Derbyshire County Council - Covid Update
Coronavirus cases continue to rise in Gamesley. To protect everyone you will be asked to take a PCR test when it is delivered to your door on Thursday and Friday (3rd & 4th June).
Everyone over the age of five in your household should take a test, which will be collected later and sent to a laboratory for testing.
A pop-up vaccination clinic will also be in Gamesley on Saturday 5 June at Winster Mews (SK13 0LU) from 9.45am to 3pm. If you’re eligible and you haven’t had the first dose of the vaccine, please go along. No need to book, just turn up.
Please help us to stop the spread and protect Gamesley from Covid-19.
For more information visit: www.derbyshire.gov.uk/gamesleyarea
Covid Vaccination Programme this is a reminder of the
groups 1 - 11 eligible for vaccination:
Group 1 - Care Home residents & Care Home staff
Group 2 - Patients aged 80 year & over
Group 3 - Patients aged 75 to 79 years
Group 4 - Patients aged 70 to 74 years and all patients aged 18yrs + who have been identified as extremely vulnerable.
Group 5 - Patients 65-69 years
Group 6 - Patients 16-64 years and in a defined At Risk group
Group 7 - Patients 60-64 years
Group 8 - Patients 55-59 years
Group 9 - Patients 50-54 years
Group 10 - Patients 40-49 years
Group 11 - Patients 30-39 years
Please ensure that you have given your up to date contact information to the surgery. If we do not have up to date contact details this may delay our ability to contact you.
If you are within the groups 1-11, listed above, you can book your covid vaccination by accessing the link at www.tamesideandglossop.nhsvaccinations.co.uk
Please note the link will also list any available slots within the surrounding area. This is not just for Glossop Cricket Club vaccination site. There will also be a pop-up 1st dose (Pfizer) vaccine clinic for those in the above groups on Saturday 5th June at Winster Mews between 9:45-3pm.
Please also be aware that you may receive communication from NHS with a link to book online via the national link or to telephone 119. These letters are sent out centrally by the NHS and not from the practice.
The NHS National Booking System now allows unpaid carers to create an appointment online for their vaccination.
To use Online Consult to contact your Doctor and get health advice: https://www.patientaccess.com
Appointments - If you are asked to attend the practice, following a telephone/video consultation, please report to reception and you will be given instructions and directed where to wait. Please be aware there may be a delay from your arrival to the clinician collecting you from the door - this is due to the extra cleaning down and PPE changes between face to face appointments. This is all in place to protect our patients and our staff.
Please be aware you can continue to book GP telephone consultations on-line. Please ensure that you have given us your up to date telephone details.
Prescription requests – Please ensure that you have informed us of the pharmacy that you wish to process your prescription. We still recommend online requesting for your repeat prescription.
Please also be aware that we may send text messages to those that have pre-booked appointments and you may also receive updates and additional details via text messaging. You may also receive text messages, from us, regarding the availability of the covid vaccination appointment slots. Please ensure that we have your up to date telephone contact details this will ensure important information is relayed to you as quickly as possible. You may like to register for the NHS App/online services - this gives you the ability to review and to order items and use our online triage.
If you have a dental problem Urgent help is available -
contact your dental practice for more information. If you don’t have a dentist go to www.nhs.uk/service-search/find-a-dentist.
Contact your local dental helpline if you need urgent treatment: 0333 332 3800
Bowel Cancer Awareness - In March 2020, 62.1% of eligible people in Tameside and Glossop, aged between 60 and 74 years of age, were screened for bowel cancer within the last 30 months. Nearly everyone survives bowel cancer if diagnosed at the earliest stage, however this drops significantly as the disease develops. The symptoms of bowel cancer can include:
- Bleeding from your bottom and/or blood in your poo
- A persistent and unexplained change in bowel habit
- Unexplained weight loss
- Extreme tiredness for no obvious reason
- A pain or lump in your tummy
For more information visit bowelcanceruk.org.uk Campaign information can also be found at: https://www.tamesideandglossopccg.org/campaigns/bowel-cancer-awareness
CORONAVIRUS ADVICE TO PATIENTS
DO NOT GO TO THE SURGERY OR HOSPITAL
Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms
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
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.
Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you're staying at home.
Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:
you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
your condition gets worse
your symptoms do not get better after 7 days
Use the 111 coronavirus service
Contact NHS111 on-line services https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19 , stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people.
If you are concerned that you have or have come into contact with someone suspected of coronavirus NHS111 have created the following guidance https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19
Exemption boxes on the back of prescription forms have been updated to make it easier for eligible patients to correctly claim free NHS prescriptions and avoid penalty charges.
For more information, visit: www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/prescription-forms
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