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We are now using Chain SMS to message patients! 

This system allows us to easily send text messages to patients.​ It means we can be much more proactive about some communications, messaging you quickly and securely, so you are not waiting around to hear from us! To find out more information follow the link provided.

https://support.accurx.com/en/collections/2279595-accurx-for-patients

The practice name will always be at the bottom of the message. You won't be able to reply them. Please help us to help you by keeping your number up to date. If you don't want us to contact you in this way please let us know.

Please can we ask if you visit the surgery that you follow the government guidance and wear either a face mask or covering. Unfortunately we cannot supply our patients with face masks, sorry for the inconvenience.

Help is at hand if you are suffering from Domestic abuse

The household isolation instruction as a result of coronavirus does not apply if you need to leave your home to escape domestic abuse.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/domestic-abuse-how-to-get-help

We are now able to offer cervical screening, 

 Cervical screening

You can still contact your GP, 111 online or call 111 for help.

If you need medical help , the NHS is still here for you.

If you need medical help from your GP practice, contact them either online, by an app or by phone to be assessed.

If you need urgent medical help, use the NHS 111 online service. If you cannot get help online, call 111.

If it’s a serious or life-threatening emergency, call 999

If you are told to go to hospital it is important that you go to hospital.

You should continue to attend your appointments, unless you have been told not to attend.

Social

Cyber crime and fraud

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic there has been a noticeable increase in cybercrime and fraud.

Please follow the link for more information

https://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/Coronavirus/Cyber-crime-and-fraud.aspx?utm_medium=govdelivery&utm_source=email

For information on:

Get coronavirus support or guidance: -

Please follow the link provided

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/advice-for-people-at-high-risk/

https://www.gov.uk/find-coronavirus-support

Covid-19

Just remember A 2 metre bay helps keeps Corona Away, please bear this in mind when enjoying the outdoors.........

Enjoy the outdoors safely
Warmer weather is forecast and we know this is the time of year when you start to enjoy outdoor spaces more.

Please continue to follow Government social distancing guidance and do not put yourself or others at risk.

If using local footpaths and bridleways when taking your daily exercise please:

  • Use the path network alone or only with other members of your household
  • Do not gather in groups or undertake group activities
  • Stay two metres away from other people including landowners
  • Where possible wear gloves when opening or closing gates
  • Wash your hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds after your exercise
  • For everyone's safety, please avoid unnecessary travel and exercise as close to home as possible.

Coronavirus Sick note requests and Isolation advice/Isolation notes

At this time we understandably realise that there are lots of our patients who are currently needing to self-isolate or quarantine/social distancing themselves, however we are not eligible to be issuing sick notes or isolation notes. Please see the guidance below and follow government advice. Thank you for your understanding at this time

Sick note requests

 

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