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Changes to SaTH blood test services CLICK HERE
Coronavirus: Who can ask for a test
You can ask for a test:
- for yourself, if you have coronavirus symptoms now (a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste)
- for someone you live with, if they have coronavirus symptoms
This service is for people in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
People in Wales can ask for a home test kit here. For drive-through appointments at regional test sites in Wales, go to the coronavirus test bookings and process on the Welsh Government website.
The tests are not suitable for children under 5 years old.
If you're asking for a test for someone else and the person is aged 13 or over, check they're happy for you to ask for a test for them.
These tests are only available to book via the government website (either visiting a regional test centre or ordering a home testing kit. The web address is www.gov.uk/coronavirus and there is an option on that page ‘Testing for Coronavirus’.
Please see the COVID-19 Emergency response page on the Opening Times Tab for the latest information about what steps the surgery is taking to protect patients and staff.
Every Mind Matters has now released expert advice and top tips on how to look after your mental wellbeing if you need to stay at home during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. It also includes guidance if you’re feeling worried or anxious about the outbreak.
Please visit: www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/
Please follow this link for advice on COVID-19 and Pregnancy https://www.rcog.org.uk/en/guidelines-research-services/guidelines/coronavirus-pregnancy/covid-19-virus-infection-and-pregnancy/
Please note that WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT the UTI, Impetigo and Extended Care pharmacy services are SUSPENDED
Prescription Ordering Press Release
The Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin CCG’s Prescription Ordering Direct (POD) service has been experiencing a huge increase in demand. For example, on Monday the Telford and Wrekin POD service received more than 15,000 calls compared to the usual number of just over 2,000.
We would like to remind people that there is absolutely no need to order your prescriptions earlier than usual, or order more than you need and stockpile. Patients should continue to order their prescriptions as normal, when they are due. We’re also seeing a knock-on effect at our local community pharmacies who are also under a lot of pressure.
We would like to thank all our patients for their cooperation during this time.
Coronavirus update from
26th March 2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19) What you need to do
Stay at home
Please follow the latest Stay at Home advice to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
- Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (where this absolutely cannot be done from home)
- Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people
- Do not meet others, even friends and family
- Wash your hands as soon as you get home
You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.
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PRIVACY NOTICE - Find out what patient data we hold and what we do with it. PLUS - how to OPT OUT
Being transparent and providing accessible information to patients about how we will use your personal information is a key element of the Data Protection Act 1998 and the EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). The Privacy Notice reminds you of your rights in respect of this legislation and how Claremont Bank Surgery will use your information for lawful purposes in order to deliver your care and the effective management of the local NHS system. It also contains information on consent, and how to opt-out.
Please see the links below for more information. If you have any concerns regarding the notice, or how we use your data please contact the Practice Manager.