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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.

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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

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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