CORONA VIRUS INFORMATION
The NHS in England and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.
The risk to the general public is moderate. If you have arrived back to the UK from mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau within 14 days, follow the specific advice for returning travellers.
Call 111 now if you've been:
• to Wuhan or Hubei Province in China in the last 14 days (even if you do not have symptoms)
• to other parts of China, including Macau and Hong Kong, in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if it's mild)
• to Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Republic of Korea or Malaysia in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if it's mild)
• in close contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus
Do not go to a GP surgery, community pharmacy or hospital. Call 111, stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people.
Further information is available on nhs.uk.
Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact. A person can also be infected by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands.
The risk of being in close contact with a person with coronavirus or contaminated surfaces is very low at the current time, as members of the public who have visited Wuhan or Hubei province, China are currently in isolation.
Testing of suspected coronavirus cases is carried out in line with strict regulations. This means that suspected cases are kept in isolation, away from public areas of the hospital and returned home also in isolation. Any equipment that come into contact with suspected cases are thoroughly cleaned as appropriate. Specific guidance has also been shared with NHS staff to help safeguard them and others. Patients can be reassured that their safety is a top priority, and are encouraged to attend all appointments as usual.
Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:
• Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
You can find the latest information and advice from Public Health England at Further information is available on nhs.uk.
Please contact the surgery to book an appointment for your flu vaccine - we are actively booking in patients for this vaccination.
Practice Closures for Staff Training:
Please note that the practice will be closed from 1pm on the following days in order to allow staff members to attend training.
- Thursday 27th February.
- Thursday 26th March
- Thursday 28th May
- Thursday 25th June
- Thursday 23rd July.
- Thursday 27th August.
- Thursday 24th September.
- Thursday 22nd October.
- Thursday 26th November
Please contact the OOH service if you require assistance during these times. The Practice will re-open from 8am on the following mornings.
Family Planning Notice:
Due to staffing capacity the drop-in clinic on Thursday 20th February will be cancelled and Tuesday 25th February will be on until 1pm. (Please arrive by 12:45 to be seen)
PLEASE NOTE: There will be no Family Planning on Thursday 21st May 2020
We apologise for any inconvenience
Please note we have some changes to our drop in family planning clinics.
We have recently received feedback that patients would like more varied times throughout the week for our Family Planning Clinics.
The clinics will run as per below:
Mondays - Pre-bookable appointments available.
Tuesdays - Drop-in clinic 4.30pm - 6pm (last patient booking at 5:45pm)
Wednesdays - Pre-bookable appointments available
Thursday - Drop-in clinic 12.30pm - 2pm (last patient booking at 1.45pm)
Friday - Pre-bookable appointments available.
Pre bookable appointments are available through reception or online.
Pelham Medical Group provides general medical services to patients at Churchview Health Centre and Humberview Surgery, based at Stirling Medical Centre.
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If you have loaned a Blood Pressure Machine from the surgery, over the years and have not returned it, please could you return it to the surgery as soon as possible for the use to other patients.
- All GP Practices are required to allocate a ‘Named Accountable GP’ to all patients. The allocated GP, will have overall responsibility for the care and support that our surgery provides to the patient. However, this does not prevent you from seeing any GP in the practice as you currently do. You are welcome to carry on seeing whichever GP you wish when booking appointments.
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