Dukinfield Medical Practice

20-22 Concord Way, Dukinfield, SK16 4DB | Tel: 0161 343 6382 | tgccg.dukinfieldmedicalpractice@nhs.net | Current time is 19:16 - Sorry we're closed. For assistance please ring 111.

83 Birch Lane , Dukinfield, SK16 4AJ | Tel: 0161 330 2039 | tgccg.dukinfieldmedicalpractice@nhs.net | Current time is 19:16 - Sorry, we're closed to patients during the pandemic.

Coronavirus

24th December

Important information to keep you safe while isolating at home

How to use a Pulse Oximeter

10th December

Covid- 19 Vaccination

Evidence shows that risk of serious illness from coronavirus can increase with age and therefore experts recommend that people aged 80 years and over should be among the first people to receive the vaccination.

Where will I go for the vaccine?

Due to the storage requirements of the vaccine, we will not be able to offer vaccination appointments either at the practice or as a home visit. Dukinfield Medical Practice is part of a Primary Care Network of 8 practices in the vicinity of Hyde & Dukinfield. All practices within this network are working together to administer the vaccinations at one location, Hyde Leisure Centre, Walker Lane, Hyde, SK14 5PL.

You will be asked to wait for 15 minutes after your vaccination. Any carers attending with you will not be eligible for the vaccine at present unless they receive their own invitation.

When you book your appointment, you will be asked to consent to receiving the course of vaccinations and whether you have any known allergies. You will need 2 doses of the vaccine to get the best protection from the virus. Each dose must be at least 21 days apart. We will book your second appointment at the vaccination centre on the day of your first vaccination. Please do not book an appointment unless you are sure you will be able to attend both dates.

There are a limited number of vaccines available for the first clinic. Therefore they will be available on a first come, first serve basis. These first clinics will be held on Wednesday 16th December and Thursday 17th December and to book your appointment, please visit: www.tamesideandglossop.nhsvaccinations.co.uk Alternatively, if you need help booking your appointment please telephone the practice on 0161 343 6382.

About the coronavirus vaccine
If you would like to read further information about the vaccine please visit https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/941464/PHE_11843_Covid-19_guide_for_adults_leaflet.pdf

What to expect after your vaccine:

For further information about what to expect after the vaccine, please visit :

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/941469/PHE_11843_Covid-19_what_to_expect_leaflet.pdf

 

Coronavirus testing

If you have Covid-19 symptoms you can now book a test by calling 119

More information here

15th July
Exemptions from wearing masks

The Practice is getting a number of patients asking for exemption letters from wearing a mask, but these are not something that the GP Practice can provide because nothing official has been set up.

Monday 29th June
Latest Update on Coronavirus situation and changes to Surgery arrangements for Appointments and Prescriptions.

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Wellbeing and Mental Health during Covid-19

A guide to looking after yourself and others

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Find out how to protect yourself and others from coronavirus.

Learn more at:  http://nhs.uk/coronavirus

Helping you to recover and manage your symptoms following Covid-19

This is a comprehensive document issued by Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Advice for Parents during Coronavirus

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CARING FOR PEOPLE AT HIGHEST CLINICAL RISK FROM COVID-19
Background and FAQs for patients

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Text Updates from the Practice

If you wish to receive text updates from the Practice, please make sure that we have your correct mobile phone number.  It can be updated by completing this form.

If you are self-isolating and have no family, friends or neighbours to support you, or you are concerned about a vulnerable neighbour please call 0161 342 8355.
Advice on other issues relating to the pandemic can be found at  https://www.tameside.gov.uk/coronavirus

Medication Deliveries for those in difficulty

See here
Call 0161 342 8355

Multi-language guidance for Coronavirus (Covid-19) available here.

Get an isolation note

Use this service if you have been told to stay at home because of coronavirus and you need a note for your employer.

https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/

Covid-19 and Domestic Violence

Useful information here

Information videos from the World Health Organisation

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Friday 20th March
Latest Update on Coronavirus situation and changes to Surgery arrangements for Appointments and Prescriptions.

The government has released new guidance on social distancing. To continue to support our staff and vulnerable patients, the practice has taken the decision to close Birch Lane site to all Patients. Concord Way will be open to patients who have pre-booked appointments or have been directed to attend by one of the practice team.

If you already have a pre-booked appointment, there is no need to contact the practice. Our reception team will be in contact with you before the appointment to confirm if you still need to attend.

Those of you we have mobile phone numbers for should receive a message over the next coming days (if you don’t get it that probably means you have not given us your correct number) detailing a couple of changes we are making from Monday 23rd March 2020.

1. Birch Lane will no longer be open to patients.
2. In order to reduce patient exposure to possible Coronavirus, we are continuing to provide a telephone triage appointment system. All morning open surgery appointments must be requested via online-consultation or by phone on 0161 343 6382. Patients attending to queue will be turned away and asked to contact us online or by phone.
3. Please help support the practice and our local pharmacists by continuing to order your repeat medication as you would do normally, 7 days before your prescription is due.
4. All repeat prescriptions are to be requested via patient access. Please contact our reception team who can help you get set up.
5. We will send your prescriptions electronically to a pharmacy of your choice.
6. All patients who ring for an appointment will be asked what this is for. We only need a brief summary, therefore please do not get cross with our reception team as they are only following clinical instructions. They will take your details and get a clinician to ring you.
7. All routine non-urgent appointments will be postponed until further notice
8. If you have developed flu like symptoms, a fever, or a new continuous cough, please self-isolate for 7 days and visit NHS 111 online for advice.
If you are feeling unwell and have travelled recently please contact NHS 111 online.
DO NOT COME TO SURGERY. We are sorry to shout this bit but it is really important that you do not put other people at risk, particularly those that may already be unwell and of course our teams who are key in keeping the practice running and our population healthy.
Finally, for the most up to date advice, we would recommend you go to the following verified website and not rely on the national press.
https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

Please help us to help you keep well.