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Dr Shri Kant and Dr Gupta will be retiring on the 30th September 2020, after 24 years at Spring View Medical Centre.

We wish them a happy retirement.

 

SSP Healthcare are taking over the surgery from the 1st October 2020.

 

https://www.ssphealth.com/

 

SSP Health manages 37 GP practices across the North West and our practices have recorded some of the highest patient satisfaction levels. All SSP practices inspected by CQC are rated as Good or Outstanding. We have locations in Salford, Bolton, Sefton, Cheshire, Cumbria, Tameside, Burnley, Wigan, St. Helens and Widnes.

 

Further information will follow during the acquisition process.

 

Any concerns please contact the surgery and we will try and answer your questions.

 

The reception team and Health Care Asistant at Spring View Medical Centre will remain the same.

 

26.05.2020 Update Information regarding Coronavirus in other Formats and Languages

Coronavirus in other Languages

Accessibility resources to help you communicate about COVID-19

The Deaf Health Charity - Sign health

Handwashing Rap - People who have a learning disability

Information in easy read

20.04.2020 Update on advice for parents during coronavirus

Child Advice Unwell

16.04.2020 Update - Shielding Letters for patients

We are experiencing a high number of calls to see if you will be receiving a high risk letter.  Please bear with us and if you are a high risk patient information will be sent out in due course.

Letters requesting people to shield have been sent either directly from NHS England, recently, General Practice has been asked to identify patients on the advice of NHS England.

These letters have been sent to patients with a variety of underlying health conditions which may make patients significantly more at risk of complications related to COVID-19. Identifying patients is, unfortunately, not an exact science and there may be some inclusions or exclusions of patients from this list. Please be assured that we are doing all we can to identify our most at risk patients to help them stay as safe as possible. If you feel we have made a miss take them please contact the surgery. 

Shielding at this time is for your own personal protection.  It is your choice as to whether you follow this guidance.  Should you choose to shield, this letter can be used for evidence for your employer and support from the Government.

Please consult the Government website using this link for further detailed information relating to shielding.

Advice for everyone - Coronavirus (COVID-19)   http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

COVID-19 guidance for Employees

 

Please remember do not attend A&E or your GP practice if you are experiencing symptoms.

 

Useful Contacts for shielding Patients

Have symptoms: NHS 111 Online Or ring 111

Advice on benefits Bolton Council Emergency Contact 01204 337221 they are not just taking people who are not on the shielded list. Anyone in need can apply for help.

www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable

Age UK Bolton have a few volunteers that can be used for urgent shopping and medication needs 01204 382411

Age UK telephone befriending. Sign up on line or contact 0800 434 6105

BCoM Help and support some food parcels being delivered (Conditions apply) too 01204 363680 Option 6

Urban Outreach food parcels again conditions apply.01204 385848

Bolton Nice charity based around School Hill, Food parcels available. 07900535403

Universal Credit

Coronavirus Advice - If you feel you have the symptoms of COVID-19 we recommend that you if you are able to, then please access the NHS online advice if you think you have Covid-19 https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19/

Just to reiterate the current guidance: If you have a new persistent continuous cough, high fever above 37.8 or Shortness of Breath then you may have Covid-19. Remember for the majority of people this will not be a serious illness and you will get better by staying at home and self-isolating for 7 days or 14 days if you live with other people, there is no need to call the health service. The website will then suggest what to do next. Only if the outcome is that you need a GP assessment call the surgery. This will usually be because the assessment suggests you don’t have Covid-19 and may have something else. Further information https://www.gov.uk/taking-sick-leave, https://www.acas.org.uk/coronavirus

Sick Notes You will not need a sick note from the doctor for up to 7/14 days off work. Some employers may extend to 14 days. Please check with them before calling the surgery.

Child Immunisations These will continue, but if you are having to self-isolate don’t worry they can be delayed until the isolation timeframe is over.

We will actively risk assess those that need to come in sooner rather than later. You will not go without your regular medications. If you haven’t had your scheduled review and the clinical staff feels it is safe for you to have, it will be re-autherised Online Prescriptions to reduce the need to come to the surgery and also the need to handle paper we would recommend that this is the perfect time to consider registering for online prescriptions. We will endeavour over the coming days to make this easier. Watch out for further messages.

Going forward the surgery will be operating mainly by telephone and online. The doctor may send you a text link to facilitate a video consultation. Please remember just because we have a Covid-19 pandemic it doesn’t mean that other acute illnesses are not important. If you have other symptoms or signs please use https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/ it can guide you through many conditions and help you decide if you need to be reviewed by a doctor or use self-help measures that you can try in the first instance.

Vulnerable At Risk Patients please be reassured that we will be identifying vulnerable patients to minimise the risk to their health and where monitoring and reviews are absolutely essential, we will be providing it. As a system we will actively be making contact with our vulnerable cohort of patients to ensure that they have their medication food supplies and aware of what to do if they become unwell. If you are aware of such neighbours and are able to, please check that they are managing.

Appointments In order to reduce the footfall in the surgery we are in the process of postponing face to face routine reviews and blood tests. This is to try and minimise the risk to you and the staff in the practice. Our administrative staff will be calling all patients who currently have appointments booked to see if you are able to postpone the appointment or alternatively chance to a telephone consultation. Those patients that need to be reviewed will be either by phone or face to face if safe care cannot be delivered in any other way. Some of you will already have experienced this and we thank you for your understanding and co-operation.

Useful information for our Vulnerable Patients   

National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/

NSPCC helpline: 0808 800 5000 If you’re worried about a child, even if you’re unsure, contact NSPCC professional counsellors for help, advice and support.

Childline 0800 1111: Offers free, confidential advice and support for any child 18 years or under, whatever the worry.

MIND: Mental Health Support with specific advice on ‘Coronavirus and your wellbeing’.  http://www.mind.org.uk

Young Minds: Supporting children and young people and their parents/carers with their mental health and wellbeing. Specific advice on managing self-isolation and anxiety about coronavirus. https://youngminds.org.uk

ICON: Babies cry: You can cope. http:// http://iconcope.org/

SafeLives: Specific resources for domestic abuse and COVID. http://safelives.org.uk/news-views/domesticabuse-and-covid-19 ​

IRISi interventions: http://iris/find-your-local-iris-site/ & Bolton GP Safety Advice in Isolation April 2020 

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NEW: MYGP APP

The Surgery is now live with a FREE app to order your prescriptions and make appointments. myGP App for Android phones or myGP App for Iphones

myGP app will enable you to book and cancel appointments with your NHS GP practice from wherever you are in just a few taps. Set up useful medication reminders with integrated insights, to help you stay on top of your health. You can even add your family to the myGP app, making it simpler and more convenient for you to care for others.

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THE NEW GDPR - the Data Protection Legislation comprises:

  1. i) the ​General Data Protection Regulation   (GDPR) which comes into force on 25 May 2018; and
  2. ii) the​ Data Protection Act (DPA) 2018 which is anticipated to come into force 6 May 2018 for law enforcement processing, and 25 May for GDPR.

Please see  20. New General Data Protection Regulations for more information.

 

 

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