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PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND YOUR GP PRACTICE IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS ASSOCIATED WITH CORONAVIRUS. YOU ARE ADVISED TO STAY HOME FOR 7 DAYS. IF YOUR SYMPTOMS ARE SERIOUS OR GET WORSE, NHS111 HAS AN ONLINESERVICE THAT CAN TELL YOU IF YOU NEED FURTHER MEDICAL HELP. ONLY CALL 111 IF YOU CANNOT GO ONLINE OR ARE ADVISED TO DO SO BY THE ONLINE SERVICE.

FOR THE LATEST COVID-19 ADVICE PLEASE VISIT WWW.NHS.UK/CORONAVIRUS.

TO MINIMISE THE NUMBER OF PATIENTS IN THE SURGERY AT ONCE ALL FACE TO FACE APPOINTMENTS WILL BE CARRIED OUT OVER THE TELEPHONE. IF YOU NEED TO BE SEEN THIS WILL BE COORDINATED BY THE GP.

ACCESS TO OUR EMERGENCY CLINICS, MORNING AND AFTERNOON, WILL BE RESTRICTED DUE TO THE CURRENT RISK OF CORONAVIRUS SPREAD. IF YOU FEEL YOU NEED TO BE SEEN AS AN EMERGENCY CALL THE SURGERY BETWEEN 8AM AND 10AM OR 2.30PM AND 4PM. YOU WILL NEED TO GIVE AS MUCH INFO AS POSSIBLE TO THE CARE NAVIGATOR AND MAY BE THEN BOOKED IN FOR A EMERGENCY TELEPHONE CONSULTATION WITH A GP.

FOR THE MOMENT WE WILL NOT MAKE GP APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE FOR ONLINE BOOKING.

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE WE WILL NOT BE MAKING ROUTINE BLOOD TEST APPOINTMENTS, ONLY PATIENTS ON WARFARIN, MEDICATIONS WHICH MUST HAVE REGULAR MONITORING, EMERGENCY ON THE DAY TEST REQUESTS AND WHERE A PATIENT HAS HAD A MEDICATION CHANGE AND BLOOD MONITORING IS REQUIRED.

PLEASE SEE THE TAB IN OUR FURTHER INFORMATION SECTION, FOR THE LATEST ADVICE ABOUT SELF ISOLATION

We Can Text You!

We are using our text messaging service more and more, to invite you for a review, blood test or let you know if a GP would like to see you. You can also you use it to cancel appointments, decline or accept services and let us know if we are doing a good job! Please make sure we have your up to date contact details. You can do this via this website or EMIS access if you are registered. Alternatively, call us and let us know.

Cancel Your Appointment!

Every week a large number of patients fail to attend booked appointments. Please let us know as soon as possible if you can’t keep your appointment then we can give it to someone else! We offer a text messaging service which has the option to cancel an appointment so please make sure we have your up to date contact details.

Out of Hours 

When the surgery is closed if you have an urgent problem that cannot wait until we are open again, please call 111. For anything life threatening call 999.

 

Caring for Carers

 ACROSS THE UK TODAY 6.5 MILLION PEOPLE ARE CARERS, SUPPORTING A LOVED ONE WHO IS OLDER, DISABLED OR SERIOUSLY ILL.

That’s 1 in 8 adults who care, unpaid, for family and friends. Within our lifetime, there will be 9 million carers.

Our loved ones are living longer with illness or disability, and more and more of us are looking after them. Whether round-the-clock or for a few hours a week, in our own home or for someone at the other end of a motorway – caring can have a huge effect on us, our lives and our plans.

Caring is such an important part of life. It’s simply part of being human. Carers are holding families together, enabling loved ones to get the most out of life, making an enormous contribution to society and saving the economy billions of pounds.

Yet many of us are stretched to the limit – juggling care with work and family life, or even struggling with poor health ourselves. We often find it difficult to make ends meet if we’re unable to work or if we’ve reduced our working hours to care. 

Every day 6,000 people become carers. Many don’t know how or where to get help. It can be frightening and very lonely.

For some it’s sudden: someone you love is taken ill or has an accident, your child is born with a disability. For others, caring creeps up unnoticed: your parents can’t manage on their own any longer, your partner’s health gets gradually worse.

Looking after someone can be tough, but you’re not on your own. Carers UK is here to listen, to give you expert information and advice that’s tailored to your situation, to champion your rights and support you in finding new ways to manage at home, at work, or wherever you are.

Below is the link to the Carers UK website and an information document which we hope will be useful:

https://www.carersuk.org/about-us/why-we-re-here

CAREUK INFORMATION



 
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