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50 -64 year olds Flu Vaccination

We have been given the go-ahead from the government to give the flu vaccine to those age 50-64. We have been assured there is enough vaccine for this group of people, but the stock is only supplied small amounts at a time. We are in the process of organising flu clinics, and an invitation letter will be sent out with details of these once the vaccine stock has arrived. We thank you for your patience and cooperation


PATIENT ADVICE:

Please note that during the Coronavirus outbreak The Hadleigh Practice will not be offering any face to face appointments unless necessary. Patients will be offered a telephone triage appointment first, or they can use our eConsult service. Thank you

We are in the process of organising our flu clinics for this year, and are very pleased to have found a way of safely and conveniently accommodating the large numbers of people we expect (and hope!) to see this year. 

We will be sending out our flu vaccine invitation letters in a few weeks – they will contain all the details of where and when these will take place.  We hope to see all of those eligible for their vaccine there!  Keep an eye on our Facebook page and website for future updates about the flu vaccination program and clinics.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

 

DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS, TO MINIMISE THE RISK TO OUR PATIENTS AND STAFF, THE HADLEIGH PRACTICE HAS TAKEN THE DECISION TO ONLY ALLOWING PATIENTS WHO HAVE A FACE TO FACE APPOINTMENT INTO ITS HADLEIGH HOUSE SITE AT BROADSTONE & IT'S HADLEIGH LODGE SITE IN CORFE MULLEN.                 

 

IF YOU NEED TO SPEAK TO THE PRACTICE, PATIENTS ARE ADVISED TO TELEPHONE US ON 01202 692268 FOR OUR BROADSTONE PRACTICE & 01202 694721 FOR OUR CORFE MULLEN PRACTICE OR ALTERNATIVELY YOU CAN USE OUR eCONSULT SERVICE ABOVE. 

 

IF YOU CALL THE PRACTICE AND NEED MEDICAL ATTENTION YOU WILL BE OFFERED A TELEPHONE TRIAGE APPOINTMENT.

CLINICIANS WILL ASSESS PATIENTS THROUGH THIS TRIAGE APPOINTMENT OR OUR eCONSULT SERVICE AND IF YOU NEED TO BE SEEN, THEY WILL ARRANGE THIS WITH YOU.

IF YOU ARE ASKED TO SEE A GP AT THE PRACTICE YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR A FACE MASK & HAVE YOUR TEMPERATURE CHECKED. IF YOUR TEMPERATURE IS HIGH YOU WILL BE ASKED TO RETURN HOME & WE WILL MAKE ALTERNATIVE ARRANGMENTS TO SEE TO YOUR MEDICAL NEEDS.

       

IF YOU WISH TO SIGN UP FOR ONLINE SERVICES AND ORDER REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS, THIS CAN BE DONE VIA THE NHS APP, WHICH CAN BE FOUND AT: https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/the-nhs-app/ 

 

REPEAT PRESCRIPTION REQUESTS AND LETTERS FOR THE PRACTICE CAN STILL BE POSTED THROUGH OUR LETTERBOXES.

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.

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Keep up to date with the latest Governments COVID-19 updates by Clicking Here

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COMPULSORY WEARING OF FACE COVERINGS ON PUBLIC TRANSPORT

For the groups of people that are exempt from wearing face coverings on Public Transport please click on the link - Face Coverings

 

CORONAVIRUS TESTING

We are not able to arrange any Coronavirus testing for patients, but if you are symptomatic you can request a test by going online to nhs.uk/coronavirus to request a test. Test are now  available to all symptomatic members of the public

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Covid-19 & Children

“At this challenging time, it is extremely important for you to know that COVID-19 is unlikely to make your child unwell, but they like everyone else might be infectious so staying at home when well remains the message. However, all the ‘normal’ illnesses that can make children severely unwell still remain and there is a major risk that parents may delay bringing their child to the attention of a healthcare professionals even if they are unwell because of concerns about COVID-19. GPs and hospitals are still providing the same safe care that they have always done for children . If you are not sure if your child is unwell and whether they need to be seen, click here https://www.what0-18.nhs.uk/national  call 111 or contact your GP. For information about crying babies, click here http://iconcope.org/parentsadvice/). If your child appears severely unwell and advice is not quickly available call 999 or take them to ED as you would in other times.”

