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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.

 

You are permitted to register as a patient at Stonefield Street Surgery if you live within the practice's boundaries.  

Please note: We currently have patients that live outside of these boundaries, but these patients registered prior to the current boundaries being set.  These patients are allowed to stay with the practice until they next change their GP practice however patients that are out of the practice's boundaries will not be able to get a home visit from one of our doctors. Once these patients leave, they cannot rejoin the practice unless they move back within the the surgery's boundaries.

In light of this all new registered patients will need to provide proof of their residency within the practices' boundaries prior to being able to register as patients. The following documents will be accepted as proof of residency within our boundaries:

    •    Rent book
    •    Utilities Statement
    •    Bank/credit card statement


We only require sight of the document and specifically need to see your name and address. 

If you live within our practice boundary and wish to register you need to complete a pre-registration form, here.

Once you have completed your pre registration form you will need to call in to surgery to complete a new patient questionnaire, provide photo identification and proof of address and book your new patient health check.

YOUR REGISTRATION WILL NOT BE PROCESSED UNTIL YOU HAVE BEEN TO SURGERY TO COMPLETE THE ABOVE.

Please note it can take up to 72 hours for us to complete you registration after we have received the required documents.

 
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