A new confidential messaging service called ChatHealth has been launched to enable 11–19 year old's to text a school nurse when they need support.
We would like to ask all visitors to the Health Centre to support us in continuing to wear masks and socially distance whilst in the building. There are two reasons for this. Firstly, we have a lot of vulnerable people who visit us for various treatments and despite immunisation they remain at risk from Covid infections. Secondly, we need you to help keep all our staff safe from infection as the requirement to self-isolate could put our staying open in jeopardy if enough staff are affected at one time. All our frontline staff are double-immunised and we will continue to wear masks and take precautions not to get infected and become infectious. We hope you will help us to continue to keep everyone safe by wearing a mask and social-distancing in the building.
Latest guidance for:
From 1 April, free COVID-19 testing will be available for people with symptoms if they are;
patients in hospital
eligible for treatments because they are at higher risk of getting seriously ill
living or working in high-risk settings such as care homes or the NHS.
Find out more about the testing update;
SPRING BOOSTER UPDATE
***There is no need to contact the surgery. The NHS will contact eligible people to invite them to book an appointment.****
Spring boosters are now available to people who are at greatest risk from COVID-19 infection.
Everyone aged 75 and over, people who live in care homes for older people, and people aged 12 and over with a weakened immune system will be offered a booster in the latest phase of the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme.
The NHS will contact eligible people to invite them to book an appointment.
for more information on Covid-19 vaccinations in our area.
If you initially declined the COVID-19 vaccine but you have now changed your mind, you can still book an appointment to get your vaccine.
Please can we ask if you have an appointment at the surgery you come on your own, unless you are Under 16 or need a carer/assistance. The waiting area needs to maintain social distancing and with extra people in the surgery this is making it difficult.
Thank you for your understanding.
Here are some useful helpline phone numbers for those in need.
The GP extraction has been delayed to 01/09/2021 to give patients time to consider if they want their data shared this way.
If you have previously registered a Type 1 Opt-out and you would like to withdraw this, you can also use the form to do this. You can send the form by post or email to your GP practice or call 0300 3035678 for a form to be sent out to you.
Useful links for support during Coronavirus:
National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247
NSPCC helpline: 0808 800 5000 If you're worried about a child, even if you're unsure, contact NSPCC professional counsellors for help, advice and support.
Childline 0800 1111: Offers free, confidential advice and support for any child 18 years or under, whatever the worry.
MIND: Mental Health Support with specific advice on ‘Coronavirus and your wellbeing’.
YoungMinds: Supporting children and young people and their parents/carers with their mental health and wellbeing. Specific advice on managing self-isolation and anxiety about coronavirus.
Icon Babies cry: You can cope.
SafeLives: Specific resources for domestic abuse and COVID.
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(Site updated 12/05/2022)