Supporting information for patients during the Coronavirus situation:
The government have launched a new website for patients to use in finding out what help they can get if affected by coronavirus.
The service is available to all patients who are seeking advice and guidance on the topics such as:-
going in to work
paying bills or being unemployed
having somewhere to live
mental health and well being
new website for patients
The Practice has been informed of a post on social media advising patients to contact their GP for a "Rescue Pack" if you have a serious medical condition.
Please be aware that such posts are sharing information that is incorrect, and creating needless anxiety among some patients.
We are not able to prescribe "Rescue Packs" to patients other than their usual medications.
Antibiotics will not treat Coronavirus.
The British Lung Foundation www.blf.org.uk and Asthma UK www.asthma.org.uk have very useful resources for patients and have information on the prevention and management of Coronavirus.
The NHS in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, and Public Health England (PHE) are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases.
Coronavirus presents with flu-like symptoms including a fever, cough and difficulty breathing. The current evidence is that most cases appear to be mild.
Do not go to a GP Surgery or Hospital. Call 111 or visit 111 Online, stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people.
Further information is available on www.gov.uk/coronavirus Everyone is being reminded to follow PHE 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
With effect from 1st October 2019, Five Towns Surgery will be under the new management of Five Towns GP Services Ltd, a registered limited company with three clinical directors who are all General Practitioners (GP's). The Directors are:-
Dr Perumal R. Sankari MBBS, DO, FRCS, MRCGP (Female)
Special Interest Ophthalmology
Dr Rohit John MBBS, MRCS, MRCGP, DFSRH (Male)
Special interest Urology, Diabetes
Dr Ajmal Hussain MB ChB (Birm), BSc Pharmacy, MRCGP (Male)
Special Interest Prescribing
There will be no disruption to the continued delivery of medial services and further details regarding this change will be published in due course. We look forward to serving the patients of Five Towns Surgery.
Five Towns Surgery
We are confident that our website will provide clear and concise help and give our patients the information they require in an easy and convenient format. It has been designed with the patient’s needs at the forefront of everything, from checking surgery times to letting us know what you think of us.
Our dedicated team are here to treat those minor ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues. The technology also means you can now do a lot of things from the comfort of your home such as order a repeat prescription or cancel an appointment.
Click the button to sign up for EMIS Patient Access. We will eventually be discontinuing our existing Online Services so please register at your earliest convenience.
(Site updated 29/04/2020)