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**  APPOINTMENTS  **

Due to the Covid19 Pandemic, we have had to change the way we see patients at the surgery. Depending on the problem, you may not be able to attend surgery at all. 

GP/ANP/Minor Illness Nurse Appointments:  Until further notice, we are only booking telephone appointments with GP's. You will be able to discuss your problem with them over the phone, and if they need to see you face-to-face, they will arrange for you to come into surgery.

Nurse Appointments: Until further notice, we have suspended all annual reviews. The nurses have made the clinical decision that they can complete certain reviews over the phone, such as Asthma and Rheumatoid Arthritis reviews. Furthermore, they will only see patients who need essential services. For example, urgent blood tests requested by another clinician, B12 injections, dressing changes, childhood vaccinations and more.

Please be aware that we are asking all patients who need to come into surgery to wear a face mask, or something else that can cover their mouth and nose, such as a scarf. We are asking that patients attend appointments by themselves unless absolutely necessary. For childhood vaccinations, we are asking that only one parent or guardian attends with the child for the appointment. As per advice from the NHS, Children under the age of 2 do not have to wear face masks. However, if you are bringing them for their pre-school Boosters when they are 3 years and 4 months old, it would be helpful if you could try and arrange something.

All clinicians that are seeing patients face-to-face will be wearing PPE (face mask/eye mask/possibly a gown). This is for your safety as well as theirs.

** BANK HOLIDAY OPENING **

The Practice will be closed this Bank Holiday Monday (25th May).

The extended hours 'GP Care Wakefield' service will be running as usual to help with any urgent medical needs. To access the service, please telephone the usual Practice telephone number to be redirected to a trained clinician who can assess your needs and arrange a telephone consultation, or appointment locally, if needed.

As we hope you will be able to appreciate, this is an unprecedented time for all NHS staff who are extremely busy therefore your cooperation, understanding and patience are greatly appreciated.

For the latest advice and information about coronavirus, please visit: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

** BANK HOLIDAY OPENING **

The Practice will continue to stay open on Early May Bank Holiday (Friday 8th May) 8am until 4pm to ensure that any urgent needs can be responded to.

Please remember you should NOT attend the Practice without a pre-booked appointment. If you have a medical need on any of the above days please telephoning the Practice first.

For the rest of the weekend, the extended hours 'GP Care Wakefield' service will be running as usual between 9am and 3pm. To access the service, please telephone the usual Practice telephone number to be redirected to a trained clinician who can assess your need and arrange a telephone consultation, or appointment locally, if needed. This service will take over at 4pm on the Friday afternoon.

We are still waiting for an update about the Spring Bank Holiday at the end of May (Monday 25th May) but we will let you know as soon as we do.

As we hope you will be able to appreciate, this is an unprecedented time for all NHS staff who are extremely busy therefore your cooperation, understanding and patience are greatly appreciated.

For the latest advice and information about coronavirus, please visit: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

** BANK HOLIDAY OPENING **

The Practice will continue to stay open on both Good Friday (April 10) and Easter Monday (April 13) from 8am until 6:30pm to ensure that any urgent needs can be responded to over the bank holiday period.

Please remember you should NOT attend the Practice without a pre-booked appointment. If you have a medical need on any of the above days please telephoning the Practice first.

For the rest of the weekend, the extended hours 'GP Care Wakefield' service will be running as usual between 9am and 3pm. To access the service, please telephone the usual Practice telephone number to be redirected to a trained clinician who can assess your need and arrange a telephone consultation, or appointment locally, if needed.

As we hope you will be able to appreciate, this is an unprecedented time for all NHS staff who are extremely busy therefore your cooperation, understanding and patience are greatly appreciated.

For the latest advice and information about coronavirus, please visit: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/


** IMPORTANT - RESCUE PACKS **

April 2020

We have been made aware of some inaccurate information circulating with regards to special ‘rescue packs’ for patients with pre-existing respiratory conditions such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This is creating increased demand from patients requesting inhalers who have not had inhalers for several years.

Therefore, please DO NOT contact the Practice for a rescue pack. The main reason for this is we understand that neither antibiotics or steroids would help in the early stages of a COVID-19 (coronavirus) and patients might delay seeking medical advice if they became increasingly short of breath. Also inhalers should only be restarted if your symptoms have returned.

Please only request inhalers if you are currently using them and please visit Asthma UK www.asthma.org.uk or British Lung Foundation www.blf.org.uk for further information. You should continue to manage your asthma condition in the usual way and if you feel you have symptoms of COVID-19, go to 111.nhs.uk/covid-19 before doing anything else.

We would also like to reassure you that the large majority of people, even with underlying risk factors, will have a mild to moderate illness will recover well. Information on COVID-19 can be found online at nhs.uk/coronavirus.


Coronavirus (COVID-19) latest information

March 2020

Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)
Stay at home to stop coronavirus spreading Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus. This includes people of all ages – even if you do not have any symptoms or other health conditions. You can only leave your home:

  • to shop for basic essentials – only when you really need to
  • to do one form of exercise a day – such as a run, walk or cycle, alone or with other people you live with
  • for any medical need – for example, to visit a pharmacy or deliver essential supplies to a vulnerable person
  • to travel to and from work – but only where this is absolutely necessary

What to do if you have coronavirus symptoms Continue to stay at home if you have either:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual) To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home. Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do. https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19/ What to do if you need medical help for another reason If you need medical help not related to coronavirus, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
  • For health information and advice, use the NHS website or check your GP surgery website.
  • For urgent medical help, use the NHS 111 online service. Only call 111 if you're unable to get help online.
  • For life-threatening emergencies, call 999 for an ambulance.

