Access Screening to Chlamydia Testing on This Link

https://www.freetest.me/landing/swish Please tell them you found them through us – East Quay Medical Centre

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Local Information About When and How to Isolate

https://eastquaymedicalcentre.com/self-isolation-leaflet-080620/

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New Online Services Available Here – Sick Notes Etc

We are launching a new service for patients to use to contact us. It is only for non-urgent routine matters…

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Dave the Dog can help children understand coronavirus

https://eastquaymedicalcentre.com/dave-the-dog-book-2/

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If you have an appointment at the medical centre, please wear a face covering

Face coverings can help us protect each other and reduce the spread of the disease if you are in an…

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A new bereavement guide for those suffering a loss at this time

This is a leaflet providing key information to support you at this especially difficult time: Bereavement COVID

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Rowlands new opening hours

The onsite pharmacy, Rowlands, is now open 9-6.30, except for lunchtime closing 1-2. The pharmacy will be open 2-5 on…

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How your data is used has changed for the pandamic

Please click the link below for national information on the changes, and view our own supplementary notice below: https://digital.nhs.uk/services/summary-care-records-scr/scr-coronavirus-covid-19-supplementary-privacy-notice Supplementary…

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Somerset Health Passport

This may also be useful for those who may need support to help new people caring for them to understand…

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Useful form for patients with learning disabilities or autism

The following form has been developed to help those with learning disabilities or autism, to record important and useful information,…

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Online portal for covid testing

Online testing portal For essential workers… https://self-referral.test-for-coronavirus.service.gov.uk/ For over 65s and other eligible groups… https://self-referral.test-for-coronavirus.service.gov.uk/test-type

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We have a Facebook page

It is intended as a communication tool out to patients on information on the medical centre as well as local…

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New government website – for if you are struggling due to COVID

https://www.gov.uk/find-coronavirus-support You can find information about: feeling unsafe going in to work paying bills or being unemployed getting food having…

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Mindline now open 24/7

Mindline is the front door for corona virus anxiety and worry but also for emerging and on-going mental health problems…

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Free online course for diabetes

Free Online Course on Type 2 Diabetes Registration is open for a 2-day free online education course on understanding type…

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Changes at East Quay

We have some changes here at the surgery. Dr Jon Parratt is retiring from East Quay Medical Centre. As you…

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Coronavirus support helpline – 0300 790 6275

0300 790 6275 Available 8am to 6pm, seven days a week A single number is now available for anyone in…

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New Helpline

Somerset’s new Coronavirus helpline launched A single phone number is now available for anyone in Somerset who needs Coronavirus-related support…

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Changes to GP services at this time

GP services have been given a mandate from the NHS to reorganise their services to ensure that patients continue to…

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New dietician webinars

The newly updated NHS dietetic website http://www.patientwebinars.co.uk is now up and running as of today. Particularly with COVID-19 in mind,…

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Need help getting food or medicine? Or want to volunteer to help those that do?

Please click here for information: Volunteering in Somerset during Coronavirus outbreak If you would like to volunteer, Spark Somerset has set…

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Are you struggling with your mental health due do Covid 19?

Mindline are providing a good support line Please call them on 01823 276892 Mon-Fri 9am – 11pm Satr-Sun 8pm –…

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Rowlands is really busy but please be patient

Please allow a lot of time if you are coming to collect your prescription. Please ensure you keep 2 metres…

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Rowlands opening hours from today

The Rowlands Pharmacy opening hours are be 10am – 1pm and 2pm to 6.30pm

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We have moved to total telephone triage

To cope with the demand we are expecting over the coming weeks, we have moved to total triage. If you…

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Those who need to ensure excellent social isolation

On Monday 16th March the UK government announced a package of measures, advising those who are or may be at…

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Should you fully isolate for 12 weeks?

The government are writing to the 1.5million patients who need to stay at home totally for 12 weeks, for their…

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Self isolating and need a sick note?

There is now an online link for patients to get self-isolation notes if the official advice regarding isolation applies to…

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Advice for high risk groups

Who are we talking about? As at 20 March:  High-risk groups – who should be reducing social contact and ‘social…

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Thinking of travelling?

COVID-19 Information from Gov.uk website The outbreak of COVID-19 continues to evolve. As of 17 March 2020, the Foreign and…

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Rowlands pharmacy – temporary periods of closure for a few hours today and Monday

All pharmacies are struggling a the moment, so please be patient and allow extra time for ordering and collection. Rowlands…

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Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)

Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19). The official advice. The NHS in Somerset and Public Health England (PHE) are well…

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Self isolating and need a sick note?

Please visit this website and point your employer to it too.. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/covid-19-guidance-for-employees    

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How do I come out of isolation?

Correct at 17/3/2020… Those who develop symptoms must self-isolate for SEVEN days. After 7 days, if they are well, they…

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What does self isolation mean?

Correct at 17/3/2020… To protect others in the community • Not leaving the house and, if living with others, minimising…

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We cannot tell you if you should go to work at the moment

We have no more guidance than is on the news or government websites regarding whether patients should not go into…

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Want more information about self-isolation?

If you, or anyone in your household, have a new persist dry cough or a temperature of 37.8 or more,…

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URGENT CHANGE – we have moved to total triage

Demand is starting to peak and we have a number of clinicians in isolation. They are able to work from…

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We are trialling text messaging

Due to COVID-19, we have set up text messaging. We will not use this for messages about your health or…

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Want to change your appointment to a telephone appointment?

If you are concerned about coming into the surgery at the moment, we can do many appointments over the telephone….

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If you were going to travel and are now worried about whether you should…

The surgery is currently receiving a lot of requests for travel cancellation forms from people who want to cancel their…

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Use 111 online for coronavirus please!

If you need general information on coronavirus, please use this url: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ If you are concerned that you may have…

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Latest advice regarding the Corona virus – check this regularly

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public Remember if you have had ANY contact with anyone at risk, then do NOT come in to the surgery….

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Hand hygiene is key to avoiding the corona virus

Wash your hands frequently Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand rub if your…

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Your views can help

Some patients registered at this GP practice will soon be invited to take part in a national survey about their…

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Worried you have been in contact with the Corona Virus and having symptoms?

If you think you have been exposed to the Corona Virus (i.e. been to China or in contact with someone…

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Publication of earnings 2019

All GP practices are required to declare the mean net earnings (eg. Average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS…

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DO NOT COME INTO THE SURGERY IF YOU HAVE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH THE CORONA VIRUS

If you think you have been exposed to the Corona Virus (i.e. been to China or in contact with someone…

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Engagement on community health and care services in Somerset – now live

During the autumn of 2018 Somerset NHS carried out an extensive engagement exercise to ask people to share their views…

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Dadpads’ launched in Somerset – useful resource for new dads and dads-to-be

The DadPad is an easy-to-use resource for new dads and dads-to-be, packed with relevant information. Its aim is to provide…

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Allergy testing – webinar

Together with top allergy specialists, Professor Arshad and Professor Holloway from Southampton Medical School, we have just produced an excellent…

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