07.09.2021 - Blood tests
We have been alerted us to a shortage of products from that is impacting across most main blood tube supplies.
Working closely with DHSC, NHS Supply Chain, the MHRA and colleagues from the devolved administrations, given the impact on other parts of the UK, NHS England and NHS Improvement is co-ordinating the NHS’ response in England, on a national basis.
The supply position remains constrained and is forecasted to become even more constrained over the coming weeks. While it is anticipated that the position will improve from the middle of September, overall supply is likely to remain challenging for a significant period
All primary care and community testing must be halted until 17 September 2021, except for clinically urgent testing. Examples of these include:
- Bloods that are required to facilitate a two week wait referral
- Bloods that are extremely overdue and/or essential for safe prescribing of medication or monitoring of condition (e.g. INR, lithium levels)
- Bloods that if taken could avoid a hospital admission or prevent an onward referral
- Those with suspected sepsis or conditions with a risk of death or disability
Unless otherwise contacted please do continue to attend your appointments, and if unsure do check with the practice first so a clinical decision can be made.
07/09/2021 - Flu Campaign
Following our initial planning for the delivery of this year’s flu campaign, we have now been informed that due to unforeseen road freight challenges, here will be a delay to our scheduled delivery by one to two weeks.
As a result we have had to cancel our initial clinic and are now working to reschedule planned influenza vaccination clinics.
We would like to reassure you that we are working hard to plan within the information we have.
Please note this is a national issue and not something we have any control over.
Please do not contact the practice we will contact you and keep lines of communication open on our website and Facebook pages.
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It is with great sadness that the Practice shares with our patients that after a short period of ill health our employee and friend Jo Pointer, sadly passed away on Wednesday 23rd September.
Jo has worked at the Practice for a number of years as our prescription clerk and many of you will know her well for her helpfulness and positivity.
Her family have set up a just giving page in her memory https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jo-pointer?utm_source=whatsapp&utm_medium=fundraising&utm_content=jo-pointer&utm_campaign=pfp-whatsapp&utm_term=9f146d21330840a5893d23ddc011b701
Try the new NHS App
If you’re a patient at our practice you can now use the new NHS App, a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.
You can use the NHS App to check your symptoms and get instant advice, book appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view your GP medical record and more.
If you already use MMP GP online service available at practice, you can continue to use it. You can use the NHS App as well.
For more information go to www.nhs.uk/nhsapp