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FLU CLINIC -SATURDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER - CANCELLED

UNFORTUNATELY THIS CLINIC HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO VACCINE SUPPLY. FURTHER APPOINTMENTS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE OR BY RINGING THE SURGERY AFTER 10.30AM EACH DAY.

COVID-19 GUIDANCE IN LOCAL HEALTHCARE SETTINGS TO REMAIN UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 

 

 

Following the end to mandatory social distancing and mask wearing in daily life on 19 July, please be advised that if you are visiting a healthcare setting such as GP surgery, community clinic or hospital, you will still be required to wear a facemask and adhere to social distancing guidelines.

 

We are still seeing rising cases of COVID-19 in our communities and in admission to our local hospitals so despite the easing of restrictions in our daily lives, we must continue to follow a rigorous process in health and care settings to keep our patients and our colleagues safe.

    

Despite any changes coming into force from Monday 19 July in the communitycurrent guidance remains in place in hospitals, GP and other primary care buildings and services in central Lancashire, and will not change at this time.  

  

Therefore, all health and social care staff, volunteers, patients and visitors will still be required to continue to follow the below: 

  • HANDS: Wash hands regularly with soap and water or hand gel if hand washing facilities are not available 
  • FACE: Wear a face covering in practice buildings  
  • SPACE: Stay at least 2m away from people wherever possible and ensure you follow the social distancing measures in place 


Thank you for helping us continue to keep our patients and staff safe during these continued challenging times.

DO I NEED TO GO TO A&E?

 

Please note that if you require urgent medical assistance when the surgery is closed, please dial 111. Calls to the NHS 111 service are free from both landlines and mobile.

If you have a life-threatening medical emergency, please dial 999 

Heavy Bleeding

Difficulty Breathing

Burns or Scalds

Chest Pain

Loss of Consciousness

Acute Severe Pain

Go to A&E if you are seriously ill, badly injured or have a life threatening condition.

Using A&E when you don’t need to could delay treatment for someone who is more seriously ill than yourself.

You can also ring 111 if you require advice as to whether you should attend A&E

 

Strains and Sprains

Itches

Stings/Bites

Vomiting

Ear Pain

Aches and Pains

Infections – chest/ears/eyes/urine etc

 

We have a Nurse Practitioner, Practice Nurses and a Duty GP available every day to deal with minor injuries/illnesses. Contact reception on 01772 423555 and they will advise you regarding daily availability.

 

When we are closed you can telephone the 111 service for advice.

 

Long Term Conditions:

COPD

Asthma

Diabetes

CHD

Hypertension

 

Our Practice Nurses specialise in the care and treatment of long term conditions. If you are ill with a long term condition, please contact the surgery on 01772 423555 in the first instance to speak to the appropriate nurse responsible for the disease area.

 

Coughs and Colds, including sore throats

Headache

Fever

Hangovers

Diarrhoea

Minor ailments

 

Your local pharmacy is often able to help with common health problems, providing advice and the best medicine to treat them. They will advise you if you need to be seen by a health care professional. Most are open everyday and late evenings.

 

 

111 Information Link

http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/AboutNHSservices/Emergencyandurgentcareservices/Pages/NHS-111.aspx



 
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