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AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY - Please be aware the surgery will be closed on Monday 30th August 2021. We will reopen at 8am on Tuesday 31st August 2021.

If you have symptoms of Covid-19 Do not go to a GP surgery, community pharmacy or hospital. Call 111, stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people

Call 111 now if you have:

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

 

 

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)  

The surgery will be closed for staff training 1 - 6:30 pm on the 2nd Thursday of every month.   When you ring the surgery the answer phone will provide you with the contact number for Bardoc. 

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.

 

Latest News

News release:

NEW GP

We are pleased to announce that on 2nd September we have a new GP starting at the practice.  Dr Dillon (Female) will be working all day Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

On a sad note, one of our nurses Anne McGowan, has decided its time to hang up her stethoscope and will be retiring at the end of September.  We wish her all the best for the future.

Proposed New Building

You may be aware that we are looking at moving to a new purpose built Health Centre in Milnrow along with Village Medical Practice.  The practices will remain independent.  We have an outdated, overcrowded and not fit for purpose building.  We have no further space to expand and are unable to take any further GP’s/staff due to lack of space.  This new building will help improve our services for patients.  We have worked closely with the chosen contractors to find a suitable site and this is the only viable site as the Mill could not be acquired.  

Many thanks Stonefield Street Surgery.   

New Build Proposal

ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE

Rochdale GPs offer blood test (CRP) to tell if patients really need antibiotics  This winter a simple blood test is being introduced to GP practices in Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale to help decide if patients really need antibiotics to treat their symptoms.

 

It enables healthcare professionals to perform a fingerprick blood test on patients who visit the practice with a respiratory infection such as a chesty cough. Test results are available within minutes and these can help GPs determine whether a patient's infection is caused by bacteria and needs to be treated with antibiotics, or if the infection is caused by a virus which will not respond to antibiotics. The blood test assesses levels of C-reactive Protein (CRP) - a biological indicator of bacterial infection.

 

Prescribing antibiotics when they aren't necessary can lead to antibiotic resistance - a situation when the bugs that cause infections are able to resist the antibiotics used to treat them.

NHS FREE WIFI IN OUR SURGERY

Patient participation group seeking volunteers

Stonefield Street Surgery's patient participation group (PPG) are looking for more patients to join the group. If you are over the age of 16 and would like to shape the future of the practice's services, why not join us for our next meeting? PPG meetings are held in the practice at 6:30pm on the 3rd Wednesday of every alternative month. Everybody is welcome. There is no need to book your place, you can just turn up on the day.  

 Patient Association News

 
Your named GP

As part of the GMS GP Contract this year, all GP Practices have to notify, each of its registered patients who their Name General Practitioner is. This does not mean that you have to only see the named Doctor- as a group practice; you can see any GP of your choice. For more information please speak to the receptionist.

New mobile friendly website

We now have a completely refreshed and updated mobile friendly website meaning you can now book / cancel appointments, order repeat prescriptions and much more from your mobile device. 

Military Veterans Newsletter

VIC's website and Facebook page is regularly updated and there is more information on VIC services and activities.

www.vic.org.uk   https://www.facebook.com/VeteransInCommunities . The website is updated regularly with latest news and activities and is well worth a visit.

Military Veterans Newsletter

 

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