INFORMATION REGARDING ON-LINE CONSULT
ON-LINE CONSULT - THE PARKS MEDICAL PRACTICE
Message for our patients if you have been told to self isolate:
If you know you need to self isolate due to the current COVID19 outbreak and your employer has requested a SICK NOTE, please follow this link to get a self isolation note
FACE MASK EXEMPTIONS
As you are aware there is now an obligation for people using public transport, whilst in shops and in workers in certain public sectors to wear a face mask. The requirement to wear a mask is for your protection and also to protect other individuals. If you are unable to wear a mask/face covering then you should visit the Government website Government Website/Coronavirus for advice. Please note your GP Practice WILL NOT be able to supply Exemption Letters.
CYTOLOGY (CERVICAL SMEARS): If you have received a letter in regard to your cervical smear being due, your cervical smear was postponed by the practice or your are overdue for you smear, please contact the surgery to make an appointment with the practice nurse. You will be given an appointment for telephone triage by the practice nurse, the nurse will first triage your appointment and if appropriate you will then be given an appointment to attend the surgery.
The Council, Oldham Foodbank and Action Together are working to coordinate the delivery of emergency food and other essential personal and basic household items to people in need.
This offer will be for people who are unable to leave the house and don’t have a trusted friend, neighbour or family member to help them. This could be someone of any age.
A new helpline is now live for people to call for help.
- 9.00am - 5.00pm on weekdays
- 11.00am - 2.00pm on weekends
If this would help you or anyone you know please contact them. The service is being run by volunteers so please be patient if the lines are busy...Be Kind
For further support and advice for patients whom are isolating please visit:
We have a fantastic community here in Royton and there are plenty of people ready and willing to help, I Love Royton are doing an amazing job and have a group of DBS checked volunteers ready to help over 70's or medically 'at risk'. Follow the link for more information https://domeafavour.net/
Three key link for accurate information and areas of support are listed below:
COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It is caused by a virus called coronavirus.
At this time we are requesting that patients stay at home and do not attend the hospital if they are experiencing coronavirus symptoms.
Please stay at home if you have either:
- A high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
- A new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (If you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual.)
- Use the 111 online coronavirus service to be advised on next steps.
ON-LINE CONSULTS -YOUR GP PRACTICE
IN VIEW OF UPDATED GUIDELINES DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, ALL FACE TO FACE APPOINTMENTS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED. THESE WILL BE REPLACED BY TELEPHONE TRIAGE CALL AND THE GP WILL MAKE AN APPOINTMENT FOR YOU IF REQUIRED.
IF YOU ALREADY HAVE AN APPOINTMENT BOOKED WITH THE GP/NURSE/HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT THEN THIS WILL BE CHANGED TO A TELEPHONE TRIAGE CALL.
The Clinicians will try to contact you around the time of your original appointment, however, this may not always be possible, we ask for your understanding at this time.
For the foreseeable future, all of our online appointment availability has been disabled due to COVID-19.
SELF ISOLATION EXTENSION FROM 7 TO 10 DAYS
ANY PATIENTS WITH A NEW CONTINUOUS COUGH, HIGH TEMPERATURE OR LOSS OF SENSE OF SMELL AND TASTE ARE ADVISED TO SELF ISOLATE FOR 10 DAYS, MEMBERS OF YOUR HOUSEHOLD SHOULD SELF-ISOLATE FROM THE POINT WHERE YOU STARTED HAVING SYMPTOMS.
For more information on self-isolation, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/news
IF YOU DO HAVE SYMPTOMS - BOOK A TEST IMMEDIATELY
- Get a Coronavirus test - nhs uk website or call 119 if you do not have internet access
- The test is most accurate in the first 5 days of having symptoms
The advice from NHS England is changing on a daily basis, we endeavor to update our website at regular intervals, however, please use the link below for up to date advice:
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CO-OPERATION
PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR NHS ENGLAND INFORMATION:
Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms
Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:
- a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
- a new, continuous cough – this means you've started coughing repeatedly
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.
Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you're staying at home.
Read our advice about staying at home.
Urgent advice: Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:
- you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
- your condition gets worse
- your symptoms do not get better after 7 days
Use the 111 coronavirus service
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
How coronavirus is spread
Because it's a new illness, we do not know exactly how coronavirus spreads from person to person.
Similar viruses are spread in cough droplets.
It's very unlikely it can be spread through things like packages or food.
How to avoid catching or spreading coronavirus
- wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
- always wash your hands when you get home or into work
- use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
- cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
- put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
- try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell
- do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
There are some countries and areas where there's a higher chance of coming into contact with someone with coronavirus.
If you're planning to travel abroad and are concerned about coronavirus, see advice for travellers on GOV.UK.
Treatment for coronavirus
There is currently no specific treatment for coronavirus.
Antibiotics do not help, as they do not work against viruses.
Treatment aims to relieve the symptoms while your body fights the illness.
You'll need to stay in isolation, away from other people, until you have recovered.
Government response and action plan
Page last reviewed: 13 March 2020
ShareforYou is a new digital care record solution that allows for secure digital sharing, rather than relying on sharing information through paper records, phone or fax.
If you want to find out more about the programme and find out what information we are sharing, please visit www.pennineshareforyou.nhs.uk/
If you do wish to opt out of the ShareforYou programme, please contact the surgery.
CQC REPORT - 29/11/2019
(Site updated 30/07/2020)