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A farewell message from Dr Thompson [Click to Read]




THE SURGERY DOORS ARE LOCKED AND WILL BE OPENED BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.


For further advise on this and what to do if you would ordinarily attend surgery check 'Whilst the doors are locked' here (item 03).


If you have symptoms associated with coronavirus including a new continuous cough and a high temperature, you are advised to stay at home for 7 days.


Do not book a GP appointment or attend your GP Practice.


If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do. 


Only call 111 direct if you cannot go online, or are advised to do so by the online service.  For the latest Covid-19 advice please visit www.nhs.uk/coronavirus


The surgery see's patients with long term conditions who could be extremely vulnerable.


We advise EVERYONE to check latest information and advice regarding the recent Coronavirus outbreak shared here (item 02).


If you need help support with domestic violence/ abuse during these unprecendted times please check here.



If you're struggling with anxiety/mental health issues during social isolation; you can contact the new 24 hour mental health emergency number:


0300 303 3972 



Please note our privacy notice has been added to during the pandemic you can check this here.


 




Online consultation is the best way to contact your GP whilst the social isolation measures are in place:


Please click here if you would like an online consultation.





 

Mental Health Matters

Mental Health Matters PCN

As Handbridge Medical Centre is part of the Chester South PCN, we have a new service we can refer patients into, you do not need to see a doctor to be referred into this service, just ask one of receptionists, they will go through the criteria with you and if you are eligible and consent they will refer you onto the Mental Health Matters team. The Mental Health Matters team offer counselling to help patients learn tools, coping mechanisms, and strategies to manage their anxiety/depression. 

Once your referral has been sent you will hear from the Mental Health Matters team within 48 working hours.

Please note you will not be eligible for referral if:

  • You are currently engaging in psychological treatment with the Primary Care Mental Health Team or any other service.
  • You are reliant/have an addiction to drugs/alcohol.
  • You want to work on PTSD, trauma, or an eating disorder.
  • You have symptoms of psychosis (e.g hearing voices).
  • You are experiencing suicidal ideas or thoughts of self harm.
 
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