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STAFF TRAINING DATES

The surgery will be closed on Thursday 5th August from 1.00pm and will re-open on Friday 6th August at 8.00am.

Moorland Medical Centre statement for Staff and Patients

 

COVID Restriction Update

 

Throughout the pandemic we have strived to make the Surgery as safe as possible for all our patients and staff. We will continue to do so going forward.

 

From the 19th July, nothing will change at the surgery - patients will need to still wear a face covering and socially distance and staff will continue to wear PPE. The number of patients allowed into the waiting area will also continue to be restricted, and we will continue to utilise our one way system within the practice. We do understand that this can be frustrating but we know that when people come to us they are sick and vulnerable so we feel it would be wrong to not take these small precautions to protect us all.

 

Covid has not gone away.

 

In terms of opening up, as many of you know, we have never been shut and in fact have consulted with much higher numbers of patients than we did pre-covid (face to face, by phone, and by video), not counting vaccinating 90% of the adult population twice in the last 6 months.

 

We have come so far in trying to minimise the impact of Covid and we are sure you understand that we need to keep the surgery as safe as possible for ALL patients and staff. One positive case of covid within the surgery could wipe out our entire workforce for 10 days, and I'm sure you will agree, maintaining restrictions is a small price to pay in order that we continue with a full range of medical services, and keep our doors open.

Moorland Medical Centre statement for Staff and Patients

 

COVID Restriction Update

 

Throughout the pandemic we have strived to make the Surgery as safe as possible for all our patients and staff. We will continue to do so going forward.

 

From the 19th July, nothing will change at the surgery - patients will need to still wear a face covering and socially distance and staff will continue to wear PPE. The number of patients allowed into the waiting area will also continue to be restricted, and we will continue to utilise our one way system within the practice. We do understand that this can be frustrating but we know that when people come to us they are sick and vulnerable so we feel it would be wrong to not take these small precautions to protect us all.

 

Covid has not gone away.

 

In terms of opening up, as many of you know, we have never been shut and in fact have consulted with much higher numbers of patients than we did pre-covid (face to face, by phone, and by video), not counting vaccinating 90% of the adult population twice in the last 6 months.

 

We have come so far in trying to minimise the impact of Covid and we are sure you understand that we need to keep the surgery as safe as possible for ALL patients and staff. One positive case of covid within the surgery could wipe out our entire workforce for 10 days, and I'm sure you will agree, maintaining restrictions is a small price to pay in order that we continue with a full range of medical services, and keep our doors open.

 

All Staff at Moorland Medical Centre work hard to provide an excellent service to our patients

 

We are not here to suffer physical, or verbal abuse from patients, their relatives or members of the Public.

 

This practice operates a zero-tolerance policy with regards to violence or abuse. ANY patient or their relative who use threatening or offensive behaviour, either verbal or physical, in person or via the telephone or social media could be removed from the practice in order to protect our staff and other patients.

Clinics

Health Screening Clinic

The Health Care Support Worker can provide a health check, this includes a blood pressure check, testing your urine for abnormalities and advice on a healthy lifestyle.

Blood Pressure Clinic

If your blood pressure is found to be high at a routine check this clinic plans an individual programme of investigation and monitoring.  The nurse will advise you how often your controlled blood pressure needs to be monitored.

If you have had high blood pressure that is now controlled by medication, this clinic will also routinely monitor your blood pressure and health. This clinic is run by a Practice Nurse and a Health Care Support Worker.

We have a blood pressure machine situated in the waiting room and would like to invite any of our patients to use this. It is very simple and full instructions are on the machine. It will print the results which you can then hand to a member of staff who will update your medical records.

Asthma Clinic

This clinic monitors your current asthma treatment and gives advice on new asthma treatments. It also offers advice on inhaler use and peak flow monitoring.

If you have asthma you are advised to have an annual review.

This clinic is run by a Practice Nurse.

Diabetic Clinic

This clinic monitors all aspects of diabetic care, 6 monthly for bloods, diabetic review, Blood Pressure, Weight. Annually for urine check and footcheck.

This clinic is run by a Practice Nurse.

Chronic Heart Disease Clinic

This clinic monitors any patient with chronic heart disease or angina.

This clinic is run by a Practice Nurse.

Well Elderly Clinic

This clinic is for people aged over 75 years who would like to attend for a general health assessment and receive health advice.

This clinic is run by a Health Care Support Worker.

Epilepsy Clinic

This clinic is run by a Practice Nurse

Click here to download a copy of our epilepsy questionnaire

Learning disabilities - Annual Health Checks

People with a learning disability often have poorer physical and mental health than other people. An annual health check can improve people’s health by spotting problems earlier. People with a learning disability can sometimes find it hard to know when they are unwell, or to tell someone about it. A health check once a year gives people time to talk about anything that is worrying them and means they can get used to going to visit the doctor. Anyone over the age of 14 with a learning disability, can have an annual health check. Children would usually see a different doctor until they are 14 years old. The link below provides you with further information regarding learning disabilities:

https://www.england.nhs.uk/learning-disabilities/

Services

Cervical Smears

It is recommended that women aged 24 ½ years to 49 years have a smear test every three years and 50 years to 60 years have a smear test every five years. have a smear test every three years. This test looks for any early abnormalities of the cervix or neck of the womb. The best time for a smear test is mid-cycle, this usually means 10 to 14 days after your period has finished. If you are unsure please ask a receptionist or nurse. If you attend too soon after your period or just before your period starts there is a chance that the smear test will be inadequate as there will not be enough cells to sample. Please make an appointment with the Practice Nurse.

Minor Surgery

Dr Shah can perform minor surgical procedures and steroid injections with the Practice Nurse. Please see the doctor routinely who can then arrange this treatment.

Blood Tests

If you need a blood test this has to be arranged in a morning appointment so that the blood sample can be taken to the hospital at lunchtime.

If you need a fasting blood test then eat your evening meal as usual and after midnight you are only allowed to drink water. You are not allowed to eat anything until the blood test has been performed.

Blood test information leaflet

UHNM - Community Phlebotomy

North Staffordshire and Stoke CCGs – launch of patient web-based appointment booking system

Online booking service to book an appointment, after booking a text confirmation of date/time/venue will be received.  Click on the link below to book a blood test at your local clinic location.

https://patientconnect.uhnm.nhs.uk/

Other services that the nursing staff offer by appointment are:

  • Ear syringing
  • Wound dressing and removal of stitches
  • Family planning advice and checks
  • Immunisations, for example, childhood, holiday, flu, pneumonia, shingles
 
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