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07/05/2020

Warwickshire North Blood Test Clinics

Patients can book an appointment online at www.geh.nhs.uk . Friends, Family and Carers are able to book for others by adding them to their own online account, to help those who are in their care.

For people without internet access, the appointment line is 024 7615 3546 (Mon-Fri 9am-3pm).

15/04/2020

A patient of The Grange medical centre usually runs lots of marathons for charity at this time of year but as it is all on hold she wants to do something else to raise money. She has started a Go-Fund me page for a collection for the NHS as a way to give something back. She would like to donate this money to The Grange Medical centre. What a very lovely gesture. Please see link below

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/boots-rowlands

08/04/2020

If you have't had a high risk letter and were expecting one you can now follow this link and add yourself or family members onto the list. 

<https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable>

07/04/2020

Please could you let the surgery know your mobile phone number and email address if not already done. This means we can use these to contact you via our messaging system which is paper light a prompt. 

23/03/2020

Asthma 'RESCUE pack' rumours.

 

Practices across the area are aware of rumours circulating on social media  that asthmatics (and even those who aren't) , if they call their practice, will be issued with "rescue packs of amoxicillin and steroids".

 

This suggestion is incorrect and the decision to use rescue packs is only made after careful evaluation for people with severe (brittle) asthma or severe COPD who are under follow up by a specialist respiratory team.

 

Oral steroids are powerful systemic drugs that can have an immunosuppressant effect (thus potentially increase the severity of an infection) and thus the decision to use them would rarely be delegated to a patient without careful evaluation,  normally for one who is under specialist respiratory team care.

 

Please do not contact your surgeries asking for ‘rescue packs’ unless this is something that has been previously agreed with your medical team and careful instruction how to use and when has been provided. That would normally still involve discussion with the medical team where possible before starting.

 

As you can see, Asthma UK do not recommend use of rescue packs as a blanket policy for people with asthma during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

https://www.asthma.org.uk/advice/triggers/coronavirus-covid-19/

06/03/2020

Due to current circumstances we're unable to offer online appointments until further Notice

05/02/2020

Corona Virus

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Do not go to a GP surgery, community pharmacy or hospital. Call 111, stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people.
Further information is available on nhs.uk.
Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact. A person can also be infected by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands.
The risk of being in close contact with a person with coronavirus or contaminated surfaces is very low at the current time, as members of the public who have visited Wuhan or Hubei province, China are currently in isolation.
Testing of suspected coronavirus cases is carried out in line with strict regulations. This means that suspected cases are kept in isolation, away from public areas of the hospital and returned home also in isolation. Any equipment that come into contact with suspected cases are thoroughly cleaned as appropriate. Specific guidance has also been shared with NHS staff to help safeguard them and others. Patients can be reassured that their safety is a top priority, and are encouraged to attend all appointments as usual.
Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:
• Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
You can find the latest information and advice from Public Health England at Further information is available on nhs.uk.

Please see advice sheet below for CORONA VIRUS

Coronavirus

14/11/2019

We have a Doorway collection in reception. This is for those who have been homeless and no longer have any belongings. There is a list below of items doorway need for their starter packs. These packs can help make a house a home for a homeless young person. 

  • Dishes and cutlery ( Can be second hand if in good condition)
  • Pot's and pans ( Can be second hand if in good condition)
  • Cleaning Items 
  • Bed Linen and towels ( Must be new or in like new condition) 
  • Clothing ( Any clothing suitable for young people age 16-25)
  • Long Lasting Food

We would also like to welcome Sami our new receptionist 

17/10/2019

Surgery changes

  • Dr Marks is now on maternity leave
  • Dr Ede will be covering Dr marks maternity leave 

  • Tania, Georgina and Kelly our new receptionist 
  • Welcome Stephanie our new nurse

11/07/2019

EMERADE is failing to activate please click on attachment below for more information 

Emerade Information

11/05/2018

Measles outbreak in Nuneaton

There has been a confirmed Measles case within Nuneaton.

Please see attached information about Measles. 

Measles Poster

05/04/2017

Collection of sharps boxes

If you have a sharps box at home that needs collecting you can contact the council and they will arrange free collection of this for you. Otherwise you can drop it in to any independent chemist. Please note that Lloyds and Boots pharmacies will not take these off you and they cannot be dropped into surgery.

AAA screening for men 65+

FREE NHS Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening for men aged 65+

In April 2012 a new NHS AAA Screening and Surveillance Service for gentlemen aged 65 and over was launched in Coventry and Warwickshire.  Should you wish to read more about this AAA Screening Service, please refer to the National AAA Website at http://aaa.screening.nhs.uk where there is more information, in order that you are able to make an informed decision as to whether you wish to take part in this screening programme. Currently, this particular NHS screening programme is not available for ladies, as the prevalence of AAA’s are six times higher in the male population.

Should you wish to register for a scan either ring 01788 663428, or email AAAScreeningProgramme@uhcw.nhs.uk quoting your 10-digit NHS number.

Please feel free to share this information with your friends too!

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