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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE - ISOLATE YOUR HOUSEHOLD. STAY AT HOME

If you or anyone in your household has a high temperature or a new and continuous cough - even if it's mild.

Everyone in your household must stay at home for 14 days and keep away from others.

DO NOT GO TO YOUR GP OR HOSPITAL.

Go to NHS.UK to check your symptoms and follow the specialist medical advice.  Only call NHS 111 if you can't get online or your symptoms worsen.

Protect older people and those with existing health conditions by avoiding contact.

Find out how to isolate your household at nhs.uk/coronavirus.

PLEASE CONTACT OUR COMMUNITY MIDWIVES ZOE STRACHAN (07971981471) OR MAY NGU (07866671243) DIRECT IF YOU NEED TO SEE THE MIDWIFE AND THEY WILL ORGANISE YOU AN APPOINTMENT. THIS INCLUDES NEWLY PREGNANT PATIENTS.

Dementia Connect  A New  Free Support & Advice Service dementia.connect@alzheimers.org.uk Or  Tel 0333 150 3456

Note - Cervical Cytology - Please be aware there is a current delay in the practice receiving smear results.  Current turnaround is between 10 - 12 Weeks from the lab. Cytology are doing everything they can do to ensure results are processed as quickly as possible.  

Evening and weekend routine appointments available from our hub based at Leyhill Surgery, 228 Lichfield Road, Sutton Coldfield, B74 2UE. Bookings at our reception or 0121 373 2211

Saturday Nursing Appointments are on hold for the foreseeable future.
Organ donation law changing in 2020 for information click the link https://www.organdonation.nhs.uk/uk-laws/organ-donation-law-in-england/

EPS - You Must Nominate A Pharmacy For Your Electronic Prescription Service.

You will still order your prescriptions in the same way but they are sent to the pharmacy electronically. Note you do not have to have a computer at home for this.  If you do not so this the practice will nominate Wylde Green Pharmacy for your first order. If you request items that are not on repeat these have to be agreed with the GP and may be refused. 

Note emails to the practice should not be used for clinical queries due to confidentiality and the potential for it being urgent.

Carers Information

 

Are You a Carer?

If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you.

Carers United - A local registered charity, can offer advice and information when you need it,  they hold a monthly cafe where you can meet other carers in a similar situation and offer the opportunity to take part in trips and outings at a subsidised cost. Please ring or email to register on 0121 355 1006 or info@carersunited.org

There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

  • Caring for a parent

    Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home

  • Telling people

    Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.

  • Taking a break

    Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.

  • Housing and carers

    Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?

Contact Carers Direct

Telephone
0300 123 1053
Helpline Information
http://www.nhs.uk/carersdirect/carerslives/updates/pages/carersdirecthelpline.aspx
Email
CarersDirect@nhschoices.nhs.uk
Office Hours
Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.



 
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