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Latest Covid-19 Information

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Changes to repeat prescriptions from 31st January 2020

From 31st January Pharmacies will no longer be able to order repeat prescriptions on your behalf. 

Click here to find out more.

New Opening Hours

Opening Hours

PPG Meeting

We have held our first PPG after relaunching the group this summer. Thanks to those PPG members who attended. We had some really good ideas to improve communication and recruit more PPG members to ensure that we have a diverse group that represents the practice population.  To see the minutes from the meeting click here.

Online Consultations Update 

We have done our first week of online GP consultations and had some brilliant feedback from patients about the service.

Our average response time for queries before 12pm has been 30 minutes

Patients have been able to obtain treatment and advice without coming to the surgery

We have found that patients who consult online but still need to be seen in person by a GP take less time to be seen due the detailed information given online

Keeping in touch.......

Our Summer News letter is available here, in the Surgery or on our

Facebook page

Measles Outbreak

Please be aware that there have been confirmed cases of measles in the area. For advice on vaccinations or symptoms click the links below. If you are unsure and want further advice please contact the surgery.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/measles-outbreak-advice/

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/measles/


Extended Access appointments - Seacroft Hospital and St Georges Minor Injuries Unit

To access a routine GP appointment during the out of hours period, Monday to Friday 6.30 - 8.00pm, Saturdays 8 and to 2pm and Sundays 8am to midday, please call 0113 206 2049.  Outside of these hours, please contact Ashfield Medical Centre to book.   

Clinical pharmacist

We now have a clinical pharmacist working at the practice.  As a specialist in medicine, you can see her if you have medication related problems to discuss rather than seeing a GP.  As at reception.  

 

Covid-19

Important Information 

We are open! Coronavirus has led to a number of changes for our practice but we’re very much open and seeing patients. To help keep everyone safe and to minimise the risk of infection, we’re currently doing most consultations by phone or video; however, if we need to see you, then we will ask you to come to the surgery or arrange a home visit. We’re also carrying out routine and preventative care such as cervical screening tests, children’s immunisations and reviews for people with existing health conditions. If you receive a reminder about any of these, please make an appointment – you’ll be seen in a safe environment. When you book an appointment, we will ask you a set of questions to make sure you don’t have symptoms associated with coronavirus, including a new continuous cough, loss or change of sense of smell or taste and a high temperature. If you do have symptoms, you must self-isolate for 10 days, only leaving home to get tested. – visit www.nhs.uk/coronavirus or call NHS 119 to book an appointment at your nearest centre. Anyone living with you will need to stay at home for 14 days. If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, contact NHS 111 and they will advise you what to do. If you need to order medication, please ring the surgery or order it online. We are dealing with all other requests as fast as we can, but please bear with us if some of these take a little longer than usual. For the latest Covid-19 advice please visit www.nhs.uk/coronavirus.

  •   Do not come in to the surgery for routine care if you have any symptoms of Covid-19 (Cough, high temperature, loss of smell or taste)
  • If you need any medical help or advice contact us by phone and a GP will triage your request. ​Please note we will not be taking appointment bookings at the reception desk.
  • Please order your prescription online or by posting your slip through the post box at Ashfield (Front door) or The Grange (Prescription box in the foyer).
  • Alternatively, you can use our online consultation service https://wsp.psf-live.co.uk/7191/#/portal (Please check response times)
  • If your GP decides that a face to face assessment is necessary, they will book an appointment for you to be seen by the duty doctor in the afternoon. Here is some important information about your visit to help keep you and our staff safe.

  • Come in at your appointment time, not before. This is to minimise the amount of time spent in the surgery and avoid having more than 1 person in the waiting room at a time.
  • Please come to your appointment alone unless you are accompanying a child or vulnerable adult.
  • Stand in the area marked out in the waiting area and let the receptionist know you have an appointment.
  • Please wear a face covering or mask to your appointment. This needs to be well fitted and covering both your mouth and nose. 
  • We have a hand sanitiser in the waiting room, please use this before going through to the consulting room.
  • The GP or Nurse you see will be wearing full PPE this means a mask, apron, gloves and visor
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    Face Coverings

    With the Governments new rules on face coverings coming into effect from 24th July 2020, face masks / Facial coverings will be mandatory in shops and other public areas. We understand some patients will be worried about wearing a mask especially if you have breathing difficulties.


    GPs are not in a position to provide exemption letters or certificates for patients who believe they should be exempt from wearing a face covering as this would divert the GP's time away from direct patient care.


    The guidance suggests there is no requirement for the public to provide evidence, medical or otherwise, for exemption therefore a self declaration from the individual should be sufficient.

    Latest Government Advice, Help and Information

    For the latest Government information about restrictions and information relating to the coronavirus pandemic go to: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

    If you need to book at coronavirus test go to https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test

    For advice about coronavirus symptoms, self isolation and high risk groups go to: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

    To access support from an NHS volunteer responder call 0808 196 3646 (8am to 8pm, 7 days a week).



     
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