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SUNDAY FLU CLINIC 27th September

Please do not attend if you have COVID-19 symptoms. Read the important information on our 'Latest News' tab before your appointment.

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Catchment Area Checker

Please click on the link below to check if you live within our catchment area.

https://www.primarycare.nhs.uk/publicfn/catchment.aspx?oc=M81070&h=1000&w=1200&if=0

Latest News

SUNDAY FLU CLINIC IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • Do not come if you have any symptoms of corona virus or are self-isolating.
  • You must arrive at your allocated time and alone unless you need assistance.
  • Queue in a socially distanced way following the one way directions.
  • Use hand gel on entering and exiting the building.
  • All consultation room doors will be open. If you are concerned about this, please rearrange for another day.
  • You must wear a face covering.
  • Wear loose, short sleeves and bring minimal belongings.
  • Do not leave your car in our car park after vaccination.
  • Please note there will be NO toilets available. 

Get the NHS App for Prescriptions etc

If you download the NHS App then you can register using photo ID and will be rapidly able to order your repeat prescriptions online.

Learn more: NHS App Info.

Children's Asthma Reviews Encouraged

We would like to encourage parents and guardians of all children with asthma who have not had a nurse review yet this year to make contact with reception via Engage Consult or Telephone in order to book for a review with Sister Sharon Jones or Sister Kerry Booth please. It is important that asthma treatment is optimised ahead of the coming Winter season.

Mask Exemption Query?

Mask Exemption Guidance

Fit Note / Sickness Certification

Please use this Self-certificate for any COVID-19 related illness, or alternatively get the national Isolation Note.

Emergency Change to Appointment System

It is vital that we minimise any attendances at the practice for the safety of our patients and in order to maintain enough staff to operate.

Therefore all new and remaining pre-booked appointments will now be treated as telephone appointments. 

Unless you have been told by a Doctor to attend the practice do not come to our building - the vast majority of work can now be successfully done by telephone or online.

Extra Help if Very Vulnerable

We have put together an advice sheet on how to get help:

Help with Shopping, Prescriptions etc.

and there is also the registration option below but that has restrictions and is for those at highest risk ("shielding") from COVID-19 only:

"Patients who do not have family or friends that can help, can also be directed to www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable to register for additional support with daily living tasks such as shopping and social care."

Tell us home blood pressures

Home Blood Pressures

Using this form you will need to work out your average readings (add up all the top numbers and divide by the number of the readings, repeat for bottom numbers).

If you would like an Excel form that will automatically calculate your average blood pressures then please let us know via Engage Consult.

Skip the Phone Queue - Engage Consult

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Which service? Choose Well

Make sure you know which right service is for your needs. Find it here.

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Thinking about your future?

There are some resources here if you are starting to consider decisions about your future care, particularly in the event of a deterioration in your health:
Personal Care Plan

Talking about the future...

ReSPECT form

Please request a telephone consultation with one of the Doctors or Physician Associates if you would like to discuss having a ReSPECT form completed for you and please do send us a copy if you choose to complete the personal care plan above.

Out of Hours GP's are now contacted via 111

You can now reach our local out of hours GP service, provided by Care UK, on the 111 telephone number. NHS 111 is a national service which is run locally by the West Midlands Ambulance NHS Trust. It uses non-medical call handlers and a series of questions to seek to direct you to the most appropriate service for your care. There are GPs working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and if self care is not possible then a GP will normally be the most appropriate professional to help you.

For more information click to the relevant page of the NHS site.


Self Care help available 

Factsheets for a number of common conditions have been made available - these include fevers in children, sore throats and back pain. See the full list here.


Care.data, a new NHS planning tool 

Learn more about how the NHS is seeking to join up its information in order to allow better planning of services and research. The data will only ever be used anonymously within this system. Read more about it on our CCG website and beyond.


Carers can now register their status with us online

Please go to our Carers Direct Page for further help.


Update your mobile number and get text reminders

Please make sure that we have an up-to-date mobile number for everyone in the family. You will be able to receive free text message reminders of appointment bookings and may be contacted for invitations to our clinics relevant to yourself. This also means that we can contact you more easily if we need to discuss an aspect of your care.

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