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Notice of the Annual General Meeting

Moorland Medical Centre

Patient Participation Group

Notice is hereby given that the Annual general meeting of the Patient Participation Group will be held commencing at 9.45am on Tuesday 5th July 2022 in the Community Room, St Luke’s Church, Fountain Street, Leek, Staffs.

Patients of this Practice are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting and are welcome to stay for the normal monthly meeting which will follow the AGM.

Spring Booster Covid Vaccination Campaign

This week marks the start of the Spring Booster Covid Vaccination Campaign nationally (essentially phase 4). This will be targeting the over 75 years and over and those aged

12 years and over who are clinically extremely vulnerable. LVS (Local Vaccination Service / GP run Vaccination Centres) have predominantly been asked to stand down from this phase of vaccine delivery, so that we can focus on providing core General Practice services. Leek and Biddulph PCN have decided to adhere to this guidance. We have not taken this decision lightly as we have prided ourselves on being able to deliver phase 1,2, and 3 to our patients in their locality. However, running the vaccine clinics, as well as simultaneously performing all the routine everyday core work has taken a huge toll on General Practice staff, thus to provide a sustainable service going forward we have stepped down from spring boosters.

 

As of April, we are officially putting our two vaccination centres in Leek and Biddulph into ‘hibernation’ and currently fully intend to reopen them if an Autumn/Winter 2022 booster campaign is needed. We appreciate this will potentially inconvenience some of our patients but there are now a number of excellent local vaccine clinics that can be found on the NBS (National Booking Service)

 

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/

 

Please be reassured that our patients residing in a care home, or who are registered as housebound, will still be catered for with a visiting service who can administer the vaccine in patient’s homes. We are working closely with MPFT (Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust) who will be providing this service, we will advise those patients affected on the specifics of this process in due course.

 

With over 50,000 vaccines now delivered by the PCN since we started in January 2021, I would like to again take this opportunity to thank all staff in the PCN, and all volunteers that have helped at both sites. Without your hard work and dedication, the success achieved in the vaccination campaigns in Leek and Biddulph would not have been possible.

 

Many Thanks

Dr Neil Briscoe 

Wearing a face covering in GP Practices

Face coverings are no longer mandatory in a number of settings from 26 January 2022.

However, we are still asking that you wear a face covering in our practice to help keep yourselves, other patients, and staff safe.

When visiting our practice, you will still be required to wear a face covering.  This will keep everyone safe from COVID-19.

You could have COVID-19 and not even know about it. That’s why anyone entering this practice must continue to wear a face covering after 26 January 2022.

If you are visiting the practice, you will still be asked to wear a face covering after 26 January 2022. If you don’t have one, please ask a member of staff and they will help you.

Thank you to everyone who continues to wear a face covering when visiting our

practice – you are helping to keep yourselves, our patients and our staff safe from

COVID-19.

If you’re coming into the practice, you will still be required to wear a face covering.

Help to keep everyone safe at your local practice.

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.

When We Are Closed

A doctor is always available for emergencies including nights, weekends and Bank Holidays. 

Out-of-hours services are generally busy so please think carefully before asking to see a doctor and only do so if you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.

When the surgery is closed please contact NHS 111 by dialling 111.

Walk-In Centre

There is also an NHS Walk-in Centre at:
Haywood Hospital 
High Lane
Burslem 
Telephone number 01782 673 500

Minor Injuries Department

There is also a Minor Injuries Department at: 
Leek Moorlands Hospital 
Ashbourne Road
Leek
Telephone number 0300 123 1894

9am – 5pm (last admission to the unit is 4.30pm) 

Walk in service - no appointment or booking required.

The Minor Injuries Unit is a nurse led service which provides treatment for minor illness and injury including wounds needing stiches, rashes, ear infections, sprains and strain, suspected broken limbs, bites and stings, minor head injuries, minor burns, sore throats and foreign bodies in the eye.

X-Ray facilities are open to appointments for outpatients and GP patients only and provided from:

  • Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 12:30pm, and 1:30pm - 4:50pm

The X-Ray facilities are not available at the weekends or on Bank Holidays

In a genuine emergency you should call 999. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.

Emergency Dental Treatment

If you are currently registered with a dentist (private or NHS) then please contact that dental practice first and ask what their daytime emergency arrangements are and what their out of hours emergency arrangements are.

If you are not currently registered with a dental practice then contact the dental advice line, which gives details of daytime and out of hours cover for non-registered patients.

About dental services

Dental Access Centres

Provide emergency dental treatment even if you are not registered with a dentist. You will need to book an appointment.

For Stoke-on-Trent, Newcastle-under-Lyme or Staffordshire Moorlands call:
0300 123 0981

Any other area of Staffordshire call:
01283 505845

Dental access centres in the North Staffordshire area are:

Dental Access Centres - Details

Hanley Health Centre

Tunstall Primary Care Centre

Upper Huntbach Street
Hanley
Stoke-on-Trent
Staffordshire
ST1 2BN


Tel: 0300 123 0981
Reception Open: Monday, Thursday, Friday 8am-6.30pm
Tuesday and Wednesday 8am-7.30pm

Alexandra Park
Scotia Road
Tunstall
Stoke-on-Trent
Staffordshire
ST6 6BE


Tel: 0300 123 0981
Open: 8am-5pm Weekdays only

Accident and Emergency/Emergency Care Centre

The Emergency Care Centre at University Hospital of North Staffordshire (UHNS) is open 24 hours-a-day every day of the year.

The centre’s team treats a whole range of conditions which include urgent care, emergency medical, trauma and minor injuries cases.

The treatment you receive will depend on your clinical need.

The majority of patients needing emergency treatment come to the centre’s emergency department on;

Hilton Road
Hartshill
Stoke-on-Trent
Staffordshire
ST4 6QG

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