Covid-19 Practice Update
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Covid-19 Vaccination Programme
If we have contacted you by telephone and booked an appointment into the covid vaccination clinic please refer to the information below:
Due to the scale and the logistical challenges of the programme NHS England have specified that practices need to work collaboratively so that vaccine can be delivered to a designated site, where a network of practices can operate from. We are fortunate to have the support of Yarm Medical Practice, Park Lane Surgery, Thornaby and Barwick Medical Group and Eaglescliffe Medical Practice in delivering this campaign. The designated site for our network will be The Barwick Medical Centre, Lowfields Avenue, Stockton-On-Tees TS17 0RJ. This will be the site patients attend to get their vaccinations, although it will be your own practice team who administer the vaccines.
More information about the vaccine can be found via the following links:
www.nhs.uk and searching coronavirus vaccination or https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-vaccination-guide-for-older-adults
As I am sure you will appreciate delivering this programme will be a challenge for general practice and we require patients to adhere to the following:
- Reading the information provided.
- Do not attend if you are unwell
- Wear a face covering during the entire time you are in The Barwick Medical Centre building
- Please arrive at the designated appointment time
- Please come prepared e.g. easily removable clothing
- Observe social distancing rules and adhere to staff instruction to ensure safe movement around the building
- Where possible be brought to the appointment as patients are advised not to drive for 15 minutes post vaccination and there is limited car parking at the site.
- Please understand that working within a network from one designated site will result in less flexibility around changing appointment sessions and timings.
- If you have taken the decision not to have the vaccination please contact the practice so that your medical records can be updated to reflect your choice
BARWICK, YARM, THORNABY, EAGLESCLIFFE & STILLINGTON PRIMARY CARE NETWORK
NB Individual practices are responsible for the call and recall of their own patients so please be assured your medical records remain confidential and secure.
Directions to Barwick Medical Centre from Eaglescliffe Medical Practice
Head west on Sunningdale Drive and turn right onto Yarm Road/A135
At the roundabout near BMW garage take the 2nd exit onto Concorde Way/A135
Go straight over one roundabout
Next roundabout take 3rd exit onto Queen Elizabeth Way
Next roundabout take 2nd exit onto Myton Way
Turn left at traffic lights and follow Broom Hill Avenue
At roundabout take 3rd exit onto Lowfields Avenue
Turn right onto into Barwick Medical Centre
The Medical Centre is next to the Teal Arms
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Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)
The NHS across Teesside will be better prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases, if the public follows Public Health England advice.
The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of patients and staff which may mean your patient experience is subject to change.
The Chief Medical Officer announced on Friday 13 March that the country is moving into the ‘Delay’ stage of the response to coronavirus (Covid-19).
The new advice issued by the Chief Medical Officer is to stay at home for 7 days if you have either:
- a high temperature or
- a new continuous cough
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or a hospital. You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.
Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:
- you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
- your condition gets worse
- your symptoms do not get better after 7 days
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
Stay At Home advice can be found here or appointment tab above.
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.
Information remains subject to regular change and updates. More information can be found on the NHS website here.
Eaglescliffe is situated on the north bank of the River Tees, and is connected to Yarm by a listed road bridge. It is a largely residential area and includes the village of Egglescliffe, with good rail and road links to the north and south. It is well served by local schools, and is part of the borough of Stockton-on-Tees.
Welcome to Eaglescliffe Medical Practice
Welcome to our surgery website. We hope to use this site as a way of presenting all our patients with an up to date resource for all information relating to our practice. We will keep it current with any news, developments and details that are relevant to the practice and our patients.
As well as a source of information about our Practice, the staff and the services we provide, we hope you will use the website as a useful resource with links to other reliable websites for health related information.
About the Practice
Eaglescliffe Medical Practice was started in 1971 by Dr T. O' Callaghan and has grown to look after over 10,000 patients from Eaglescliffe, Yarm and surrounding areas. We try to combine efficiency with friendliness in looking after our patients. We aim to provide a high standard of preventative care and advice whilst encouraging healthy lifestyle without undue medical interference.
The Health Centre
This is a purpose built, fully accessible building, opened in 2009, with car parking on site. We share the centre with other health personnel employed by Hartlepool and Stockton-On-Tees CCG, many of whom are involved in nursing and health promotion.
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