Read more advice about getting medical help at home. Advice for people at high risk If you're at high risk of getting seriously ill from coronavirus, there are extra things you should do to avoid catching it. These include:

  • not leaving your home – you should not go out to do shopping, visit friends or family, or attend any gatherings
  • avoiding close contact with other people in your home as much as possible

Read the full advice on protecting yourself if you're at high risk from coronavirus on GOV.UK. Who is at high risk? You may be at high risk from coronavirus if you:

  • have had an organ transplant
  • are having certain types of cancer treatment
  • have blood or bone marrow cancer, such as leukaemia
  • have a severe lung condition, such as cystic fibrosis or severe asthma
  • have a condition that makes you much more likely to get infections
  • are taking medicine that weakens your immune system
  • are pregnant and have a serious heart condition Information

If you're at high risk, you will be contacted by the NHS by Sunday 29 March 2020. Do not contact your GP or healthcare team at this stage – wait to be contacted. Further information and advice can be found at the following link https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/



Corona Virus information

February 2020

The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.

The risk to the general public is moderate. If you have arrived back to the UK from mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau within 14 days, follow the specific advice for returning travellers.

Anyone who has travelled to China or places listed above in the last 14 days and develops symptoms of cough or fever or shortness of breath, should immediately:

  • Stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as you would with the flu
  • Call NHS 111 to inform them of your recent travel to the country

 

Information for the public is available at gov.uk/coronavirus

Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact. A person can also be infected by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands.

The risk of being in close contact with a person with coronavirus or contaminated surfaces is very low at the current time, as members of the public who have visited Wuhan, Hubei province, China are currently in isolation.

Testing of suspected coronavirus cases is carried out in line with strict regulations. This means that suspected cases are kept in isolation, away from public areas of the hospital and returned home also in isolation. Any equipment that come into contact with suspected cases are thoroughly cleaned as appropriate. Specific guidance has also been shared with NHS staff to help safeguard them and others.  Patients can be reassured that their safety is a top priority, and are encouraged to attend all appointments as usual.

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.

You can find the latest information and advice from Public Health England at www.gov.uk/coronavirus




Dr Javali returns to Maybush Medical Centre

6th March 2019

We are very pleased to announce that Dr Javali has returned to work at Maybush!  Dr Javali was a former partner at the Practice but left in April 2017.  Dr Javali has re-joined the clinical team today as a part time salaried GP and available for consultation every Wednesday and Thursday.    We are extremely pleased to have a friendly familiar face back on board.  We hope you will join us in wishing her a very warm welcome!




Major Refurbishment Work

21st January 2019

An exciting and extensive refurbishment programme will be taking place at Maybush starting Monday 21st January 2019.  

The revamp (funded by private investment) is expected to last for approximately 18 weeks, and will bring an outdated building up to a new modern healthcare standards.  The benefits will include: 

๐Ÿ”น a more comfortable environment for patients and staff 

๐Ÿ”น a modern dementia-friendly waiting room with a welcoming reception desk

๐Ÿ”น better access and compliance for  wheelchair users 

๐Ÿ”น improvements in toilet facilities including baby changing area

๐Ÿ”น upgrading of existing consulting rooms with better signage 

๐Ÿ”น an additional nurse treatment room

๐Ÿ”น high spec well-equipped minor ops suite providing better ventilation, privacy, and comfort

๐Ÿ”น improved infection control measures

๐Ÿ”น new heating, lighting and hot water system

๐Ÿ”น overhaul of fire and security systems

๐Ÿ”น repairs to roof, gutters, and driveway 

๐Ÿ”น bigger seminar room for the continued training and development of staff

Disruption will be kept to an absolute minimum but we apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.  Thank you for your patience and keep checking back for updates of progress.



 

Discontinuation of Fax Machines in the NHS

12th December 2018

We have unfortunately had a fault on our fax line for some time.  We made the decision to decommission the fax machine as this was now old technology which isn't considered secure anymore.  This is in line with the publication from the Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock, who declared a ban on fax machine in all NHS organisations by 2020.  Read the full story here.



Mains power cut

27th September 2018

We have had a mains power cut affecting our telephones and computers. This has been reported to Northern Grid who are dealing with this as high priority. Patients who attend the surgery will be seen as appropriate. Please bare with us. Apologies for any inconvenience. 



Advice for patients or parents with faith concerns

1st August 2018

The nasal spray flu vaccine contains a highly processed form of gelatine (porcine derived from pigs), which is used globally in many essential medicines.  Some faith groups accept the use of porcine gelatine in medical products - the decision is of course up to you.  For further information about porcine gelatine and the nasal flu vaccine, see www.gov.uk/government/news/vaccines-and-gelatine-phe-response



Age UK - a one day special event

Monday 1st October from 9.30-12noon.  Drop by and join us to ask any questions relating to:

  • health and well being
  • making new friends
  • income and benefits
  • enabling independence
  • home care guidance
  • loneliness

Love later life!  This event is organised by the Maybush Patient Participation Group.



Bookings for FLU VACCINATIONS are now available!  Please ask at Reception for more information

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