Hello and welcome to the Kearsley Medical Centre website. We’ve packed it full of useful information in a very easy to use format with the added benefit of several online functions. If you’re new to the area, have a look at our opening times, download a registration form and come and see us.
** PRESCRIPTION ORDERING
The practice and Pharmacies are open for prescriptions. We WILL NOT action any orders for medication unless they are due and we WILL NOT take requests over the telephone as our telephone demand is extremely high. There is no reason to stock pile medications.
Please place all orders via the usual routes: online, via the chemist or in the post box in the surgery foyer **
Please note we have temporarily suspended our access to online booking appointments, this is so our staff can triage calls and face to face consultation requests for those who need it most and to not put others at risk**
We have received a number of enquirIes asking for advice about infant vaccination as a result of some parents having difficulties in obtaining infant paracetamol suspension. Given the risk of the serious infections that the vaccines protect against, PHE are recommending that the routine primary immunisation schedule should not be delayed. Whilst parents should continue to try to obtain and administer infant paracetamol if possible, infant vaccines can and should still be given even if it is not possible to give prophylactic paracetamol.
Please follow this link for advice about what to do if you are developing the symptoms of Corona Virus
The NHS in England and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal. The risk to the general public is moderate.
Call 111, stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people. Further information is available on nhs.uk. Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact. A person can also be infected by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands. The risk of being in close contact with a person with coronavirus or contaminated surfaces is very low at the current time, as members of the public who have visited Wuhan or Hubei province, China are currently in isolation. Testing of suspected coronavirus cases is carried out in line with strict regulations. This means that suspected cases are kept in isolation, away from public areas of the hospital and returned home also in isolation. Any equipment that come into contact with suspected cases are thoroughly cleaned as appropriate. Specific guidance has also been shared with NHS staff to help safeguard them and others. Patients can be reassured that their safety is a top priority, and are encouraged to attend all appointments as usual.
Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:
• Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact with people who are unwell. You can find the latest information and advice from Public Health England at Further information is available on nhs.uk.
*CHANGE TO BABY IMMUNISATION CLINICS*
Baby Imms clinics on Tuesdays are changing- From Tuesday 25th February 2020 you will no longer be able to drop into clinic and must have a designated appointment time sent from Child Health or booked through the surgery.
Access all Areas
Existing patients can enjoy access to our wide range of services at the touch of a button. Whether managing your appointment or ordering a repeat prescription you can now do both without leaving your home.
Click the link to logon to Online Services https://systmonline.tpp-uk.com/
Your Health in Safe Hands
The team are here to provide all patients with a professional and caring healthcare experience in friendly and personal surroundings. With discretion and confidentiality guaranteed your welfare is safe, secure and in good hands.
If you require an GP or nurse appointment during the evening or weekend, you can contact your practice and request a 7-day access appointment, available from 18:30pm-21:30pm on weekday evenings, and from 9:00am – 1:00pm on Saturdays and Sundays at one of three sites across Bolton. Get in touch for more information.
(Site updated 31/03/2020)