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Please call 111 if you need emergency medical attention during this time:

If you need medical help while we are closed there are many services in place to treat people who urgently need healthcare, but it isn’t a serious or life threatening emergency.

If you are unsure of the service you need, or need immediate medical advice you should call NHS 111. They can give you advice and if you need to speak directly to a health care professional then they are available on the other end of the phone, whatever the time of day or night.

Walk in services are also available at Loughborough Urgent Care Centre.

If you do need to go to the emergency department, please think about if you can manage to get there using your own transport, or a taxi. Ambulances in the area will always prioritise the most serious cases first, so if your condition is not serious or life threatening and it’s safe to do so, we would recommend seeing if you can get family or friends to help you get to the emergency department. If you’re not sure, ring NHS 111 and they will advise you.

Castle Mead Medical Centre awarded GOOD in all categories  from Care Quality Commissioning please follow link for the report https://www.cqc.org.uk/location/1-584924244

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FACE COVERINGS FROM 19TH JULY 2021

We are aware many patients are anxious about the change in guidance from July 19th, and whether they should be wearing a face mask or not.

We would like to commit to our continued efforts to safeguard our staff and patients and will be asking for the continued use of masks in all environments at the Practice, including the waiting room, reception, clinical spaces and administrative spaces.

May we thank you in advance for your co-operation over this matter.

On 1st July 2021 NHS Digital will be undertaking a data extraction from our system for planning and research purposes. Please read the information on the following  link to make an informed decision as to whether you want to opt out of this extract, followed by Patient Opt out form which needs returning to us before 21st June. Data Extract for planning information, Patient OPT out Form 

***We will no longer take any requests for prescriptions over the telephone from the 1st June 2021.  Prescriptions can be ordered by dropping into the surgery  prescription box, by post or online only***

 ***Enquiring about COVID vaccination certification. We are unable to issue this certificate at the practice. Please see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/demonstrating-your-covid-19-vaccination-status-when-travelling-abroad for further information.

Proof of your vaccination status will be available on the NHSapp, which is also valuable for accessing your health records and ordering repeat prescriptions

The NHSapp can be downloaded from https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/nhs-app/id1388411277 for iPhone or https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nhs.online.nhsonline for android.

Alternatively you can call the NHS helpline on 119 (from 17 May) and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine, the letter may to take up to 5 days to reach you.

**URGENT NEWS** We are not now vaccinating any 1st COVID 19 vaccines. If you are 50+ and want your vaccination you will now need to speak to 119, if you are between the ages of 35-49 The Maples Family Practice will be contacting you by text, telephone and letter as they are taking over our vaccine clinics. for those without a smart phone and enquiries please ring  them directly on 03309127411 between 10am -3pm Monday to Friday. All other ages contact 119 **

** Dail A Ride are happy to facilitate patients who may need to travel for their COVID Vaccinations and do not have transport please ring their number 01455 250462 to enquire**

** Please do not book an appointment or attend the GP Practice if: You think you might have coronavirus or in the last 14 days you've been to a country or area with high risk of coronavirus or you've been in contacts with someone with coronavirus instead call 111 if you need to speak to someone or use the NHS111 online coronavirus service https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 **

** Holiday cancellation forms can only be signed if a patient is shielding or  debilitating issue that they are currently under the GPs care for, and its then not guaranteed**

 **We do not do exemption certificates for mask wearing - please do not ask.  Get in touch with the travel company you are using or please visit the website  https://www.keepsafe.org.uk/posters you can then print your own card**

** GET HELP NOW if you are thinking about suicide or going through a personal crisis there is help available, you don't need to face these thoughts and feelings alone https://www.startaconversation.co.uk/get-help-now**

**Stoke Golding surgery is temporarily closed for consultations with a doctor, nurse, health care assistant and phlebotomy to protect staff and patients. It will remain open for the dispensing of prescriptions. For appointments please call The Surgery as usual on 01455 212526 and they will explain how the system works**

**THE PRACTICE NO LONGER DOES FIT TO TRAVEL DOCUMENTS** 

 ** Castle Mead Medical Centre achieved GOOD in all areas of CQC inspection**

* Please look at the minor illness section of our website before booking a GP appointment**

In an emergency when the surgery is closed please call: 111

***The practice has given 7013 vaccinations***

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public

 
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