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Staff Training

The surgery will be closed for Staff Training on Thursday 21st January 2021 from 1.00pm until 8.00am on Friday 22nd January 2021.

Covid-19 vaccination first phase priority groups

As you may have heard in the news, the Covid-19 vaccination programme has now commenced.    We will be delivering the Covid vaccination as a Primary Care Network (PCN).  Our PCN is called Leek and Biddulph PCN and comprises of Moorland Medical Centre, Leek Health Centre, Park Medical Centre, Biddulph Doctors and Biddulph Valley.

 

We will be rolling the programme out from January onwards, starting with patients aged 80 and over.  

Please see the list of priority groups below.

 

You will be contacted by the practice either by phone, text or letter when it is your turn to be vaccinated, at which point we will book you into a clinic.  We therefore ask that you do not contact the surgery until that time.

Covid-19 Vaccination First phase priority groups

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.

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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

Flu Campaign 2020/21

Book your Flu vaccination at the surgery today, appointments are available online or by ringing 01538 399008.  Information attached as to who is eligible.

Flu Information for patients

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

Teaching, Training and Research

Our practice is committed to assist in the training of other health professionals from medical students, nurses to trainee GPs or General Practitioners.

Fully qualified doctors with experience in hospital medicine who wish to become GPs join the practice and spend from 6 to 18 months working here, sharing all aspects of medical care with the primary health care team. The trainee GPs are closely supervised by the regular doctors and bring fresh ideas and enthusiasm to the team. Their training includes seeing patients in surgery, sometimes on their own and sometimes with another doctor present, home visits and learning how to deal with emergencies. Occasionally video-taping a consultation allows the trainee GP to improve their clinical and communication skills. Video-taping is only done with the patients consent and is completely confidential. Should you be asked to take part in a video and you do not wish to then please say so and you will not be videoed. If you agree to be videoed then change your mind afterwards please let the trainee GP know and they can immediately erase the video. Any videos are kept for a maximum period of the trainee’s time here at the surgery, once they leave the surgery the videos are erased. It is a valuable way for the trainee GP to learn and we appreciate and would like to say a public ‘thank you’ to all the patients who do allow themselves to be videoed.

We also help to train medical students from Keele University with a varying degree of experience. Some are first years gaining their first experiences of studying medicine; some are final years and getting ready to take their qualifying exams. If a medical student is working with the doctor or nurse you are seeing you will be asked to give consent to the student being present. Occasionally we may ask if the student could chat to you first briefly before being seen by your usual doctor or nurse. Once again the consultations are strictly confidential. We are grateful to all our patients that assist with the training of the next generation of doctors.

Nurses training to become practice nurses, midwives, district nurses may also be attached to the practice. Usually they accompany the person they are training to be, so a student nurse accompanies our practice nurse or nurse practitioner. You will be asked to give consent to these students being present and again it is strictly confidential. If you do agree we would once again like to thank you for you co-operation.

The Practice is involved with medical research in partnership with Keele University and other researchers as listed below. You may be asked to participate in a research project that we are taking part in, but we would always ask for consent.
If you have any questions or wish to be excluded from this list, please contact Fran Fairhurst, Practice Manager on 01538 399008 or email moorland.med@nhs.net 

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