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Hightown Surgery                                                               Care Quality Commission    

Hightown Gardens                                                              Overall rating - Good

Banbury, OX16 9DB                                                            March 2017

Tel 01295 270722

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) latest information and advice

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Announcements

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COVID-19 vaccination programme update

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Tuesday 12th January 2021

We are now having to prioritise our vaccination programme so are operating a reduced routine service.

If your problem can wait we appreciate your co-operation and ask you to look at our website for our other resources.

Thank you for understanding at this difficult time.

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The NHS is now ready to deliver a vaccination programme for England so that those who need it most will be able to access vaccinations as soon as they are available.

A prioritisation list has been produced in order for the vaccine to be delivered to groups who will need it first. The NHS will contact you when you are eligible to receive the vaccine and provide you with information about location and date. We will contact you when it's the right time to come forward, so please don't contact the NHS to seek a vaccine before then.

Patient FAQs are available here.

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What to expect after your COVID-19 vaccination.

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Appointments at the Practice are still going ahead as planned during the new national restrictions unless you are advised otherwise.

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COVID-19 cases in the county are increasing and are now a significant risk. Please play your part to help stop the spread: keep your distance, wash your hands regularly, wear a face covering & stick to the rule of six. You may not experience the worst symptoms yourself if you catch the virus, but you may pass it onto loved ones who do. If you get symptoms, self-isolate immediately and call 119 to book a test.

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If a clinician arranges an appointment for you at the surgery, please ensure you conform to social distancing guidelines by staying 2 meters away from others. If you are collecting a prescription or have been asked to attend the Practice for a face to face appointment please wear a face covering or mask when attending the surgery. Only one person in the foyer at all times.

For guidance on how to wear and make a face covering click this link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/how-to-wear-and-make-a-cloth-face-covering/how-to-wear-and-make-a-cloth-face-covering

Latest guidance on face coverings in primary care

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 Please note we will not be issuing any prescriptions 2 weeks before they are due. If you order too early it puts a strain on the  general supply chain. .

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Most GP and some nurse appointments have been converted to a telephone consultation in line with Public Health guidance regarding the coronavirus situation.

*Changes to our appointment system during this time*

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*Information on how Oxfordshire GP Practices have changed the way they work in this area*

 

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For extremely vulnerable Cherwell residents who have received a letter from the NHS and who have no support network, local councils and the voluntary and community sector have created a dedicated point of contact offering priority support across the county.

https://www.cherwell.gov.uk/news/article/694/shielding-our-most-vulnerable-residents

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GOT SYMPTOMS? GET TESTED

Advice

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Find the latest NHS information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19) here.

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Government information and advice: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

 

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  • If you have symptoms of COVID-19 (high temperature, a new persistent cough or a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of smell or taste) you  should arrange to have a test as soon as possible to see if you have COVID19  - go to testing to arrange. Stay at home until you get the result.

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  • Do not go to a GP Surgery, Pharmacy or Hospital. You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.

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  • If you are not experiencing symptoms but have tested positive for COVID-19 you must self-isolate for at least 10 days starting from the day the test was taken. If you develop symptoms during this isolation period you must restart your 10-day isolation from the day you develop symptoms.

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  • After 10 days, if you still have a temperature you should continue to self-isolate and seek medical advice. You do not need to self-isolate after 10 days if you only have a cough or loss of smell or taste, as these symptoms can last several weeks after the infection has gone.

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  • If you live with someone who has symptoms, all other household members must self-isolate for 10 days from the day their symptoms started or if they do not have symptoms, from the day their test was taken.

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  • If you get symptoms while self-isolating you should arrange to have a COVID19 test. If your test result is positive, follow the advice to stay at home and start a further full 10 day isolation period from when your symptoms started.

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*When you stop self-isolating, it's important to follow the advice on

SOCIAL DISTANCING

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*For patients concerned that they may have coronavirus or may have come into contact with someone who has, the NHS 111 online service has created coronavirus pages that tell patients what they should do based on their particular circumstances.

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These can be accessed https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19.

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STAY ALERT TO KEEP R DOWN

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Supporting your recovery after COVID-19

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NHS England and NHS Improvement have recently launched Your Covid Recovery, a new NHS website designed to help people cope with the long-term effects of COVID-19. The site contains useful information across all aspects of recovery, from physical after-effects, to mental wellbeing, to dealing with grief and bereavement.

Please see the self-management booklet for information on self-care for post COVID-19 patients

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Principle patient recruitment poster


Domestic Abuse support during COVID-19 outbreak

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Oxfordshire County Council and partners have issued information for people experiencing domestic abuse and the help and support that is available locally. In addition, the council has developed a useful guide that lists the support people can access around mental health, drugs/alcohol, parenting and relationships.

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*Contact details for help and support*

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