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Welcome to the website for Wem & Prees Medical Practice

Please do check this page regularly as we will endeavour to update it as soon as information is received here at the Practice.


COVID VACCINATION CENTRE – ANNOUNCEMENT

North Shropshire Primary Care Network are very pleased to announce that they will be running a new COVID-19 Vaccination Centre from Prees Medical Practice.

The first clinic will be held on Thursday 28th January in Prees.

The Primary Care Network, comprising Drayton Medical Practice, Churchmere, Caxton, Cambrian, Plas Ffynnon, Wem and Prees are joined by Hodnet and Dodington practices for this initiative. Patients in eligible groups will receive their invitation to attend either by text message or phone call.

Dr Catherine Rogers, Clinical Director for North Shropshire Primary Care Network said “ We are pleased and excited that North Shropshire patients will have a GP-led facility within their vicinity. At the moment we are expecting both Pfizer/BioNtech and Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines. This is great news as we will now be able to work together to offer vaccinations across the whole of North Shropshire”

We would like to reassure our patients that they will be contacted to book their appointments and not to contact the surgeries, as we continue to work through the government priority


Coronavirus Support

The Government have launched a website where you can find further information about - feeling unsafe, going to work, paying bills or being unemployed, getting food, having somewhere to live and mental health and wellbeing.

https://www.gov.uk/find-coronavirus-support

The government have produced a link containing information on what to do if you have Coronavirus symptoms for the second, third, fourth time and so on

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-and-treatment/what-to-do-if-you-get-symptoms-again/

If you are an essential worker you can request a test via the below link

https://www.gov.uk/apply-coronavirus-test-essential-workers

Face Masks 

In England, you must by law wear a face covering on public transport and in shops and supermarkets as of 24 July 2020.

The Government guidance suggests there is no requirement for evidence for exemption. It should be sufficient for someone to declare that they are eligible for an exemption direct with the person questioning them (eg bus driver).

Practices are therefore not required to provide letters of support for those who fall under the list of exemptions, or to those who do not fall under the list of exemptions.

Some transport providers are providing evidence of exemptions themselves, see for example this information from First Bus and Arriva.

Please check the Government website for further information - 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own 

 

COVID-19 and Pregnancy

Please use the following link for updates and to pregnant women and their families during COVID-19

https://www.rcog.org.uk/en/guidelines-research-services/guidelines/coronavirus-pregnancy/covid-19-virus-infection-and-pregnancy/

Prescription Volunteer Delivery Service

Wem and Prees Medical Practice are pleased to say that due to working in conjunction with local volunteers we are in a position to deliver prescriptions to patients who are on the shielded patient list who normally use our dispensary in Prees.

 This service will operate Monday - Friday morning until further notice. Please do not contact the surgery to ask when delivery will arrive we will contact you by telephone to let you know that your prescription is on the way.

Thank you for your understanding as we try new ways of working to ensure we all stay safe in these unprecedented times. Without the support of the local volunteers this delivery service would not be possible.

On behalf of the Practice we would like to say thank you to the community for their help during this time


Blood Tests

Due to the current situation we are, at present, no longer conducting routine blood tests. We are still holding non routine Phlebotomy appointments at Wem. All patients will be screened by either a text message or a telephone call the day before your appointment and again before entering the premises. This is to ensure patient to patient safety.

We thank you for your understanding during this time.


One Health and Care – GOING LIVE SUMMER 2021

‘One Health and Care’ is a new integrated care record for individuals registered at Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin GP practices that brings data together from the different organisations involved in health and social care.

Completely confidential and secure, it’s designed to help doctors, nurses and other registered health and social care professionals directly involved in your care to make better, safer decisions.

The information that they will be able to see includes:

Your name, date of birth, sex, address, telephone number, NHS number

The name of your GP Practice and GP

Medications, allergies, ongoing and historic conditions, immunisations and diagnoses

Test results, hospital referrals, admissions, discharges and clinics attended

Social and mental health information and care plans

Sensitive information such as attendance at sexual health clinics, fertility treatment records, and records relating to gender reassignment will not be included.

If you’re happy for your records to be available on One Health and Care to health and social care professionals, you don’t need to do anything.  Alternatively, if you wish to raise an objection, you need to contact your GP Practice.

Further information is available on our patient leaflet which can be viewed in our services tab or by contacting:

W: onehealthandcare@nhs.net

E: onehealthandcare@nhs.net

 


As a precautionary measure we have temporarily removed access to online bookable appointments.
We now have a facebook page for regular updates please follow us

MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

A number of online resources are now available containing expert advice and top tips on how to look after your mental wellbeing if you need to stay at home during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. They also include guidance if you’re feeling worried or anxious about the outbreak.

Please visit:

Every Mind Matters:

http://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/

MIND: Coronavirus and your Well-being

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing

Cruse bereavement: Dealing with bereavement and grief

https://www.cruse.org.uk/get-help/coronavirus-dealing-bereavement-and-grief

NHS: Apps and online tools to manage your mental and physical health

https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/

Gov: Find out what you can do if you are struggling because of COVID-19

https://www.gov.uk/find-coronavirus-support

#HiveHug provides online creative resources - music, art, photography and more

https://www.hiveonline.org.uk/hive-hug

Please see the link below to view the new arrangements for Adult Mental health Services in Shropshire, worried about your own or someone elses Mental health 

Call: 0300 1240365

Adult Mental Health Services

If you require support or advice for dementia please contact the below number asking for the Memory Service Cottage Hospital

Call: 0300 303 1601


Please take the time to check our Patient information leaflets displayed under the 'services' tab for up to date practice changes and other useful information.


Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.

 


 

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