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 Coronavirus information

For patients concerned that they may have coronavirus or may have been in contact with someone who has do not come to the surgery, the NHS 111 online service has created coronavirus pages that tell patients what they should do based on their particular circumstances.

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

From today Monday 16th March we will be minimising the number of patients coming into the surgery to reduce the risk to our patients and staff. All patients requiring an appointment will be booked into speak to a GP first. The GP will decide if the patient needs to attend the surgery. DO NOT ATTEND the surgery without first speaking to us. All Patients should nominate a pharmacy to collect their medications from. Requests for prescriptions etc should be made online, or post prescription requests through our letterbox. POST any letters through the letterbox do not enter the surgery.

If you have any social needs during the coronavirus outbreak, please contact volunteers on https://www.northamptonshire.gove.uk/coronavirus-updates/Pages/request-help-and-support-coronavirus.aspx

GET CORONA VIRUS SUPPORT AS AN EXTREMELY VULNERABLE PERSON

copy and paste the link below into your web browser

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable

please contact us through engage consult on our home page if you need any information to help you complete the vulnerable form on the government UK website.

The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The current risk to the general public is moderate.

You can help too.

Germs can live on some surfaces for hours. To protect yourself and others:

  • Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze.
  • Bin the tissue, and to kill the germs, wash your hands with soap and water, or  sanitiser gel.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are unwell
  • If you have arrived back from an affected area within the last 14 days and develop symptoms of cough or fever or shortness of breath, you should immediately
    • Stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as you would with the flu
    • Go to NHS 111 online and follow the instructions on what to do

This is the best way to slow the spread of almost any germs, including Coronavirus.

More information, including a list of the affected areas is available by logging onto gov.uk/coronavirus

please type the address below into your browser for Public Health information regarding the Coronavirus

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-background-information/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-epidemiology-virology-and-clinical-features

SOCIAL PRESCRIBING

NEW SERVICE

Social Prescribing is a new free service available to adults (18+) who are ready to make a change in their lives to improve their health and wellbeing.

As

Social Prescribing Link Worker will support you to access activities and services within your community, enabling you to improve your health and wellbeing helping you to stay well.

How does it work?

A member of your GP Practice team may suggest a referral to the Social Prescribing Service. A Social Prescribing Link Worker will make contact with you to talk to you and find out more about what you would like help with. The lilnk worker can arrange an appointment at a time and place convenient to you.

A Social Prescriber is: Confidential, practical, helpful, non-judgmental. Someone who can help you to decide what you'd like to do to improve your health and wellbeing by finding you activities that will suit you. Someone to support you on your way.

Services available may include. Healthy lifestyles and activities. Arts, music, outdoors and creative, befriending, counselling, support, housing benefits, financial advice, employment, training and volunteering, education and learning, access to specialist services.

SHINGLES

SHINGLES IS A CONDITION THAT IS CAUSED BY THE REACTIVATION OF THE CHICKEN POX VIRUS

SHINGLES VACCINATIONS AVAILABLE FOR ELIGIBLE PATIENTS PLEASE READ INFORMATION ON SHINGLES AT

SHINGLESAWARE.CO.UK

SKIN CANCER AWARENESS INFORMATION

Website link

https://skincancerawareness.org.uk/

You tube link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHEnDy-mksl

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Great Oakley Medical Centre is now an Armed Forces Veteran Friendly Accredited GP Practice April 2019

Extended Access Hub for Corby

From 1 April 2019 patients registered with GP surgeries in Corby will have access to up to 150 more appointments per week as NHS Corby CCG introduces a new Extended Access Hub. The additional appointments will mean patients can access General Practice services between 6.30pm and 8pm on weekdays and slots will be available at weekends, Bank Holidays and over Christmas and Easter at Woodsend Medical Centre.

Corby’s new Extended Access Hub will allow patients to book routine appointments with a GP or other healthcare professional, including GPs, nurses, physiotherapists and health care assistants, seven days a week. The service will be tailored to meet the needs of the Corby population.

To access this service, call your own GP practice where receptionists will be able to access and book evening, weekend and Bank Holiday appointments where appropriate.

Patients needing healthcare when their practice is closed should continue to call NHS 111.

Great Oakley Medical Centre has been recognised with the Investors in Carers GP Accreditation standard, which acknowledges efforts made by staff to support Carers and helping to develop good practice.

The practice had already received the Bronze Award but has now also been awarded the Silver Level Accreditation in January 2017

If you would like to make a suggestion to the PPG, please contact them via email on CORCCG.GreatOakleyPatientsInput@nhs.netAlternatively, please telephone Mrs Joan Whitehouse at the surgery, who will be pleased to pass on your suggestion to them.

