Stonefield Street Surgery's Website.
The census is coming. By taking part, you can help to inform decisions on services that shape your community, such as schools, doctors’ surgeries and bike lanes.
It’s important you fill in your census questionnaire because the information you share affects the life of every single person living in England and Wales.
Because these things matter to us all, everyone needs to complete the census. Do not worry, your information is protected by law. That means government officials dealing with payments or services you receive cannot see it.
Census Day is Sunday 21 March. You can fill yours in online as soon as you get your access code in the post. If your household circumstances change on Census Day, you can let The Office for National Statistics (ONS) know.
If you need help, you can visit www.census.gov.uk where there’s a wide range of support services available.
If you have received a text message to invite you for a covid vaccine or are clinically extremely vulnerable and you are a patient at Stonefield Street Surgery and have not yet had your 1st Covid-19 vaccination, please ring the surgery on 01706 646 234 (option 3 ) to book. The vaccine clinic is being held at Littleborough Sports Centre, Calderbrook Road. OL15 9JN
PRACTICE ACCESS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Please be aware we are still open but, like all services, how we are working has changed.
All patients now receive an initial telephone appointment with the GP
The GP's/nurses will conduct your consultation via telephone or video call.
Sometimes the GP will also ask you to send clinical pictures or photographs to the surgery. This helps with dealing with your query from the safety of your home.
We understand that face to face assessments are required. Patients triaged by the GP to a face to face appointment are asked to attend wearing a mask/face shield to our surgery at designated times. For staff and patient protection, healthcare professionals will wear full personal protection equipment (PPE).
GET ADVICE, CHECK MY SYMPTOMS- NHS 111
Please contact NHS 111 for support and help if you are struggling to contact us or we are closed.
They are your first point of call for advice.
If you start with any of the following symptoms please ring the surgery before attending and inform the staff:
High Temperature, New Persistent cough, Loss of Smell/taste.
If you arrive and there is already a patient in the foyer, please wait until they have either entered the waiting room or left the building. We have a one-way system and once in the waiting room you will exit via the back door to adhere to social distancing rules.
CHILDHOOD VACCINATIONS WILL CONTINUE AS NORMAL
PATIENTS WITH A NEW COUGH AND/OR FEVER ARE ADVISED TO SELF ISOLATE FOR 10 DAYS
CONTACT 111 IF ANY QUERIES (EITHER ON THEIR WEBSITE OR PHONE)
DO NOT LEAVE YOUR HOME IF YOU HAVE CORONAVIRUS SYMPTOMS
IF YOU NEED AN ISOLATION NOTE FOR YOUR EMPLOYER PLEASE CLICK HERE
For Patients who may be experiencing stress/anxiety during the Corona virus the following websites may be of use:
HEADSPACE is offering FREE GLOBAL support during the outbreak. This is brilliant at making sure you have focused mindfulness and stress-relief within your day :
CALM app similar:
HAPPIFY also free app that helps overcome negative thoughts and anxiety using positive psychology:
This is a great article on HOW TO TALK TO YOUR KIDS about corona virus:
Order repeat prescriptions online 24 hours a day
Provide the surgery with your feedback on our services
Provide you with NHS endorsed practical advice and on a wide range of common conditions
We hope to use our surgery website as a way of presenting all our patients with an up to date resource for all information relating to our practice. We will keep it current with any news, developments & details that are relevant to the practice & our patients.
As well as a source of information about our Practice, the staff & the services we provide, we hope you use the website as a useful resource with links to other reliable websites for health related information. If there is topical health information we will also add this to the website.
We will endeavour to keep this website up to date with details we feel could be relevant to you. Please browse our website and feel free to provide us with your feedback. We'd particularly appreciate your thoughts on how to improve our online services and further develop the website to make it more useful to you.
ANNUAL HEALTH REVIEWS - PLEASE CONTACT THE SURGERY TO BOOK YOUR REVIEW WHEN DUE. NO NEED TO WAIT FOR A LETTER FROM THE SURGERY
Prescribing of Over the Counter Medicines is Changing
Your GP, Nurse or Pharmacist will not generally give you a prescription for over the counter medicines for a range of minor health concerns.
Instead over the counter medicines are available to buy in a pharmacy or supermarket in your local community.
Click on the leaflet link below for more information.
(Site updated 23/02/2021)