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THE SURGERY IS CLOSED FOR STAFF TRAINING FROM 12PM - 5PM ON WEDNESDAY 25/11/2020




During this COVID Pandemic how you access the surgery and see your Doctor/Nurse has changed please click here for more information. 


PLEASE WEAR A MASK OR FACE COVERING TO ANY APPOINTMENT.




If you have symptoms associated with coronavirus including a new continuous cough and a high temperature, you are advised to stay at home for 10 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 119 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.





 

Doctor or Nurse, Surgery or Telephone?

*Please note that during the COVID-19 Pandemic, procedures may differ. Please call the surgery on 01244 680169, to find out what to do during this time.

You can help us by trying to use the right sort of appointment.

Telephone Appointments with A Doctor

green_telephoneThis is made like an ordinary appointment but instead of having to come to the surgery the doctor rings you at a prearranged time. If you feel you will need to be examined, this appointment type is not appropriate. However, if after a telephone consultation your doctor feels an examination is needed, an appointment will then be arranged. Doctors can arrange for you to have blood tests, prescriptions and referrals via telephone consultations. You may also be offered a follow-up telephone consultation. It has been found that many people find this new service convenient to use. Please ensure you give the receptionist a number you will be contactable on and make every effort to answer your call when it is incoming.

eConsult

An easier way to receive advise and treatment can be accessed by using eConsult: https://handbridgemedcentre.webgp.com/ (you need to be a registered patient with us to use this service, but no log in is required)  your symptoms can be sent through to a GP review / or you may be give self help advice, depending on what symptoms/issues you report. Doctors can arrange for you to have blood tests, prescriptions and referrals via Econsult.

Nurse Appointments

Many of you know that the nurses at Handbridge are a vital part of the team and provide a wide range of services

  • Minor injuries and skin dressings
  • Overseas travel clinic and vaccinations
  • Childhood vaccinations & health advice for parents of young children
  • Minor illness advice

In addition they provide routine care for a range of long-term health problems including

  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Routine review of elderly
  • High blood pressure
  • Annual checks for angina and after a heart attack

Other Appointments

Appointments for the Mental Health Team are all booked in advance.

Nurse Telephone Appointments

If you have a question about your medication or treatment or need health or travel advice, ask to speak to the nurse. If you are unsure whether you need a doctor appointment, the nurse will be able to advise you.

 
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