Noticeboard

The surgery will be closed on Thursday 13th May from 1.00pm and will re-open on Friday 14th May at 8.00am.

Covid-19 Vaccination Programme

If you are aged over 40 and 41 (Cohort 10) you will be contacted by text to book your 1st Covid-19 vaccine through the National Booking Service.  Letters will be sent out w/c 4th May.  You can book your appointment through nhs.uk or by calling 119.

Care Directory

Stoke-on-Trent City Council have put together an annual directory of care services in the city. The link to this year’s copy can be found below. These services are primarily for Stoke-on-Trent but some cover the Staffordshire area too.

Stoke-Directory-2021-P3-94_LR-1.pdf (carechoices.co.uk)

Press Release

On behalf of Leek and Biddulph Primary Care Network

Clinical Director Dr Neil Briscoe & Business Development Manager Tracy Norton

 

Since the onset of the Covid19 pandemic so many things in our world have changed…

 

At the beginning of 2021 Leek and Biddulph Primary Care Network (PCN) which unites five GP practices and a population of just over 50,000 started rolling out the Covid Vaccination programme across two sites, one in Biddulph and one in Leek.

 

Nationally there are only a handful of PCNs with two sites (certainly we are the only one in North Staffordshire) and these are usually when a patient population is over 100,000 people, our PCN has only 50,000. The fact we have these two sites in our locality is a real bonus; we are fortunate to have vaccination hubs that are so accessible, patients from some other PCNs have far longer journeys to make.

 

Both NHS England and the local Clinical Commissioning Group closely monitor the distribution and progress of each PCN and regulate vaccine supply based on that information. This is to ensure that every locality has a fair share of vaccines in a timely fashion

 

It’s reasonable to say that from a PCN perspective vaccine supply at the moment is variable and is often at short notice, which does makes planning difficult.

There may be a week when we hold a clinic at one site and not the other, and some weeks when we don’t have any vaccination clinics at all. Although this may be frustrating, it does make sense in terms of the bigger picture. 

 

You can be assured that no-one will be left out of the vaccine roll out and we will continue to meet all of the national vaccination targets

 

Any patients over 65 and over who for any reason have not yet had their vaccination can contact their GP or call 119 if they wish to be vaccinated.

 

For all other patients the message remains that patients should NOT call their Practice regarding their place in the queue

 

Practices are unable to move patients into an earlier group to receive the vaccination and are following the priority grouping guidelines from NHSE.

If you have any questions about what group you are in, please call 119

 

If you have had your first dose, when your second dose is due your GP practice will contact you to arrange your next appointment. Please do not contact your GP practice

 

And finally, a heartfelt thank you to everyone involved in this mammoth vaccination programme; clinicians, volunteer marshals, practice staff, retired GPs and the countless others who are working so hard to keep us safe and well.    

 

Dr Neil Briscoe

Clinical Director

Leek and Biddulph Primary Care Network

 

NHS 111 help us help you

If you have an urgent but non life-threatening medical need, make sure you use NHS 111 first rather than going straight to A&E. If you do need urgent care, then NHS 111 can now book you in to be seen quickly and safely in A&E. NHS 111 is also able to direct patients to or book an appointment at Urgent Treatment Centres, GP surgeries, pharmacies, emergency dental services and walk-in clinics.

Contacting NHS 111 first will also help the NHS to keep you safe by maintaining social distancing and ensure that you receive the right care in the right place, in a more timely and safe way. However, you should still dial 999 if you have a life-threatening illness or injury.

Just think 111 first. When you think you need A&E, contact NHS 111 by phone or online.

 #HelpUsHelpYou

Social distancing measures at A&E will help ensure you’re seen safely So, if you need urgent care, contact 111 first and they will be able to book you into A&E or direct you to a local service that is right for you.

#HelpUsHelpYou

How to access your GP practice - YouTube

Our team is working hard in different ways, including telephone and video consultations to keep the practice open and running effectively during this Pandemic. We are therefore receiving a high volume of telephone calls, and we only have a limited numbers of incoming lines available.  Please bear with us during this difficult time.  You can contact us alternatively by email on moorland.med@nhs.net or Online Consult below:

https://www.online-consult.co.uk/org/moorland-medical-centre

 

 

Consult with your Doctor online

We’ve recently launched a new system you can use to check your symptoms and submit forms to us.

Its available online by following the link below or via www.patientaccess.com. All you need to do is click the link and itll take you to an online form where you outline your symptoms. Youll then receive access to tailored and clinically approved articles and videos which will help you self-manage your condition.

The forms are sent directly and securely to us at the practice so we can check your answers and assess whether you need a face-to-face appointment with the GP or not and if not, well give you the advice you need on what to do next.

The forms are tailored to you and theyve all been approved by clinicians so the advice you get is really accurate and helpful.

You can fill in the forms at any time, day or night, so it means you have round the clock access to the information you need to manage your conditions.

Its really simple to use, you can just follow the link below and the forms are clear and easy to understand.

Online Consult link below:

https://www.online-consult.co.uk/org/moorland-medical-centre

slide 1

Coronavirus Updates

Welcome

We are confident that our website will provide clear and concise help and give our patients the information they require in an easy and convenient format. It has been designed with the patient’s needs at the forefront of everything, from checking surgery times to letting us know what you think of us.

Click here to visit our Patient Participation Group Page

Serving You

Our dedicated team are here to treat those minor ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues. The technology also means you can now do a lot of things from the comfort of your home such as order a repeat prescription or cancel an appointment.

Partners in Care

Once registered, patients and healthcare professionals work together to ensure the most appropriate care is provided. This partnership philosophy extends even further and our active patient group exists to make sure that patient needs and the practice offering are always heading in the same direction.

Access

Disability access to the building is via the back door and if anyone needs to use it, please ring the bell and someone will let them in. The front door has got a ramp, but a small step into the building.

Download our Practice Leaflet HERE

Update Your Details

Let us know if your name or contact details have changed

Preferred method of communication Form

Preferred method of communication - Download this form and fill it in then email it to us at moorland.med@nhs.net 

(Site updated 13/05/2021)
For appointments and prescriptions please use the Online Services link above. Alternatively, just click here.
 
Call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergencyNHS ChoicesThis site is brought to you by My Surgery Website