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May Bank Holiday Closure

The surgery will be closed on Monday 2nd May 2022 and will re-open on Tuesday 3rd May at 8.00am.Covid Vaccinations

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.

Repeat Prescriptions

Some pharmacies may have different opening hours over the bank holiday weekend, but they’re still a great way to access help and advice. Find out when your local pharmacy is open this bank holiday weekend, here:

NHS England and NHS Improvement Midlands » Bank Holiday pharmacy opening times


Repeat prescriptions online

If you need to stay at home, you can order repeat medications through the #NHSApp, your GPs online services, or pharmacy.  Find out more at: www.nhs.uk/health-at-home

#HealthatHome


Patients on long term medication can order repeat prescriptions in the following ways:

  • In person/post – forward your repeat slip to the surgery having carefully marked the items required. Please enclose a SAE if you want us to post it back to you.
  • Online – order via the link at the top of this page. New users are required to register for this service; click here for more information.
  • Local pharmacy collection/delivery service - please call into your preferred pharmacy with your right hand side of your prescription to set up this service. You will need to give the pharmacy            7 days’ notice for ordering and receiving prescriptions.

You will need to leave 2 working days for the surgery to process the prescription. So if you order at the weekend or in the evening it won't be actioned until the first working day, so for example:

Order on a Saturday/Sunday it will be processed on a Monday and ready for collection from the surgery on Wednesday after 4pm.

Order on a Thursday night it will be processed on a Friday and ready for collection from the surgery on Tuesday after 4pm.

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Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see the Clinical Pharmacist, Doctor, Nurse Practitioner at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip.

Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.

 
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