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Guidance relating to the wearing of face coverings in our practice from 15.7.21
We will continue to ask all visitors and staff to wear face coverings in our premises to protect vulnerable patients and to ensure the availability of staff to serve all our patients in accordance with the following specific guidance we have received:
Chief Nursing Officer for England, Ruth May said: “Face coverings and social distancing measures will remain in place across healthcare settings so that the most vulnerable people can continue to safely attend hospital, their GP surgery, pharmacy or any other healthcare settings for advice, care and treatment"
Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges said: “It is absolutely right that basic infection prevention and control measures stay in place in healthcare settings. Simple steps such as wearing a face mask and keeping a safe distance away from others are a minor inconvenience but could have a profound positive impact when it comes to protecting the most vulnerable and I strongly support the chief nurse with this clear reminder.”
Contact Prestige Medical Group via our Online Patient Triage service
By clicking on the link below and answering a few questions we can help with a variety or queries, such as fit (sick) notes, information about recent tests, medication queries or if you are wanting advice regarding new or on-going medical symptoms. The more detail you include the better. We aim to get back to you within 2 working days of a request being submitted.
PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS ONLINE FORM FOR URGENT OR EMERGENCY REQUESTS. THE SUBMITTED FORMS WILL ONLY BE READ DURING OFFICE HOURS. PLEASE CONTACT 111 DURING OUT OF HOURS OR 999 IF THIS IS AN EMERGENCY.
Please do not contact reception to ask for a vaccination appointment. Eligible patients for the national booking service will be contacted by letter or email and can book directly by ringing 119 or online at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/
All adults (18 and over) can now book a vaccine. The Local Vaccination Service run by Burnley GPs at St Peter's Centre is now closed and you will need to book through the national booking service.
Proof of your vaccination status will be available on the NHS app, which is also valuable for accessing your health records and ordering repeat prescriptions.
The NHS app can be downloaded from here for iPhone or here for android.
Alternatively, you can call the NHS helpline on 119 (from 17 May) and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine, the letter may to take up to 5 days to reach you.
We are open!
Bookings with our GPs and Same Day Team are all telephone appointments in the first instance so a clinician can discuss your needs with you. In this way we can manage some requests without a face to face appointment and those who do need to come to surgery can do so safely.
If you are concerned that your child is unwell or feverish always seek medical advice. If the surgery is closed contact NHS 111 online or by phone.
If you develop new and unexplained symptoms such as sudden weight loss, a new lump or mole or blood in your urine or poo always seek medical advice.
If you are referred to hospital for urgent investigations it is important that you attend your appointment
Please see our appointments page above for more detail about appointment booking and the variety of appointments offered.
Protecting you in our surgeries
To reduce the risk of spreading Covid 19 we are:
- Asking all patients attending surgery to wear a face covering if possible and wash their hands on entering the building
- Limiting the number of people in our waiting rooms. If you arrive too early for your appointment you may be asked to wait outside. If you can, please attend your appointment alone.
- Asking people only to visit the surgery if they have an appointment or have been asked to attend.
- Allowing time for our clinicians to regularly clean their working area
- Asking patients not to attend if they have Covid symptoms (new continuous cough, fever, loss of sense of taste or smell) but instead to stay at home and follow the guidance on https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/
IF YOU NEED A REPEAT PRESCRIPTION PLEASE ORDER VIA PATIENT ACCESS OR THE MYGP APP.
**PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE ASKING ALL PATIENTS ON MEDICATION TO NOMINATE A PHARMACY FOR THEIR PRESCRIPTION TO BE SENT TO ELECTRONICALLY.**
HOW INFORMATION ABOUT YOU HELPS US TO PROVIDE BETTER CARE
Information about you and the care you receive is shared, in a secure system, by healthcare staff to support your treatment and care.
How your information is used and shared is controlled by law and strict rules are in place to protect your privacy.
The NHS needs to make sure that you know this is happening and the choices you have.
For more information, including a list of frequently asked questions please go to the website at www.nhs.uk/caredata Patient_Information_Leaflet.docx
(Site updated 19/07/2021)