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Royton Medical Centre
 Royton Medical Centre

Royton Medical Centre

15 Market Street
Royton
Oldham
OL2 5QA
Tel: 0161 652 6336

COVID-19 and pregnancy ( posted on Mar 23, 2020 )

https://www.rcog.org.uk/globalassets/documents/guidelines/2020-03-21-covid19-pregnancy-guidance-2118.pdf

 

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What should people with a lung condition do now? | British Lung Foundation ( posted on Mar 23, 2020 )

https://www.blf.org.uk/support-for-you/coronavirus/people-living-with-lung-condition

 

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Guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from COVID-19 - GOV.UK ( posted on Mar 23, 2020 )

 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19

 

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Few points to remember if you need your GP surgery this week ( posted on Mar 23, 2020 )

1.) If you have a routine appointment cancelled or rearranged to a telephone call please understand we are adhering to guidance and trying to protect ourselves and YOU.

 

2.) We will still have face-to-face appointments for more urgent things where necessary but these will be triaged beforehand and it's important to be honest when we ask these questions. We do NOT want you to come in if you have COVID19 symptoms to reduce the risk of infection.

 

3.) Unfortunately, we cannot give prescriptions early, the pharmacies are extremely busy and have limited stock supplies themselves. We also cannot give you paracetamol on prescription just because you can't get any from the shops...

 

4.) We can't give out 'Rescue Packs' to all our COPD/Asthma patients. There is a post going around social media which is untrue. If you are eligible for a rescue pack you will already have been offered one as part of your treatment regime. If you have used up your pack and need a replacement then contact your surgery for this. We can't give you an inhaler for a 'just in case' reason if you haven't got a confirmed diagnosis unless we highly suspect it. These are for people who need them.

 

5.) If you do see us and we are wearing PPE (Personal Protective Equipment( and masks please don't be alarmed. They are for your safety as well as ours.

 

6.) We are unable to advise whether you should or shouldn't self isolate if you are at risk. Please follow the most recent guidance. It was announced today that 1.5million people have been deemed at risk and you will receive a letter stating so. This may help your employers understand why you won't be in work.

 

7.) Please don't shout at your GP staff when they are unable do these things because we are doing our best to provide the best possible care in the worst of situations. Be Kind! Be Respectful!

 

8.) Please adhere to the current social distancing advice. Keep 2metres apart- this may mean reception staff may ask you to sit apart from others or ask you to walk to the other side of the waiting room to separate our patients. I appreciate this will be difficult if I'm taking your bloods, blood pressure or giving you an immunisation, hence the need for PPE.

 

We are doing our best to prevent my patients from needing critical care.

  • Wash your hands,
  • don't touch your face,
  • social distance 2m from non-household people and
  • follow the advice that's been given and l
  • et's hope we rid this virus as quick as we can.

Stay safe ❤️

COVID-19 for people with Crohn’s and Colitis ( posted on Mar 23, 2020 )

COVID-19 and Asthma ( posted on Mar 23, 2020 )

COVID-19 latest information for our patients ( posted on Mar 14, 2020 )

Dear Patient, in light of the current spread of COVID-19 please ensure:

 

  • All appointments will be telephone triage only. the receptionist will ask for your symptoms and then pass your details to the clinician to call you back. if the clinician decides to see you at the practice - they will inform you.​
  • Your medication is in date and ordered in time, if you do not have a nominated chemist EPS - the practice will make a nomination to the nearest chemist for you to avoid unnecessary attendance to the surgery. ​
  • We will be taking prescription orders over the phone.
  • Do not walk into surgery please ring only and we will assist you​
  • If you develop flu like symptoms- cough, shortness of breath or a temperature of 37.8 and above- stay at home for 7 days. DO NOT COME INTO THE SURGERY OR GO TO A&E.
  • You do not need to call NHS 111 to go into self-isolation. If symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 7 days contact NHS 111 online at 111.nhs.uk. 
  • If you have no internet access, they should call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999. 
  • Wash your hands regularly - 20 seconds each time.