 

Welcome to Access Corby - Corby's Local Online Directory

Find information about local organisations, groups and agencies in and around Corby, Northamptonshire.

http://www.accesscorby.org.uk/about-us/

Cancer Screening can save your life

Please do not ignore the letters.  Early detection can prevent 75% of cancers developing.

CERVICAL CANCER SCREENING prevents up to 75% of cervical cancers.  However, a huge 1 in 4 women do not attend when invited.

All women aged 25 - 64 will be invited for screening.  This should take place every 3 years until the age of 50 then every 5 years.

BOWEL CANCER SCREENING  Bowel cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death in England after lung cancer.

The home screening kit is sent to all men and women aged 60 -74.

BREAST CANCER SCREENING

Women aged between 50 and 70 should be screened for the early signs of cancer.  The mammogram can spot cancer that is too small to see or feel.

 

National GP Survey Results from July 2017

To see how we are doing please copy the link 

into your web browser: www/gp-patient.co.uk


 

Do you Look After someone?


Northamptonshire Carers, a countywide charity, supports anyone in a caring role from the age of 5 years to 100+.  They offer a range of services to those who are looking after someone.  They have support groups and coffee mornings, complementary health treatments, gym memberships and holiday lodges.  In addition, you are entitled to a Carers Assessment, which involves talking to one of their workers on a one to one basis and putting a Support Plan together.  They can also simply listen to you!  You can phone their support line 9 am to 5pm Monday to Friday (tel 01933 677907) or they can arrange to ring you once a week or once a month just to see how you are getting on.    They have an active and thriving  Young Carers Service, have a sitting service and they could signpost you to the appropriate place if you have a specific problem or issue and don’t know where to start.  This is just a snapshot of what they do.
If you are helping to look after your mother/father, husband/wife or partner, friend, child with additional needs please just ring on the above number or tell your GP you are a carer and ask them to refer you to them.

 

FIT FOR WORK

Every year around 1 million workers are off sick for at least 4 weeks.  Without support many will not return to work at all.  'Fit for work' is supporting workers back to work by providing free access to occupational health. Please see the link below for more information.

https://youtu.be/l1H78jYoHIU

 

Inspection by the Care Quality Commission

Great Oakley Medical Centre was rated as good in all areas with  no additional actions required by the Practice.

To see the full report following our inspection in September 2015 please click  CQC Inspection

 

New practice logo 

 

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Drs Joanne Watt and Lipi Pradhan,partners at Great Oakley Medical Centre in Corby have been delighted with the results of a complete re-branding of their practice logo. In July last year they tasked Amber-Rose Bedwell, a 17yr old local artist, with the job of producing a fresh new logo to enhance their new mission statement of “helping people lead healthier lives”.

 

Amber-Rose who attends Wyggeston and Queen Elizabeth 1 College, Leicester, and who only draws freehand, took on the task of designing a modern and stylish logo that she hoped would also show the practice as a caring community based surgery with the patients at it’s heart. Speaking at the launch of the new design with Dr Watt and Dr Pradhan, Amber-Rose confirmed “ In considering the design of the new logo, I wanted to combine the image that this surgery looks after all its patients, young, old, male, female and that the patients are at the heart of the surgery and everything it does”. Dr Watt, who is delighted with the new modern design, thanked Amber-Rose for her hard work and presented her with a folder incorporating all the surgery’s stationary with the new logo. Speaking afterwards, she confirmed how pleased the practice was with the new logo, which she hoped would be recognized as Great Oakley Medical Centre for many years to come.

 

 

 Ebola Virus Information

 For Information on Ebola please click Ebola-virus information

 

Practice receives Award

 Eileen Cope receiving award on behalf of Great Oakley Medical Centre

Great Oakley Medical Centre has been recognised with the Investors in Carers GP Accreditation standard, which acknowledges efforts made by staff to support Carers and helping to develop good practice.

The  Practice was presented with their Bronze level Accreditation at the Jane Roebuck Northamptonshire Carers Awards on Wednesday January 28th, where around a hundred professionals and Carers were in attendance at the event held at Barton Hall, Kettering.

The accreditation was designed for GP surgeries to be able to improve identification of and support available to Carers, acknowledge work undertaken to support Carers by Northamptonshire GP teams and provide an accredited framework for GP teams within which to develop services and good practice.

Car Parking

We have a very limited number of parking spaces, which are restricted for use by staff and the short-term use of the disabled and those whose illness prevents them from walking far. Please park responsibly.

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