Collingham Church View Surgery

School Lane, Collingham, West Yorkshire LS22 5BQ

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Stay Alert

HELP CONTROL THE VIRUS:

To protect yourself and others when you leave home, you must:

Wash Hands– keep washing your hands regularly

Cover face – wear a face covering over your nose and mouth in enclosed spaces

Make Space – stay at least a metre away (ideally 2 metres) from people not in your household

If you are feeling unwell, get a test and do not leave home for 10 days

Read more about what you can and cannot do

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do

CORONAVIRUS SYMPTOMS

a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back

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)

loss of/change in taste or smell

Further Information is available at;

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

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

Information about testing for coronavirus and what to do if you are contacted by the NHS Test and Trace Service, click on link below:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/

 

Evening, Saturday and Sunday Appointments Available!

MORE EVENING, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE NOW!

Evening appointments
There are now extra routine appointments available in the evening, making it easier for you to get an appointment at a time to suit you.
The practice offers:

A virtual clinical pharmacist service.
This is a telephone appointment for patients who: need to speak to a pharmacist regarding a medication issue; but don’t need to come to the surgery. The pharmacists are able to prescribe.

A virtual musculoskeletal (MSK) service
This is a telephone appointment for patients who need to speak to an advanced physiotherapist regarding muscle and joint problems. They will issue advice and where appropriate arrange a follow up.

A virtual mental health support service (Healthy Minds)
This is a telephone appointment for patients aged 18 and over who would like help with emotional wellbeing. It will provide a 20minute telephone consultation with Healthy Minds Practitioners who will be able to offer support for patients experiencing low mood, stress or anxiety. They will offer support, explore and develop coping strategies and offer signposting and recommend other support services.

For either of the above please speak to the reception team for further information on how to book one of these appointments.

Saturday and Sunday morning face to face appointments
There are now Saturday morning routine appointments from 9-12pm available through our extended access service at
Wetherby Health Centre, Hallfield Lane, Wetherby, LS22 6JS

This increased availability is an extension of the services offered by your practice and is provided by a range of local clinicians including GPs, Nurses and Health Care Assistants.
Please note, this is not a walk-in service – you still need to make an appointment via your own GP practice. Extended Access appointments are for routine general practice issues and not for urgent care. If your practice is closed and you are unwell please call NHS 111.

There are now routine appointments on Sunday morning from 9am-12pm available through our extended access service at:

Rutland Lodge Medical Practice, Scott Hall Road, Leeds, LS7 3DR
This increased availability is an extension of the services offered by your practice and is provided by a range of local clinicians including GPs, nurses and health care assistants.
Please note, this is not a walk-in service – you still need to make an appointment. Appointments can be made either via your own GP practice or by calling the extended access team on 0113 221 3540 between 9am and 12pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Video link https://www.dropbox.com/sh/a8k95il2mwpb07l/AADYquhwloiTeMGh1kAB1fk8a?dl=0

eReception

eReception

Welcome to eReception

Please note due to the current Coronavirus situation and a reduction in our staff it may take longer to deal with routine enquiries.  Also for the same please allow 5 working days for us to supply your medication Thank you.

Instead of ringing Reception
you can now contact us via eReception from your computer, tablet or smartphone

eReception is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week to enable patients to contact the practice. We would normally reply to you by text, e-mail, or telephone with a resolution to your enquiry. Weekend submissions will be dealt with Monday. Please note if we contact you by email, please be sure to check your junk/spam folder.

Please note: eReception should only be used for routine enquiries – please do NOT use eReception for urgent matters. If your matter is urgent please speak to reception directly either by phone or in person at the surgery.

Please also be aware that if you want to book an appointment with a GP or a nurse, eReception is for ROUTINE appointments ONLY and these may be up to 5 weeks in advance.

Please click on the link below to access eReception

http://ereception-enhance.co.uk/index.php?r=survey/index&sid=267547&lang=en

Prescribing over the counter medicines is changing

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Did you know that in Leeds in 2017-18 we spent 3.2 million on prescribing over the counter medicines. This is for medicines that can be purchased over the counter from a pharmacy and supermarkets.  After national consultation, NHS England have implemented national guidance and are asking GPs, Nurses, pharmacists not to routinely prescribe over the counter medicines for a range of minor health concerns.  For the majority of patients nothing will change and the GP decision will be on a case by case basis.

Please help the NHS to use its resources sensibly.

Rather than going to the GP why not visit your pharmacy first who can offer help and advice to manage minor health concerns.  The receptionist may direct you to your local pharmacist for ,