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The Wycliffe Medical Practice
The Wycliffe Medical Practice Lutterworth Medical Centre Gilmorton Road Lutterworth LE17 4EB
Tel: 01455 553 531
Fax: 01455 550 083
Out of Hours: 111

Welcome to The Wycliffe Medical Practice

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CORONAVIRUS PRECAUTIONS
 

Letter from our doctors to our patients - please click here


 
The NHS in England and Public Health England (PHE) are 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 latest information on symptoms of coronavirus can be found on nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
 
Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms
Stay at home for if you have either:

  • a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
  • a new, continuous cough – this means you've started coughing repeatedly
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.
Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you're staying at home.
RECENT HEADLINES
Recent texts/letter about 12 Week isolation for At Risk Groups
Who is at high risk? You may be at high risk from coronavirus if you:
  • have had an organ transplant
  • are having certain types of cancer treatment
  • have blood or bone marrow cancer, such as leukaemia
  • have a severe lung condition, such as cystic fibrosis or severe asthma
  • have a condition that makes you much more likely to get infections
  • are taking medicine that weakens your immune system
  • are pregnant and have a serious heart condition

Information:
If you're at high risk, you will be contacted by the NHS by Sunday 29 March 2020. Do not contact your GP or healthcare team at this stage – wait to be contacted. GPs do not have any other information than is available on the NHS website.
Rescue Medication
Despite recent media discussion on Facebook etc. guidance states that there is usually no need for asthmatics to have Rescue medication packs. The only group of patients requiring these is patients who have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) with a breathless scale of 3 or greater.  GPs at this time are generally NOT issuing anyone outside of this group with rescue pack medication.
Up to date information can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

If you have questions about inhalers for your Asthma please read this first.

Additional useful links

New easy read information about Coronavirus

We have been working with Public Health England to make some easy read information about Coronavirus (sometimes called COVID-19).

Coronavirus is a new illness that can affect your lungs and your breathing.

This easy read information tells you about 5 things that everyone can do to help stop you and other people getting Coronavirus.

You can read the easy read information about Coronavirus

You can also watch The Hand Washing Rap - a video about washing your hands from Purple All Stars.

Or read this easy read poster from Photosymbols

 

Online Appointment Booking


Due to current concerns about Coronavirus we are asking all patients some basic screening questions when they request an appointment.  In view of this we have temporarily stopped the option to book a face to face appointment online as this would not enable these questions to be asked before patient attended the practice.

As an alternative, we have introduced online booking  telephone calls with GPs. Please use this service if you would like to arrange a telephone call from a GP. 
Please note: this service does NOT replace the need to contact NHS111 online or by phone if you have queries or concerns relating specifically to Coronavirus.

Electronic Prescribing Update
  
As from Tuesday 17 March all prescriptions issued by The Wycliffe Medical Practice will be sent electronically. If you have NOT nominated pharmacy, you will be given a token to take to the pharmacy to get  your prescription dispensed.

To reduce the time and effort taken to obtain your medication we suggest that all of our patients nominate a pharmacy  - please tell our Reception Team who you would like to nominate

If you would like further information about this the change, please visit www.nhs.uk/eps or ask a member our team.


URGENT GP ADVICE
Patients registered with The Wycliffe Medical Practice who require urgent medical advice can call us from 8am- 8.30am  and between 6pm- 6.30pm Monday – Friday to speak to a member of our practice team with access to our Duty Doctor. 

For full information about how to access our acute access service and opening times please click

https://wycliffemedicalpractice.secure-gpsite.nhs.uk/opening-hours
 
The Practice will be closed for Staff and GP training on the following dates

21 April 2020
20 May 2020
11 June 2020
22 July 2020
22 September 2020
15 October 2020
11 November 2020
12 January 2021
11 February 2021
16 March 2021

If you required urgent medical advice when we are closed for training - please call our usual number01455 553531and you will be transferred to an on call service
In a medical emergency dial 999

How to find an urgent care centre when your GP practice is closed
please click
https://wycliffemedicalpractice.secure-gpsite.nhs.uk/urgent-care
 

 



 

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