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Coronavirus

If you suspect you may have coronavirus, please DO NOT COME TO THE SURGERY.

Please telephone the surgery for the Doctor to call you back with advice. Or ring 111.

Public health advice currently is : Anyone who develops symptoms, however mild, should self-isolate at home immediately and only call NHS 111 if they develop complications.

  1. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-guidance-to-assist-professionals-in-advising-the-general-public

https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19 - please click this link for advice and frequently asked questions. (Added 4/3/2020)

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Are you a Carer?

If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you.

You are an unpaid carer if you support a family member or friend who is ill, disabled, elderly, has poor mental health or misuses substances. You are a Young Carer if you are under 18 in this role. The support you offer may be emotional or include shopping, cooking, dealing with medication, or attend medical appointments with the person you care for.  The person you care for could live with you, in their own home, or even in residential care.

It is important that you let your medical practice know that you look after someone.  You can be added to the practice 'carer register' and gain to access to information and support, this includes access to a named Carer Champion.

A Carer Champion is a staff member at your practice who support carers. They are the key point of contact and the ‘voice’ for carers.

Nurse Cathy Saunby and Wendy Suleman are the Practice's Carer Champion at West Oak Surgery

As a carer, you are also entitled to an annual flu vaccine and a health check.

You are also entitled to a Carers Assessment, you would need to contact the Nottinghamshire Carers Hub for this (details below).

Nottinghamshire Carers Association

Nottinghamshire Carers Association works with schools, health and social care professionals to raise awareness of Carers .

https://nottinghamshirecarers.co.uk/

We are supporting organisations to identify Carers and Young Carers and offer the best support possible. Contact Nottinghamshire Carers Association on info@nottinghamshirecarers.co.uk

Nottinghamshire Carers Hub

Carers Trust East Midlands provides timely, personalised information and support for Carers via the Nottinghamshire Carers Hub to make caring for a loved one easier.

Contact Nottinghamshire Carers Hub on:

0115 824 8824 Lines are open Monday to Friday, 9am until 5pm You can speak to an experienced support worker who will provide a personalised service that meets your individual needs.

email: hub@carerstrustem.org 

web: www.carerstrustem.org/hub 

Nottinghamshire County Council support for Carers

https://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/care/adult-social-care/carers/support-for-carers

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 Changes to requesting medication.

We would like to inform you that from 1st March 2020 West Oak Surgery will no longer be accepting prescription requests on the patients’ behalf by their nominated pharmacy. We ask that you request your own medication to help reduce wastage and over ordering unnecessary medication.  The pharmacy can still collect medication on your behalf and we can still send to them electronically. 

 This decision has carefully been made by West Oak Surgery with the support of the PPG and clinicians within the practice.

 We understand that this change may cause inconvenience to some of our patients and because of this we will be happy to consider requests for the pharmacy to continue to order on patients behalf in exceptional circumstances, e.g. patients with learning disabilities, dementia, housebound and when other methods may be unsuitable.

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Have you heard about Primary Care Networks?

Please click on the link and have a read of our information leaflet designed to give you an overview of what this means and how it may affect your surgery and the patients.          

Primary Care Network Information 

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Early morning appointments with the Nurse and Health Care Assistant

Please be aware that we are now offering early morning appointments with our Practice Nurse and Health Care Assistant.  Monday-Wednesday 7.30am.  The appointments are pre-bookable - please call reception to book in.

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Extra evening and weekend appointments available in the local area

You can now book routine GP and Nurse appointments in the evening, at weekends and over bank holidays in your local area.

Pre-bookable appointments are available Monday-Friday, 6.30pm-8pm, plus weekends and bank holidays and you can be seen by a GP, Nurse or Healthcare Assistant.

To book your appointment, contact the surgery during normal opening hours. Please be aware that the appointment may take place at another GP Practice in the area.

If you need urgent medical advice when the surgery is closed, you should continue to call NHS 111.

 

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Are you signed up for online services?

Did you know, once signed up, you can book appointments with the GP, order repeat medication and view part of your medical record on-line?  Please bring photo ID to reception where we can sign you up and give you login details and a password. 

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