Booking Of Appointments During Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak
Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in the UK we are changing how we book all face to face appointments.
As you are aware the practice uses eConsult and patients are advised to seek advice via this service. Please visit the services section on our website for further information and access to the eConsult service
The online booking appointment system has been temporarily suspended at the surgery and we ask all patients to use either eConsult or if necessary, ring the practice and ask to speak to one of the doctors who will assess you as best they can and advise if you need to come to the surgery.
For any general information on coronavirus please visit www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19
IMPORTANT CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) PATIENT INFORMATION ABOUT VISITING THE HEALTH CENTRE
If you develop a new continuous cough or a new fever (you feel hot to touch on your chest or back) please do not come into the health centre.
Stay at home. Self-isolate even from your own family if you can for 7 days.
There is no need to contact 111 nor your GP.
For the most up to date date advice please go to:
Demonstrating your COVID vaccination status with NHS COVID Pass
From 17 May 2021, people in England who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can demonstrate their vaccination status for international travel. A full course is currently two doses of any approved vaccine. Vaccine status will be available through the NHS COVID Pass service from:
- the NHS App which you can download from app stores
- 119 - by requesting a paper letter
You will need to register to use the online services, if you have not already. It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified.
If you cannot access the online services, and you have had both doses of the vaccine, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you are due to travel outside the UK in the near future and have had your second dose more than 5 working days ago. It may take up to 7 working days for the letter to arrive.
This practice is not able to provide you with a letter that shows your COVID-19 vaccination status. Please do not contact the practice about your COVID-19 vaccination status unless you have been advised to by the 119 service.
When you're planning your travel, you should check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the gov.uk website. Make sure there is enough time to get proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status before you are due to travel.
IMPORTANT CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) ADVICE
Latest information about Coronavirus (COVID-19) can be found on the NHS website:
IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS OF CORONAVIRUS DO NOT COME TO THE HEALTH CENTRE.
SELF-ISOLATION INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND BY VISITING:
SELF CERTIFICATES CAN BE FOUND AT:
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT FACE TO FACE ASSESSMENT CENTRES
PLEASE CLICK ON DOCUMENT BELOW
FACE TO FACE ASSESSMENT CENTRE INFORMATION
PLEASE SEE IMPORTANT LOCAL MEDICAL COMMITTEE (LMC) LETTER TO PATIENTS ABOUT ISSUING FIT NOTES (SICK NOTES) IF THE REASON IS SELF-ISOLATION DURING CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) OUTBREAK AND ALSO GUIDANCE ON SELF-CERTIFICATION.
Coronavirus and Sick Note Letter from LMC for Patients
STAY SAFE AND HEALTHY
IMPORTANT DENTAL HEALTH INFORMATION DURING COVID-19
Notice to patients seeking dental care during the Covid 19 Pandemic
If you need urgent dental care:
* If you are in pain or in need of support please phone your usual dental practice. This may be because you have severe toothache or a dental infection, or you have noticed other changes inside your mouth such as a white patch, red patch, a lump or an ulcer that won’t heal. All dental practices should be able to provide advice and management to you over the phone. This includes giving advice, guidance and prescriptions, which you can collect from your local pharmacy.
* If you do not have a dentist, please call the Cheshire & Merseyside Dental Helpline on 0161 476 9651. They will assess you and provide advice over the phone which may result in a remote consultation with a dentist.
* If your dentist or the dentist you have been referred to from the dental helpline think that you need urgent face-to face treatment, they will refer you to a designated dental clinic where you will be assessed and any requisite emergency dental treatment undertaken.
Please note that any treatment is limited due to risk involved in most procedures
The Liverpool University Dental Hospital is also operating an Emergency Dental Care Service. To access this service, please call the Dental Emergency Helpline on 0151 706 5307 / 5309 Monday to Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm and Saturday 8.30am-12noon. Specialist clinicians will provide telephone and/or video consultation and may arrange for you to come for an appointment at the Dental Hospital to be examined and /or treated in person.
Emergency Dental Treatment
PLEASE SEE OUR HEALTH RELATED EVENTS FOR INTERAVTIVE IDEAS TO KEEP YOUR HEALTH AND WELLBEING IN TIP TOP SHAPE DURING THIS TIME
THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING WONDERFUL PEOPLE OF RUNCORN AND BEYOND WHO HAVE DONATED AND EVEN BOUGHT PPE FOR OUR STAFF TO USE AT THIS CRITICAL TIME.
Halfords, Shopping City
Kwik Fit, Runcorn
T Magee, Decorators
The gentleman who bought us eye protectors, I am so sorry, we don’t know your name.
Neil E for protective body suits
Debbie and husband at Weaver Dane Ltd for the protective face visors
Chris for protective face visors
Tracey Telford for protective face visors
Vicky Davison from Warrington Scrub Hub group for scrubs, hats and lovely laundry bags
Lily for the delicious rainbow biscuits (yum!)
Heather and Stephanie for the really pretty face knitted mask attachments
Sew Halton for the beautifully made gowns
Lindor Chocolate (yum, again!)
Pat and Shirley for the much appreciated laundry bags
North West Veterinary Specialists
And lots of lovely people who have dropped off supplies – you know who you are. You are kind, thoughtful and simply amazing human beings!
THE STAFF AT CASTLEFIELDS HEALTH CENTRE SEND EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU OUR HEARTFELT THANKS