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Abuse is Not In A Day’s Work

Abuse in any form towards our staff and our patients will not be tolerated, accepted, or ignored.

The NHS in Rochdale is taking a zero tolerance approach to abuse and aggression towards our staff and patients.

  1. Dealing with aggression and abuse takes our staff away from caring for our patients.

  2. Our staff have the right to work in a safe environment so that we can help you.

  3. We have the right to refuse treatment and take further action against anyone who threatens the safety of our staff and our patients.

Please share this message and help us focus on caring for you in a safe environment for all. #NotInADaysWork


Breast Screening 

Below is the link to the breast screening web page which has lots of information in other languages including films

 

https://www.boltonft.nhs.uk/services/breast-unit/information/breast-screening-services/advice-and-information/breast-screening-information-in-other-languagesformats/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmbaQHYmXug


FLU/Covid-19 Vaccinations  update: 

This year, our GP surgery will be offering COVID-19 booster vaccine - 3rd jab from September 2021 at the same time as the Flu vaccine in those eligible for both vaccines. Although we would advocate that all our eligible patients access this opportunity to have their 3rd (booster) COVID-19 vaccination, we are aware that some patients for personal reasons may wish not to have the COVID-19 vaccination even though they are eligible. 

 Your GP surgery will respect your wishes and if you wish to only have the Flu vaccine then we will be able to offer you this vaccine that we have already secured on your behalf. 

 The surgery will be in touch as the Flu vaccine deliveries arrive at the surgery. 

 We will also be offering 1st and 2nd COVID-19 vaccination to everyone age 18 and above who wish to have the vaccine.


Suspected Coronavirus (COVID-19) important information to keep you safe at home 

https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/publication/suspected-coronavirus-covid-19-important-information-to-keep-you-safe-while-isolating-at-home/


Wearing of Masks in the Surgery

NHS England and Public Health England have confirmed that while COVID restrictions will end in many settings in England from Monday 19th July, Mandatory Mask Wearing will remain in all healthcare settings including GP Practices, Hospitals, Dental Practices, Optometrists and Pharmacies to ensure patients and staff are protected.

All of our staff, patients and visitors will be expected to continue to follow social distancing rules when visiting any care setting as well as using PPE equipment.

Please click HERE for more information.

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How to access your COVID-19 vaccination status

You can access your COVID-19 vaccination status through the free NHS App from 17 May. You can access the app through mobile devices such as a smartphone or by tablet. Proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status will be shown within the NHS App. We recommend that you register with the app before booking international travel.

If you do not have access to a smartphone and know that the country you are travelling to requires COVID-19 vaccination status, you can call the NHS helpline on 119 (from 17 May) and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine. We expect the letter to take up to 5 days to reach you.

Do not contact your GP surgery about your COVID-19 vaccination status. GPs cannot provide letters showing your COVID-19 vaccination status.


Covid -19 Vaccinations Queries

If you have any queries regarding the Covid-19 vaccination please email your query details to the email below.

Full Name

Date of Birth

GP Practice

NHS Number

Telephone contact details

 

If the patient has received their 1st vaccine – please can they also indicate:

 

On what date

Venue where provided

Vaccine given

The Email address is hmrccg.hmr.enquiries@nhs.net  


Census 2021

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The census is coming. By taking part, you can help to inform decisions on services that shape your community, such as schools, doctors’ surgeries and bike lanes.

It’s important you fill in your census questionnaire because the information you share affects the life of every single person living in England and Wales.

Because these things matter to us all, everyone needs to complete the census. Do not worry, your information is protected by law. That means government officials dealing with payments or services you receive cannot see it.

Census Day is Sunday 21 March. You can fill yours in online as soon as you get your access code in the post. If your household circumstances change on Census Day, you can let The Office for National Statistics (ONS) know.

If you need help, you can visit www.census.gov.uk where there’s a wide range of support services available.


PARENT LINE

Are you a parent or carer of a child aged 0-19? Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale Children's Integrated Community Health Services have a text messaging service.

You can text a health professional for confidential advice on;
Feeding and nutrition, Child Development, Emotional Health and Wellbeing, Behaviour Challenges, Family Health, Sleep Routines, Toileting and Continence, Bullying, Minor Accidents and Illness.

 HERE


COVID-19 Vaccination Information

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

www.hmrpca.co.uk

COVID-19 Vaccination FAQ

COVID-19 Vaccination Most FAQ

www.hmrpca.co.uk


Important Information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

December 2020 Update

COVID-19 Vaccinations have started across the borough with patients aged over 85, Healthcare Staff and Care Home workers. We are working with Rochdale Health Alliance, the local GP Federation, to deliver the COVID vaccination programme for our patients. Rochdale Health Alliance will be contacting our eligible patients from today and over the coming weeks to offer you an appointment for the COVID vaccination. This may be by a telephone call or via a text message that offers you the option of booking online. You will be asked some simple questions to ensure that you are able to have the vaccine and will then book the appointment with you. You do not need to contact the practice.

or alternatively you can call on 01706 614309 to arrange an appointment.

