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SURGERY CLOSED FOR TRAINING - THURSDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER - Please note that the surgery will be closed for staff training from 12.30 pm on Thursday 30th September.  If you require GP support while we are closed, please call NHS 111.

NEW TELEPHONE SYSTEM:  We are pleased to inform you that the practice will be implementing a new telephone system on Thursday 2nd September.  Our new system will introduce significant benefits for our patients:  no more engaged tones, knowing where you are in the telephone queue, along with the ability to request a 'queue busting' call back.  Whilst we are confident that the implementation will be a fairly smooth process, please bear with the team while we get used to working with it.  Thank you for your support with this.

FACE COVERINGS:  In order to protect our patients and staff, we respectfully ask that you continue to wear your face coverings if you attend the surgery for any reason.  We thank you for your support in this matter.

My Care Record:  Privacy Notice – Coronavirus (Covid-19) Response Addendum.  This notice describes how we may use your information to protect you and others during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, and it supplements our main Privacy Notice (Fair Processing Notice).  More information available here.

Blood test appointments: 

These can now be booked online by clicking on the link - www.mse.nhs.uk/blood-tests

On line booking:  Please note that we have suspended all on-line appointment booking for the time being.  This is because on-line booking does not allow for triage/screening of appointments, so this has been necessary to safeguard both our patients and our staff.  Please accept our apologies for any difficulty this creates.

Repeat Prescriptions:  From 1st April 2020 you will no longer be able to order your repeat prescriptions from your local pharmacy or via another third party.  Requests for repeat medication should be made direct to the surgery via any of the following options:

Please do speak to a member of the reception team if you have any queries regarding this change.

Coronavirus Information for the Public

For the latest information and advice please follow this link :

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

This website also contains up-to-date advice for people returning from a specified list of countries, which can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-specified-countries-and-areas 

Extended access appoinments

Extended Access

 

GP and Nurse appointments are now available in your area during the evening and at the weekend.  To book an appointment, contact your Practice.  For more information, visit bit.ly/ExtendedAccess

Adult with cystitis symptoms?

If yes, please complete this questionnaire and hand it in with a urine sample (in a labelled, small and closed container) at reception. Please do NOT hand the sample to reception staff but place in the designated receptacle.

LGBT Information Resources

CANCER

Breast Cancer Care UK

https://breastcancernow.org/sites/default/files/files/lesbian_and_bisexual_women_and_breast_cancer_report.pdf 

Jo's Trust (Cervical)

www.jostrust.org.uk 

NHS

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/anal-cancer/ 

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/breast-cancer/ 

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/cervical-cancer/ 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cervical-screening-description-in-brief 

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/prostate-cancer/ 

Prostate Cancer UK

https://prostatecanceruk.org/prostate-information/living-with-prostate-cancer/gay-and-bisexual-men 

https://prostatecanceruk.org/prostate-information/are-you-at-risk/trans-women-and-prostate-cancer  

DEMENTIA

Alzheimer's Society

https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-support/daily-living/lgbt-planning-ahead 

https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-support/help-dementia-care/lgbt-support 

DOMESTIC ABUSE

LGBT Foundation

0345 3 30 30 30 

lgbt.foundation/dasupport

dasupport@lgbt.foundation

Men's Advice Line

0808 801 0327

www.mensadviceline.org.uk 

National Domestic Violence Helpline

0808 200 0247

www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk 

FAMILY & FERTILITY

NHS

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/gay-health-having-children/ 

Stonewall

https://www.stonewall.org.uk/help-advice/parenting-rights 

https://www.stonewall.org.uk/resources/guide-gay-dad

Surrogacy UK

www.surrogacyuk.org - Resources and guidance for professionals, intended parents and surrogates 

We are Family

www.wearefamilymagazine.co.uk - A magazine dedicated to LGBT families, families-to-be and families with LGBT members

www.mermaidsuk.org.uk - Support for for young trans people and their parents, specifically around gender issues 

HIV

Terrence Higgins Trust

0808 802 1221

www.tht.org.uk 

MENTAL HEALTH

LGBT Foundation

0345 3 30 30 30

therapy@lgbt.foundation

helpline@lgbt.foundation 

Mind Out

www.mindout.org.uk 

NHS

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/mental-health-issues-if-you-are-gay-lesbian-or-bisexual/ 

SEXUAL HEALTH

Terrence Higgins Trust (THT)

https://www.tht.org.uk/hiv-and-sexual-health/sexual-health/improving-your-sexual-health/sex-trans-woman

NHS

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/sexual-health/sexual-health-for-gay-and-bisexual-men/

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/sexual-health/sexual-health-for-lesbian-and-bisexual-women/



 
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