Following the recent changes announced by the government, regarding the UK's action plan on tackling the Coronavirus pandemic we have decided that we need to protect patients and staff by taking some additional health & safety / Infection control measures. With immediate effect:- The doors to the surgery will be locked at all times and only patients with pre-arranged appointments will be able to enter the building. Telephones will remain on so all contact with the surgery must be initially via telephone - DO NOT JUST COME TO SURGERY - YOU WILL BE ASKED TO RETURN HOME AND TELEPHONE. All patients must answer some standard Coronavirus questions before they will be able to book an appointment to see a nurse or HCA, all none essential services will be stopped for a while and some done on the telephone. All face to face appointments with Doctors and ANP's will be triaged by a clinician before a face to face appointment is agreed (this may be at a different site to usual) and if possible dealt with on the telephone. If you are invited to a surgery for a face to face appointment please attend alone unless you require a chaperone, interpreter or a carer / parent. Additional family members should remain outside the surgery. Please make sure you wear a face covering when attending any face to face appointments. Please ring on the door bell once and wait for a staff member to unlock the door, you will be asked the COVID symptom questions again and may have your temperature taken remotely. No-one with Coronavirus symptoms will be seen, knowingly, in surgery. Regular additional cleaning in the surgeries will be undertaken by staff in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Clinicians will wear PPE to conduct face to face consultations. Home Visit requests will be telephone triaged by a clinician and where possible dealt with over the phone. If a home visit is undertaken it is done at your own risk and not necessarily by one of the practice team. All patients who request prescriptions will be expected to nominate a pharmacy to collect their prescriptions from, we will send the prescriptions directly to the pharmacy within 72 hours, you will no longer be able to collect prescriptions from surgery . Please also either use online prescription requesting, put the prescription request through the letter box at night, to avoid other patients, by post or email a request to email@example.com Prescription requests are not accepted via the telephone as a general rule. By keeping to a minimum all face to face contact with the surgery we hope to keep patients and staff safe and ensure that we can continue to provide a surgery service to you, albeit a revised one, until this emergency situation is over.
A new urgent care drive through facility is also available please follow the link www.saasoft.co.uk/covid19/dtc.php
SURGERY FACEBOOK PAGE
The surgery now has a Facebook page which enables us to keep you up to date with news about surgery, awareness weeks and generally useful health information. Please use the facebook search function to search for Manor House Lane & Marston Green Surgeries.
WHEN THE SURGERY IS CLOSED
Please ring the usual surgery number and listen to up to date advice about out of hours assistance. ( please note this is subject to regular changes to keep up with the COVID 19 Pandemic situation).
Did you know you can book appointments and order your repeat medications online?
If you haven’t yet signed up for GP Online Services simply download the form below, complete it and call into the practice with two forms of photo ID and proof of address. We can sign you up for GP Online Services which makes it easy to book appointments online, request repeat prescriptions and view some of your medical records.
If you are not able to attend an appointment you have booked, for whatever reason, please let us know. We can then offer that appointment to someone else who needs it.
Please remember that A&E is for serious injuries and illnesses only
You can call the 24-hour NHS 111 helpline, visit a pharmacy or a walk-in centre, or click on the NHS Choices Website
More advice to help patients choose the right urgent care service to use is available on www.choosewellmidlands.nhs.uk. You can also download the ‘Choose Well West Midlands’ app on iPhones and Android phones.
Have you heard about the community pharmacy minor ailments scheme?
The scheme means that you don't need to wait for an appointment to see your doctor about the problems listed below but can call in and see your pharmacist instead.
The conditions included are:
Athlete's Foot, Cold Sores, Cold, Flu or Earache, Constipation, Cough, Diarrhoea, Hay Fever or Allergies, Head Lice, Nappy Rash, Nasal Congestion, Sore Throat, Temperature, Threadworms, Vaginal Thrush, Verrucae and Warts
CLICK HERE TO SEE AVAILABLE PHARMACIES
If you don’t pay for your prescriptions then you won’t be charged for any medication provided by the pharmacist. You'll need to show proof of exemption and sign the pharmacist's prescription form in the normal way.
GET WELL / KEEP WELL
Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.
We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.
KEEP ANTIBIOTICS WORKING
Please check out the BSol CCG campaign videos explaining the importance of only using antibiotics when absolutely necessary to ensure that when you need them they are effective.
PAPYRUS - PREVENTION OF YOUNG SUICIDE
If you are having thoughts of suicide or are concerned for a young person who might be, you can contact HOPELINK for confidential support and practical advice.
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(Site updated 03/07/2020)