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Welcome to Sidda Family Practice

Important information about the coronavirus (Covid-19)

 

The NHS across Bolton 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
  • loss of smell or taste

 

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.

 

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.

 

Maintaining a positive mental health during covid-19

https://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/members/special-interest-groups/transcultural/transcultural-psychiatry-videos


ONLINE APPOINTMENTS

Please note we have temporarily suspended our access to online booking appointments, this is so our staff can triage calls and arrange telephone consultations for those who need it most and to not put others at risk

Please be aware certain medications for minor health conditions such as hayfever, insect bites, sunburn and head lice will no longer be available on prescription. To find out more, visit www.nhs.uk/otcmedicines.

General Practice Data for Planning & Research (GPDPR)

From 1st September 2021, NHS Digital will collect data to support a wide variety of research and analysis to help run health and care services.  In additions, the service will also help to support the planning and commissioning of health and care services, the development of health and care policy, public health monitoring and interventions and enable many different areas of research.

For more information, you can visit General Practice Data for Planning and Research: GP Practice Privacy Notice - NHS Digital

In line with the new General Data Protection Regulation, please find attached the Data Protection Privacy Notice for Patients, and leaflet explaining how we use your information


Emergency contact details have now changed when the surgery is closed

If you require urgent medical assistance that cannot wait until the surgery re-opens, please hang up and call 0161 763 8940

If you have a life-threatening medical emergency please dial 999

 


We are committed to achieving equality for all by reducing discrimination in employment and service delivery on the grounds of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, and sexual orientation. Furthermore, we will also strive to ensure that people are not discriminated against due to their socio economic background.

With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.

Get Well, Keep Well

Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.

Join In

We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.

(Site updated 11/04/2022)
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