INFORMATION FOR OUR PATIENTS

There has been lots of comment in the media and on social networks that surgeries have not re-opened or are not working at full capacity.  Risedale Surgery is proud that none of our services stopped during the pandemic, with the exception of ear syringing. These 2 graphs show that COVID has had almost no negative impact on appointments at all. We are very proud of what our staff have delivered and would love our patients to be proud of us too!

 

Graph 1 shows GP and Advanced Practitioner appointments over the past 5 years (these are the clinical appointments you get when you phone up)

Graph 1

Graph 2 shows all consultations in the surgery, including Healthcare Assistants and Nursing staff, over the past 5 years

Graph 2

LETTER FROM TIM FARRON, MP, TO SAJID JAVID, SECRETARY OF STATE FOR HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARETF1

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INFLUENZA VACCINATIONS

We have now received our flu vaccinations.  You are eligible for a vaccination if you are:

  • Aged 50 or over
  • Aged 18-49 and have a long term health condition
  • Health & Social Care staff

Please contact the Surgery to arrange an appointment

COVID BOOSTERS

Covid booster vaccinations are being rolled out across Barrow and Millom

All patients aged 50 and over or those aged 18-49 with long term health conditions are eligible for a booster vaccine but for the vast majority of patients this needs to be at least 6 months after the 2nd dose

Some patients may have already received a letter, text or email from the National Booking Service - this will allow you to book an appointment at one of the mass vaccination sites but NOT at Alfred Barrow.  Texts, letters and phone calls inviting patients to Alfred Barrow should be arriving shortly

ADVICE FOR PARENTS WITH BABIES WITH BRONCHIOLITIS

For information regarding how to deal with your baby should they develop bronchiolitis please look at the following information 

RSV Poster

New UHMBT waiting list helpline

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Trust has set up a helpline for patients to deal with queries relating to inpatient procedures or outpatient clinics. In addition, all patients currently waiting will be receiving a letter explaining that there is likely to be a further 6 month delay in their appointment due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you wish to cancel your appointment, seek reassurance you have not been forgotten, or request expedition of your appointment please contact UHMBT on either the phone number or email below
  • Existing UHMB waiting list patients
  • Cancellations, reassurance or expedite requests
  • 01539 716998 (option 2) or
  • email patientchoice@mbht.nhs.uk

Guidance on how to access your COVID-19 vaccination status

You can access your COVID-19 vaccination status through the free NHS App from 17 May. You can access the app through mobile devices such as a smartphone or by tablet. Proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status will be shown within the NHS App. We recommend that you register with the app before booking international travel.

If you do not have access to a smartphone and know that the country you are travelling to requires COVID-19 vaccination status, 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

For further information please follow the link below:


Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status when travelling abroad - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

 

ADVICE FOR PARENTS OF YOUNG CHILDREN AND BABIES

ADVICE FOR PARENTS WITH BABIES WITH BRONCHIOLITIS

For information regarding how to deal with your baby should they develop bronchiolitis please look at the following information 

RSV Poster

IF YOU ARE A NEW PARENT AND YOUR BABY HASN'T YET HAD THEIR 6-8 WEEK CHECK PLEASE LOOK AT THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION 

https://ihv.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/PT-Routine-screening-reviews-during-COVID19-FINAL-VERSION-1.5.20.pdf

If you are a parent who is worried about their child please check out the following video and poster.  We are still dealing with non-Coronavirus problems too.  

https://youtu.be/8qJYBQx0if4

Advice for parents if your child is unwell or injured

If you have any concerns about your child please contact the Surgery and ask for a phone call.  In order to protect babies and young children NHS England recommends that you still bring your child for their immunisations. In order to protect staff and patients we ask that only one parent accompanies their child to the appointment

IF YOU HAVE A CHILD OR YOUNG PERSON WHO HAS CONCERNS ABOUT CORONAVIRUS PLEASE CHECK OUT THE FOLLOWING LINK:

https://www.annafreud.org/what-we-do/anna-freud-learning-network/coronavirus/

 

MENTAL HEALTH

We understand that this is a very difficult time for all our patients and if you are concerned about your mental health then please check out the link below:

Every Mind Matters

FIRST STEP

You can self-refer to First Step - please see the following link:

First Step information

VICTIM SUPPORT

Lockdown will be a difficult and unsafe time for many people. If you are experiencing domestic abuse: physical, emotional, psychological, financial, sexual or stalking, please go to victimsupport.org.uk or call 0300 303 0157 for advice and support and always call 999 in an emergency

A new support service is also available at:

https://www.mysupportspace.org.uk/moj

SAMARITANS

The Samaritans can offer practical ways to cope and stay safe for those who are struggling and finding it difficult to reach out for help. You can find more information at:

https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/contact-samaritan/self-help/

 

 

(Site updated 04/10/2021)
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