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COVID-19 & VISITING YOUR GP SURGERY - PLEASE WEAR FACE COVERINGS.

COVID-19 PROTECTIONS ARE STILL IN PLACE lN THlS SURGERY.

In line with current Government guidance patients are required to continue to wear a face covering in all healthcare settings.

Face coverings primarily protect others. so doing so- unless exempt – is key to preventing spread of infection.

CONTINUE TO RESPECT (2M) SOCIAL DISTANCING

TEST AND ISOLATE IF YOU HAVE ANY SYMPTOMS.

If you have symptoms you must get a PCR test as soon as possible & before visiting your GP. Rapid lateral flow tests should not be used to confirm infection.

lt's vital that you and anyone in your household isolate until you receive your test result, and for  10 days thereafter if the result is positive.

Wash/Sanitise Hands Regularly

Please do not contact us, or any hospital or other NHS organisations regarding the #covid19 #coronavirus vaccine. You will be contacted if you are eligible for the vaccine at this time. Thank you.

Pfizer / BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. MHRA approved


The Practice are looking to vaccinate the 50-65 age group for flu when the vaccine from central stocks becomes available.

Please do not ring the Practice – we will ring you when we have the vaccines and availability to vaccinate. The vaccines will also be available at your local Pharmacy.

Please note that it is not a GPs responsibility to issue school letters of absence for your children. Government guidance is that school attendance is mandatory unless your child is self-isolating, has symptoms of COVID-19 or is close to someone who has COVID-19


Any patient who is asked to come into the Practice for a Face to Face consultation with a GP or a Nurse MUST wear a face covering


How To Book a COVID-19 Test - click here for further details


Your COVID Recovery - click here


Changes to our service following Coronavirus

We have made a number of changes to the way you can book Appointments and order Repeat Prescriptions through the Practice due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

For full details of these changes please click here.


Welcome to Arnold Medical Centre

Click here for a video by Dr Adam Janjua

Dr Adam Janjua  - a GP from Fleetwood Practice. He has given us permission to use it as there is a relevance to us all in the perception that the public and media seem to have regarding General Practice and the attitude and abuse our receptionists are having to cope with. Please watch and think twice before being abusive to staff who have worked extremely hard throughout the pandemic to keep GP services running for all our patients. Please also read the section relating to GP Practices being open and how to best access our services. We know the majority of our patients are kind and rational people who understand the pressure but there are more than a few who think it is acceptable to treat the team with abuse – mainly because they cannot get exactly what they want. These people will be treated with zero tolerance and removed from our registered list

GP practices open and providing services

GP practices are open and continue to provide services as they have done throughout the pandemic. This means that for patients, their GP practice is open and providing GP services, with face to face appointments available to those who need them.

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Click here for information about the COVID-19 Vaccination

What do you think about the services on offer from your GP practice during the #covid19 #coronavirus pandemic?

Whether you have used our services or not, we want to hear from you!

️Click here to complete this short survey


Only get a test if you have coronavirus symptoms. Got symptoms? Get a free test now call 119

If you want to book a #coronavirus #COVID19 test please do not contact your GP practice as they have no access to this system.

To book a test:

Visit https://self-referral.test-for-coronavirus.service.gov.uk/antigen/name

Or call 119

Any patient who is asked to come into the Practice for a Face to Face consultation with a GP or a Nurse MUST wear a face covering

Supporting Minds

Stress is a normal reaction to the rapidly changing and uncertain times we are all living in at the moment. If you are feeling a bit more stressed than usual and would like to learn how to deal with common problems like anxiety, depression, panicky feelings, poor sleep and poor wellbeing then please contact Supporting Minds Blackpool for support.

Click here for more information

For urgent medical help call 111 to book an emergency department time slot to keep you safe and maintain social distancing at the Emergency Department at Blackpool Victoria Hospital please contact NHS 111 first they will advise you of the best service for your need if you need to go to A&E they can give you a time slow keep the emergency department for serious and life threatening emergencies only 

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From October 2019 the ordering of repeat prescriptions will no longer be possible from local pharmacies. Instead, patients will be required to order directly from the practice or use online services such as myGP or Patient Access.

NHS Blackpool Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), which plans and buys local health services, has introduced the changes to improve patient safety and reduce unnecessary costs from waste. The change will also bring Blackpool into line with the rest of Lancashire and much of the country.

We have seen that when patients order their own prescriptions this is safer and reduces waste. Over-ordering, stockpiling and unused medicines present a real risk to patient safety. It also costs the NHS hundreds of millions of pounds every year.

The only thing that is changing is that patients will not be able to order a repeat prescription at their local pharmacy and pharmacists will not be able to order prescriptions on patients’ behalf. Patients will still be able to collect or receive their medication from wherever they do now.

Practices will work with any particularly vulnerable patients and their families to ensure they are not negatively affected by the changes. Any patients the practices or pharmacies feel would struggle to cope with the change will be exempt and will be allowed to continue having prescriptions ordered on their behalf.

If you need help signing up to myGP or Patient Access, please speak to a receptionist on your next visit to the practice.

Anyone affected by this change who has concerns can email blackpool.medicinesoptimisation@nhs.netor call 01253 955480.

 

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myGp App

myGP app is a patient facing service for smartphones. The app is designed to improve patient access to primary care services, to enable safe and secure communication between the practice and its patients, support data collection and to encourage self-care through monitoring and medicines adherence. It allows anywhere, anytime access – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at home or abroad.

Core functionalities of the current version of the myGP are:

  • Appointment booking/cancellation
  • Call/Recall Campaign
  • Circle of Care
  • Patient-to-practice communication
  • Medication Reminders

Registration takes just a few minutes. You need to download the app on to your android or iOS device, then register using your date of birth and mobile phone number for authentication (you must have your mobile number registered with the practice for the app to authenticate your registration). Once this is done you will be sent a text message with an authorisation code.

Manage your healthcare from a smartphone.  Easily book appointments for you and your dependants.  Set up reminders to take your medication on time.  Record your weight and blood pressure data

This website provides many online facilities, including appointment booking and cancellation, registration, prescription ordering, and much more. It also contains a vast range of health information and resources, along with practical information on visiting the surgery. We hope you find the website useful and informative.

Contact Details

Arnold Medical Centre

  • Telephone 01253 951950
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