We have received reports today 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 screening. The message asks them to call a mobile number and provide personal details.
These messages are not from the NHS Cervical Screening Programme.
The Action Fraud Line has been contacted.
Please see the link below regarding online services on how to look after yourself whilst in lock down:
Advice for Parents During Covid-19
For information on how to request a test for coronavirus please visit the following website:
Covid-19 Practice Update
During the Covid-19 Pandemic Sherwood Medical Partnership have implemented a number of changes in order to adapt to the situation.
If you require an appointment with a GP we request that you please contact the surgery via telephone on 01623 626132/ 01623 882286 as patients are encouraged for their own safety and the safety of others to only come to the surgery when requested by a GP or when deemed absolutely necessary.
In the first instance patients will be offered a telephone appointment with a GP. The GP will then contact the patient to triage over the telephone and if deemed necessary will invite them to the surgery where they will be asked to wait in their car ahead of their appointment. By reducing the number of patients needing to attend site to essential visits only, the risk to all patients is reduced and to practice staff too.
For those patients who have access to a smartphone or tablet the practice is using video consultations to assess patients and their symptoms. The software used for this allows for a confidential assessment between clinician and patient from the safety of the patients home without physical contact with a clinician.
The practice understands that patients will continue to become unwell with non-Covid related illnesses during this time. These patients and patients with on-going health conditions do still have access to a health professional via telephone and video calls. Please contact the surgery to make an appointment if you feel that you need to speak with a clinician.
We would also encourage patients to download the NHS App which provides a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet. This app can be used to book and cancel appointments, order repeat prescriptions and also allows you to check your symptoms remotely.
These are unprecedented times and the practice is working hard to ensure the delivery of a service that meets the individual patient needs whilst also protecting the safety of both staff and patients.
The practice is currently running with reduced staff numbers on site but supported by multiple staff members working remotely to not only minimise the footfall within the practice but to also protect themselves, their families and risk to the patients that must attend the surgery to see a clinician.
Enabling staff to work remotely has presented challenges that we continue to work through as we alter the way that we work in general practice. The phone lines have undergone a change which allows for staff to answer calls to the surgery remotely. We have been working closely with our phone providers to ensure minimal disruption but do appreciate that at times it has not always been possible to avoid issues. We continue to work through any issues raised and would invite patients to continue communicating with the practice during this time.
We thank you for your co-operation and for working with the practice during what is for all of us a difficult and unpredictable time. Stay safe.
Find useful advice on how to manage your
health and wellbeing on your smartphone,
tablet or computer go to nhs.uk/health-athome
**Please do not attend surgery unless asked to do so. You will be screened at the entrance. It is possible you may be turned away. Due to the patient screening there may be long delays.**
The NHS in England and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.
If you have a cough, feel feverish/have a high temp or flu like symptoms e.g. persistent, nasal discharge or congestion then please self-isolate for 7days and do not attend the surgery, pharmacy or hospital. ONLY contact NHS 111 online if you are unwell or your symptoms worsen. Thank You.
Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:
• Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
You can find the latest information and advice from Public Health England at Further information is available on nhs.uk.
If you feel you or a family member may be at risk of COVID-19 then please see the blink below with all the latest up to date information and guidance.
** COVID -19 USEFUL INFORMATION **
- please see the link below on information in regards to social distancing during this difficult time.
- Having difficulty dealing with stress during this difficult time? Please remember you are not alone, the link below is from World Health Organization [WHO] and gives advice and guidance on how to cope during this difficult time.
- How to help children cope with stress and anxiety during the COVID-19 outbreak. Please see the link below which is from World Health Organization [WHO] and gives advice and guidance on how to help children cope during this difficult time.
Support for parents during Covid 19 -
Please note that the interpreting service is open for face-to-face appointments where necessary. Please use our booking form
" Secure online form: www.nottsdeaf.org.uk/booking-form
This is our preferred method as it gives an opportunity to collect all the information needed for a booking.
" Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please give as much information about the booking as possible.
" Call 0115 978 6984 Monday-Friday 8am-6pm.
" For Emergencies which are out of office hours, call 07974 396299
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If you’re a patient at our practice you can now use the new #nhsapp, a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet. You can use the #nhsapp to check your symptoms and get instant advice, book appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view your GP medical record and more. For more information go to www.nhs.uk/nhsapp
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The Importance of Nasal Spray in Children
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