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FACE COVERING UPDATE

Government restrictions will lift on the 19 July 2021.  However, Erimus Practice must consider the safety of all patients.  Therefore, the practice will continue to operate a policy wherby staff, patients and visitors will be required to wear a face covering.

This is to minimise disruption to our service as well as protecting out most vulnerable patients when accessing care.  There is a likelihood that some of these patients may have covid without realising it and may not have been vaccinated.

Locally, covid rates are still on the increase and we do not feel it is safe to relax our safety procedures.

If you are visiting the practice and have no face mask, unless exempt, you will be asked to wear a face covering.  Patients declining to wear a face coverig will be triaged on an individual basis.

We would like to thank you for your cooperation and support

COVID UPDATE

A POP UP Vaccination Clinic will be held in the former GEORGE STORE in the Cleveland Centre on Wednesday 12th January from 10 am till 6 pm for First, Second and Booster Vaccinations

ABUSE OF STAFF

A recent campaign has recently being released by Practice Managers highlighting what our staff have to endure on a daily basis.  Our staff are here to help you, we must ask that you treat our staff with the respect that they deserve.  We would also like to thank those patients who treat our staff with kindness and respect. 

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ACCESS TO THE PRACTICE DURING COVID

  • Due to the coronavirus outbreak, how you contact your GP surgery will be different at the moment. This is to limit face-face contact where possible and help stop the spread of coronavirus
  • Face-face appointments will always be provided if the GP feels they are clinically necessary. It is appreciated that certain patients might have specific access needs that might require face-to-face and their needs should always be accommodated

  • In addition to face-to-face consultations, many GP practices are offering consultations online or over the phone. This can be a convenient and flexible way to receive healthcare but if you would prefer to see a GP or healthcare professional in person then this will be arranged for you

Four ways to seek healthcare advice from a GP

  • Call your surgery to discuss a face-to-face or remote (telephone or video) appointment
  • Visit your GP surgery website and complete a confidential online form known as an e-consult
  • Call NHS 111 or go online to seek advice https://111.nhs.uk/
  • Download the NHS App to order repeat prescriptions, book appointments and check your symptoms

Latest information about Coronavirus vaccine 

As you may have heard in the media, GP practices will soon deliver the Covid Vaccination programme. We will do this in partnership with other local practices. The Government has published the order in which patients must be invited. This is based on clinical need and the link is below. We will invite patients as we work through each of the priority groups. Please do not telephone us, we will contact you.

This, together with an increased flu campaign places unprecedented pressure on our service.  To allow us to deliver this important vaccine will mean some clinicians will be away from practice in order to vaccinate.  We will endeavour where possible to keep things as normal as we can but must ask for your patience and understanding during this time.

 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/priority-groups-for-coronavirus-covid-19-vaccination-advice-from-the-jcvi-2-december-2020

Important Information regarding Influenza Vaccinations for 50-64 year olds

We have been advised by NHS England that people in the 50-64-year old age group will not be vaccinated against Influenza until November and December, providing there is sufficient vaccine, and no appointments will be offered for this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first.  If you are 50-64 and you are in one of the other groups which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlier.

The Surgery Will Not Be Providing Letters to Patients For Exemption of Wearing a Face Mask.

From 1st June 2020 we are moving to electronic prescriptions only.  For more information visit www.nhs.uk/eps

E-consults

You can now use our new econsultion service for advice about a range of medical problems and use this to request medications or sick notes.

PRACTICE CLOSURE FOR Staff Training

The practice will closed on Thursdays between 1-2pm for staff training

Bank Holiday closures 2021

The practice will be closed on the following Bank holiday's

New Years Day Friday     01.01.21

Good Friday 02.04.21

Easter Monday 05.04.21

Bank Holiday Monday 03.05.21

Bank Holiday Monday 31.05.21

Bank Holiday Monday 30.08.21

Christmas Bank Holiday Monday 27.12.21

Christmas Bank Holiday Tuesday 28.12.21

Please always make sure you have sufficient medication to cover the bank holiday periods

Cervical Screening Campaign 2020

We are currently promoting cervical screening in Practice - our Nurse Daljit appeared on ITV news promoting screening in the area.  If you are overdue your smear please phone the practice to book with a nurse.  This simple procedure can save your life.

RACE FOR LIFE 2019

The GPs, Nurses, Administration and Reception staff will be taking part in this years Middlesbrough 5k on June 9th!  Raising money as a team for Cancer Research.  We hope to have everyone's support with this event. We raised a grand total of £1220.79 for cancer research! Well done everyone! See section 1 for photos of the event in Further Information.

PPG MEETING Autumn 2019

Would you like to influence the development of and change within Erimus Practice and local health services?

Our Patient Participation Group have the opportunity to meet with Practice staff to discuss their views and ideas.  The Practice Manager met with the current patient group in May - this was a very successful meeting and moving forward we will be actioning points raised by the group.

If you are interested in joining our group then please contact the Practice.

You can read the minutes from our last meeting below:

May PPG Meeting

IMPORTANT NOTICE - Our phone lines are extremely busy every morning.  Please be patient.  Same day Nurse Practitioner appointments are open from 8am and same day GP appointments from 9am.  Our receptionists will ask you a series of questions to ensure that you see the right person and that you are seen within an appropriate timescale.  This is at the GP Partners request so please try to answer as much as you can. 

Our Nurse Practitioners can see you for all problems - but they do not see pregnant ladies or children under 2.  They can make referrals.

Please call after 1pm if you are ringing for results.  If you have been sent a letter to make an appointment with a GP within 28 days this is not urgent so please call after 10.30 to pre-book a non urgent appointment.

Thankyou

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