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UPDATE ON CORONA VIRUS
IT IS CRITICAL THAT WE PROTECT THE ELDERLY, VULNERABLE PATIENTS, GPS AND STAFF IN THIS CRISIS.
FOR PATIENT SAFETY AND TO HELP PREVENT THE SPREAD OF CORONA VIRUS, THE GROUP SURGERY REQUESTS THAT NO PATIENTS COME TO THE SURGERY.
PATIENTS ARE TO BE ASSURED THAT WE WILL BE WORKING PROVIDING TELEPHONE ACCESS AND WILL MAKE ARRANGEMENTS FOR ANY PATIENT THAT NEEDS TO BE SEEN.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CO-OPERATION.
PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THE SURGERY IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING ANY OF THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS
A HIGH TEMPERATURE
A PERSISTENT COUGH
NEW ONSET RESPIRATORY DIFFICULTIES
IF YOU HAVE AN APPOINTMENT WITH THE NURSE OR DOCTOR PLEASE ENSURE YOU ARE WEARING YOUR OWN MASK BEFORE ENTERING THE SURGERY
IN LIGHTOF NEW GOVERNMENT ADVICE IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING THE ABOVE SYMPTOMS GO HOME AND SELF ISOLATE FOR 10 DAYS
FURTHER INFORMATION IA AVAILABLE BY CONTACTING THE NHS 111 NUMBER OR AT www.nhs.uk
IF FURTHER MEDICAL ADVICE IS REQUIRED CONTACT THE SURGERY ON 02890748317
VACCINATION IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU CAN DO TO PROTECT YOUR COMMUNITY AGAINST SERIOUS ILLNESSES. WHEN ENOUGH PEOPLE GET VACCINATED, ITS HARDER FOR A DISEASE TO SPREAD TO THOSE WHO CAN'T HAVE VACCINES.
WE KNOW MANY PEOPLE ARE INTERESTED IN THE COVID-A9 VACCINATION AND WANT TO ASSURE YOU THAT WE ARE WORKING THROUGH A PRIORITY LIST SET BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH. PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT YOUR GP ABOUT GETTING THE VACCINE. WE WILL CONTACT PATIENTS IN ORDER OF PRIORITY.
WE WISH TO ADVISE PATIENTS THAT THE FLU VACCINATION IS AVAILABLE TO THOSE PATIENTS AGED 50-65 WITH NO UNDERLYING HEALTH CONCERNS. PLEASE CONTACT THE SURGERY FOR AN APPOINTMENT.
WE ARE ALSO ROLLING OUT THE COVID VACCINATION PROGRAMME AS FOLLOWS:
AGED 80 YEARS OR OLDER
AGED 75 YEARS TO 79
AGED 65 YEARS TO 69
WE WILL CONTACT YOU DIRECTLY TO ARRANGE AN APPOINTMENT TIME. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU ATTEND AS WE DO NOT WANT ANY WASTAGE OF THIS VACCINATION.
WE INVITE ALL PATIENTS IN THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES TO ATTEND OUR FLU CLINICS HELD ON A TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY AFTERNOON:
AT RISK CHILDREN UNDER 2 YEARS OLD
PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN FROM 2 YEARS OLD
ALL PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN AND YEAR 8
AT RISK SECONDARY SCHOOL CHILDREN UNDER 18 YEARS OLD
AT RISK ADULTS UNDER 65 YEARS OLD (INCLUDES HEALTHCARE WORKERS)
ADULTS 65 YEARS AND OLDER
SHIELDERS & SHIELDING HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS
PLEASE RING FOR AN APPOINTMENT
We aim to provide a high standard of practice and care. To treat patients with dignity, respect and honesty and to work together in partnership to protect and promote overall health and well being in a nourishing and caring environment.
The Group Surgery collects a great deal of data on behalf of our patients, this data is essential to providing safe and effective care. As a healthcare provider the practice understands the importance of:
Maintaining accurate data on our patients
Storing this data securely both in terms of preserving the data and protecting it from inappropriate disclosure.
Confidentiality and consent are core values in the healthcare system and these principles have governed the control of data within our organization.
Patients can access their data on request and data is only withheld in very exceptional circumstances where the sharing of data might be deemed very harmful to the individual or where the sharing of data might impinge on the rights of a third party. If there is doubt about this the practice partners would seek independent legal advice.
PATIENT SURVEY FINDINGS
The practice undertakes a survey of patients who have contact with the practice (face to face or telephone consultations and collection if prescriptions) within the past year with the question
"Would you recommend your GP practice to someone who has just moved into the local area?"
"Please add any comments you would like to make about the practice?"
Our practice undertook this survey. We have just under 5900 patients and as a result we asked over 120 patients the above question. This was carried out after seeing the GP/Nurse, calling at reception to collect prescriptions and also on the telephone when dealing with patient's queries over a week long period. This allowed us to seek responses from different ages, sex, ability and ethnicity.
A total of 95% of the survey revealed that they would be extremely or likely to recommend to friends or family.
Comments received as follows:
I am very satisfied with GP practice.
I find that they do their best to give you an appointment when required. Failing that they are happy enough to do a telephone consultation and will sort out an appointment as soon as possible.
I have been with these doctors my whole life and wouldn't fault it. The staff are very helpful.
Overall very good. All staff helpful, polite, friendly and informative.
My practice staff have a caring manner from receptionist to doctors. I get the best advice and care from them all.
I have been coming to the surgery since I was a child and I am now 69 years old. I am very happy to continue being a patient and look forward to many more years of attending here.
Very efficent staff and a feel good factor about the practice
(Site updated 21/01/2021)