Granta Medical Practices - Village News December 2020

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Sandra East, Granta Medical Practices 

Coronavirus

 

We continue to work hard to keep our patients as safe as possible, along with our staff and our community.

 

Patient access continues to be by invitation only, following a prior telephone assessment. If the assessing clinician feels it is clinically necessary to see you, they will arrange for you to come in and see them.

 

Essential care, such as NHS immunisations, blood tests, smear tests, and mother and baby checks, continues to go ahead at selected sites. We carry out temperature checks on both staff and patients to minimise risk. Patients must wear a mask if entering any of our buildings.

 

Coronavirus information changes rapidly. For the very latest news and guidance, please go to www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ and www.gov.uk/coronavirus

 

Holiday Season Opening Times & Repeat Prescription Schedule

 

 

Day and date

Opening hours

 

Repeat prescription schedule

Wednesday 23rd December 2020

Open as usual

Place order today, pick up 30th Dec

Thursday 24th December (Christmas Eve)

Open as usual

Place order today, pick up 31st Dec

Friday 25th December (Christmas Day)

Closed

Place order today, pick up 4th Jan

Saturday 26th December (Boxing Day)

Closed

Place order today, pick up 4th Jan

Sunday 27th December

Closed

Place order today, pick up 4th Jan

Monday 28th December (Bank Holiday)

Closed

Place order today, pick up 4th Jan

Tuesday 29th December

Open as usual

Place order today, pick up 4th Jan

Wednesday 30th December

Open as usual

Place order today, pick up 5th Jan

Thursday 31st December

Open as usual

Place order today, pick up 6th Jan

Friday 1st January 2021 (Bank Holiday)

Closed

Place order today, pick up 6th Jan

Saturday 2nd January 2021

Closed

Place order today, pick up 6th Jan

Sunday 3rd January 2021

Closed

Place order today, pick up 6th Jan

Monday 4th January 2021

Open as usual

Place order today, pick up 7th Jan

 

You can treat many minor illnesses such as colds and coughs, sore throats, and upset stomachs easily at home. Make sure you keep stocked up with health care essentials such as pain relief (paracetamol), cough and sore throat remedies, a first aid kit, upset stomach treatment, rehydration treatment and heartburn / indigestion treatment. Having these essentials at home will not only save you time, and help you feel better quicker, but will also help save the NHS much needed resources.

 

Your local pharmacist can also offer you advice and guidance on the best treatment for you. Pharmacists are available on every high street and in supermarkets with many open evenings and weekends.

 

If you need urgent medical assistance when we are closed please use the NHS 111 service.

 

If you have an emergency that poses an immediate threat to life, please ring 999.

 

For further information on alternative services, please go to our website www.grantamedicalpractices.co.uk

 

Repeat Prescriptions

 

Please make sure that you order your repeat prescriptions in a timely manner to ensure you are not without medication over the Christmas and New Year break.

 

We wish you all a healthy and peaceful holiday season.

 

Sandra East

Granta Communications

e. sandra.east@nhs.net

 

Barley Surgery, part of Granta Medical Practices
Granta Medical Practices - June news

COVID-19 Vaccinations Update

 

Have you had your first Covid vaccination yet?  If not, and you are in a cohort between 1 and 6, please contact us as soon as possible to arrange an appointment.

 

If you fall into one of the cohorts 7 to 12, please ring 119 or go to https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/ where you can directly book your first dose appointment at a central vaccination centre.

 

If you need to book your second dose, NHS England guidelines state that patients should return to the venue where they had their first vaccination, as the second dose will be allocated and sent to that original venue.

 

As always, if any of the Covid vaccination guidelines change we will let you know via our website www.grantamedicalpractices.co.uk and our social media platforms. However, please don’t hesitate to contact us direct if you do not have access to the internet.

 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued support and kind words, as well as all the biscuits, chocolates and other lovely treats. The goodwill shown to us whilst we deliver the vaccines means so much to all of us.    

 

 

Sandra East, Head of Patient Services

Email: sandra.east@nhs.net Direct dial: 01223 627743

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Update from Royston & District Community Transport

From Monday 12 April Community Transport should be back to normal - barring last minute Government change of mind of course!

 

We are once again available for hairdresser and similar appointments, shopping trips, gym, and social visits (as long as they are meeting up outdoors or at a garden centre), BUT we will keep our precautions as before - our rules for one household per car remains, preferably with one person in the back although we are flexible to take carers or allow sitting in a front seat if back seat is too difficult, and of course, don’t forget your face mask.

 

As usual we will try our best to meet your needs, please ring the office on (01763) 245228 between 9:00am and 3:00pm Monday to Friday.

 

We look forward to seeing you again…