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Covid Restriction Update:  27/01/2022 - Face coverings in practice update - see Latest News for more Information 

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New for 2022! Drop in clinics for weight, height and blood pressure checks – no appointment necessary

 

If you need an up to date blood pressure reading, weight or BMI (Body Mass Index) call in to see one of our Health Care Assistants between 2.00pm  and 5.30 pm every day in February.  They  will be running drop in sessions for patients daily to offer these three essential health checks to any of our registered patients.

 

They can also offer lifestyle advice, give flu vaccines if you are eligible, and check that all your information is up to date on our system.

  

Please note these are no appointment required drop in sessions but in the event that the clinic is at full capacity for the afternoon, you may be asked to return another day.

Please click the link below for the Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Covid-19 Vaccine update 1/12/21

https://stwics.org.uk/news-events/985-shropshire-telford-and-wrekin-covid-19-vaccine-update

27/01/2022  Important message for our patients - Face coverings

 
Although the guidance is changing nationally, the Practice still requires patients to wear a face covering if you come to the surgery for an appointment or for any other reason. Please also continue to practice social distancing and use hand sanitiser on entry. 
 
This will protect other patients in the waiting area and our staff. All our staff with continue to wear PPE including surgical masks for all face to face appointments. As a medical practice we need to observe the mask requirements so we can protect the staff team, reducing sickness/isolation time and keep the service levels we provide consistent. 
 
If you do have coronavirus symptoms – such as a high temperature or continuous cough, you should stay indoors and isolate at home.

Thank you to all of our patients who have supported us by following the guidance on social distancing, masks and hygiene over the last two years. Your care and consideration has kept us safe, and we are grateful. 


CORONAVIRUS UPDATE FROM SURGERY

Dear Patients,

We understand that many of our patients are anxious and need reassurance in these difficult times - we also have staff in isolation facing the same challenges as our you. Although we are busy, we are not overwhelmed. Don’t simply stay away for fear of overburdening the NHS or catching the virus: if you have a health concern that you can’t solve; get in touch, we’re here to help.

Our doctors and nurses are prioritising the assessment and management of patients that are acutely unwell. All patients will need to speak to a clinician by telephone before coming to the surgery. Please come unaccompanied if possible. You may be seen in your car, or asked to wait outside. If you have a booked appointment at the surgery, do not attend if you or anyone in your household has a temperature or new persistent cough.  We are also offering routine pre-bookable telephone and video appointments for patients with existing health conditions.

Continue to order your prescriptions as normal through the POD service, when they are due. Prescriptions cannot be issued for a greater than usual amount to avoid stockpiling and shortages. Do not ring the POD if you have more than 7 days of medication left.  All prescriptions will be sent electronically to your nominated chemist – patients may not collect paper prescriptions from the surgery.

Patients that need to self isolate do not require a sick note but they are available from NHS111 should your employer insist.

Thank you for your co-operation and support, it is very greatly appreciated.

 
For patients concerned that they may have coronavirus or may have come into contact with someone who has, the NHS 111 online service has created coronavirus pages that tell patients what they should do based on their particular circumstances.  These can be accessed at: https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19

Please do not call or attend the practice if you suspect you may have coronavirus or may have come into contact with someone who has.

If you have a booked appointment, and are self isolating, feel you may be at risk or in close contact with someone at risk, or you do not require a face to face review, we can arrange to telephone you instead. Contact reception on 01743 281950 or you can get in touch via our econsults system. 

In order to keep well -

Listen and act upon the regular updates provided by the government.

Ensure that you do not run out of your regular inhalers and medications AND that you use them as directed.

WASH YOUR HANDS regularly and wipe down surfaces with a disinfectant.

Unless you have been told otherwise keep your fluid intake up – try to drink at least 8 non alcoholic drinks a day and look at the colour of your urine throughout the day -it should be pale.

Limit your face to face contact with other people as best you can -especially if they have a cough or fever.

Should you develop a cough and or fever please visit the NHS 111 website which will direct you to the help you may require. If you do not have access to the internet please ring NHS 111 -please persevere with your call, as there are likely to be a high volumes of calls.

If you are unwell for any other reason and would like to speak to a GP or Advanced Nurse Practitioner, please ring the surgery in the normal way.

Please ensure you identify friends /family that can help you with shopping needs etc should you become ill and need to self-isolate for 7 days.

We can now text your mobile with appointments and other information. Please tell the reception team if you would like to opt in

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