Message from Dr Beazley
"I had planned on spending the first few months of 2020 saying goodbye to the many patients and friends at Spencer St Surgery before my planned retirement in April. However everything changed in the spring with the onset of Covid-19 and amidst all the new ways of working and lockdown, April arrived and I missed the opportunity of saying goodbye and wishing everyone well for the future. I feel very privileged to have worked at Spencer Street with such a great team and to get to know so many people, staff and patients during my 15 years at Spencer Street. Many thanks for all the good wishes, cards and presents from those I did manage to see before I left. I know that despite the current troubles with Covid-19, Spencer Street Surgery will continue to be a brilliant Practice caring for everyone. Keep safe and all good wishes, Maggie Beazley"
SHIELDING COMMUNICATIONS - Please read for up to date shielding advice from 6th July 2020
WE ARE OFFERING ONLINE CONSULTATIONS
Why not access our new service - Online Consultations - where you can get information, help and support on over 200 clinical topics, as well as
contacting your practice for things such as general advice, requesting fit notes, medical reports etc. Responses will be within two working days.
CORONAVIRUS - ADVICE TO PATIENTS
Coronavirus - Advice for Patients
IF YOU HAVE A NEW CONTINUOUS COUGH OR A FEVER (WITH A TEMPERATURE OF 37.8 DEGREES OR MORE) YOU SHOULD SELF-ISOLATE. DO NOT ATTEND THE PRACTICE.
If you have symptoms, and live alone, stay at home for 7 days
If you live with other people, they should stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person got symptoms
If you live with someone who is 70 or over, has a long-term condition, is pregnant or has a weakened immune system, try to find somewhere else for them to stay for 14 days.
If you have to stay at home together, try to keep away from each other as much as possible.
The NHS will contact patients from Monday 23 March 2020 if they are at particularly high risk of getting seriously ill with coronavirus. They'll be given specific advice about what to do. Please do not contact your GP Practice about this as information will be coming out to you from a central source.
YOU DO NOT NEED A FIT NOTE FROM YOUR GP FOR 7 DAYS - YOU SHOULD SELF-CERTIFY IN THESE CIRCUMSTANCES.
WE ARE OFFERING ONLINE CONSULTATIONS - CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW - IN ADDITION TO TELEPHONE AND VIDEO CONSULTATIONS WHICH ARE BOOKABLE BY CONTACTING RECEPTION.
If you have moderate to severe symptoms, please visit https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19. The 111 telephone link is extremely busy and patients are advised to go online first.
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As of Friday 13th March in line with current COVID-19 advice, we are cancelling all nurse face to face appointments until further notice. If you have any concerns please contact reception on 01228 529171 and you will be put on a Nurse Triage List. Thanks for your understanding at this very difficult time.
The Practice will be closed for staff training on the following dates from 1.00pm onwards.
Wednesday 8th July 2020
Thursday 17th September 2020
Wednesday 14th October 2020
Thursday 19th November 2020
CONTACT 111 WHEN THE PRACTICE IS CLOSED - UNLESS EMERGENCY WHEN IT'S 999
Appointments are available from 6.30pm on weekday evenings and from 8am on weekends or during Bank Holidays via CHoC Extended Access Service (CHEA). You can request a CHEA appointment via your GP surgery. Appointments are available with GP's, Nurses and Pharmacists
Extended Access Leaflet for Patients
Cumbria Health On Call (CHEA) are offering routine telephone appointments with pharmacists for medication reviews. Appointments are in the evenings and on weekends during an allocated time to suit you. They can arrange repeat dispensing, action medication changes and can re-authorise your medications for the year. Please see the below poster for more information.
If urgent care is required outside your GP’s usual opening hours, please call 111. If your need is life threatening, please call 999 or go immediately to the nearest A&E Department.
When we are closed…………..
- Need access to NHS Medical and Dental Services out of hours? Please visit https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/urgent-and-emergency-care/nhs-out-of-hours-services/
- Need general health advice? Call 111 or visit the website: https://111.nhs.uk/
- Need medication advice or an urgent supply of medication? Call 111 as they can direct you to the Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS).
- Need to see or speak to a GP, nurse and Pharmacy advice outside of Practice hours? Appointments are available from 6.30pm on weekday evenings and from 8am on weekends or during Bank Holidays via CHoC Extended Access Service (CHEA). You can request a CHEA appointment via your GP surgery. If urgent care is required outside your GP’s usual opening hours, please call 111. If your need is life threatening, please call 999 or go immediately to the nearest A&E Department.
Are you prescribed Ranitidine?
Information about the recent recall of your tablets
Please click on the link below to view information about a new service - Electronic Repeat Dispensing....
ELECTRONIC REPEAT DISPENSING