COVID-19 VACCINATION PROGRAMME and UPDATE 25.01.2021
All NHS services are under severe pressure at the moment, as we look after increasing numbers of patients who are sick with covid-19 in the community, and other deteriorating conditions too.
We are also delivering the huge and vitally important covid-19 vaccination programme. Please do not contact us regarding a vaccine, we will contact you.
So that we can focus on these really important issues, we will understandably be prioritising urgent care.
This means that when you contact us, we may have an initial conversation with you to understand how urgent your health needs are.
If you have an issue that is not urgent, you may to wait longer than usual until your problem or concern can be dealt with. You may be asked to rebook at a later date, or at a safer time (e.g. attending for a non-urgent blood test).
Do please make sure that you continue to get in touch with us if you need to. This is particularly important if:
- your problem is genuinely urgent
- you have a long term condition that is getting worse
- you are worried about symptoms that might indicate cancer
Please also remember you can call NHS 111 for urgent concerns, and 999 for serious emergencies. Your local pharmacist can also help with minor complaints too.
For adults with mental health problems including depression and anxiety, you can refer yourself directly to the local wellbeing service, via 0300 300 0055.
If you’re experiencing a mental health crisis, call the First Response Service by calling 111 and select option 2 (in Wisbech call 111, select option 1 and ask to be put through to the First Response Service).
A local CCG has produced an excellent childhood illnesses leaflet free to download here, full of advice and information for parents and carers of young children:
The Cambridgeshire County Council has a range of support and information to help in times of urgent need: telephone 0345 045 5202 8am-6pm weekdays 9am-1pm Saturdays. Outside office hours if someone is in danger telephone 01733 234724. In an emergency, call 999. Also see www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/adults.
Thank you very much for helping us all manage under these very difficult circumstances.
CORONAVIRUS SUPPORT IN ROYSTON
Royston vs Coronavirus
The Royston vs Coronavirus support group has re-opened. They can provide vulnerable people in the community with extra help following the latest government restrictions. Volunteers are on hand to help those in need and if you feel you need the support of the Royston vs Coronavirus team, there are various ways to contact them.
call: 01763 259203 or 07973 853065
or search: 'Royston vs Coronavirus' on Facebook
This practice is supporting vital coronavirus (COVID-19) planning and research by sharing your data with NHS Digital. For more information about this see the General Practice Transparency Notice for GPES Data for Pandemic Planning and Research (COVID-19)
It is now compulsory to wear face coverings on public transport and in hospitals in England.
The Health Centre Practice would like to follow suit and urge patients to provide and wear their own face coverings in the surgery while continuing to follow social distancing guidelines and hand washing.
Face coverings should not be used by children under the age of 3, disabled patients and those with breathing difficulties who may find it difficult to manage them correctly.
STAY AT HOME - SAVE LIVES
Need a general practice appointment about something other than coronavirus?
Here's what to do:
- Contact the practice, either online, by an app or by phone
- You will be assessed and as far as possible you will receive advice or care online or over the phone
- If a face-to-face appointment is necessary, you will be advised on what to do
PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THE PRACTICE UNLESS YOU HAVE BEEN ADVISED TO. THIS WILL ENSURE WE CAN CONTINUE TO PROVIDE ESSENTIAL CARE SAFELY.
Please contact reception on 01763 242981 if you would like to receive a phone call.
Please note we will not provide a medical certificate for patients requiring self-isolation for coronavirus. Please use the request for a medical certificate below.
Request for a Medical Certificate
Advice for parents if child becomes unwell
Please click here for advice if your child is unwell during the current Coronavirus pandemic.
Welcome to The Health Centre Practice
We are confident that our website will provide clear and concise help and give our patients the information they require in an easy and convenient format. It has been designed with the patient’s needs at the forefront of everything, from checking surgery times to letting us know what you think of us.
Our dedicated team are here to treat those minor ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues. The technology also means you can now do a lot of things from the comfort of your home such as order a repeat prescription or cancel an appointment.
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Once registered, patients and healthcare professionals work together to ensure the most appropriate care is provided. This partnership philosophy extends even further and our active patient group exists to make sure that patient needs and the practice offering are always heading in the same direction.
All our rooms are on ground level. We have automatic entrance doors and a toilet for the disabled.
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