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18th May 2020: This practice is supporting vital coronavirus (COVID-19) planning and research by sharing your data with NHS Digital. For more information please visit https://digital.nhs.uk/coronavirus/gpes-data-for-pandemic-planning-and-research/general-practice-transparency-notice?_cldee=Z2FyeS5yaWdieUBuaHMubmV0&recipientid=contact-5891bdccea76e411b9f9005056ab5ef8-b261a174884c4070b9d9b16615d2b12f&esid=a55cb788-9996-ea11-a812-002248007f84 

04th May 2020: Information for patients on how to access dental services Access to Dental Services

29th April 2020: COVID-19 appointment page update with information regarding sending photos to the practice and a quick guide to video consultations.

24th April 2020: Advice for parents added to the COVID-19 advice and support page.

22nd April 2020 Dispensing patient update: if you are currently shielding, unwell and do not have a trusted nominated family member, friend or neighbour who can collect your medication from the practice. Please ring us and ask to speak to Donna the Dispensary Manager who will be arranging home deliveries where needed.

Ramandan Information: Please see the attached information for any patient's during the COVID pandemic  Ramadan Guidance

20th April 2020 Update Coronavirus: Please find our new covid-19 information pages which we will keep updating with further information and support access for patients. Thank you for your continued patience during this challenging time.

Coronavirus Update 19th March 2020: Practice staffing has been affected by the impact of COVID-19; both self-isolation and the need to protect high risk members of staff. We will therefore only focus on urgent patient need.

 

It is important that patients work with us to protect the NHS, not just for unwell patients with COVID-19 but all other urgent conditions e.g. chronic heart conditions, cancer care.

  • DO think before ringing; We do not have the capacity to field minor queries for well patients.
  1. DO NOT use services unless absolutely necessary
  2. DO NOT request Med3s / reports / Holiday Cancellation Letters for COVID-19
  3. YOU MUST follow self-isolation/social distancing guidance
  4. DO use Electronic Prescribing Service to order NORMAL QUANTITIES of repeat medications
  5. DO be patient with all staff – everyone is doing their bit and working flat out

Your understanding at this difficult time for all of us is appreciated.

 

 

Flu


DON’T underestimate the risks of FLU


SHOULD YOU BOOK A FLU JAB TODAY?


WHY IS FLU SERIOUS FOR SOME PEOPLE?



  • Many people think flu is just a bad cold, but it isn’t – flu can develop into more serious illnesses, such as bronchitis and pneumonia, which could lead to a stay in hospital or even death in some cases.

  • The number of deaths from flu varies each year – in the UK it can be as high as 10,000, but has reached more than 20,000 in a flu epidemic year.

  • Although many people say they rarely get flu, each year around 15 – 20% of people in the UK are infected.

  • Flu spreads easily – flu viruses can survive as particles in the air, or on surfaces such as door handles for several hours. So one person with flu can infect many others.


The Department of Health recommends flu vaccination if you are:



  • Pregnant

  • Aged 65 or over

  • A person with diabetes

  • A person with a BMI of 40 or over


Or if you have a long term condition of the



  • Lungs, e.g. asthma or COPD

  • Heart

  • Brain or nervous system

  • Kidneys

  • Liver

  • Immune System

  • Spleen


The Department of Health advise vaccination to be your best option for protection, so if you’re in one of the groups listed above, don’t underestimate flu – book your jab today or talk to our staff for more information.


Did you know?



  • People with flu can spread it to others up to 6 feet away

  • During flu season, a cubic metre of air may contain around 16,000 flu viruses

  • People coughing, talking and exhaling can project flu particles into the air.

  • Flu viruses can survive as droplets in the air for several hours.



 
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