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COVID 19 VACCINATION INFORMATION
We would ask that patients please do not phone the practice with general enquiries about Covid19 vaccination at this time. The information regarding the vaccination programme is changing rapidly and we will post and changes here on our website.
CURRENT VACCINE COHORT - GROUP 6
Adults aged 16-65 in an at-risk group (see below for clinical conditions) and adult carers and individuals recently added to the shielded patient list fall into cohort 6 for the JCVI vaccination groups.
National Booking System - Once you receive an invitation letter you can book an appointment for a Covid-19 vaccination via the national booking service (NBS) at http://www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination or by calling 119.
Adult carers and those recently added to the shielded patient list can book an appointment without an invitation letter.
Vaccination at the surgery - if are in Group 6 and prefer to wait and have your vaccination at the surgery please contact us and we will put your name on our waiting list and contact you when we have vaccine available. If you choose to attend the surgery Group 6 has a high number of patients included and so it may take sometime for the surgery to contact you, we will contact patients as soon as we possibly can.
Group 6 clinical conditions list :
- a blood cancer (such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma)
- a heart problem
- a chest complaint or breathing difficulties, including bronchitis, emphysema or severe asthma
- a kidney disease
- a liver disease
- lowered immunity due to disease or treatment (such as HIV infection, steroid medication, chemotherapy or radiotherapy)
- rheumatoid arthritis, lupus or psoriasis (who may require long term immunosuppressive treatments)
- have had an organ transplant
- had a stroke or a transient ischaemic attack (TIA)
- a neurological or muscle wasting condition
- a severe or profound learning disability
- a problem with your spleen, example sickle cell disease, or you have had your spleen removed
- are seriously overweight (BMI of 40 and above)
- are severely mentally ill
COVID19 VACCINATION SCAM ALERT
Very important scam alert - we have been notified of a scam where people are being sent a text telling them they are eligible to apply for a vaccine and to click on a link for further information - THIS IS A SCAM please do not click on any link or put any information into websites telling you that you can access a vaccine this way!
Repeat Prescription Requests - Important Notice
During the first lockdown period we agreed to accept prescription requests over the telephone. Phone access to reception is now being adversely impacted on by a large amount of telephone requests for prescriptions, this means staff can’t take routine calls or answer the intercom whilst they are taking prescription requests; likewise this is not the safest way to request a prescription. In future we will only be able to allow housebound patients or those in the high risk Covid category (who will have received a letter from the government advising them they are in this category) to order prescriptions over the telephone. We apologise for any inconvenience, you can order your prescription online, by dropping it into the post box at reception or by emailing: RBCCG.email@example.com
Please allow 3 working days for your prescription to be processed.
SURGERY OPERATING PLAN DURING THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK
DOCTORS APPOINTMENTS: if you need to be seen by a doctor we will arrange this for you - you will be asked to speak to a doctor by telephone or video first.
We would like to make it clear that GP teams have been seeing patients face-to-face (wearing PPE) throughout the pandemic. We still are, and numbers are increasing. However, all appointments are now arranged on a case-by-case basis following careful remote assessment. As part of your telephone or video consultation, your GP will assess the safest and most appropriate way to deal with your issue, and should arrange for you to be seen in person by a member of the team if necessary. Your safety is our primary concern and this is the main factor dictating the type of consultation offered, similar to our hospital colleagues. This is guidance from NHS chiefs, and is purely to protect patients, as well as our teams.
You will need to wear a face mask or covering for any appointment with a doctor or nurse.
If you are asked to submit a medical photograph you can email this to RBCCG.firstname.lastname@example.org - Please note that confidentiality and security of emails can not be guaranteed whilst in transit and should contain the minimum amount of patient identifiable or confidential information. We will print then delete your email or attach medical information to your clinical record on receipt but it may be stored on your email providers server.
NURSE APPOINTMENTS: please telephone to arrange or enquire about appointments. We are currently booking appointments for items such as baby immunisations, smear tests, urgent blood tests and dressings. There are some routine items that we are unable to undertake at present.
Please post repeat prescription and other correspondence in the post box outside the building.
FOR ALL INFORMATION ABOUT CORONAVIRUS PLEASE VISIT:
The surgery can't arrange testing but information on how to obtain a test is included in the link above.
CORONAVIRUS taking care of your mind as well as your body is really important while staying at home! If can be difficult to know where to go for advice and support. Here you can find lots of useful information all in one place: https://www.hacw.nhs.uk/now-were-talking
Since the foundation of the NHS in 1948, the New Road premises have been used, without interruption, as a medical practice. Dr Cheetham retired in June 2018 and Dr Boden in June 2020, many local residents will remember Dr Mike Cooper, Dr Roy Glover, and a few may remember Dr Nathan from the post war years when the practice was founded. The complexity of medical treatments may have changed, but the ethos of traditional General Practice continues unabated.
We have a friendly, professional and dedicated team, still providing the level of care that has been a hallmark of the practice for so many years.
The aim of this website is to provide information about the practice to help you make the best use of the full range of GP services we offer. Patient comments on additional information that could be included on this website are welcome.
We are registered with the Care Quality Commission www.cqc.org.uk
The Care Quality Commission inspected New Road Surgery on Tuesday 8th November 2016 their report is available to read below:
care.data - there are changes to how your data will be shared in future - please see care.data in the further information section on the right hand side of the screen.
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IF YOU WISH TO CANCEL AN APPOINTMENT AT SHORT NOTICE PLEASE TELEPHONE THE SURGERY
PLEASE CANCEL ALL APPOINTMENTS THAT YOU NO LONGER REQUIRE
If you wish to use the online repeat ordering or appointment booking system please attend the surgery to obtain your login details - you will need to bring 2 forms of identity and one of these must contain a photo - acceptable documents include passports, photo driving licenses and bank statements but NOT bills (please note we only need to see the heading page of bank statements).
Online Prescriptions: Your prescription will be ready to collect 3 working days after the request is submitted.
It has been reported that patients have received letters from pharmacies asking them to sign up to EPS (Electronic Prescription Service) - the letters may give the impression that the practice has asked the pharmacy to make this contact. Please be aware we do not ask pharmacies to contact patients to sign them up to EPS. It is your choice which pharmacy you use, most pharmacies offer EPS.
(Site updated 25/02/2021)