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Children Self Care : Managing Children 

Please see the link below to manage children's respiratory illnesses:

https://frimley-healthiertogether.nhs.uk

DATA Sharing OPT-OUT information 

Following recent media posts about NHS Digital and data sharing we thought I might be useful to provide our patients with further information. From 1st September 2021, NHS Digital will begin a new data extraction system from General Practice for Planning & Research. This information about your health helps the NHS improve your care, plan local services and research new treatments. However, you still have the option to decline data sharing that goes beyond the provision of your direct care.

Please copy the links below for further information:

http://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/

https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/data-collections-and-data-sets/data-collections/general-practice-data-for-planning-and-research/advice-for-the-public

https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/data-collections-and-data-sets/data-collections/general-practice-data-for-planning-and-research/transparency-notice#our-legal-basis-for-collecting-analysing-and-sharing-patient-data

https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/data-collections-and-data-sets/data-collections/general-practice-data-for-planning-and-research/transparency-notice#what-patient-data-we-collect

 GP opt out form :  Please ring the surgery on 01753 579803 or send an email to K81616.sms@nhs.net to obtain the form.Please complete the form and resend it back to the practice to log in the opt out.

Breast Screening invitation for 50-70 year

Women aged 50-70 are invited for Breast screening every three years. The practice eligible women will be receiving an invitation for their screening  in July 2021 which will be at:

The Mobile Screening Unit ,Cippenham Community Centre, Earls Lane,Slough,SL1 5UF.

If you are eligible for screening and you don't receiving invitation, please contact the surgery .

COVID -19 VACCINATION INFORMATION 

The NHS is now ready to deliver a vaccination programme for England so that those who need it most will be able to access vaccinations as soon as they are available.

A prioritisation list has been produced in order for the vaccine to be delivered to groups who will need it first. The NHS will contact you when you are eligible to receive the vaccine and provide you with information about location and date. We will contact you when it’s the right time to come forward, so please don’t contact the NHS to seek a vaccine before then.

The NHS is now ready to deliver a vaccination programme for England so that those who need it most will be able to access vaccinations as soon as they are available.

A prioritisation list has been produced in order for the vaccine to be delivered to groups who will need it first. The NHS will contact you when you are eligible to receive the vaccine and provide you with information about location and date. We will contact you when it’s the right time to come forward, so please don’t contact the NHS to seek a vaccine before then.

Please contact the surgery to make an appointment if you receive a text or book in directly on the government website (please copy the link below): 

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/

COVID-19 TESTING 

Covid-19 testing site at Montem, Slough

The covid-19 testing centre at Montem, Slough, is no longer accepting drop ins by car; only people with an appointment will be given a test.

People walking in will still be seen without an appointment if they have symptoms, but we are warning people that capacity is limited and not to park in the surrounding areas on or yellow lines.

This is due to an instruction from central government for the site to be appointment only; not an issue with the site operations locally.

Unfortunately this is not something we, as the council, have any control over, but we are very concerned about the effect this has on our residents and town and have expressed our views strongly to the government.

We would like to stress people should be respectful and polite to those on the Montem testing site; this was a national decision and not something they can go against.

We are also aware of an apparent shortage of appointments using the national system; the advice from government is to keep trying but to apply for a test if you have symptoms of covid-19.

To make an appointment we advise calling 119 or go to the NHS coronavirus website .

COVID 19 UPDATE - IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS  

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Kumar Medical Centre wants to protect its' patients and health care staff as much as possible. Therefore the majority of consultations will take place over the phone or remotely by e-consult and video consultations.

A pre-booked face-to-face appointment has to be agreed with a clinician over the phone. For your safety and the safety of other patients and staff, please follow these instructions:

    •     If you have a pre-booked appointment please wait OUTSIDE, you will be called when we are ready to see you.

    •     Please use the online repeat prescription service on co.ukwebsite or e-consult to request all repeat prescriptions. If you do not have access to these facilities then you can post the repeat into our post box.

    •    All Prescriptions will be sent directly to the pharmacy (please add your nominated pharmacy to your repeat if we do not already know this). You will NOT be allowed to collect the prescription from the Surgery.

    •    If you would like to book an appointment to speak to a doctor, please call the Surgery or use e-consult which you can on the homepage on the Kumar Medical Website. You will not be able to make an appointment at the reception desk in person.

    •     Please use E -consult to order your sick notes or contact a healthcare professional for non-urgent advice electronically.



The NHS in  East Berkshire and Public Health England (PHE) are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.

The latest information on symptoms of Coronavirus infection and areas where recent travel may have resulted in a high risk of exposure can be found on nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.

Use this service if you think you might have coronavirus;

in the last 14 days you've been to a country or area with a high risk of coronavirus;

you've been in close contact with someone with coronavirus.

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Call 111 if you need to speak to someone.

Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact. A person can also catch the virus by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands.

Testing of suspected coronavirus cases is carried out in line with strict guidelines. This means that suspected cases are kept in isolation, away from public areas of GP surgeries, pharmacies and hospitals and returned home also in isolation. Any equipment that come into contact with suspected cases are thoroughly cleaned as appropriate. Specific guidance has also been shared with NHS staff to help safeguard them and others. Patients can be reassured that their safety is a top priority, and are encouraged to attend all appointments as usual.

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.

NHS HEALTH CHECK UPs:

If you are aged between 40-74 years you are entitled to a free NHS health check. This involves a blood test to test for diabetes, cholesterol, a blood pressure check up and a review of your general health. To book an appointment with the practice nurse ,please ask at the reception. 

 

SCREENING

Screening is a way of finding out if people are at higher risk of a health problem so that early treatment can be offered or information given to help them making informed decisions.

The following Screening programmes are available:

Breast Screening

Bowel cancer screening

Cervical screening

Diabetic eye screening

Screening in pregnancy

Please ensure that you are up to date with any screening that is made available to you. Please call reception if you need any further information or need to book an appointment. 

 

Patient Participation Group (PPG) CHAIRMAN'S MESSAGE:

Get involved, join our PPG and help shape the future of Kumar Medical centre.  Only a small amount of your time would be involved and there is no commitment to lots of meetings.

Meetings take place quarterly and you can join by email. Contact us on K81616.sms@nhs.net if you would to go like to join the PPG

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