It is with much sadness that we have to tell you of the death of Deborah Hill, Practice Nurse and valued member of the team for the last 15 years. Deb died shortly after being diagnosed with a form of cancer that currently cannot be screened for. As her role involved public health, her family want to encourage people to take up the current screening available and to contact their GP with any unusual symptoms. Deb will be missed by us all but will always be remembered as a dedicated, professional, compassionate nurse, colleague and friend, an integral part of our Woodlands team
Despite easing of lockdown restrictions the risk of Covid-19 remains, we continue to have precautions in place when you attend for an appointment:
1. Do Not Attend if you or household member have symptoms of Covid-19.
2. Do Bring a mobile phone, as you will need to call on arrival, the number is displayed at the entrance, the clinician will come out for you.
3. Do arrive no more than 5 minutes before your appointment. 4. Do Attend alone unless you need a carer or are the parent of a child with an appointment.
5. Do be prepared for the weather on the day while waiting for the clinician outside.
Our practice is supporting vital COVID-19 research. As part of this, we are helping to carry out a national priority research study called PRINCIPLE. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, are aged 65 or over,OR are aged 50-64 and have an existing health condition, you may be eligible to join this important study.If you would like to discuss taking part in PRINCIPLE, please contact us.
If you would like to know more about COVID-19 research and how you can contribute, please visit www.bepartofresearch.nihr.ac.uk which is run by the National Institute for Health Research.
For up to date information on COVID see GOV.uk, useful links available on our facebook page.
Your doctor isn’t the only person who can help you feel better. You can improve your health and wellbeing through social prescribing. Contacting the service will give you the opportunity to meet a community connector who can spend time with you exploring what activities and local support could improve your health and wellbeing. It is easy to access, either talk to your GP or surgery staff. Or you can simply give us a ring on 0161 339 2345 or visit us online at https://oldhamcares.com/thriving-communities/social-prescribing/ Our directory of services can be found here: https://www.actiontogether.org.uk/community-activities/community-activity-directory
If you are a carer please make sure you let the practice know, Carers support information packs available in practice.
FYI Any letters requested from the practice may incur a charge please check with the practice. E.G. To whom it may concern letters are £15.
Please be aware there is a new section on the Oldham SEND Local Offer which provides details of summer activities available to children with special educational needs and their families. This came about as part of the ‘You said, we did’ consultation work with children and their families earlier in the year. This link takes you to the Local Offer and the activities link is the first box in the left hand corner. The link to the local offer on their website to promote the opportunities and signpost children, young people and families in the right direction for support regarding special educational needs and disabilities. https://www.oldham.gov.uk/info/200368/children_with_disabilities