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Important Notice

 

We are sorry to inform you that we are unable to maintain the current opening hours for the dispensary. From next week w/c 29th June the dispensary will be closed in the afternoons on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1pm. We hope to be back to normal opening hours in the next few months and will of course let you know with regular updates.

You can now enter the building to collect your medication on a strict 1 in 1 out basis and observing social distancing whilst queueing. Please would you wear a face covering when coming to the practice for medication or an appointment.

This month we are introducing eConsult which will help protect patients and staff. By using this new online service available 24:7 on this website you will be able to contact a GP and get a response within 24 hours. There is a short video explaining the service and you will be surprised what is available and how easy it is to use. Simply use eConsult and avoid the queue.

 

Thank you for your understanding and patience over the past few of months.

Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)

As the advice on Coronavirus is changing daily, please visit www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19 for the latest guidance.  Please refer to self isolation advice on www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance

In order to promote patient and staff safety we will be increasing our telephone triage service. All appointments will be triaged by a GP before a patient is seen face to face. The reception team will ask the nature of the problem (ask about Coronavirus symptoms) and book a telephone call with the duty doctor who will call you back. The online appointment booking process for appointments is temporarily suspended.

 

All medication reviews will be cancelled or maybe discussed by a GP on the telephone.

 

All chronic care reviews e.g. annual diabetes check, asthma reviews, NHS Health Checks will be cancelled for the foreseeable future.

There will be no appointments at our branch surgeries until further notice.

 

All pregnant women who are well should attend for their care as normal. If you are pregnant and have symptoms of possible Covid-19 infection, you should call to defer routine visits until after the isolation period is over. 

 

These are unprecedented times and we are following national guidance to keep you, our patients and staff as safe and well as possible.

Jack May Trust Fund

JMTF Newsletter

The Jack May Trust Fund was initially founded to facilitate the use of donations to the Health Centre to provide items specifically of benefit to patients and for which funding might not otherwise be available; and has subsequently become a registered charity (thus enabling the benefit of Gift Aid donations), funded by various sources of income such as donations and the proceeds of fund raising events. 

 

The Trustees are Colin Brookbanks, Peter Brighton, Peter Appleton and Tom Hamilton. 

 

Proposals for the use of the Trust's income are considered at meetings of the Trustees with Health Centre staff, with authorisation of expenditure on approved projects being the specific responsibility of the Trustees and implementation being the responsibility of pertinent staff. 

 

Expenditure to date has covered such diverse items as: 

 

improvements to the treatment room and to furniture in the waiting room

provision of medical equipment additional to the standard scale, where this was    considered to be worthwhile, e.g nebulisers for emergency use by patients

support for services where the NHS lead time is excessive or NHS funding is no longer available, e.g. counselling

the funding of this website

automatic entrance doors to the Health Centre

Donations to the Fund are always welcome (by cash or cheque made payable to Jack May Trust Fund)  and further information on the Fund can be obtained from Reception, the Practice Manager or any of the Trustees.



 
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