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North Staffordshire and Stoke CCGs – launch of patient web-based appointment booking system

Online booking service to book an appointment, after booking a text confirmation of date/time/venue will be received.  Click on the link below to book a blood test at your local clinic location.

https://patientconnect.uhnm.nhs.uk/

Supplying face mask exemption letters to patients

Practices are reporting increases in requests from patients for letters of exemption to wearing face masks in various public settings.

The Government guidance suggests there is no requirement for evidence for exemption. It should be sufficient for someone to declare that they are eligible for an exemption direct with the person questioning them (eg bus driver).

Practices are therefore not required to provide letters of support for those who fall under the list of exemptions, or to those who do not fall under the list of exemptions.

Some transport providers are providing evidence of exemptions themselves, see for example this information from First Bus and Arriva.

 

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

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.

smear appt

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

When We Are Closed

A doctor is always available for emergencies including nights, weekends and Bank Holidays. 

When the surgery is closed please contact NHS 111 by dialling 111.

Walk-In Centre

There is also an NHS Walk-in Centre at:
Haywood Hospital 
High Lane
Burslem 
Telephone number 01782 673 500

Minor Injuries Department

There is also a Minor Injuries Department at: 
Leek Moorlands Hospital
Ashbourne Road
Leek
Telephone number 0300 123 1894

Out-of-hours services are generally busy so please think carefully before asking to see a doctor and only do so if you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.

In a genuine emergency you should call 999. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.

Emergency Dental Treatment

If you are currently registered with a dentist (private or NHS) then please contact that dental practice first and ask what their daytime emergency arrangements are and what their out of hours emergency arrangements are.

If you are not currently registered with a dental practice then contact the dental advice line, which gives details of daytime and out of hours cover for non-registered patients.

About dental services

Dental Access Centres

Provide emergency dental treatment even if you are not registered with a dentist. You will need to book an appointment.

For Stoke-on-Trent, Newcastle-under-Lyme or Staffordshire Moorlands call:
0300 123 0981

Any other area of Staffordshire call:
01283 505845

Dental access centres in the North Staffordshire area are:

Dental Access Centres - Details

Hanley Health Centre

Tunstall Primary Care Centre

Upper Huntbach Street
Hanley
Stoke-on-Trent
Staffordshire
ST1 2BN


Tel: 0300 123 0981
Reception Open: Monday, Thursday, Friday 8am-6.30pm
Tuesday and Wednesday 8am-7.30pm

Alexandra Park
Scotia Road
Tunstall
Stoke-on-Trent
Staffordshire
ST6 6BE


Tel: 0300 123 0981
Open: 8am-5pm Weekdays only

Accident and Emergency/Emergency Care Centre

The Emergency Care Centre at University Hospital of North Staffordshire (UHNS) is open 24 hours-a-day every day of the year.

The centre’s team treats a whole range of conditions which include urgent care, emergency medical, trauma and minor injuries cases.

The treatment you receive will depend on your clinical need.

The majority of patients needing emergency treatment come to the centre’s emergency department on;

Hilton Road
Hartshill
Stoke-on-Trent
Staffordshire
ST4 6QG

 
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