UPDATE FROM 18/02/2020
The NHS in Bolton 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.
Call 111 now if you've been:
- to Wuhan or Hubei Province in China in the last 14 days (even if you do not have symptoms)
- to other parts of China, including Macau and Hong Kong, in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if it's mild)
- to Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Republic of Korea or Malaysia in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if it's mild)
- in close contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus
Do not go to a GP surgery, community pharmacy or hospital. Call 111, stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people.
Further information is available on nhs.uk.
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 or 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.
Welcome to Spring View Medical Centre
At Spring View Medical Centre we strive to provide the highest quality of care to our patients. Our doctors, nurses and all our other staff are dedicated to offering a professional service and our surgery website will help us to keep all our patients up to date with news and information about our practice.
As well as a source of information about our practice, the staff and the services we provide, we hope you will use this website as a useful resource for other health-related information. Please have a look around and do send us some feedback if you like. We can use your ideas to improve our online services and further develop the content of this site.
NEW: DEMENTIA FRIENDLY PRACTICE
Spring View Medical Centre has recently received some training. We have now been given the title of Dementia Friendly Practice. (alzheimers.org.uk/dementia)
PRIDE IN PRACTICE
In Aug 2017 the practice were trained by representatives from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and transgender Foundation and an assessment was carried out and received a Gold award. Pride in Practice is a quality assurance support service that strengthens and develops relationships with lesbian, gay bisexual and trans (LGBT) patients with your local community. Pride in practice is a support package that enables practices to effectively and confidently meet the needs of LGBT patients
NEW 7 DAY ACCESS FOR BOLTON - UPDATE APRIL 2019
As a patient at our practice, if you would like to see a GP or Practice Nurse for a routine appointment in an evening or at the weekend, we are able to offer you weekday evening and weekend appointments at one of the Bolton GP Extended Access Hubs in Bolton.
Bolton’s GP practices have joined together, through their Federation, to offer appointments in the evenings and at weekends. These appointments are with Bolton GPs and Bolton Practice Nurses and are available at a via the Extended Primary Care Service provided by Bolton GP Federation on behalf of practices across Bolton.
From April 2019 the Federation is expanding their Workforce and you can make an appointment to see a Doctor, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Practice Nurse, Health Care Assistant and now a Mental Health Practitioner and MSK practitioner (please note the MSK will NOT be able to offer joint injections) in one of the Hubs in the same way as you book appointments with us, through your own practice Reception.
Appointments are available across Bolton hosted at the following sites:
A & E Royal Bolton Hospital (Go through main entrance not A&E Depart)
Waters Meeting Health Centre
Winifred Kettle Health Centre (based in Westhoughton)
Monday to Friday 18:30 until 21:30
Saturday. 09.30 until 13:00
Sunday 09.30 until 13:00
If you wish to cancel your appointment please contact your GP practice, if your practice is closed please telephone 0161 763 8941 to cancel.
(Site updated 21/02/2020)