IMPORTANT - IF YOU ARE ABLE TO CHECK YOUR CONTACT DETAILS PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE YOUR MOST CURRENT MOBILE TELEPHONE NUMBER AND EMAIL ADDRESS - THIS WILL HELP US IMMENSELY WHEN WE NEED TO GET IN TOUCH AT THIS MOST CRUCIAL OF TIMES
Important information regarding 'AT RISK GROUPS' (24.3.2020)
Patients at higher risk of COVID-19
Patients at higher risk of complications associated with COVID-19 will be contacted directly, by letter from NHS England, on our behalf.
Please note the practice has no control over the distribution of these letters.
Further national work is being carried out and more patients may receive letters in due course.
As such, please support the practice by keeping the phone lines free and not contacting us regarding this process at this time.
Please see the link - Self Isolation information
The Partners and management thank you for your co-operation
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During these unsettling times, as a young person, you may be worried about your health and wellbeing and be unsure about how to get help you need.
You are able to text your school nurse for confidential advice and support on a wide range of issues.
Young people aged 11-19 years - please click here for more information Young people 11-19 years
Parent / carer of children aged 5-19 years - please click here for more information Parent or carer of 5 - 19 years
Important information about COVID-19
The NHS across Bolton will be better prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases, if the public follows Public Health England advice.
The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of patients and staff which may mean your patient experience is subject to change.
The Chief Medical Officer announced on Friday 13 March that the country is moving into the ‘Delay’ stage of the response to coronavirus (Covid-19).
The new advice issued by the Chief Medical Officer is to stay at home for 7 days if you have either:
- a high temperature or
- a new continuous cough
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or a hospital. You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.
Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:
- you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
- your condition gets worse
- your symptoms do not get better after 7 days
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
Stay at Home advice can be found on the NHS website.
Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:
- Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
Information remains subject to regular change and updates. More information can be found on the NHS website.