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PATIENTS ATTENDING FOR APPOINTMENTS AT THE PRACTICE

We are still operating a telephone triage appointment system only and patients should only attend the surgery if they have a pre-arranged appointment.  Where patients have been advised to attend the surgery they should follow infection control guidance, use hand sanitiser provided and adhere to social distancing to minimise the risk of Covid-19.

PLEASE WEAR A FACE COVERING IF YOU HAVE TO VISIT THE PRACTICE

Unless advised otherwise by a GP or Clinician, patients who have been asked to attend a Face to Face appointment should bring their own face covering; this can be a face mask or a scarf.  It should be applied before entering the building and worn at all times while in the building and only removed if to do so by a GP or another Clinician during your consultation.

Please do not attend your appointment if you are unwell or you or any member of your household are suffering from symptoms associated with Covid-19, you should contact the surgery by telephone to re-arrange your appointment.

If you need to order your prescription where possible please order on-line, if you do not have on-line access you can contact the surgery to register for this. You can also ask your nominated pharmacy to order your prescription on your behalf. Otherwise contact the surgery by telephone, wherever possible do not visit the surgery.

For Advice for Parents during Coronavirus use link below:

Advice for Parents during Coronavirus

FOR MORE CORONAVIRUS INFOMATION PLEASE SEE HOME PAGE

The Parks Medical Practice would like to thank Carl Foster of All Building Services for the donation of PPE Visors.  It was very much appreciated. 

PATIENT NOTICE

 

PROPOSED MERGER OF ROYTON & CROMPTON FAMILY PRACTICE AND THE PARKS MEDICAL PRACTICE WITHIN ROYTON HEALTH & WELLBEING CENTRE.

We write to advise of the above proposal which will enable expertise and services to be combined providing responsive, high quality general practice care for the benefit our patients.

 

HOW WILL THIS AFFECT ME?

Your registration and access to general practice services will be unaffected and you will still be able to see clinicians from both practices at Royton Health and Wellbeing Centre as you would normally.

 

Patients from both practices would then be registered at the new combined practice known as “Royton & Crompton Family Practice” You would not need to do anything – these changes will happen automatically.

 

HOW DO I HAVE MY SAY ON THE PROPOSAL?

This notice forms the start of a formal consultation process where you, the patient, can provide us with your views regarding the proposed merger. You can do this by filling in the Patient Survey form, this can be obtained by clicking the link below or at Reception, and these can be handed in or emailed to:-

 

TheParks2020@outlook.com

Please note that the merger proposal formal consultation will end on 31st January 2020.

 

HOW CAN I FIND OUT MORE?

  • By asking at reception.
  • Via posters and information in the waiting room
  • Reading the FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions) Sheet which can be obtained by using the link below or collecting from reception

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

Following the consultation period, the practices will submit formal application to Oldham Clinical Commissioning Group’s Primary Care Commissioning Committee. You will be informed accordingly of their decision.

 

IN CONCLUSION

The practices are proud of the personal care maintained over the years and have always appreciated the positive feedback and support received from patients. We welcome your continued support during this time of change and would like to reassure patients of our commitment to the proposed improvements.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Drs R Kohli and K Kohli

Vaccination Schedule

NHS Children's Vaccination Timeline

Children's Immunisation Schedule

Here's a checklist of the vaccines that are routinely offered to everyone in the UK for free on the NHS, and the age at which you should ideally have them.

2 months:

  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib, a bacterial infection that can cause severe pneumonia or meningitis in young children) given as a 5-in-1 single jab known as DTaP/IPV/Hib
  • Pneumococcal infection
  • Rotavirus

immunisation3 months:

  • 5-in-1, second dose (DTaP/IPV/Hib)
  • Meningitis C
  • Rotavirus

4 months:

  • 5-in-1, third dose (DTaP/IPV/Hib)
  • Pneumococcal infection, second dose

Between 12 and 13 months:

  • Hib, fourth dose (Hib/MenC given as a single jab)
  • MMR (measles, mumps and rubella), given as a single jab
  • Pneumococcal infection, third dose

3 years and 4 months, or soon after:

  • MMR second jab
  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio (DtaP/IPV), given as a 4-in-1 pre-school booster

Around 12-13 years:

  • Cervical cancer (HPV) vaccine, which protects against cervical cancer (girls only): three jabs given within six months

Around 13-18 years:

  • Diphtheria, tetanus and polio booster (Td/IPV), given as a single jab
  • Men C (booster)

65 and over:

  • Flu (every year)          
  • Pneumococcal and Shingles


HPA Childrens Vaccination Schedule

Click here for the recommended HPA vaccination schedule


Seasonal Flu Vaccination

Influenza – flu – is a highly infectious and potentially serious illness caused by influenza viruses. Each year the make-up of the seasonal flu vaccine is designed to protect against the influenza viruses that the World Healflujabsth Organization decide are most likely to be circulating in the coming winter.

Regular immunisation (vaccination) is given free of charge to the following at-risk people, to protect them from seasonal flu:

  • people aged 65 or over,
  • people with a serious medical condition
  • people living in a residential or nursing home
  • the main carers for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer becomes ill
  • healthcare or social care professionals directly involved in patient care, and
  • those who work in close contact with poultry, such as chickens.

Pregnant women & the Flu Vaccination

It is recommended that all pregnant women should have the flu vaccine, whatever stage of pregnancy they're in. This is because there is good evidence that pregnant women have an increased risk of developing complications if they get flu, particularly from the H1N1 strain.

Studies have shown that the flu vaccine can be safely and effectively given during any trimester of pregnancy. The vaccine does not carry risks for either the mother or baby. In fact, studies have shown that mothers who have had the vaccine while pregnant pass some protection to their babies, which lasts for the first few months of their lives.  


These links all come from trusted resources but if you are unsure about these or any other medical matters please contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice



 
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