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Coronavirus vaccine

The Government has announced the likelihood of a Covid vaccine, which may be available soon (pending approval by MHRA). There is a suggestion that the vaccine will be administered in order of clinical priority. At present, we have received no further guidance. Please check here for further updates or follow us on Facebook. 

Recovery after Covid

Recovery after COVID

Flu vaccination campaign 

Towards the end of September, the practice will invite eligible patients for a flu vaccination by text message or email (in rare cases, where this is not possible, we will telephone or write to you). Please ensure we have your current contact information. 

This year, there is a new cohort of patients who are eligible for a free NHS flu vaccination. These patients are aged 50-64 years. 

Please note that people in the 50-64-year old age group will not be vaccinated until November and December, providing there is sufficient vaccine, and no appointments will be offered for

this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first.  If you are 50-64 and you are in one of the other groups which is eligible for the flu vaccination,

for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlier.

Travelling abroad? Follow this link to ensure you have all your vaccinations. 

https://thegreenhousesurgery.co.uk/info.aspx?p=15

Face coverings must be worn please

With effect from Monday 15/6/20, all people entering Redcar hospital are required to wear their own face covering. Please ensure you fit your face covering before entering the building and leave it on until you are safely outside. 

The practice went live with E-consult on 28/4/20.

Please see the home page on our website to access this service, which allows you to consult with a GP electronically.  

CORONAVIRUS - IMPORTANT UPDATE 

If you have symptoms associated with coronavirus (a new continuous cough and a high temperature, or loss of taste/sense of smell) you are advised to stay at home for 10 days.

Please do not book a GP appointment or attend your GP practice.

If you live with other people, they should stay at home for at least 14 days, to avoid spreading the infection outside the home. After 14 days, anyone you live with who does not have symptoms can return to their normal routine.

But, if anyone in your home gets symptoms, they should stay at home for 10 days from the day their symptoms start. Even if it means they're at home for longer than 14 days. The most up-to-date public guidance is always online at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus

If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do. 

Only call 111 direct if you are advised to do so by the online service or you cannot go online.

‘Stay at Home Guidance’ has been published:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-people-with-confirmed-or-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

You can self-certify your sickness absence for 7 days and thereafter, you should obtain a sick note by telephoning 111. 

You can find out more information here: https://www.thegreenhousesurgery.co.uk/info.aspx?p=18

Sickness absence self certification form

GP surgeries have also been asked to consult with patients by telephone, rather than face to face. This measure protects our staff and patients. We will implement this change from Monday 16/3/20. Please rest assured that all our team here at The Green House are working extremely hard to implement measures to ensure we continue to provide a high standard of care to all our patients. There is no cause for alarm or panic, we have good contingency plans to ensure the continuity of your GP healthcare service. We ask for your patience and support at this challenging time for the NHS.

With effect from 19/3/20, as a result of demand on our service, we are increasing our turnaround time for repeat prescriptions to 72 hours. 

Please follow us on Facebook for regular updates on the changes to our services as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. 

https://www.facebook.com/greenhousesurgery/

Coronavirus - Get help as an extremely vulnerable person 

Find out more: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable

Do you have a medical condition that makes you extremely vulnerable to Coronavirus?

Do need additional help getting deliveries (food/medication)? 

To register for yourself or another person,  you will need your NHS number, this can be found on your prescription or any letter the NHS  has sent you

Then phone 0800 0288327 or register online at:

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable

Coronavirus - Specific advice  

https://thegreenhousesurgery.co.uk/info_form.aspx?p=18

National data opt-out 

National data opt out - patient poster

National data opt-out patient information

Information about national health screening 

Screening timeline

Medical Research 

Medical Research

Friends and Family Test

In addition to the national patient survey, we collect information about levels of patient satisfaction via the nationally approved NHS "Friends and Family Test". You can review the results, which are generally updated on a monthly basis, by visiting this website: 

https://www.england.nhs.uk/fft/friends-and-family-test-data/

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