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Children's Mental Health Awareness week

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The 7th -13th February 2022 is children's mental health week. 

why not get involved and #stampoutstigma. Create a visual to show people how YOU take care of your mental health and submit your work to the email on the picture and it could be the face of the #stampoutstigman campaign ! 

England has returned to Plan A.

This means:

  • The government is no longer asking people to work from home if they can. People should now talk to their employers to agree arrangements to return to the office.
  • Face coverings are no longer advised for staff and pupils in secondary school and college classrooms.
  • Face coverings are no longer advised for staff and pupils in communal areas of secondary schools, nor for staff in communal areas of primaries.
  • There is no longer a legal requirement to wear a face covering. The government suggests that you continue to wear a face covering in crowded and enclosed spaces where you may come into contact with other people you do not normally meet.
  • Venues and events are no longer required by law to check visitors’ NHS COVID Pass. The NHS COVID Pass can still be used on a voluntary basis.

Get vaccinated

All adults in England have now been offered at least 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccines are safe and effective. Getting fully vaccinated is the best way of protecting you and others against COVID-19.

If you have not yet received the COVID-19 vaccine, you should get vaccinated. Evidence indicates that 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine provide very effective protection against hospitalisation. It usually takes around 2 to 3 weeks for your body to develop its protective response.

To maintain this high level of protection you should also get a booster vaccine for COVID-19. This is an essential part of ensuring immune defence.

However, even if you have been fully vaccinated, you could still get COVID-19 and pass it on to others. Whilst the vaccines provide a high level of protection against severe disease, hospitalisation and death, a recent UKHSA report shows that around 1 in 5 people who have had both doses are still vulnerable to getting infected with the Delta variant and showing symptoms. You can also still spread COVID-19 to others. We all need to do what we can to reduce the spread of COVID-19 to protect others and to reduce the risk of new variants developing and spreading.

Following the advice in this guidance will help you to protect your friends, family, and communities, including those who have been vaccinated.

Latest Update on Flu + COVID Booster Vaccines

Extended Hours Appointment Service

All patients registered with a GP Practice in Stockport can now book a routine appointment, up to two weeks in advance, in the evenings and Saturday & Sundays.

You may not be able to see your own GP but you will be seen by a suitably qualified health professional such as another GP, Healthcare Assistant (HCA), or practice nurse.

You can book an appointment up to two weeks in advance by calling the main number of your own GP practice.

Appointments

  • Monday to Friday: 6.30pm-8pm (Kingsgate Hub, Wellington Road, Stockport SK4 1LW)
  • Saturdays & Sundays: 8am-12pm or 9am-1pm (Practice Hub, alternating weekends ) and 9am-4.30pm (Kingsgate Hub)
  • Bank Holidays: 8am-12pm or 9am-1pm (except 25 Dec, 26 Dec or 1 Jan)

For more information visit: www.viaductcare.org.uk/our-services/7-day-access/ 

If you need any support or assistance please contact James Brown, Head of Communications via email james.brown12@nhs.net or 0797 1174 252.

Polite Parking Request

If as a patient you need to park in the surrounding neighbourhood, please be mindful that you won't be blocking any bin collection work, that you park as close to the curb as possible and not over neighbour's drives.  If at all possible, please utilise the free parking at the Village Hall.  Thank you so much for your time and consideration. 

On-going issues with access to the Practice by telephone

Unfortunately we are aware that it is difficult at times to contact the practice by telephone. We have reported this on-going issue to Stockport Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) & NHS GM Shared services but the fault with the telephone lines* is still unresolved, we appreciate your patience and understanding in the mean-time.

* The line fault occurs when both of our telephone lines are busy. Patients will still hear a ringing tone & are then cut off when actually the 2 lines are busy & should provide an engaged tone.

Online access is available!

Online access is available for appointments, repeat medication and medical records. To register for online services please click on the following link:

https://patient.emisaccess.co.uk/register

Named Accountable GP for all Patients

GP practices are now required to provide their patients with a named GP. Your named GP has overall responsibility for your care provided by the practice. This does not prevent you from seeing any GP of your choice. If you would like details of which GP you have been allocated as your named GP, please contact our reception team on 0161 426 9000 (Owens) / 0161 426 9020 (Morris).

 

 

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