COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) STEP 3 - MOVING OUT OF LOCKDOWN: 17th MAY 2021
We would like to thank all of our patients for your continued support during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Working under strict infection control measures, we have kept our doors open throughout, providing safe medical care.
We are participating in the national vaccination programme, which aims to have offered all adults at least one vaccination by the end of July 2021.
We have been looking forward to getting back to a more normal way of working as we really do prefer seeing you all face to face. However, COVID-19 is still around, particularly with the risk of the new Indian variant rising in the county.
As the country moves into Step 3, our strict infection control measures will remain in place. We will continue to prioritise delivery of care. Face to face appointments will continue to be available to all patients where there is a clinical need.
- Reception is open 8am to 6.30pm.
- Patient access to the practice is available via telephone or online.
- Face to face appointments are offered based upon assessment of clinical need, following a discussion between the clinician and patient. Video consultation or texting a photograph may also be offered.
- Telephone appointments are offered for booking online.
We really appreciate your continued understanding and co-operation during this challenging time and thank you for your ongoing support in helping us to protect our community.
Please continue to follow government guidelines and stay safe.
APPOINTMENTS & INFECTION CONTROL
We are currently working in a different way to help our patients. We have a number of options available, to ensure we continue to provide you with the highest quality healthcare.
As a patient, you will be offered a telephone consultation with a clinician in the first instance. These can be booked by telephone or online. After assessment, if the matter cannot be dealt with over the telephone, we can offer a video consultation, texting in a photograph or, where examination is required, a face-to-face appointment. We also offer online consultations.
Many of your health needs can be dealt with by telephone. We are now also able to text or email sick notes and we can send blood test request forms electronically to your chosen phlebotomy clinic, thus minimising the handling of paperwork.
If you are asked to attend the surgery, we kindly ask that you wear a face covering. This does not need to be a clinical face mask and can easily be made at home: https:www/gov.uk/government/publications/how-to-wear-and-make-a-cloth-face-covering
Our waiting room chairs have been spaced to incorporate the recommended government distance and covered with a disposable chair cover, which we will ask you to remove when leaving your seat. A limited number of patients will be allowed in the surgery at any one time (you may therefore be asked to wait in your car until your clinician collects you).
We have a designated area where you can take your own blood pressure with our electronic monitor (arm, hand covering and antibacterial hand gel is provided).
We continue to provide appointments for childhood immunisations, cervical smears, dressings, vaccinations and treatment room procedures.
All of our staff are wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) appropriate to their role and time between appointments has been allocated to ensure all treatment rooms/areas are thoroughly cleaned between patients, in accordance with nhs infection control guidelines, for your safety and protection.
Please order your prescription online and nominate a pharmacy to collect your medication from - this means we can send your prescription electronically to your pharmacy of choice.
If you do develop symptoms associated with coronavirus please do not attend the surgery. NHS 111 has an online service to help you: 111.nhs.uk
For the latest advice please visit www.nhs.uk/coronavirus or www.gov.uk/coronavirus
GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE TO DEMONSTRATE YOUR COVID-19 VACCINATION STATUS
Run by the NHS, the app is an easy and secure way to access a range of nhs services on your smartphone or tablet, including your medical record and COVID-19 vaccination status: https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/online-services/nhs-app/
Welcome to Parklands Surgery
Parklands surgery aims to provide the highest quality healthcare to its patients. Our doctors, nurses and all our other staff are dedicated to offering a professional service and this website will help us to keep all our patients up to date with news and information about our practice.
As well as a source of information about our practice, the staff and the services we provide, we hope you will use this website as a useful resource for other health-related information. Please have a look around and do send us some feedback if you like. We can use your ideas to improve our online services and further develop the content of this site.
GP Extended Access
Parklands Surgery is working closely with the other surgeries in East Northants to provide patients with access to general practice outside of core hours. We have set up an East Northants Hub, based at Harborough Field Surgery. For further information, please click the link to the right.
If you wish to contact us for your test results please call between 2-5pm, or you can view your results anytime if you are registered for our Online Access Service.
Parklands Patient Forum
Our Patient Forum holds meetings on a quarterly basis. The next meeting will be on Wednesday 2nd June 2021. These will be virtual meetings until further notice. If you are interested in becoming a member please contact Mandy Hack, Practice Manager, on 01933 396000.
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ARE YOU A YOUNG CARER?
If you are under 18 years of age and helping to care for someone - doing shopping, housework, cooking, paying bills, dressing, bathing, giving medication and communicating on behalf of, as well as looking after brothers and sisters - you are a carer.
Northamptonshire Carers can give you the support you need and they will listen. Please contact Linda, our Carers Co-ordinator on 01933 396000 or drop in to see her at reception and she will refer you on to Northamptonshire Carers for the help and support you need.
You can also click on the link below to find out more
(Site updated 16/05/2021)