Online Appointments currently unavailable ( posted on Mar 5, 2020 )

Please note that due to COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) - our facility to book appointments online has been disabled. We apologise for the possible inconvenience.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - what you need to know ( posted on Mar 5, 2020 )

COVID-19: Specified countries and areas with implications for returning travellers or visitors arriving in the UK ( posted on Mar 5, 2020 )

 

 

COVID-19: Specified countries and areas with implications for returning travellers or visitors arriving in the UK

 

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https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-specified-countries-and-areas/covid-19-specified-countries-and-areas-with-implications-for-returning-travellers-or-visitors-arriving-in-the-uk

CORONAVIRUS - The Government list of affected places ( posted on Mar 5, 2020 )

 

The Government list of affected places is:

 

• Mainland China

• Thailand

• Japan

• Republic of Korea(South Korea)

• Hong Kong

• Taiwan

• Singapore

• Macau

• Vietnam

• Cambodia

• Laos

• Myanmar

• Malaysia

• Northern Italy (north of Pisa)

 

If you have returned from these specific areas:

• Iran

• Specific towns in the Lombardy and Veneto regions of Northern Italy – see map

• Daegu or Cheongdo in South Korea

• Hubei province (returned in the past 14 days)

 

Even if you do not have symptoms please do not enter this building, to protect yourself and others go home and search 'nhs coronavirus' for advice and to access the 111 online coronavirus service or call NHS 111.

 

Find out more at nhs.uk/coronavirus

Coronavirus (COVID-19) ( posted on Mar 5, 2020 )

Please visit https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19

 

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

 

 

 

COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called coronavirus.

 

What's the risk of coronavirus in the UK?


The UK Chief Medical Officers have raised the risk to the public from low to moderate.

Health professionals are working to contact anyone who has been in close contact with people who have coronavirus.

 

What's the risk of coronavirus for travellers?

There are some countries and areas where there's a higher chance of coming into contact with someone with coronavirus.

See our coronavirus advice for travellers.

 

Symptoms of coronavirus
The symptoms of coronavirus are:

a cougha high temperatureshortness of breath

But these symptoms do not necessarily mean you have the illness.

The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu.

 

How coronavirus is spread

Because it's a new illness, we do not know exactly how coronavirus spreads from person to person.

Similar viruses are spread in cough droplets.

It's very unlikely it can be spread through things like packages or food.

 

Do I need to avoid public places?

Most people can continue to go to work, school and other public places.

You only need to stay away from public places (self-isolate) if advised to by the 111 online coronavirus service or a medical professional.

 

How to avoid catching or spreading coronavirus

Do

  • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • always wash your hands when you get home or into work
  • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • put used tissues in the bin straight away and wash your hands afterwards
  • try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell

Don't

  • do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

Check if you need medical help

NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.

Use this service if:

you think you might have coronavirusin the last 14 days you've been to a country or area with a high risk of coronavirus – see our coronavirus advice for travellersyou've been in close contact with someone with coronavirus

 

Use the 111 coronavirus service

Information:

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

Call 111 if you need to speak to someone.

 

Getting help in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland

Scotland: call your GP surgery or call 111 if your surgery is not openWales: call 111Northern Ireland: call 111

 

How to self-isolate if you're asked to

If there's a chance you could have coronavirus, you may be asked to stay away from other people (self-isolate).

 

This means you should:

  • stay at homenot go to work, school or public placesnot use public transport or taxisask friends, family members or delivery services to do errands for youtry to avoid visitors to your home – it's OK for friends, family or delivery drivers to drop off food
  • You may need to do this for up to 14 days to help reduce the possible spread of infection.
  • Read more coronavirus self-isolation advice.

Treatment for coronavirus

  • There is currently no specific treatment for coronavirus.
  • Antibiotics do not help, as they do not work against viruses.
  • Treatment aims to relieve the symptoms while your body fights the illness.
  • You'll need to stay in isolation away from other people until you've recovered.

More information

GOV.UK: coronavirus action planGOV.UK: information on coronavirus and the situation in the UKNHS England: coronavirus information for health professionals

Online Consult ( posted on Mar 2, 2020 )

WE ARE LIVE ON https://www.online-consult.co.uk/org/royton-medical-centre

 

Please kindly see more informartion in the Online Consult tab on your left.

