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COVID-19 isn't making children particularly unwell. Don't assume that all fevers are due to COVID-19. Continue to look out for signs of severe illness if your child has a fever. Use the following link

https://what0-18.nhs.uk/parentscarers/worried-your-child-unwell/fever-high-temperature.’

'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 the practice ON THE DAY TELLING YOU TO COME IN..

Ferndown Community Coronavirus Support 

https://ferndowncommunitycoronavirussupport.wordpress.com/local-information/

Information regarding Travelling and Insurance

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus

COVID-19: GUIDANCE FOR EMPLOYEES

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/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.”

EPS4 Information

Coronaviris (COVID-19)

Do you have ANY illness symptoms, a cough, temperature sickness or shortness of breath (however mild)?

OR

Have you had contact with a confirmed case of Novel Coronavirus

If the answer to EITHER of these questions is yes,

PLEASE GO HOME IMMEDIATELY AND DO NOT ENTRE THE SURGERY.PLEASE RING NHS 111 WHERE YOU WILL BE CLINICALLY ASSESSED VIA PHONE.

You must self-isolate EVEN if you have no symptoms and feel completely well.

The latest guidance from Public Health England asks us to close any facilities that may have been used by patients who might be infected until further notice. Please help us keep the surgery open by ensuring that you do not attend if you have been in contact with someone with this virus or have travelled to or from the affected area and have any respiratory illness symptoms, such as cough, sore throat, cold, flu symptoms or shortness of breath. Please do not attend the surgery if you are concerned you may have novel coronavirus.

Anyone who has had contact with a confirmed case in the last 14 days should be reported to the local Health Protection Team.

This is an evolving situation and information will be updated regularly.

Thank you 26th February 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. Health Coach

As of December you will be able to book 'Telephone Appointments' via the Online system. Please be aware that the call will be at ANY TIME of the day, and not at the time stated when booking.

We have been informed by Rowlands Ferndown that repeat prescription request will take 5 working days to turn around..

FLU Vaccination Clinic's 2019 Book your appointment at the front desk..

Under 65's

At 'Risk' patients under 65yr who have a medical condition i.e COPD, Diabetes, Immunosuppression, Stroke.(for more information please see Patient Advice opposite)

Over 65's To be eligible:-  65yr as at 31st March 2020.

Friends and Family Test

The Friends and Family test (FFT) is an important opportunity for you to provide feedback on the care and treatment you receive and to improve services. Please click the Friend & Family test on the menu to complete this survey.

Patient Advice

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:

https://what0-18.nhs.uk/parentscarers/worried-your-child-unwell/fever-high-temperature.’

Ferndown Community Coronavirus Support

https://ferndowncommunitycoronavirussupport.wordpress.com/local-information/

Information Leaflets on Diabetic Type 1 & 2 

Leaflet Diabetes Type 1

Leaflet Diabetes Type 2

Information on travel and insurance

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus

COVID-19 GUIDANCE FOR EMPLOYEES

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/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.”

EPS4 Information

COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

DO YOU HAVE EITHER:-

A HIGH TEMPERATURE OR FEVER

OR

A NEW CONTINUOUS COUGH?

IF SO

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.

Health Coach

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!

Flu Clinic

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)
  • Diabetes
  • 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
  • Pregnant
  • 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 and well: www.nhs.uk/keepwarmkeepwell

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 usageblue_yellow

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)



 
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