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Guidance for clinically extremely vulnerable people

Please follow the below link for the latest Government advice.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19

GP's will not be issuing letters regarding 'shielding' NHS England will be writing with advice to those considered clinically extremely vulnerable.

 

Temporary Closure of Islingword Road Surgery

DUE TO ISSUES WITH STAFFING DURING THIS PANDEMIC ISLINGWORD ROAD SURGERY WILL BE CLOSED EVERY MORNING FROM 2nd NOVEMBER
2020 UNTIL THE END OF THE YEAR.

WE WILL REMAIN OPEN IN THE AFTERNOONS.

APPOINTMENTS CAN STILL BE BOOKED USING PATIENT ONLINE ACCESS OR BY CALLING
01273 557411 BETWEEN 08:00 AND 18:00 OR
01273 681971 BETWEEN 14:00 AND 18:00

WE APOLOGISE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE THIS WILL CAUSE

Recognising Covid-19 Symptoms

Recognising covid 19 symptoms

Virus Watch Study

The practice is supporting a national research study of households to assess how we can stop Covid-19 spreading in our communities.  To find out more and sign up visit: https://www.ucl-virus-watch.net

Flu Clinic

Flu season is nearly upon us, Stanford Medical Centre will shortly be sending out flu invitations to all eligible patients.

We are experiencing a particularly busy time at the moment, we ask that you please only contact the surgery to schedule a flu vaccine once you have received an invitation.

Stay well this winter and vaccinate yourself and family against flu!

Flu poster

Brexit and Medicines Shortages

Matt Hancock; Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has written to healthcare providers to inform them that there is a UK-wide contingency plan in place in preparation for a Brexit 'No Deal' vote. The government is working with manufacturers to provide support and assistance with capacity for storing medication. 

We have been advised that healthcare providers should not be stockpiling medication or issuing longer prescriptions to patients, as this could have a negative effect in the long-term. 

Further information can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/information-for-the-health-and-care-sector-about-planning-for-a-potential-no-deal-brexit 

Face Coverings

Patient reminder - please can you make sure you are wearing a face mask or covering prior to entering the building.

We unfortunately cannot provide masks to those who have forgotten to do so.

face masks

Patient Knows Best

Join millions of people getting more from their health. Access your personal health record. Share and communicate with your health team wherever you go.

Be empowered. Stay informed. Manage your health. Find out more information here: https://patientsknowbest.com/

Information to patients who have received an invitation: PKB communication

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