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  • When Stroke Strikes, Act F.A.S.T
  • COVID Vaccinations abroad
    Patients should be advised to check the Foreign travel advice – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) website where there is advice on entry requirements for anyone travelling from England to a list of 226 countries.  The advice from most countries is that vaccination status needs to be certified by official health authorities from the country that provided the […]
  • NHS patients, staff and visitors must continue to wear face coverings in healthcare settings
    England’s chief nurse has today reminded the public that everyone accessing or visiting healthcare settings must continue to wear a face covering and follow social distancing rules. COVID-19 restrictions will end in many settings in England from Monday. However, Public Health England’s infection prevention control guidelines and hospital visiting guidance are set to remain in […]
  • General Practice Data for Planning and Research: GP Practice Privacy Notice
    We are providing data to NHS Digital as part of the General Practice Data for Planning and Research data collection, so that patient data can be used to help improve everyone’s health and care. If you wish to opt out of this please If you wish to opt out then please fill out the following […]
  • NHS App
    NHS login makes it easier and quicker for you to securely access digital health and care services with one username and password. You must be registered at a GP surgery in England or receiving NHS services in England. The first time you set up your NHS login, you will need to prove who you are. […]
  • Getting My COVID-19 Vaccine
    New services at Blackpool Victoria Hospital will now allow you to book your COVID-19 vaccine direct. You can only use this service if any of the following apply: Aged 30 and over Aged 18 and over with any underlying health conditions  Aged 18 and over AND living, caring or working with anyone with underlying health […]
  • Carers Support Groups
    CARERS SUPPORT GROUPS FYLDE and WYRE Register as a Carer: Carers Information Service How Do I Become A Registered Carer? | Surewise.com Carers: help and support – Citizens Advice Adults CARERS UNITE– Supports carers through provision of social monthly activities. Carers point telephone: 01253 362145. RE-CONNECT- is a volunteer based scheme which can offer support […]
  • Covid-19 Vaccination Programme
    The first phase of the NHS COVID-19 vaccination programme has started in the UK. When it is the right time for you to receive the vaccine, you will receive an invitation to come forward. Please do not contact us to get an appointment until you are contacted. Please share this message with family and friends […]
  • How to book a COVID-19 test
    Your GP Practice cannot assist you in booking a Covid-19 test and does not provide Covid-19 testing; this can only be done via the national online booking portal. Your GP Practice cannot advise you on whether or not your child or children are safe to return to school; this should be discussed with the school(s) concerned. Please […]
  • Advice for parents during COVID-19: what to do if your child is unwell or injured
    The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) has produced a useful poster for parents and carers advising what to do if a child is unwell or injured during the COVID-19 outbreak. Download a printable version of the poster here and keep it handy at home.
  • Community Hubs offering support during COVID-19 outbreak
    Hubs have been set up in each district of Lancashire to help support the people who need it most during the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • Need a sick note for COVID-19? Here’s what you need to do
    People unable to work for more than seven days because of COVID-19 can obtain an isolation note through a new online service. Isolation notes will provide employees with evidence for their employers that they have been advised to self-isolate due to COVID-19, either because they have symptoms or they live with someone who has symptoms, […]
  • What to do about your immunosuppressant medication if you develop symptoms of COVID-19
    Avoiding COVID-19 in the first place Please first read the section about self-isolation, about reducing the chances of getting COVID-19. Routine blood test monitoring Of course you and we know that you need regular blood tests because of the drugs you are taking.   We believe that coming for these blood tests does actually count as […]
  • Travel advice and insurance forms
    Sadly we are not able to offer individual advice about travelling.  The Foreign Office issues travel guidance.  At the time of writing, the government is advising against non-essential travel to anywhere in the world.  That apart, the advice would be that, for the moment, if you are in an ‘at risk’ group it would be […]
  • Deliveries of medication
    We understand that pharmacies are starting to struggle with deliveries of medicines, and that this is a real problem for some people.  Unfortunately we are not able to influence this, and we do not have the resources to find a pharmacy that will deliver. If your normal pharmacy cannot deliver your medicines but you can […]
  • Ibuprofen and COVID-19
    There have been reports in the French press that ibuprofen might increase the risks with COVID-19.  The advice from Public Health England is that there is no evidence that ibuprofen increases the risk of catching COVID-19 or making it worse. There are some patients who are generally advised to be very cautious or avoid ibuprofen, […]
  • Paracetamol and ibuprofen on prescription
    We know that there is a serious problem with the availability of paracetamol over the counter at pharmacists.  Doctors and nurses are also struggling to buy it for themselves, just as you are.  We have had requests for prescriptions for it.  We are really sorry that we are not able to issue prescriptions for paracetamol […]
  • Requests for salbutamol inhalers
    We are being inundated with requests for salbutamol inhalers. Clearly it is important that people are able to manage their conditions well and safely.  It is understandable that there might be a worry that you might get wheezy if you get COVID-19, and it is important and sensible to make sure you have an inhaler […]
  • High blood pressure and COVID-19
    We are being asked two separate questions about high blood pressure (hypertension) and COVID-19 There are a lot of unknowns in a situation like this pandemic.  The scientific understanding and knowledge is developing rapidly.  At Cleveleys Group Practice we will try to keep up to date with the latest thinking, and try to interpret the […]
  • Copy of letter sent to patients in very high risk group (Group2) by NHS England
    Dear [Patient], IMPORTANT ADVICE TO KEEP YOU SAFE FROM CORONAVIRUS Your safety and the continued provision of the care and treatment you need is a priority for the NHS. This letter gives you advice on how to protect yourself and access the care and treatment you need. The NHS has identified you, or the named […]
  • Advice about Self Isolation if you have an underlying health condition including Asthma
    Advice about whether you should isolate yourself because of underlying health conditions, including asthma Please read all the information below before you think about contacting the surgery We hope you will find the answer to your question here. Please think carefully about whether you really need to ring the surgery We are dealing with a […]
  • NHS 111 link to get an isolation note
    Please click on the link below if you need an isolation note re COVID-19 https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note
  • COVID-19 Our role in Primary Care
    Our role in primary care This week has been somewhat surreal, and you may be wondering what our role is in all this. The role of Cleveleys Group Practice as the weeks and months roll on may well change.  But for the moment, and for the very immediate future, our role is not to be […]
  • COVID-19 Fit Note Requests
    Coronavirus (COVID-19) and requests for fit notes (Med3) Requests for certification of absence from work may fall into five categories: Personally affected – isolating for seven days 2. Personally affected – remaining unwell for over seven days 3. Household member affected – isolating for fourteen days as per government advice 4. At risk group – […]
  • COVID-19 FAQ
    Frequently Asked Questions https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 UPDATED 24th March 2020 Frequently Asked Questions by our Patients Dear patients, Not surprisingly we are receiving many questions and requests from individual patients about all sorts of things to do with the COVID-19 pandemic.  We know that you understand this because you are saying so and you are apologetic for […]
  • Going the extra mile for Sport Relief
    People working at the home of Blackpool Football Club have been challenged to walk or run 2020 laps of the Bloomfield Road pitch over 24 hours in the name of Sport Relief. Hundreds of NHS and Blackpool FC Community Trust staff based at offices in the football club have been invited to take part in […]

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