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  • 22 Sep 2020

    50-64 year old flu vaccinations

    Please note that people in the 50-64-year old age group will not be vaccinated until November and December, providing there is sufficient vaccine, and no appointments will be offered for this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. If you are 50-64 and you are in one of the other groups which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlier.

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  • 22 Sep 2020

    Press release from the Department of Health and Social Care

    RESTRICTIONS FOR MORE AREAS IN NORTH WEST, WEST YORKSHIRE AND MIDLANDS TO TACKLE RISING INFECTION RATES · Further restrictions introduced across parts of North West, Midlands and West Yorkshire to curb rising infection rates, agreed in collaboration with local leaders · Lancashire, Merseyside, Warrington and Halton escalated to areas of intervention, with new restrictions in Wolverhampton, Oadby & Wigston, and parts of Bradford, Kirklees and Calderdale · Regulations and guidance to come into force from Tuesday In close discussions with local leaders, the Health and Social Care Secretary, NHS Test and Trace, the Joint Biosecurity Centre (JBC), and the Chief Medical Officer for England have agreed to introduce local measures in several parts of the North and Midlands. This follows major increases in COVID-19 cases in large areas of the North West, Yorkshire and small parts of the Midlands which mean the following restrictions must be urgently brought in to clamp down on infections. North West In Merseyside, Warrington, Halton and Lancashire (excluding Blackpool and Greater Manchester), regulations will enforce the following restrictions from Tuesday 22 September: · Residents must not socialise with other people outside of their own households or support bubble in private homes and gardens; · Hospitality for food and drink will be restricted to table service only; and · Late night operating hours will be restricted, with leisure and entertainment venues including restaurants, pubs, and cinemas, required to close between 10pm to 5am. Residents are also advised to adhere to the following guidance to further reduce rates of infection: · Only to use public transport for essential purposes, such as travelling to school or work · Avoid attending amateur and semi-professional sporting events as spectators. The above does not apply to Bolton or Greater Manchester where separate restrictions are already in place. Individuals who are shielding in parts of North East Blackburn (8 wards are under local restrictions) will no longer need to from 5 October, bringing these wards into line with the rest of Blackburn with Darwen where shielding is already due to pause from 21 September. Midlands In Wolverhampton and Oadby & Wigston residents will be banned from socialising with other people outside of their own households or support bubble in private homes and gardens from 22 September. Individuals who are shielding in Leicester City will no longer need to from 5 October. West Yorkshire All parts of Bradford, Kirklees, Calderdale, will now be banned from socialising with other people outside of their own households or support bubble in private homes and gardens, from 22 September. Some wards in these areas had been exempt from restrictions on gatherings introduced at the start of August, but these wards will now also be subject to the ban. Health and Social Care Secretary, Matt Hancock said: “We are seeing cases of coronavirus rise fast in Lancashire, Merseyside, West Yorkshire, Warrington, Halton and Wolverhampton. Local leaders in these areas have asked for stronger restrictions to be put in place to protect local people, and we are acting decisively to support them. “I know these restrictions will make every-day life harder for many, but I know that residents will work together and respect the rules so we can reduce rates of transmission. “I urge local people to isolate and get a test if you have symptoms, follow the advice of NHS Test and Trace, and always remember ‘hands, face, space’. By sticking to these steps, we will get through this together.” These decisions have been made in close collaboration with local leaders, with many requesting restrictions to help prevent further increase. Rates in Liverpool have increased to 100.6, with Warrington rising to 111.2, Oadby and Wigston rising to 145.5, and Wolverhampton increasing to 61.8 per 100,000 in the past week (5-11th Sept). These changes are in addition to the ‘Rule of six’ which was introduced nationwide on Monday, limiting the number of people who can gather indoors or outdoors to six. This rule is in place across the country and will sit alongside additional restrictions in some local areas. The changes come as the weekly surveillance report is published by PHE, with a number of updates to this week’s Local Authority watchlist, published on gov.uk. PHE, the JBC and NHS Test and Trace constantly monitor the levels of infection and other data on prevalence of the virus across the country. As has always been the case, measures are kept under constant review to reduce the spread of the virus and save lives. Notes to editors The changes to this week’s watchlist are: · Lancashire (including all wards of Blackburn with Darwen but excluding Blackpool), Oadby and Wigston, and Wolverhampton added as an area of intervention. Wards of Bradford, Kirklees and Calderdale which were exempt are also being added into the intervention area . · Blaby becomes an area of enhanced support · Selby, Scarborough and Spelthorne (Surrey) added as areas of concern. · The following areas have been removed from the watchlist after improvements in cases: o Swindon o Breckland o Great Yarmouth o Norwich o Broadland o North Norfolk o South Norfolk o King's Lynn & West Norfolk The new restrictions in the North West apply to: · Lancashire: Blackburn with Darwen, Pendle, Preston, Rossendale, Hyndburn, Burnley and South Ribble, West Lancashire, Chorley, Wyre, Fylde, Lancaster, Ribble Valley · Merseyside and Cheshire: Liverpool, Wirral, Knowsley, St. Helens, Sefton, Halton, Warrington We recognise the impact these measures will have on Jewish communities as they mark Rosh Hashanah on Friday. Synagogues can remain open for communal worship in line with COVID-secure guidance. Please see attached set of FAQs for staff and patients. The information will be published on the CCGs website shortly here: https://centrallancashireccgs.nhs.uk/latest-news

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  • 10 Sep 2020

    School letters of absence

    Please note that it is not a GPs responsibility to issue school letters of absence for your children. Government guidance is that school attendance is mandatory unless your child is self-isolating, has symptoms of COVID-19 or is close to someone who has COVID-19. Please note that parents should still make arrangements to contact their GP in the normal way if their child is ill.

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  • 8 Sep 2020

    Influenza Vaccination

    Please contact the surgery to see if you are eligible for a flu vaccination and to book a timed appointment. Clinics starting from 10th September.

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  • 4 Sep 2020

    National Diabetes Prevention Programme

    If you are at risk of diabetes, please see below, you can now self refer by going on line. Also you can complete "Know your risk" to see whether you are suitable for the programme.

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  • 4 Sep 2020

    Smokefree September 2020

    Help make Lancashire smoke free. Please see poster for information for the "Quid Squad"

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  • 31 Jul 2020

    Coronavirus - Important Update - Preston

      Preston has had a recent spike in coronavirus cases & we need your help to avoid a full outbreak.   Please:   avoid visitors in your home wear face coverings in enclosed public spaces / to mosque get tested if you have ...

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  • 8 Apr 2020

    IMPORTANT NOTICE - GOOD FRIDAY AND BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY ( 10th April 2020 and 13th April 2020)

      Important Notice:  Good Friday and Easter Monday (10th April 2020 and 13th April 2020)   The practice will be open Good Friday and Easter Monday and the clinical team will be doing telephone triage with any patient who needs ...

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  • 26 Mar 2020

    RESCUE PACKS

      We have been made aware of some inaccurate information circulating (especially on social media) regarding special rescue packs of antibiotics and oral steroids for patients with pre-existing respiratory conditions such as asthma or chronic ...

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  • 10 Mar 2020
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