Immunisation information for migrants ( posted on Feb 20, 2020 )

Moved to the UK:

 

Get up-to-date with your vaccinations

 

Everyone in England should register with a GP. You can see them for free and you do not need proof of address.

 

You can find details on how to register with a GP in this leaflet and at www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/gps/how-to-register-with-a-gp-practice.

 

You may have to pay for some treatment on the NHS, but routine vaccinations are free.

 

What to do if you have problems accessing health care?

If you are still having problems dial 111.

 

Practice Half Closure Dates ( posted on Jan 23, 2020 )

The surgery will be closed from 12:30pm on the following dates due to staff training:

Wednesday 12th February

Wednesday 11th March

Wednesday 15th April

Wednesday 13th May

Wedneday 17th June

Wednesday 15th July

Wednesday 19th August

Wednesday 16th September

Wednesday 14th October

Wednesday 11th November

Wednesday 9th December

ShareForYou ( posted on Jan 15, 2020 )

From 17 February 2020, your medical record will be able to be viewed by other health and social care professionals directly involved in your care via a ShareforYou record. Please visit www.pennineshareforyou.nhs.uk/ for more information. If you would prefer that we didn't share your record then you can opt out at any time. Please speak to your GP or a member of the reception team. For more information please watch this short video about ShareforYou: https://youtu.be/mv8eGfsvzZw

LGBT in Practice-We have achieved the GOLD Award ( posted on Jan 14, 2020 )

PPG Invitation ( posted on Jan 10, 2020 )

Social Prescribing at RMC ( posted on Jan 9, 2020 )

What is Social Prescribing?

We know that taking care of your health involves more than just medicine. With Oldham Social Prescribing you can get specialist support for more than medical issues. Your local connector will contact you and spend time with you exploring what activities and/or local support could improve your health and wellbeing. You can consider the benefits of participating in them, and we will assist and support you to plan your next steps

By working closely together with GPs, nurses and other health care professionals patients are now being referred to a range of local, non-clinical services – services that could be used to treat or help with:

  • Loss of confidence/purpose
  • Social isolation
  • Loneliness
  • Life changing events such as bereavement, new born, retirement
  • Getting out and about
  • Emotional wellbeing
  • Healthy lifestyle choices
  • Long term health conditions
  • Accessing work, training and volunteering
  • Poor health linked to housing or housing conditions


What are the benefits?

• Improve your mental and physical health

• Meet new people

• Learn a new skill or participate in a new activity

• Increase self confidence and self esteem

• Better quality of life

• Get involved in your community


How do I access the service?

It’s simple, you can talk to your GP, health care professional or surgery staff, or fill in a self-referral form either at your surgery or online at www.oldhamcares.com/socialprescription and one of our connectors will contact you. Alternatively you can contact one of our connectors directly on 0161 339 2345 or email oldccg.socialprescribing@nhs.net and we’ll do the rest.


 


GP Patient Survey ( posted on Dec 24, 2019 )

Some patients registered at this GP practice will soon be invited to take part in a national survey about their experiences of local NHS services.

It covers issues that concern patients, such as access to care and satisfaction with treatment. If you receive a questionnaire, please help NHS England by filling it in as soon as possible.

It is really important that we hear your views, even if you have received a questionnaire like this before. Your response will help us to improve GP practices and other local NHS services so they better meet your needs.

Need a Doctors Appointment? ( posted on Dec 20, 2019 )

Need a doctor’s appointment? It’s now easier to see a GP near where you live.

Recent changes mean that Greater Manchester can offer more out-of-hours GP appointments. So wherever you live in the region, you’ll be able to get an evening or weekend appointment with a doctor or health professional in your local area.

http://www.gmhsc.org.uk/moregphours/

Choose the Right Care ( posted on Dec 6, 2019 )

Please visit The Choose Well website which includes details of services in the area, including local pharmacies and walk-in centres, and self-care information www.choosewellmanchester.org.uk/

LGBT Training ( posted on Dec 5, 2019 )

05/12/2019 - Our staff took part in Pride in Practice training to ensure that all our LGBT patients have access to GP Practices, Dental Practices, Pharmacies and Optometry outlets that are LGBT inclusive. Please visit www.lgbt.foundation or call 0345 3 30 30 30 for more information.


