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Practice updates

Practice Closure for PLT 2022 - 23rd June, 20th July 2022

Practice will be closed for PLT on the above dates from 1pm for Protected Learning Time. We will re-open at 8am the following day, if during this time you need urgent medical attention or advice please visit www.111.nhs.uk or call 111 which is free from both landlines and mobiles.

Face Coverings in Practice

From 7.6.22 mask wearing in primary care is no longer compulsory - so what does this mean for us in practice:

If you have a high temp/cough/loss of taste or smell or any other covid symptoms such as - shortness of breath, muscle ache, diarrhoea/vomiting, headaches, common cold symptoms,  then unless it is an urgent appointment you maybe be offered an alternative for when your symptoms have subsided. If you are required to be seen urgently you should wear a face covering and you will be asked to sit in our sunroom.

Patients with respiratory symptoms who require treatment should wear a face covering when attending or offered one on arrival.

Please read our Patient Charter with guidelines for coming into practice if you need to: Patient Charter

How NHS uses your Data
Please see the link below for more information or go to 'Clinics & Services page GPDfPR tab' with regards to your data being shared. Also information is provided in our Patient Privacy Notice which can  be found in further information 3. GPDR Data below
You can opt out using the link.
https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/

Practice Access

Please note Hough Green Health Park is open, if you think you need to see a Doctor or Nurse you will be added to a telephone triage list, called by the clinician then booked an appointment if they feel it is appropriate. We are offering face 2 face appointments and if you feel you need one please ask our reception team for the next available appointment.

As an alternative why not use e-consult you can get a reply within 48hrs, E-Consults are accessed by practice staff Monday-Friday between 8am-6.30pm only, you will receive a response to the e-consult within 48hrs. We do not have access over weekends or Bank Holidays to e-consult, If you need an urgent response during these times please contact NHS111.  Click the image below to start an e-consult. Please note e-consult is not to be used for urgent on the day advice or treatment as it can take up to 48 working hours to be triaged.

eConsult

We are still in unprecedented times and ask that you keep supporting us and DO NOT COME TO THE PRACTICE without a pre booked appointment or before speaking to a member of our reception team via telephone. If you have a query please call 0151 5115805.  If you are requesting medication please ensure you have nominated a pharmacy for us to send you prescription to electronically.  

You should still NOT come into surgery or attend A&E or Urgent Care Centres if you have a new continuous cough and or a high temperature above 37.8 degrees and or a loss of smell and taste. If you have these symptoms please isolate and visit NHS 111 website www.111.nhs for advice and guidance or by telephone on 111.

Call 999 - if you feel very unwell or think there is something seriously wrong.

Need help with getting a test? call 119 from 7am - 11pm

Any face to face appointments will be booked by the clinician when agreed during your telephone triage consultation. Please ensure we have your correct contact details.

For up to date information from NHS England and Public Health regarding Coronavirus and its current status please go to https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Hough Green Health Park

Formerly Upton Medical Centre, Hough Green Health Park is proud to offer the highest standard of patient-centred healthcare.

We run many clinics for the management of chronic diseases such as asthma and diabetes and offer a wide variety of other medical services including antenatal and postnatal care, minor surgery, childhood vaccinations and well-person check-ups.

In addition to everything you need to know about the practice you will also find a wealth of health-related information in the menu on the right hand side.

Friends & Family Test (FFT)

The NHS Friends and Family Test (FFT) is an important opportunity for you to provide feedback on the care and treatment you receive from the NHS and to help improve services. From 1 December 2014, NHS England has made it a contractual requirement that all GP Practices undertake the FFT.
In order to provide this feedback, you can CLICK HERE which anonymously sends your response or you can pick up the questionnaire in the Practice and complete and post in the green posting box in the Practice Reception Area.

Online Access to Medical Records

We now offer Online access to your medical records at the Practice . This means that you are able to access the information you need, to make the right choices about the care you receive, giving you increased control over your own care and care records. Access will allow you to book appointments, order your repeat medication easily and quickly, over the internet from home, work or on the move, view some of the electronic medical information held about you in the GP system. You will be required to register for online access, and will be given a password to activate your account. Please download NHS app for further details or visit patient online access.

Need an appointment after 6.30pm or on the weekend ?

Call our reception team on 01515115805 and ask for an appointment with GP Extra, details below.

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