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The NHS in Heywood, Middleton Rochdale 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. Click here

Call 111 now if you have:

  • a high temperature 37.8 or above
  • A New Continuous cough
  • Loss of taste or smell

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.

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

   

Patient Participation Group - (Currently on hold due to the Covid-19 virus)  Join our patient participation group. We hold meetings at the practice on the 3rd Wednesday of every 2nd month at 6:30pm.  No booking necessary, you can just turn up on the day. dates for the year can be found on the Patient group link.

The surgery will be closed for staff training 1 - 6:30 pm on the 2nd Thursday of every monthPlease note the surgery will no longer re-open at 4:00 pm.  When you ring the surgery the answer phone will provide you with the contact number for Bardoc. - In April 2020 this will be the 3rd Thursday 16th.

What should I do if I fall ill when I’m away from home?

If you are ill while away from home or if you are not registered with a doctor but need to see one you can ask to be registered as a temporary patient at a nearby GP practice for up to three months. This process allows you to make use of a local practice but still remain a patient of your permanent GP practice at home. However, after three months, if you still wish to access this practice you will be required to permanently register.

If you wish to register with us as a temporary patient simply contact the practice directly.

 

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Welcome to

Stonefield Street Surgery's Website. 

FLU VACCINATIONS 

APPOINTMENTS NOW AVAILABLE

This year there are 3 different vaccines which will arrive at different times.  Please see our "Clinics & Services" for more information.

 

COVID-19

As you may be aware over the coming weeks we will be starting to see more patients face to face for reviews with the nurses.  However, for the foreseeable future GP appointments will be via telephone or video consultation.  Once you have spoken to the GP, you may asked to attend the surgery and will be given a time.  If on the day of your appointment 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.

Any patient attending the surgery must wear a face covering/mask.  Due to the 2 metre rule we have had to remove the majority of chairs from the waiting room so ask that you do not attend more than 5 minutes early or late for your appointment as we are limited to the number of people we can have in the waiting room. 

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, BUT THE NURSE WILL RING BEFORE YOU ATTEND

ANY PATIENTS WITH A NEW COUGH AND/OR FEVER ARE ADVISED TO SELF ISOLATE FOR 7 DAYS (family members for 14 days)AND 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

THANK YOU

NHS Bereavement Helpline - 0800 2600 400

open 8:00am to 8:00pm every day

The helpline can offer guidance and advice on dealing with grief and loss and is staffed by trained nurses who are highly skilled and experienced in working with bereaved families.

For Patients who may be experiencing stress/anxiety during the Corona virus the following websites may be of use:

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/looking-after-your-mental-health-during-coronavirus-outbreak

 

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 :

https://www.headspace.com/

 

CALM app similar:

https://www.calm.com/

 

HAPPIFY also free app that helps overcome negative thoughts and anxiety using positive psychology:

https://my.happify.com/

 

This is a great article on HOW TO TALK TO YOUR KIDS about corona virus:

https://childmind.org/article/talking-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus/

 

Make appointments online up to 6 weeks in advance

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.

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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.

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