Stay at Home, Protect the NHS, Save lives. if you have a pre-booked appointment do not come to the surgery unless you have had a phone call from a member of staff ON THE DAY telling you to come in.
COVID-19 isn't making children particularly unwell. Don't assume that all fevers are due to COVID-19. Continue to look out for signed of severe illness if your child has a fever. Use the following link:
Ferndown Community Coronavirus Support
Information Leaflets on Diabetic Type 1 & 2
Leaflet Diabetes Type 1
Leaflet Diabetes Type 2
Information on travel and insurance
COVID-19 GUIDANCE FOR EMPLOYEES
“EPS4 goes live at Penny’s Hill Practice on 10th March 2020. If your prescriptions are already sent electronically to a nominated pharmacy then there is minimal change. If you do not have a nominated pharmacy, your prescription will be sent electronically to the NHS Spine and a pharmacy of your choice will then retrieve your prescription when you go to collect this by advising them of your NHS number. If you do not know your NHS number, ask your doctor when they are issuing you your prescription. Prescription tokens are also sometimes generated, however you can still get your prescription without these. If you do not currently have a nominated pharmacy but would like to nominate one, please speak to reception.”
COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC
DO YOU HAVE EITHER:-
A HIGH TEMPERATURE OR FEVER
A NEW CONTINUOUS COUGH?
PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE SURGERY, YOU MUST SELF-ISOLATE FOR 7 DAYS. DO NOT GO TO A PHARMACY OR HOSPITAL.
IF, AS WELL AS THESE SYMPTOMS, YOU ARE SO ILL YOU'VE STOPPED DOING YOUR USAL DAILY ACTIVITIES:
YOU MUST RING NHS 11 AND SPEAK TO A NURSE - TELL THEM YOU ARE CALLING ABOUT 'CORNONAVIRUS SYMPTOMS'
THE PHONE WILL BE BUSY BUT YOU MUST WAIT TO SPEAK TO SOMEONE
Thank you 13th March 2020
At Penny’s Hill Practice, we have a coach and link worker as part of our team. Clinical healthcare professionals like doctors and nurses can be really important to help us manage the medical aspects of our health, and self-management coaches and link workers can help us manage the emotional and practical impact in our day to day life.
Rowlands Ferndown have informed us that repeat prescription requests will now take 5 working days to turn around...
Penny's Hill Practice Health Volunteers
Penny's Hill Practice together with our Volunteer group are organising the below activities which our patients might find interesting and useful:-
Walking Group, Coffee Morning and Knit & Natter, Afternoon Tea, Old Thatch Social
If you would like to get involved, please ask at reception or pick up a leaflet at the Volunteers desk in reception.
please see attached list of Social Activities & Help Organisations in the Ferndown Area
Activities, Clubs & Societies in Ferndown
Please be aware the GP practices have been advised not to sign 'Lasting Power of Attorneys'
Please refer to Age Uk website for further details www.ageuk.ord.uk
But please remember to give a copy for your file.
FIREARMS LICENSING - The GP's at Penny's Hill Practice are unable to assess patients for firearms certificates due to conscientious objections. They are aware of their responsibilities and obligations under GMC guidance on conscientious objection.
Shingles Vaccination Shingles
Aged 70 years? and anyone older but born after 1st September 1942, who has missed the vaccine.
Aged 78 Years? and anyone 78 or 79 who has missed the vaccine, should have it before their 80th Birthday!
If you are in one of the eligible groups please contact the surgery to book your appointment
Flu vaccination is recommended for the following patients/conditions:
- Over 65
- Chronic Asthma/COPD/Bronchitis (+ on certain medication)
- Heart disease
- Kidney disease stages 3/4/5
- Chronic Neurological disease
- Liver disease
- Stroke or transient ischaemic attack
- Weakened immune system due to disease or treatment
- Learning Disability
- Splenic dysfunction
- Registered carer
- People living in long stay residential care homes
- If advised by your GP or consultant
- BMI over 40
Health Visiting Services: Update on Registered to Resident for 0-5 year olds
Health Visiting Services
If you are suffering from the Heat please see attached:- http://www.nhs.uk/livewell/summerhealth/Pages/Summerhealthhome.aspx?WT.mc_id=71001
Top Tips for Keeping Warm Leaflet
Patient Information Leaflet - Advice on Dementia
Advice on Dementia
Dementia Service Review - Events coming up:-
Dementia Up coming events
Anti biotic usage
Public Health antibiotic leaflet .pdf
Self Care guidance for patients from the BMA website
http://bma.org.uk/working-for-change/improving-and-protecting-health/self-care (this link will open in a new window - popups must be allowed)