Welfare Rights Service at RMC ( posted on Dec 5, 2019 )

Do you need advice or help with benefits? You can get free and impartial advice and support from the Welfare Rights Service on:

  • Benefit entitlement and applications
  • Benefit appeals
  • Tribunal preparation
  • Mandatory reconsideration

You are supported to make your own decisions. We'll make you aware of your rights so you don't miss out on any benefits you are entitled to claim.

The Welfare Rights Service is based at Royton Medical Centre every 2 weeks on a Wednesday. You can also call 0161 770 6655, or visit www.oldham.gov.uk/helpwithbenefits

 

7 Day Access Is Coming To Your Practice! ( posted on Dec 5, 2019 )

The 7 day access service will be holding out of hours GP appointments at Royton Medical Centre from December 2019. The clinics will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30pm to 9pm. You can call 0161 934 2827 any time to arrange an appointment.

CQC Review September 2019 ( posted on Dec 4, 2019 )

19th September 2019 - we had our annual regulatory phone call and maintained good rating. Please visit the link for more information https://www.cqc.org.uk/location/1-1972390994

Diabetes My Way ( posted on Dec 2, 2019 )

Diabetes My Way (DMW) offers a new one-stop website to help people living with diabetes in Greater Manchester to manage their condition more effectively. At the same time, it provides registered users living with type 2 diabetes with information, access to their own GP data, accredited education and a personalised diabetes dashboard.

Offering a range of supporting services and materials, DMW will also provide some patients with the opportunity to access digital support apps including:

• 8 weeks of 1-1 specialist diabetes dietitian support, via phone or app, provided by Oviva.

• 12 weeks personal lifestyle coaching, via phone and app, helping people to lose weight and feel fitter, provided by Changing Health.

• An app to improve brain health by monitoring and strengthening cognitive fitness, provided by MyCognition.

For more information and to register visit diabetesmyway.nhs.uk


The World's Big Sleep Out ( posted on Dec 2, 2019 )

7th December 2019 - A global sleep out to call for an end to homlessness will be taking place in Manchester. You can sign up or find more information about the Sleep Out at www.Bigsleepout.com #BigSleepOut

Did You Know? ( posted on Dec 2, 2019 )

- WE ARE OPEN 5 DAYS A WEEK 8.00AM - 6.30PM

- WE OPEN UNTIL 8.45PM EVERY MONDAY - EXTENDED OPENING HOURS

- WE OFFER SAME DAY APPOINTMENTS FOR ALL UNDER 5 YEARS OF AGE FOR ACUTE PROBLEMS

- WE OFFER A TEXT REMINDER FOR ALL APPOINTMENTS (PLEASE ENSURE WE HAVE UP TO DATE MOBILE NUMBERS)

- WE ARE LOOKING TO SCREEN ALL PATIENTS OVER 40 YEARS FULL HEALTHCHECK

- WE OFFER ALL PATIENTS OVER THE AGE OF 65 YEARS A FULL HEALTHCHECK

- WE HOLD MINOR SURGERY CLINICS

- WE OFFER HEALTHCHECKS AND SUPPORT FOR VETERANS

- WE OFFER HEALTHCHECKS FOR ALL OUR PATIENTS WHO ARE CARERS

- WE HOLD ULTRASOUND CLINICS (WEEKLY) - BEACON GROUP SERVICES.

- WE HAVE MIND INTERVENTION CLINICS (WEEKLY)

- WE OFFER COMFORT CALLING FOR THE ELDERLY/VULNERABLE

- WE OFFER AN ELECTRONIC PRESCRIBING SERVICE

- WE ARE HOMELESS FRIENDLY AND HAVE A FOOD BANK IN OUR SURGERY

- WE OFFER MINOR AILMENTS CLINICS

- THERE IS A 7 DAY ACCESS SERVICE AVAILABLE WHERE PATIENTS CAN SEE A GP IN THE EVENINGS AND AT WEEKENDS


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