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Supporting Gypsy, Roma and traveller month

It’s Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month! Once again we celebrate the culture, history and heritage of these communities.   

During the pandemic we have been working hard to make sure that our traveller communities are supported through initiatives. 

- there have been texts sent to the community
- Vulnerable patients in that BAME community assessed and supported
- Social prescribing referrals done
- Regular & upscaled proactive care in place

Please see the following article for more info on Gypsy and traveller history- 'raising a family differently'

https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/cornwalls-traveller-gypsy-past-what-4220367

Alert- possible cervical screening text messaging scam

We are aware of a possible scam. Some women are being contacted by text message, claiming to be from the call and recall service to advise they are overdue for screening. The message asks them to call a mobile number and provide personal details.
 These messages are NOT from the NHS Cervical Screening Programme.
 The Action Fraud Line has been contacted.
If you are unsure please call the practice to check if you are due for your cervical screening. 

mental health awareness week

With everything that is going on right now, it's more important than ever that we think about our wellbeing. Even if you are working remotely right now, Mental Health Awareness Week is still a great opportunity to share wellbeing tips and resources. Despite being physically apart right now, we can still share our personal experiences and offer each other support. 

From virtual fundraising ideas to help bring your team together, and finding fun ways to pass the time, we also have a vast range of information and tips which you can share with your colleagues on how they can continue to take care of their mental health during the pandemic.

https://mind.turtl.co/story/mindwork-april-2020/page/4?utm_source=MIND%20(THE%20NATIONAL%20ASSOCIATION%20FOR%20MENTAL%20HEALTH)&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=11492472_JadeBolton_Comms_Mind@Work_23042020&dm_i=CZC,6UBNC,184NPM,RFFGO,1

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COVID-19: guidance for the public on mental health and wellbeing

Advice and information on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-the-public-on-mental-health-and-wellbeing

Coronavirus (COVID-19): What is social distancing?

Coronaviruses can be spread when people with the virus have close, sustained contact with people who are not infected. This typically means spending more than 15 minutes within two metres of an infected person, such as talking to someone for instance.

click the link for more information: 

https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/03/04/coronavirus-covid-19-what-is-social-distancing/

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) – 5 things you can do to protect yourself and your community

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In recent weeks cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) have been seen in an increasing number of countries across the world and we expect to continue to see more cases here in the UK over the coming days and weeks.

The UK has well-established plans to deal with outbreaks of infectious disease and everyone can play an important role in making these plans work, slowing down the spread of coronavirus.

click the link for more information:

https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/03/04/coronavirus-covid-19-5-things-you-can-do-to-protect-yourself-and-your-community/

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Zero Tolerance Policy to Abuse:

Following an incident at the medical centre - We know that #coronavirus is a distressing time for us all. This message is only aimed at a small minority, but please can everyone treat and respect #NHS staff in ways they would like to be treated themselves.

NHS Doncaster CCG has zero tolerance of violence and aggression from members of the public towards NHS staff. We appreciate incidents are extremely rare and the vast majority support the NHS.

Please help us by staying at home and thank you for your continued understanding.

http://www.doncasterccg.nhs.uk/coronavirus-zero-tolerance-towards-violent-and-aggressive-behaviour/?fbclid=IwAR21s4Y4oGZFONUrZN_WN8HdbPSJLl8G2qZcze85AxuFGlb-Q2Ui_wZD7UE

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Shielded patients list

NHS Digital has published the shielded patients list (SPL), which is enabling partner organisations across government to support and protect those who need shielding at this time.

for more information regarding the shielding of patients please click the link below:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19

Urgent 

If you suspect that you have a chest infection please stay at home and ring the surgery for a telephone consultation due to the COVID-19 

If you suspect you may have COVID-19:

  • Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do next (it’s a few simple questions and then tells you what to do).
  • Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

In Scotland, call your GP or NHS 24 on 111 out of hours. In Northern Ireland, call 0300 200 788

AMP GROUP PRACTICE - MISSION STATEMENT

We strive to deliver SAFE, high quality compassionate CARE to all our patients.

We are committed to work in a supportive courteous manner, in partnership with our patients.

We take a proactive approach to the NHS and General Practice, whilst remaining RESPONSIVE to the needs of our diverse practice population.

We are proud of our well trained, WELL-LED and highly motivated Primary Care Team who are here to help.

We will always do our best to provide an EFFECTIVE service.

CORE VALUES

Putting patients at the heart of everything we do

Quality – Providing high standards of care

Equality – We operate within an ethical framework through openness and transparency

Compassion – Caring about our patients.

Staff – Our practice team is committed to teaching, learning and professional development

6 National award winners

2 NHS awards in leadership

CARE FOR LIFE

Opening Times 

The practice is open:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 08:00 – 18:00.
  • Saturday mornings 09:00 – 11:30 (pre-bookable) on alternate weeks to our Mexborough Branch Surgery.

During Lunch between the hours of 13:00 – 14:00 please note the telephone is switched over to the emergency mobile telephone number which you can contact us on. However, the surgery is open, clinics are in operation and the reception is operational as normal.

There is emergency cover for medical emergencies only. To contact the surgery please ring 01302 700378 and you will be given a telephone number for medical emergency only.

Please note that on Thursday afternoons the telephone is switched over to the emergency mobile telephone number which you can contact us on after 12:00. However, the surgery is open, clinics are in operation and the reception is operational as normal.

 
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