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MONDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER 2022 – BANK HOLIDAY
The practice will be closed on Monday 19th September as this has been designated a bank holiday. We will re-open on Tuesday 20th September at 8am. If you have any repeat prescription requirements for Monday 19th September please ensure your order is received by Thursday 15th September.
SEPTEMBER 2021 – NEW SALARIED GP
We are delighted to welcome a new salaried GP to the practice. Dr Katie Collins has joined our clinical team and will be working on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoon. Please join us in welcoming Dr Collins to the practice.
17/08/21 – NEW ADVANCED NURSE PRACTITIONER – JEFF POND
We are delighted to welcome our new Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Jeff Pond, to our clinical team. Jeff started at the practice at the beginning of August 2021 and brings with him a wealth of clinical experience and has specialist training in diabetes management.
**IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE USE OF FACE COVERINGS IN THE PRACTICE FROM 27TH JANUARY 2022**
Throughout the pandemic we have strived to make our two surgeries as safe as possible for our patients and staff. We will continue to do this and from the 27th January nothing will change whilst on our premises. Patients will still need to wear a mask/face covering, socially distance and use hand sanitiser and all our patient facing staff will continue to wear PPE. We do understand that it can be frustrating but we know that when patients come to us they may be sick and vulnerable. Some cannot receive the COVID vaccine due to medical reasons so we feel it would be wrong to not continue with these small precautions that can help to protect the patients and staff. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
**IMPORTANT INFORMATION – **COVID VACCINATION CERTIFICATES
GPs DO NOT PROVIDE THESE CERTIFICATES SO PLEASE DON’T CALL THE PRACTICE
Please see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/demonstrating-your-covid-19-vaccination-status-when-travelling-abroad for further information.
Proof of your vaccination status will be available on the NHS app, which is also valuable for accessing your health records and ordering repeat prescriptions.
The NHSapp can be downloaded from the Apple Store for IPhone or the Play Store for AndroidI
Alternatively you can downoad the certificate from the NHS COVID Website https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/covid-pass/ or call the NHS helpline on 119 and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least two weeks after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine. The letter may to take up to 5 days to reach you.
PLEASE READ THE ATTACHED PATIENT INFORMATION LETTER REGARDING OUR NEW PROCEEDURES DURING THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) PANDEMIC COVID-19 Patient Information Letter
***IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE CORONAVIRIS (COVID-19)***
The most up-to-date public guidance is always online at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus
If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do.
Only call 111 direct if you are advised to do so by the online service or you cannot go online.
YOU NEED TO CONTACT NHS 111 IF YOU REQUIRE URGENT CARE WHEN THE PRACTICE IS CLOSED. YOU SIMPLY DIAL THE NON-EMERGENCY LINE 111.
The Helsby and Elton Practice
Our practice philosophy encompasses a strong commitment towards patient and family centered care. The practice provides family medicine with excellent clinical care in a happy working environment where there is a strong ethos of team working.
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