Welcome to Coventry Road Practice

IMPORTANT UPDATE - APPOINTMENT SYSTEM CHANGES DUE TO CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) PANDEMIC

If you need an appointment on the same day can you please phone before 10am

Visitors coming to the practice will now need to wear face coverings to reduce the risk of transmitting coronavirus to others. Evidence has shown that those infected with COVID-19 can have very mild or no respiratory symptoms (asymptomatic) and potentially transmit the virus to others without being aware of it

We are following advice from NHS England, Public Health England and the Health Secretary.

From Monday 16th March we have now changed how we make appointments for future bookings to ensure we are prepared and you are protected.

You will now ALWAYS be telephoned by a Clinician BEFORE your appointment is booked at the surgery and we will be using telephone and video consultations more frequently.

Please do not come to the surgery to make an appointment, INSTEAD phone us as explained below:

 

WHAT IF I AM FEELING ILL AND THINK I HAVE CORONAVIRUS COVID-19?

 

·      If you are worried you may have Coronavirus (COVID-19),  you should cancel your appointment with us by phone (Do NOT come to the Surgery) and for advice and help go to NHS111 website  https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 or if you don’t have internet access CALL 111.  

 

·      If you have got either a high temperature - you feel hot to touch on your chest or back or a new continuous cough - this means you've started coughing repeatedly:

 

You need to stay at home.  Ring 119 in order to book a COVID test.

Stay away from other people for at least the next 10 days. 

 

Mass vaccination sites are currently being set up around the country (West Midlands is Millennium Point) and you may receive a letter inviting you to book an appointment.  However, if you are unable to do so, or do not wish to book at a vaccination centre you can choose to wait until we contact you and invite you in.   

 

Isolating at home safely:  https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/primary-care/isolation/

  

Advice for employers and employees - https://www.acas.org.uk/coronavirus  

Get coronavirus support as an extremely vulnerable person.

 

Register if you have a medical condition that makes you extremely vulnerable to coronavirus. For example, you’ll be able to ask for help getting deliveries of essential supplies like food.

If you are in an extremely vulnerable group you will receive a shielding letter from the Government. 

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

We are pleased to let you know that COVID-19 Care Assistant is now live.

COVID-19 Care Assistant supports our patients who are worried that they might have COVID-19. This service, which is accessible via the web, will be the first port of call for lots of patients. COVID-19 Care Assistant helps people understand if their symptoms are COVID-19 related and based on the likelihood, guides them on what to do next.

Patients using the COVID-19 Care Assistant can get access to a symptom checker (24/7) and live chat function (8am-8pm); which gives advice on next steps.

The online tool also offers patients a care plan to track their symptoms, and information for the isolation period.

Do you have a hospital appointment or have urgent symptoms:

“If you spot any symptoms which could indicate cancer, don’t just sit worrying about it at home – you can still contact your GP, usually by telephone or on-line. They will be able to advise on whether you need to get checked. If you have an urgent appointment for a diagnostic test, or are having treatment already it is important that you attend your appointments.  The team looking after you will be able to advise on how to do this, if you are in doubt.”

Information regarding children:  

IMPORTANT It is vital to realise that not every child has COVID19. If your child is unwell please seek help. Remember NHS 111, GP's and hospitals are STILL providing the same safe care. Please enter "Healthier Together" into your internet search engine for more information STAY SAFE.

This website can help with debt which is causing mental health problems /anxiety.  

https://www.mentalhealthandmoneyadvice.org/en/toolkit/

and the Waiting Room website has useful information:  https://the-waitingroom.org/

URGENT TREATMENT CENTRE

Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) - patients will now be directed to NHS 111 to access appointments within a UTC.
 
UTCs can now ONLY be accessed via an appointment system, booked by NHS111. Patients can no longer access a ‘walk-in’ service, without an appointment.
 
Please call 111 or visit online at https://111.nhs.uk first.
 
The Birmingham & Solihull area that NHS111 has access too:

Solihull Urgent Treatment Centre
Hurst Lane Clinic, 62 Hurst Lane
Castle Bromwich
Birmingham B36 0EY
Opening times: Monday – Sunday 10:30 – 22:30

 

  
Birmingham NHS Urgent Treatment Centre (“Boots”)
Lower Ground Floor, Boots The Chemists Ltd, 66 High Street , Birmingham, West Midlands, B4 7TA
Opening times: Monday – Friday 8:00 – 18:00
Saturday: 9:00 – 17:00
Sunday 11:00 – 15:00

 Coventry Road Practice

Welcome to the Partners and staff website at Coventry Road Practice, where you can access a wide range of health services available at our surgery. We hope you find the website useful and informative.

CHOOSE WELL - A&E is for life threatening, serious illness and injury.  For everything else there is NHS 111, self care, your local pharmacy and your GP.  For more information please click on the links:    Choose well  and Choose well - child

The Practice offer on-line facilities for patients to book appointments, order medication, view allergies and view coded information in their medical records.  Please click on the following for more information:  Getting started with GP online services and Protecting your GP online records.  For more information regarding this please click on on-line access in the 'How Do I' tab at the top of the page.

New this year - The Heart Age Test - click on the link and find out

your heart age.

Please click on link for the Diabetes Prevention Programme and risk tool:  Diabetes UK ‘Know you risk’ tool

 

For additional health advice during COVID-19 please click on link: 

https://www.birminghamandsolihullccg.nhs.uk/your-health

Cancer screening is still going ahead during the COVID-19 epidemic.  It is important for you to attend your screening appointments when requested.  For further information please see link below:

https://www.birminghamandsolihullccg.nhs.uk/your-health/cancer-screening

Walk4life is a useful site for the UK with a simple ordnance search map to look for walks anywhere in the UK. Individuals who sign up can put their own walks on and monitor their own fitness: 

Diagnosing cancer early.  Please click on link for video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeWPYhhi5F0

 MODERN SLAVERY

If you suspect that you or someone you have come across may be an adult victim of modern slavery and in need of help, please contact The Salvation Army’s confidential and anonymous referral helpline on 0800 808 3733 – available 365 days a year, 24/7 with interpretation services where needed.

walk4life

TYPE 1 OPT OUT

 

Data sharing with NHS Digital will start on 1st September 2021, if you wish to opt out of type 1, please complete the form below and hand in/email to Coventry Road Practice

Type 1 opt out.pdf

NHS Digital Type 2 opt out website – link at the bottom green ‘start’ button

https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/manage-your-choice/

 General opt out information –

https://digital.nhs.uk/services/national-data-opt-out

 Here is more information on NHS Digital’s website and GP practice information

https://digital.nhs.uk/services/national-data-opt-out/information-for-gp-practices

Times are changing. Evening and weekend appointments now available.

 


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