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Please note that E-consult is now available for our Patients to use only during our opening hours and is unavailable after 6:30pm and at Weekends for safety reasons

 

SEE OUR LATEST NEWS SECTION FOR OUR STAFF CHANGES & LATEST UPDATES ON COVID VACCINATIONS IN OUR AREA 

We ask you not phone the surgery about the COVID Vaccination - you will be contacted

 

If you are NOT calling about booking an appointment please do not phone at 8am as this is our busiest time  - try calling for advise or administration in the afternoon. 

We now release all appointments on the day at 8am

Please be ready to give your Date of Birth and a short description of why you require a consultation immediately you get through - this will help us deal with you quickly 

Appointments update During The COVID Pandemic

We are operating a "total triage" system. That means you need to have a telephone discussion with a clinician who will try and help you. If a face to face appointment is needed, they will arrange for this to happen at a time and place which keeps you and us safe. We are also using video calls as needed.  You can also use our e-consult system accessed below

All patients who need to be seen face to face should arrive wearing a face covering, to help keep staff and other patients safe.

Please do not come into the practice without an appointment.

 Please note that Face Coverings & Mask Exemption Letter Requests will be refused as Government guidance suggests there is no requirement for evidence for exemption. For further information please follow  this link Face Mask Exemption Poster.             

                         Please call 111 for help and advise if you have an emergency that will not wait

NHS England are  recommending that anyone who develops covid symptoms which could include  a dry cough, fever, shortness of breath, change or loss of smell or taste  or have come into contact with someone who has suspected COVID-19 symptoms,  should self-isolate at home immediately    call NHS 111

Nursing and GP Appointments COVID-19 -

Due to the current situation with Covid-19, if you are asked to come to the surgery for an appointment please only arrive 5 minutes before your appointment - be aware you may be asked to wait outside

Repeat prescription requests 

A reminder  you are no longer be able to collect your prescriptions from the practice. All patients will need to nominate a pharmacy to collect their prescriptions.  You can email any acute prescription requests to our dedicated prescription email at sgp.prescriptions@nhs.net 

.For patients concerned that they may have coronavirus or may have come into contact with someone who has, the NHS 111 online service has created coronavirus pages that tell patients what they should do based on their particular circumstances.  These can be accessed at: https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19

 HELP US TO HELP YOU QUICKER - TRY OUR E-CONSULT ONLINE SERVICE CLICK THE LINK BELOW - ask any question with regards your health either clinical or administration - you may receive a telephone call or a text message in answer so please keep your phone near you.

Your question will quickly be sent to a the best person to deal with your problem (depending whether this is clinical or admin question) who will then phone you, email a reply or give you an appointment as best suited to your problem.  They can even send medication directly to the chemist of your choice

Your local A&E is experiencing longer delays than usual, so to help us (and to avoid a long wait) we would ask that you only attend there or call 999 in a serious or life-threatening emergency.

Remember, there is a range of options available to you, including your local pharmacist, NHS111 and 111.nhs.uk.  

As you know self-care is a great way to avoid getting ill in the first place, so keep washing your hands with soap and water, get plenty of sleep, eat and drink healthily, check your medicine cabinet and ensure you have sorted any prescriptions or vaccinations.

OVER THE COUNTER MEDICATIONS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE ON PRESCRIPTION PLEASE SEE LATEST NEWS

 Our Home Visits are now carried out by our Paramedic - he will have ID for checking and will arrive in  normal transport.  He has full access to your notes and will be communicating with your Named GP.  Please request a Home Visit through Reception as normal.  The Paramedic may  phone to check your symptoms and the emergency beforehand, so make sure we have your correct contact details. 

We no longer offer Travel advice & Clinics. You  will need to go to your local Travel Clinic for this advice or go online to a travel Website such as fit-for-travel 

Some larger Chemists also offer Travel Clinics.

Living with a health condition? Free NHS Self Management Courses are now available for people living in Bracknell and Ascot. Please visit out Latest News section for further information 

At our recent CQC inspection our rating was 'GOOD' in all areas

  Please sign up for our on-line services to view your medical records as well as order repeat prescriptions to be delivered straight to the chemist of your choice. 

Local Voluntary Organistations

Support Organisations in the Sandhurst and Owlsmoor Practice area

British Red Cross

The British Red Cross provide a free (donations appreciated) short term loan facility of mobility aids. Local facilities are based at:

- Farnham: 01252 715501
- Fleet: 01252 810774
- Yateley: 01252 872333
- Camberley: 0127620101

Dementia Advisory Service

Advice & support for those with dementia & their carers & family.
Based in Church Hill House, Turing Drive, Bracknell
E-mail Karen.white@berkshire.nhs.uk
Phone: 01344 823220

Diabetes UK Reading Support Group

Monthly meetings are held in St Andrews Church Hall, Craven Road Reading (next to Royal Berks Hospital)
Website www.diabetes.org.uk
E-mail: info@diabetes.org.uk
Phone: 0345 123 2399

Help for Heroes

Support for people currently serving within the armed forces and veterans and families within the armed forces from all services and all ranks. Presentation about Help for Heroes work and support

Website: Support for Wounded Veterans & Armed Forces - Help for Heroes
Phone: 0300 303 9888

Involve

Local support for local people starting up or developing a community or voluntary project .
Or
Volunteer your time, talent or skill in a variety of ways
Website: www.involve.community
Phone: 01344 304404 (Bracknell Forest)

Mencap Wokingham, Bracknell & District

Supporting people with learning disabilities and their carers. The Carers’ Group meets monthly at the Binfield office.
Website: www.wokinghambracknellmencap.org
E-mail: admin@wokinghammencap.org
Phone: 0300 777 8539

MS Support & Therapy Group

Meet at Farnborough Community Transport
Website: www.mssupport.org.uk
E-mail: farnboroughmsgroup@gmail.com
Contact Andrea Ballard on 01252 616451

Sandhurst Counselling Service

Counselling at St Michaels Pastoral Centre
Website: www.sandhurstcounselling.org.uk
Email:   info@sandhurstcounselling.org.uk
Phone: 01252 873030 All calls are confidential 

Sandhurst Day Centre

(Yorktown Road, Sandhurst, Berkshire, GU47 9BJ)
Providing support for older people in our community by providing a minibus service to collect and return members to and from the Centre and providing companionship, social activities, hot meals and various care facilities.
Website: http://www.sandhurstdaycentre.org.uk
E-mail: info@sandhurstdaycentre.org.uk
Phone: 01252 877601 (Diane Mayhew, Manager)

Sandhurst Stroke & Disabled Club

Support for both sufferers and Carers
Meet each month at St Michaels Pastoral Centre
Contact Mrs Pam Owles 01344 775698

The Silver Line

The Silver Line is a confidential, free helpline for older people across the UK, open every day and night of the year. Their specially trained helpline staff:

- Offer information, friendship and advice,
- Link callers to local groups and services
- Offer regular befriending calls
- Protect and support those who are suffering abuse and neglect

All calls are confidential and free.
Website: http://www.thesilverline.org.uk
Phone: 0800 4708090

Samaritans:

 Whatever you're going through, call us free anytime from any phone: on 116 123   Or email jo@samartians.org.  Our Face to Face drop in service is not open at the moment, please check our website for further updates:  www.samaritans.org/bracknell



 
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