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Face Coverings when attending the GP Surgery

If you are asked to come to the surgery for a face to face review/appointment, you will be required to wear a face covering to help keep you and us safe. You can use anything that covers your nose and mouth. Thank you.

Find guidance on how to wear and make a face-covering on GOV.UK.

Mask Exemption Cards for Learning Disabilities

Learning Disability Awareness Week 15th-19th June 2020

https://www.mencap.org.uk/get-involved/learning-disability-week-2020

Face Coverings Information

Stay safe in June

Shielding Update

https://www.keepsafe.org.uk/resources

 

Cervical Smears

We are now accepting appointment bookings for Cervical Smears from the 1st June 2020 please contact the surgery to book an appointment with one of our Practice Nurses

 

** WE HAVE RECEIVED REPORTS OF A POSSIBLE SCAM** Some women are being contacted by text message, claiming to be from the call and recall service to advise they are overdue for cervical screening. The message asks them to call a mobile number and provide personal details.

These messages are not from the NHS Cervical Screening Programme.

If you receive one of these messages, please do not call the mobile number and do not provide your personal details.

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Every Mind Matters

Mental Health Awareness Week

Sleep

  • There are lots simple things you can try to improve your sleep, like going to bed at a similar time each evening, and staying off your phone an hour before bed. Visit Every Mind Matters for more sleep tips and advice #EveryMindMatters #sleep #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek
  • Did you know that staying off your phone an hour before bed can help you get to sleep better? Visit Every Mind Matters for more sleep tips and advice #EveryMindMatters #sleep #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek
  • During #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek, it’s important to consider the role of sleep when looking after your mental wellbeing. Visit #EveryMindMatters for simple steps you can take to help improve your sleep.
  • With everything going on at the moment, it can sometimes be tricky to maintain good sleep. We’ve pulled together some simple tips to help you sleep better. Visit Every Mind Matters for more sleep tips and advice #EveryMindMatters #sleep #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek

Links to sleep webpage: https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/coronavirus-how-to-fall-asleep-and-sleep-better

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

Clinics

Health Screening Clinic

The Health Care Support Worker can provide a health check, this includes a blood pressure check, testing your urine for abnormalities and advice on a healthy lifestyle.

Blood Pressure Clinic

If your blood pressure is found to be high at a routine check this clinic plans an individual programme of investigation and monitoring.  The nurse will advise you how often your controlled blood pressure needs to be monitored.

If you have had high blood pressure that is now controlled by medication, this clinic will also routinely monitor your blood pressure and health. This clinic is run by a Practice Nurse and a Health Care Support Worker.

We have a blood pressure machine situated in the waiting room and would like to invite any of our patients to use this. It is very simple and full instructions are on the machine. It will print the results which you can then hand to a member of staff who will update your medical records.

Asthma Clinic

This clinic monitors your current asthma treatment and gives advice on new asthma treatments. It also offers advice on inhaler use and peak flow monitoring.

If you have asthma you are advised to have an annual review.

This clinic is run by a Practice Nurse.

Diabetic Clinic

This clinic monitors all aspects of diabetic care, 6 monthly for bloods, diabetic review, Blood Pressure, Weight. Annually for urine check and footcheck.

This clinic is run by a Practice Nurse.

Chronic Heart Disease Clinic

This clinic monitors any patient with chronic heart disease or angina.

This clinic is run by a Practice Nurse.

Well Elderly Clinic

This clinic is for people aged over 75 years who would like to attend for a general health assessment and receive health advice.

This clinic is run by a Health Care Support Worker.

Epilepsy Clinic

This clinic is run by a Practice Nurse

Click here to download a copy of our epilepsy questionnaire

Learning disabilities - Annual Health Checks

People with a learning disability often have poorer physical and mental health than other people. An annual health check can improve people’s health by spotting problems earlier. People with a learning disability can sometimes find it hard to know when they are unwell, or to tell someone about it. A health check once a year gives people time to talk about anything that is worrying them and means they can get used to going to visit the doctor. Anyone over the age of 14 with a learning disability, can have an annual health check. Children would usually see a different doctor until they are 14 years old. The link below provides you with further information regarding learning disabilities:

https://www.england.nhs.uk/learning-disabilities/

Services

Cervical Smears

It is recommended that women aged 24 ½ years to 49 years have a smear test every three years and 50 years to 60 years have a smear test every five years. have a smear test every three years. This test looks for any early abnormalities of the cervix or neck of the womb. The best time for a smear test is mid-cycle, this usually means 10 to 14 days after your period has finished. If you are unsure please ask a receptionist or nurse. If you attend too soon after your period or just before your period starts there is a chance that the smear test will be inadequate as there will not be enough cells to sample. Please make an appointment with the Practice Nurse.

Minor Surgery

Dr Shah can perform minor surgical procedures and steroid injections with the Practice Nurse. Please see the doctor routinely who can then arrange this treatment.

Blood Tests

If you need a blood test this has to be arranged in a morning appointment so that the blood sample can be taken to the hospital at lunchtime.

If you need a fasting blood test then eat your evening meal as usual and after midnight you are only allowed to drink water. You are not allowed to eat anything until the blood test has been performed.

UHNM Blood Test Service May 2020

Other services that the nursing staff offer by appointment are:

  • Ear syringing
  • Wound dressing and removal of stitches
  • Family planning advice and checks
  • Immunisations, for example, childhood, holiday, flu, pneumonia, shingles
 
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