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FLU CAMPAIGN
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Due to COVID we once again are expecting greatly increased demand for flu vaccinations in the coming months.

We have planned our capacity to be able to give this important protection to our patients, here at the surgery, and therefore we urge you to book your vaccine with us as soon as possible.

The Surgery will be holding flu clinics at weekends along with weekdays throughout September and October.

To ensure that we are able to maintain social distancing we ask that when you attend for your appointment you arrive at the appointed time you have been given, and that you wear a facemask or covering. 

The demand for vaccination this year will be very high so please ensure you book your appointment and reserve your vaccine.

  • Appointments are available from 18th September

Take action today and BOOK your FLU appointment! You can book online, or by calling the surgery on 01562 546740

There will be 3 vaccines available this year:

  •      FLU - Over 65       
  •      FLU – Under 65
  •      *CHILDREN (Dedicated clinics, dates TBC)

*All children age 2 and 3 years old on 31st August of the current flu season are offered flu vaccination at their GP Surgery. Children in at risk group aged between 6 months and less than 18 years of  age are also able to book*

Flu eligibility;

  • 50 years old or over
  • *Serious long-term health condition
  • Pregnant
  • Living in a long-stay residential care home or another long-stay care facility
  • Receive a carer's allowance, or you're the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill
  • Live with someone who's at high risk of coronavirus (on the NHS shielded patient list) or you expect to be with them on most days over winter

 

* Serious long-term health condition, including:  

  • Chronic (long-term) respiratory diseases, such as asthma (that requires an inhaled or tablet steroid treatment, or has led to hospital admission in the past), COPD, emphysema or bronchitis
  • Chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis
  • Chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease Motor Neurone disease, MS, cerebral palsy
  • Learning disability
  • Diabetes
  • problems with your spleen – for example, sickle cell disease or if you have had your spleen removed
  • a weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV or Aids or medicines such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy
  • being seriously overweight (a BMI of 40 or above)

 

With the additional risk of severe consequences of COVID to our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) patients, it is particularly important that you take up this flu vaccination offer this season if you fall into one of the eligible patient groups listed.

 

Thank you 


COVID-19

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To read all the latest information regarding Covid-19 within Wyre Forest Health Partnership please click here
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*Important Notice*

Prior to the Covid pandemic WFHP had for several years been offering a remote consultation service, by telephone.

This avoided long waiting times building to be seen by a clinician as there was always availability on the day if required. This way of consulting has now extended to include remote consultations by video and on-line ie “e-consults”. We continued throughout the Pandemic and still always do, offer Face to Face appointments following a remote consultation in agreement with the patient, if it is helpful to management of the patient’s presenting problem.

Thank you 


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New Shared Care Record delivering better, safer care for all our patients

We wanted to let you know that we are finally connecting our systems to offer joined-up health and care records, which will enable better, safer care and treatment for all our patients.

 

As a GP, it is difficult to provide joined-up care with so many separate systems for handling patient information. These were not connected, meaning that you often had to repeat your story each time you received care at a different organisation, or with a different health professional. The Shared Care Record means up-to-date records will be immediately available to professionals caring for you as a patient, when you need direct care.

 

It will mean, for instance, a doctor in a hospital, or a paramedic who attends a 999 call will be able to confidentially access the same crucial information that we can at the Practice, such as details of any allergies and current medications, bringing potentially life-saving benefits.

 

Robust security measures are in place to protect your health information and all staff must follow the law on keeping your information confidential.

 

The Shared Care Record is not the same as the General Practice Data for Planning and Research Directions (GPDPR), which is a national NHS Digital initiative to use GP practice data for research and planning purposes.

 

The Shared Care Record is a local initiative to share information with organisations directly involved in your care to ensure that you receive prompt and appropriate treatment when you need it.

 

For more information, please visit: https://herefordshireandworcestershireccg.nhs.uk/health-services/shared-care-record


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We recognise the challenges faced within families during the Covid 19 period has exacerbated the challenges families face in bringing up children.  There are times when a family needs help and support. Early help means providing support as soon as a problem emerges, at any point in a child’s life, from pre-birth through to teenage years.

Here to Help  is part of Worcestershire’s response to Covid19. Information is available through their website:  Here2Help Website http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/here2help

or call 01905 768053.

Here2help Supporting Happy Parental Relationships Website contains a range of self-help information and links to  http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/info/20793/here2help_supporting_happy_parental_relationships


Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)

The NHS across Worcestershire and Herefordshire 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 

a new continuous cough or

loss of taste or smell

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 here.

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 here

 


NHS 111 phone lines are experiencing high volumes of calls  please use the link below to assess your risk and follow instructions:-

https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19

How to avoid spreading or catching:

There are things you can do to reduce the spread

Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve (not hands) when you sneeze

Discard tissues immediately

Wash you hands with soap and water often – use a hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available

Avoid close contact with people who are unwell

 Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

If you think you have been infected with Coronavirus –

Self Isolate

Do not go to your GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital

Call NHS 111 for advice

  What is self Isolation?

If you are asked to self isolate this is what you should do

Stay at home

Stay away from work, schools or public places

Do not use public transport or taxis

Ask friends or families to run errands for you

Avoid visitors coming to your house – it is ok for delivery of food or essential items.

You may be asked to do this for 14 days to reduce the spread of infection to other people

  What is the treatment for Coronavirus?

There is currently no treatment for this illness

Antibiotics do not help as they do not work against any virus

Any treatment that you are advised to take will be to treat the symptoms not fight the illness

Self Isolation for 14 days

 

More information is available at:

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

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

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


BEWARE OF SCAMMERS

There is heightened coverage around the recent Coronavirus outbreak around the world, which is now severely impacting on the UK and the NHS. 

Unfortunately fraudsters are targeting these circumstances to take advantage of public fear and concern

We have been made aware that our patients are receiving phone calls, texts and letters from fraudsters. They will try and obtain your personal details and in particular your NHS number.

Scammers are sophisticated, opportunistic and will try many ways to get the information they want. They often target the vulnerable.

If you are suspicious, do not give any details over the phone, hang up and then ring your GP Practice to confirm. 


The doctors and staff at Kidderminster Medical Centre in Kidderminster are proud to offer the highest standard of patient-centered healthcare.

We are a Military Veterans Accredited Practice.

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Accessing the practice:

There is free parking at the rear of the building, we also have allocated parking for our disabled patients.

Wheelchair access is via the rear entrance.

Patient services are spread over two floors  - GPs and ANPs are all on level 1.  Nurses and HCA's are all on level 2

Toilets are available on all floors and we are in the process of having a RADAR lock fitted to our disabled toilets on level 1.


Allocated Named GP:

All patients that are registered at Kidderminster Medical Centre have a named allocated GP who will oversee your care.

You are still entitled to see whichever Clinician you choose to. Please see our 'further information' section on the right.


Online Patient Access:

Online access is available to all our patients aged 16 years and above.

The process is simple to sign up to  - you will need to attend the practice with one form of ID, the forms takes a couple of minutes to complete and gives you access to:

Medical Records (Summary)

Ordering your repeat medications

Reviewing your upcoming appointments

Booking appointments with GPs and nurses.  You can also book appointments for smears, INR blood tests, flu vaccinations, child immunisations, phlebotomy clinic appointments and NHS health checks.

 

(Site updated 04/10/2021)

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