Children and Test and Trace Information

 

INFORMATION ON HOW TO SELF MANAGE YOUR WOUNDS

 

During to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) we would like to help prevent our patients from unnecessary visits to the GP Practice

please use this link Skin Tears & Trauma Wound Care to assist you with your wound management

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Coronavirus (Wuhan Flu)

Stay at home if you have either:

 

A high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back

A new, continuous cough – this means you’ve started coughing repeatedly.

Loss or change of smell or taste

Do not attempt to come to the surgery or go to a pharmacy or hospital.

There is no need to contact 111 to tell them you are self-isolating.

Testing for Coronavirus is not needed if you’re staying at home.

 

How long to stay at home

If you have symptoms, stay at home for 7 days

 

If you live with other people, they should stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person got symptoms

 

If you live with someone who is 70 or over, has a long-term condition, is pregnant or has a weakened immune system, try to find somewhere else for them to stay for 14 days.

 

If you feel that you cannot cope with your symptoms at home, your symptoms get worse, or you do not get better after 7 days, you should use the 111 online coronavirus service which can be found here:

https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 

Self Isolation Notes: 

If your employers require a sick certificate as you are self -isolating for 14 days, please follow the link below: 

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-advice/

Sick certificates for those at risk following government advice:

The practice will not issue certificates for this, please download a letter for your employer here.

Social distancing for everyone in the UK and protecting older people and vulnerable adults

 

The Government has issued advice on social distancing measures we should all be taking to reduce social interaction between people in order to reduce the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19). This is particularly important for those who are at increased risk of severe illness from coronavirus.

 

For more information on Social Distancing and who is at increased risk, please visit:

https://bit.ly/3jG19KU

New urgent eye triage service available

There is a new NHS service called eCARE. Telephone them on 0800 112 0700, they will then triage you and book you in an urgent appointment or direct you to an optician

 

New look waiting rooms and uniforms

Click here for a sneak peek

'Our Dorset' App Library

There is a new digital health & care app library of clinically assured apps and videos. Here is a link to our local site https://ourdorset.nhs.uk/apps

Physiotherapy Self-Referral Service

Self Manage information please read the information before referring yourself Click Here

If you have read the self manage information & you still need to refer yourself you can do so by using the new Physiotherapy Self-Referral service by Clicking Here        

TIP STUDY - Research for University of Southampton

Have you had an appointment with someone from the GP practice - over the phone, by video or in person - in the past 2 weeks? Researchers at the University of Southampton are looking for people to take part in a study looking at how doctors talk to patients about their medical condition or treatment. This would involve filling in some questionnaires about your appointment and possibly a chat with a researcher on the telephone (this is optional).

To find out more, visit https://sotonpsychology.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3wTXPKLfBANYW2h?source=gpsurgery3

 

Text Messaging Service

The Hadleigh Practice operate a text messaging service to patients which includes appointment reminders. If you do not wish for the practice to send messages to your registered mobile number, please speak to Reception to Opt out of this service.  

Patient Participation Group - Improvement Plan

The Practice, together with the Patient Participation group, have reviewed feedback to the practice from the past year from a number of different sources and agreed 3 areas for improvement. The three areas were:  

  1. Becoming a Dementia Friendly Practice
  2. Creating better disabled access at Hadleigh House
  3. Improving Confidentiality at the Reception desks

 You can view the full report and action plan here.  

Friends and Family - Have Your Say Results

We would like to hear your thoughts on your recent experience of our services here at The Hadleigh Practice.  Please take a few minutes to answer two questions and give us your feedback.

Please click here for the questionnaire. For the latest results, please click here: 

F & F Results for Hadleigh House December 2018

F & F Results for Hadleigh Lodge December 2018

 

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