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COVID-19 Update 19th July 2021

In line with Government guidance patients are required to continue to wear a face covering in all Healthcare settings after the 19th July 2021 

 

We're a modern and efficient practice, providing care to over 15,000 patients across 3 branches;

Oulton Medical Centre, Marsh Street Surgery and Swillington Health Practice. 

Browse our site or contact our friendly staff for more information. We are happy to register new patients within our boundary.

We aim to provide personal, high quality care; offering a range of services, including telephone and online consultations, travel vaccinations and minor surgery.

Practice Mission Statement:

“WORKING TOGETHER TO PROMOTE WELLBEING FOR ALL"

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COVID-19 Update 19th July 2021

In line with government guidance patients are required to continue to wear a face covering in all healthcare settings after the 19th July 2021.

Your co-operation with this is appreciated. 

Cervical Cancer Screening Awareness Week

Cervical screening is important in the prevention of Cervical Cancer and saves lives. The test checks for HPV which you can find out more about at the following link: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/human-papilloma-virus-hpv.

We understand that there might be concerns over the safety of attending practice despite the easing of restrictions. We want to assure you that it is safe to attend practice for this important screening. The following link, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrQUAG2bNeQ, provides information on the safety measures in place to make sure it is safe for you to attend.

If you have a cervix, aged 25-49 and not had a cervical screening in the last 3 years or 50-64 and not had a cervical screening in the last 5 years, please contact us to make an appointment. This quick appointment every 3 or 5 years can save your life. Please contact us to arrange your cervical screening appointment or book online (if available).

 

National Data Opt-Out

Follow this link for full details on the national data opt-out scheme - www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters.

Please note we can only process a type 1 opt out in practice. To manage your national data opt-out choice follow the link above or call 0300 303 5678.

 

Phased Refurbishment - Oulton Medical Centre

Essential refurbishments are currently taking place at Oulton Medical Centre. Phase 2 began on Monday 17th May and it will last for approximately 4 weeks. Please visit this page for further details - https://www.oultonmedicalcentre.co.uk/practice-refurbishment-2021-2

 

Proof of Vaccination Status

From 17 May 2021, people in England who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can demonstrate their vaccination status for international travel. A full course is currently two doses of any approved vaccine. Vaccine status will be available from: 

  • the NHS App which you can download from app stores 

  • the NHS website (from 17 May 2021)

It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified so you can use these services.

If you cannot access these online services, and you have had 2 vaccines, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you had your second dose more than 5 working days ago. It may take 7 working days for the letter to arrive.

This practice is not able to provide you with a letter that shows your COVID-19 vaccination status.

When you're planning your travel, check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the gov.uk website. Make sure there is time to get  proof of your vaccination status before you leave.

 

Bank Holiday Opening Hours 2021

The surgery will be CLOSED for BANK HOLIDAY on: 

  • Monday 30th August 
  • Monday 27th December (Christmas Day Substitute)
  • Tuesday 28th December (Boxing Day Substitute)

So please make sure you:

  • Stock up on your regular medications
  • Order repeat prescriptions in plenty of time
  • If you need oxygen, make sue you have an adequate supply 

Click here to see pharmacy opening times during the Bank Holiday.

If you need urgent medical attention during the holiday period, call your normal surgery number and you will be directed to the out-of-hours service - 111

If you require health information or advice you can also:

Log on to NHS Choices online at www.nhs.uk

They will help you get you the right treatment.

Leeds-Wide TARGET Training Days

Our surgeries will be closed from 12 noon on the following day for mandatory staff training:

  • Tuesday 14th September

Same day call-backs

If you need a call back from a GP on the same day, please call us before 9:30am. This helps us organise the day and action your request much faster. 

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