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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.

#HelpUsHelpYou

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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

Community Midwives

The antenatal clinic is usually held on a Monday and Wednesday for all routine pregnancy care. Our midwife cares for mothers before and after delivery. Bookings for delivery can either be at the Maternity Centre at Royal Stoke University Hospital or Macclesfield Hospital Maternity unit. Advice from a midwife is available at other times and antenatal classes can be arranged.

Community Nurses

The district nurses are available to provide nursing care and support in the patient’s home, for those who are too unfit to attend surgery. They also have skills in palliative care and care of the dying.

Health Visitors

The health visitors specialise in information, advice and support to families with children, the elderly and the disabled. They provide services that include help with parenting skills, advice on sleep routines for children, continence and bed-wetting.

Attached Staff

Physiotherapist

After being assessed by a GP or Nurse Practitioner you can be referred to the physiotherapist. The physiotherapist offers a range of treatments including acupuncture where appropriate. 

Drug and Alcohol Counsellor

One Recovery Staffordshire provide alcohol and drug information and a confidential advice service. They are located on Russell Street in Leek and can be telephoned on 01538 382936. People can directly contact the service and do not need a referral from the practice.

One Recovery Staffordshire is an innovative and inspiring substance misuse partnership.  Led by Addiction Dependency Solutions (ADS), and supported by North Staffordshire NHS Combined Healthcare Trust, Changes, Brighter Futures and Arch Housing– our workers are trained to treat your primary addiction whilst considering the whole spectrum of your life, with a particular emphasis on mental health and housing, ensuring whole person care is available for all.

They are located on Russell Street in Leek and can be telephoned on 01538 384361. People can directly contact the service and do not need a referral from the practice. 

https://www.adsolutions.org.uk/locations/one-recovery-staffordshire-leek

Dietician

The practice nurses and Health Care Assistants can provide healthy diet advice or basic weight loss advice.

After being assessed by a GP or Nurse Practitioner you can be referred to the Nutrition & Dietetics Services at the University Hospital of North Midlands.

 
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