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THE SURGERY WILL BE CLOSED FROM 12.30 ON TUESDAY 7TH JULY- THE SURGERY WILL REOPEN AS NORMAL AT 8.00 THE FOLLOWING DAY.

WE POLITELY REQUEST THAT EVERYONE WEARS A FACE COVERING WHEN ENTERING THE SURGERY       

******* COVID-19: URGENT PATIENT NOTICE - Please Share. *******

Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do

 Stay at home

 You should only leave the house for one of four reasons:

  • Shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible.
  • One form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle - alone or with members of your household.
  • Any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person.
  • Travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home.

Advice for people with severe health conditions

This week NHS services will be contacting people with a range of severe health conditions urging them to self-isolate for 12 weeks. We have also contacted all local patients with a generic message following the prime ministers advice yesterday (23 March). Please don’t panic if you have received the text and don’t have a severe health condition. Health advice will be confirmed by letter to those identified this week. There is no need to contact your GP about the message.

Visit https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus for Full guidance on staying at home and away from others

 

2) Social media

“The NHS will be contacting people with a existing health condition urging them to stay at home. A detailed letter is being sent this week to those affected.  We have texted all local patients to explain this and to reinforce the advice to stay at home. #StayHomeSaveLives”

Author:

CCG

 In accordance with national guidelines concerning Coronavirus (COVID-19), the surgery has taken proactive measures to move to a ‘triage first model of care’ to protect patients and staff from possible infection.

The surgery has now suspended the SystmOnline Booking function which allows patients to book face to face consultations. This is because all patients must be triaged first, to assess their risk of Coronavirus before coming into the surgery. Please do not come to the surgery to book an appointment, the only way you will be able to request an appointment is by telephone.

For the foreseeable future, we will not be offering pre-bookable GP appointments - any appointments already booked will be contacted by our staff and added to the triage list.

Nurse and HCA appointments already booked will remain booked but you will be contacted before your appointment.

Patients MUST be prepared to provide a reason for any appointment.

Please visit our website for further details we will keep this updated with any changes.

Thank you for understanding, everything we are doing is to try to protect our patients and staff as best we can.

****** IMPORTANT NOTICE ******

Please do not come to the surgery if you have a new continuous cough OR a fever with temperature over 37.8. You must self isolate for 7 days (this includes children).

If you have these symptoms and are WELL you can just stay at home and you do not need to ring 111 or be tested.

If you have these symptoms and are UNWELL you should go to 111 online for advice, do NOT come to the surgery, 111 will assess and advise.

PALS

PALS (Patient Advice and Liaison Service)

The NHS employs over a million staff in thousands of locations. It is a large and complex organisation providing a broad range of services. It is not surprising that sometimes you or a loved one may feel bewildered or concerned when using the NHS. And this can be at times when you are feeling at your most vulnerable and anxious.

So, what should you do if you want on the spot help when using the health service? The NHS expects all members of staff to listen and respond to you to the best of their ability. But sometimes, you may wish to talk to someone employed especially to help you. The Patient Advice and Liaison Service, known as PALS, has been introduced to ensure that the NHS listens to patients, their relatives, carers and friends, and answers their questions and resolves their concerns as quickly as possible.

PALS also helps the NHS to improve services by listening to what matters to patients and their loved ones and making changes, when appropriate.

What does PALS do?

In particular, PALS will:

  • Provide you with information about the NHS and help you with any other health-related enquiry
  • Help resolve concerns or problems when you are using the NHS
  • Provide information about the NHS complaints procedure and how to get independent help if you decide you may want to make a complaint
  • Provide you with information and help introduce you to agencies and support groups outside the NHS
  • Inform you about how you can get more involved in your own healthcare and the NHS locally
  • Improve the NHS by listening to your concerns, suggestions and experiences and ensuring that people who design and manage services are aware of the issues you raise
  • Provide an early warning system for NHS Trusts and monitoring bodies by identifying problems or gaps in services and reporting them.

Find out more
If you would like more information about PALS, the functions it is intended to provide and the standards it should strive to achieve , follow this link.



 
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