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18th May

POSSIBLE SCAM - PLEASE BE AWARE

The NHS Cervical Screening Programme has received reports 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 message are not from the NHS Cervical Screening Programme.

Please so not call this mobile number nor divulge any personal details

 

25th Mar

INCORRECT ASTHMA/COPD ADVICE CIRCULATING ON SOCIAL MEDIA

We have been made aware of some inaccurate information circulating (especially on social media) regarding special 'rescue packs' of antibiotics and oral steroids for patients with pre-existing respiratory conditions such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (or even for those who don't have these conditions)

Oral steroid are powerful medicines and any decision to use them would need careful evaluation by a prescriber, usually a doctor, nurse practitioner or a respiratory specialist nurse.

There is no guidance in place that recommends a rescue pack being prescribed.

You should continue to manage your condition in the usual way - information may be found in the links below

Asthma advice

COPD advice

25th Mar

ISOLATION NOTES

Isolation notes can with obtained without contacting a doctor.

The isolation note service can be accessed via the 111 NHS coronavirus or NHS coronavirus as well as via the NHS app

16th Mar

SALTBURN BRANCH SURGERY TEMPORARILY CLOSED

We are sorry for the inconvenience but until further notice Saltburn surgery will be closed.  The phone line is diverted to the Marske practice for advice and urgent appointments. The repeat prescription box is being emptied on a daily basis and prescriptions will still be processed within 3 working days. Please specify on repeat prescription slips which pharmacy you wish to collect your medication from as we will be sending all of these electronically where possible. 

16th Mar

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

AS OF MONDAY 16TH MARCH 2020 THE PRACTICE WILL BE OPERATING A TELEPHONE ONLY SYSTEM

ALL PRE-EXISTING APPOINTMENTS WILL BE CONTACTED VIA TELEPHONE - SOME NURSING APPOINTMENTS WILL STAND. 

TO GAIN ACCESS TO THE PRACTICE OR TO SPEAK TO ONE OF THE RECEPTION TEAM PLEASE SPEAK INTO THE INTERCOM 

THIS IS TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS AND TO PROTECT YOU EVEN IF YOU DO NOT HAVE ANY SYMPTOMS.

 

6th Feb

Great North Care Record

The Great North Care Record is a way of sharing patient information with health and care staff.  It covers the 3.6 million people living in the North East and North Cumbria.

It means information recorded about your health such is illnesses, hospital admissions and treatments can be accessed by different people who are involved in your care.  Previously, different hospitals, GPs and other health workers record separate pieces of information about you, which wasn't easily shared.

By sharing this information with the Great North Care Record, health and care workers can access the most current details about you 24/7.  This can help them make choices about your care, as they know more about you.

Please access the link below for more detailed information - https://www.greatnorthcarerecord.org.uk/

23rd Dec 2019

REGIONAL SELF CARE

in accordance with CCG guidelines the practice has been asked not to prescribe medication for hayfever, allergies, aches and pains, holiday medication and season ailments. Please see the self help link for advice: http://www.mymedicinesmyhealth.org.uk

23rd Dec 2019

MINDFULNESS AWARENESS

If you suffer from repeated episodes of depression, are stressed in the role of caring for (or parenting) or a suffering from a mental health problem, taster sessions of mindfulness awareness are courses are available via the link below. There is no need to see a GP as the courses are self-referrable.https://www.tewv.nhs.uk/services/mindfulness