Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Keeping Cool in This Hot Weather

 As we safely enjoy the heat and sunshine, please remember to look out for friends, family, and neighbours who may need some help keeping cool.


Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Better Health Campaign 2020

From the 27th July, Public Health England has launched a major new adult health campaign to help kick start our health to include eating better and getting more active. Take a look at their website today to see how they can help you!


Coleridge Medical Centre's New Website Is Now Live!

We have a new website! It is easy to navigate, full of great advice, and it has useful patient information readily available.

Visit: www.coleridgemedicalcentre.co.uk

 

Friday, July 31, 2020

Coleridge Medical Centre's New Website

The Practice will be launching a new website today!


The new website will make it easier for patients to access various online services, and access information in a much more efficient way.


Further details will be posted once it has gone live.

 

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Face coverings in Public Settings

We are aware that some patients might be understandably anxious about the Government’s recent announcements around the use of face masks in various public settings.

GPs are unfortunately not in a position to provide individual risk assessments or letters for patients who feel that they should be exempt from wearing a face mask, whether in regard to their use on public transport or in any other setting as required by legislation.

Devon Local Medical Committee has therefore prepared this guidance note as the statutory body that advises and supports all GPs and practice teams across Devon.

The Government guidance on exemptions suggests there is no requirement for evidence for exemption therefore it is sufficient for an individual to self-declare this.

In the case of face mask use on public transport, the responsibility for issuing exemptions lies with the transport provider not your GP. Similarly, practices are under no obligation to provide letters of support for anyone who does not fall under the list of exemptions but considers them to have another reason to be exempted.


Government advice on the use of face coverings on public transport can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-safer-travel-guidance-for-passengers#face-coverings.


Some people don’t have to wear a face covering including for health, age or equality reasons. Some staff may not wear a face covering if it is not required for their job.


We hope that this guidance provides some reassurance for you on this issue.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

User Video for New Intercom System



We have implemented new measures in the Practice to ensure both staff and patient safety.

When you arrive at the Practice, please pass your hand over the sensor to call reception. A member of staff will then speak to you through the intercom to verify your details and ask a few screening questions.

Once these have been completed, and if you have a pre-booked appointment, you will be admitted into the building and directed to the waiting room.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

TALKWORKS

Is the way that you are feeling affecting your daily life? Are you struggling to cope, feeling low, anxious or overwhelmed by your thoughts and feelings? Are you living with a long term health condition that is making you feel tired, frustrated and worried? You are not alone and we can help.

TALKWORKS is a free, confidential, NHS talking therapy service helping you to feel better by giving you the tools and techniques to improve your mental and physical wellbeing.

You can self-refer direct to TALKWORKS:

Call 0300 555 3344 or complete the online form on their website