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This week we are celebrating Occupational Therapy Week. 

This year’s focus is on Social Justice and Health Equity.  Liz Smith and Vicky Jones joined Leek and Biddulph Primary Care Network at the beginning of 2021 to set up a new O.T service specifically for the 5 GP practices within the PCN.  This new service has been set up to provide early intervention support, this is for patient who have been newly diagnosed or are struggling with new difficulties both for physical and mental health needs. Current services do not provide this support and in celebration of O.T week our new service is providing access for those who previously do not meet the criteria of existing services.  Please see attached leaflet for further information regarding our service.

 

Further information with regards to O.T week is available from website www.rcot.co.uk 

 

Covid Clinics at Moorland Medical Centre

We have now started our Covid-19 Booster clinics, you will be sent a text message or contacted via the phone if you are eligible for a booster.  If you have not heard anything yet you can email moorland.med@nhs.net and we will check this for you.  We are also looking for volunteers to help with the clinics so if you are available please either email Bas Pickering PPG Secretary on  bas.pickering@yahoo.com or moorland.med@nhs.net and we will be in touch with you.

Flu Vaccination

Due to a national delay in the delivery of the Flu Vaccination the surgery is currently unable to book any further appointments.  We apologise for the inconvenience that this may cause but as soon as we receive a further delivery of the vaccine we will send notifications out to our eligible patients to book an appointment.

Please let the surgery know if you have changed your contact details, e.g. mobile number or home address.

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.

New Patient Registration

To register with the practice you must live within the practice boundary. If you are new to the area we can register you immediately. If you wish to transfer from another doctor's surgery in the area we would need further information from you.

To register please visit reception and fill in a registration form. It would be helpful if you could bring with you your NHS card or number. You will be registered with the practice rather than an individual GP and may see any of the doctors. You can express a preference for which doctor you wish to register with and if possible we will register you with that doctor. You can express a preference of which practitioner you wish to see and if possible the practice will arrange this.

As part of the registration procedure you will be asked to attend an appointment with a Health Care Support Worker or Practice Nurse for a new patient check. This enables us to ensure we have the correct details and to be aware of any current medical problems or medications. You can only register with us if you agree to attend this appointment. Usually it should be within one month of wishing to register with the practice.

All staff within the National Health Service have the right to work without being subjected to violent, abusive or threatening behaviour. The practice will not tolerate violent or abusive or drunken behaviour towards any staff members or other patients. The practice reserves the right to remove these individuals from the practice list. If necessary we will also call for Police assistance.

Guide to GP Services

The Royal College of General Practitioners has produced a useful guide for patients about the services on offer at GP Surgeries and how to access them.  You can download the guide below.

pdf A Patient Guide to GP Services

Visiting the UK?  You may be chargeable for NHS treatment.

Whilst you can register with this GP practice as an NHS patient and see the GP without charge, you should be aware that not every person is entitled to all their NHS care free of charge in England.

Generally, NHS care is free for those:

ordinarily resident in the UK;

insured by an EEA member state, eg with a valid EHIC or S1 form;

covered under the Immigration Health Charge ("Surcharge");

exempt in law -eg refugees or victims of modern slavery (see over).

Some services are always free to all people, eg the diagnosis and treatment of most infectious diseases, see leaflet below:

Information for visitors from abroad

 
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