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The practice will be closed for the Bank Holiday on Monday 31st August, we will open again at 8.00am on Tuesday 1st September. If you have an urgent problem that will not wait until we reopen please contact NHS111, if the problem is life threatening please telephone 999.

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Your Covid Recovery is a new NHS website designed to help people recover from the long-term effects of Covid-19 and support them to manage their recovery. It includes information from rehabilitation experts about how to manage ongoing symptoms and health needs at home, and signposts to sources of support.

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An A&E survey has been set up the Humber Coast and Vale Partnership to evaluate how and when patients use A&E services across the area.  If you or someone you care for has visited A&E in the last 12 months, please complete our short online survey to help us better understand how we can help you access the right service when you really need the NHS. Click here to start https://smartsurvey.co.uk/s/HCVAESurvey

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Face Coverings - We are experiencing a high volume of patients calling to ask for exemption certificates for face coverings - please be aware we cannot provide these. You can download an exemption certificate to your phone or print by visiting the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own Please be reminded that we ask all members of he public to wear a face covering when visiting the practice for any reason unless you have a medical condition or other valid reason which prevents you from wearing one.

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Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust are offering new and expectant fathers in the area free access to an app providing on-the-go advice to help them enjoy their babies, feel more confident and support their mental and emotional wellbeing. You can download the app by visiting www.thedadpad.co.uk/app.

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There is now a dedicated webpage with information on pregnancy and coronavirus www.nhs.uk/pregnancy-and-coronavirus, which is regularly updated and has all the latest information about being pregnant during the coronavirus period.

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DigiBete is a free online service to support children and young people to manage their Type 1 diabetes. The service is available via the DigiBete App or online at www.digibete.org

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MyType1Diabetes is a free online platform to support adults to manage their Type 1 diabetes. It is available at www.mytype1diabetes.nhs.uk

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NHS England and NHS Improvement have launched a new helpline in response to disruption to normal diabetes services due to the COVID-19 pandemic and response. The service is for adults living with diabetes who use insulin to manage their condition and require immediate clinical advice. Whether a member of a household has caught the virus, or if routine care has been disrupted, the helpline is available for immediate clinical advice to help patients understand how to effectively manage their diabetes. The NHS and Diabetes UK’s support line is available on 0345 123 2399 Monday-Friday from 9am-6pm.

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Summary Care Records (SCR) is a short summary of your GP medical records. It tells other health and care staff who care for you about the medicines you take and your allergies. To Help the NHS to respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, additional information will be included in Summary Care Records for patients by default, unless you have previously told the NHS that you did not want this information to be shared. Additional information includes: significant medical history (past and present), reason for medication, anticipatory care information (such as information about the management of long term conditions), end of life care information and immunisations. Further information can be found on the NHS Digital website . If you wish to OPT out please complete the Summary Care Consent Form and post/email to the practice.

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In line with well-established plans, every hospital in England has now been asked to suspend all non-urgent elective operations and outpatient appointments, with some other procedures likely to be rescheduled to reduce spread and maximise the NHS’s ability to manage the pandemic and meet the government’s movement restrictions. People who are affected will be contacted by the relevant department as soon as possible. Emergency cases and cancer treatments will be carrying on as normal, but we know many people waiting for treatment will be disappointed or worried. If you have been referred urgently to secondary care, including for suspected cancer, it is very important that you still attend these appointments. However, if you have symptoms of coronavirus or are self-isolating, please contact the relevant hospital department in advance via the telephone number on your appointment letter for their advice. We are all facing an unprecedented and challenging time and this may make us feel anxious, fearful and helpless. This is completely understandable. You may be worried about how COVID-19 will impact on your wellbeing and that of your family and friends. The NHS Every Mind Matters campaign has expert advice and top tips on how to look after your mental wellbeing 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/.

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Does the practice have your consent to allow us to contact you by SMS message? To continue to receive text message reminders please ensure that we have received your consent by speaking to a member of the Practice team.

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If you're a patient at our practice you can now use the new NHS App, a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet. You can use the NHS App to check your symptoms and get instant advice, book appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view your GP medical record and more. If you already use SystmOnline you can continue to use it. You can use the NHS App as well. For more information go to www.nhs.uk/nhsapp .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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