Leaflet for Suspected Coronavirus (COVID-19): Important information to keep you safe while isolating at home


Nasal Flu Vaccines:

The British Fatwa Council / Karimia Institute has issued a fatwa permitting LAIV for Muslims:

https://www.britishfatwacouncil.org/2020/10/fatwa-on-flu-vaccine-containing-porcine-gelatine/


Important Information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

November 2020 Update

As you will be aware the government has announced a national lockdown from 5th November to the 2nd December 2020. Within the announcement the government has clarified that there will be no shielding category as there was in the first wave but they will be writing out to patient who due to their medical conditions will be defined within a 'Clinically Extremely Vulnerable' group.

Please see attached for the Bury and Rochdale LMC Response to Patient requests for letters for their employers.


Shielding Letters for Employers


Flu clinics are now open. Eligible groups this year include:

    • Patients at risk Chronic respiratory conditions, Chronic heart disease, chronic kidney disease, chronic liver disease, chronic neurological disease, diabetes
    • Over 65
    • Children age 2&3 years
    • Immunosuppressed
    • Pregnant ladies
    • Carers
    • Housebound
    • Learning Difficulties
    • Care home residents
    • Severe obesity (BMI over 40)

We have also been asked to vaccinate non at risk patients age 50 to 65, and household members of patients who at High Risk of COVID (Patients who were shielding). At this moment we are waiting for further guidance and vaccine stock availability for both of these groups, please do not telephone the surgery for an appointment, we will contact you when we have more information.

The queuing system into the surgery will be kept to 2 metre distance and patients will be expected to wear face mask/coverings.

Please can we ask that :-

    • When you are given an appointment time, do not arrive too early or too late, we won’t be able to see you until your appointment time. This is mainly due to the volume of patients we are having to see and the recording of accurate data.
      • If you feel unwell on the day of your appointment, please do not attend, even if you are unable to cancel your appointment, we will contact you and re-book when you are feeling better. If you attend the surgery with a temperature we will ask you to go home, this is to protect our staff and our patients.
      • Please wear loose fitting clothes so it is easy to reach the arm of your choice
      • Please wear face covering when attending the surgery and keep this on until you exit the premises.

       Thank you for your cooperation, keep safe and see you soon

      Flu Vaccine Flyer


      Corona Virus Information

      The NHS in Heywood, Middleton Rochdale and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.

      The risk to the general public is moderate. If you have arrived back to the UK from mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau within 14 days, follow the specific advice for returning travellers.

       

      Call 111 now if you've been:

      • to Wuhan or Hubei Province in China in the last 14 days (even if you do not have symptoms)
      • to other parts of China, including Macau and Hong Kong, in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if it's mild)
      • to Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Republic of Korea or Malaysia in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if it's mild)
      • in close contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus

       

      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

       


      Prescribing Update:

      As from the 1st November 2019, the practice will no longer take prescription orders over the phone. 

      We kindly advise to either nominate a pharmacy, or you can bring the right hand side of your repeat prescription to the reception desk. You can also register online to order your repeat prescriptions.   

      For further information please speak to a member of staff. 

      Thank you for your co-operation


      Training Practice

      Inspire Medical Centre is involved in training 4th and 5th Year Medical students who work at the practice whilst undertaking their placement training. Medical Students are able to see patients independently whilst training, receiving supervision from the GP Trainer/Supervisor.

      Medical Students / Work Experience Students

      Occasionally we have medical / Work Experience students attached to the practice who sit in with the doctors during their consultations. If you wish to see your doctor alone please tell the receptionist and this will be arranged.


      Want to have your say in how we do things around here?

      Join our Patient Participation Group!

      Inspire Medical Centre Patient Participation Group (PPG) plan to meet around 4 times a year, allowing you to express your ideas about the Practice. For more information, please email hmrccg.admin-imc@nhs.net for the attention of Practice Manager, expressing your interest in joining up. We hope to see you at one of our meetings soon.


       Do It Online

      GP online services allow you to access a range of services via your computer, mobile or tablet. Once you have signed up, you will be able to:

      • Book or cancel appointments online
      • Order repeat prescriptions online
      • View parts of your GP record, including information about medication, allergies, vaccinations, previous illnesses and test results
      • Change your address, email details or telephone number
      • Send us secure messages about your condition online. 

      How to sign-up

      For more information, please contact reception or next time you visit the surgery, bring with you a piece of photo ID (passport, driving licence) and something with your address on like a bank statement, gas or electricity bill. If you don’t have these, please talk to us and we will help you sign-up.

      You will then be issued with a letter giving your details to use when registering for the services using the links below. You can create your own password for ease of use in future.

      Please bear in mind, if web appointments are not booked by the morning of that day at 8.30am, they will be available for the reception team to book on the phone or at the desk. 


      Electronic Prescription Service (EPS)

      This practice is now able to offer the Electronic Prescription Service, so if you nominated a pharmacy, your GP will send all future prescriptions electronically to your preferred pharmacy. 


       

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