refugee doctors. We provide a challenging and exciting clinical experience working with an enthusiastic and extremely supportive team.

Vauxhall Primary Health Care takes part in ethically approved research. The decision to take part is entirely up to each patient, and will not affect their medical care in any way

Community Involvement

The practice has a steering group of local residents, Vauxhall Health Forum, who are involved in the appointment of practice staff and who give a community input to the running of the practice. If you live in the Vauxhall area and would like to join, please contact Nancy Flanagan, Chairperson or ask at reception for further information.

Practice Charter

We will endeavour to give you the most appropriate treatment and health advice from suitably qualified staff. All care and treatment will be given with your full consent. We are happy to explain any aspect of your treatment to you.

We will give you full information about the services we offer and in particular about anything which affects your health and care. We will treat you with courtesy and consideration and provide a full explanation of your condition and of any test carried out. We will endeavour to answer the telephone promptly.

Practice Area

The practice area includes all of Liverpool 2, 3, 4, and 5, and part of Liverpool 1, 6, 7 and 20. Please contact reception if you are unsure if you live within our area. Patients who move out of our practice area will be requested to join another GP closer to their new home.

Our practice is contracted to Liverpool Primary Care Trust who can be contacted at the following address:

Liverpool PCT,
1 Arthouse Square, 67-69 Seel Street, Liverpool, L1 4AZ

Tel: 0151 296 7000