Message to our patients – update on the COVID-19 booster programme
Across Doncaster, the NHS and its partners are working extremely hard to roll out the COVID-19 booster vaccination programme to our communities.
All adults are eligible from Monday 13 December, and you will be able to book via the National Booking System from Wednesday 15 December.
You can book your booster for 3 months from the date of second vaccine, and you can access the National Booking System to book the appointment from 2 months.
We are working at pace to increase the availability of appointments so that there are plenty of options for people on the National Booking System. Some local vaccination services will also contact patients directly.
New appointments are being added every day across our vaccination services. Further availability will come online from Wednesday 15 December.
We will be working with all of our sites to take further steps to increase what they can offer again, including opening later and on more days.
All of these appointments will be added to the National Booking System and so we encourage everyone who is aged 18 and over, is yet to have their booster and who is approaching 3 months from your second vaccine to use the National Booking System to arrange your appointment when you are able to do so.
In terms of any planned appointments, there are no changes at the current time and everyone should attend your planned appointments as normal. If we need to make any changes, we will contact you directly.
Please remember to follow the latest Coronavirus guidance – this is vitally important and still needs to be followed.
Important information for all patients. Due to the Coronavirus situation and for your own protection, we are changing our procedures. You will still be directed to the most appropriate source of help but any face to face appointments will be changed to telephone appointments where possible. Orders for prescriptions should be done online.
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Please click the below link if you need a self-isolation note or more information on regarding self-isolation.
WHAT IS SOCIAL DISTANCING?
Social distancing measures are steps you can take to reduce social interaction between people. This will help reduce the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19).
They are to:
- Avoid contact with someone who is displaying symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19). These symptoms include high temperature and/or new and continuous cough
- Avoid non-essential use of public transport when possible
- Work from home, where possible. Your employer should support you to do this. Please refer to employer guidancefor more information
- Avoid large and small gatherings in public spaces, noting that pubs, restaurants, leisure centres and similar venues are currently shut as infections spread easily in closed spaces where people gather together.
- Avoid gatherings with friends and family. Keep in touch using remote technology such as phone, internet, and social media
- Use telephone or online services to contact your GP or other essential services
Everyone should be trying to follow these measures as much as is practicable.
We strongly advise you to follow the above measures as much as you can and to significantly limit your face-to-face interaction with friends and family if possible, particularly if you:
- are over 70
- have an underlying health condition
- are pregnant.
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Health & Wellbeing
Please find advice on alcohol during the COVID-19 outbreak with tips for managing drinking, links to support you can access even whilst self-isolating and guidance for professionals https://alcoholchange.org.uk/help-and-support/get-help-now/coronavirus-information-and-advice-hub
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Family Carer information- Covid 19:
Carers (unpaid) are family, neighbours and friends who care for a person/s who could not manage without their vital support.
As the situation with coronavirus evolves, it's important to know what support is available to you as a carer. Are you new to a caring role? Have your caring duties changed recently? Do you need to talk to someone about your caring role? Carer support gives you the opportunity to find out about help available locally and to help make plans for the future.
Please contact Doncaster Carer Reach Out Service in office time (or leave a message outside these times and we will call you back) on 01302986900 or 07713 089 678. You can also email DoncasterCarers@makingspace.co.uk We will utilise social media as an alternative way to communicate via Twitter @CarersDoncaster and Doncaster Carer Reach Out Service Facebook page.
The links below hold vital information to help and assist at this extremely challenging time.
Doncaster Council can provide Carer’s Needs Assessments, any carer over 18 years old who are looking person or persons over 18 years old who is disabled, ill or elderly. It is an opportunity to record the impact caring has on your life and what support or services you need. The assessment will consider physical, mental and emotional needs, and whether you are able or willing to carry on caring. Anyone can become a carer, carers can be of any age, from any background. Many carers do not consider themselves to be a carer as they feel it’s ‘what they do’ e.g. looking after one or both parents, their child who has additional needs (who may now be an adult), best friend or neighbour.
Examples of caring can be made up of a single or combination of the following;
- Emotional support like listening and talking
- Household chores like cleaning, cooking, washing, ironing or shopping
- Medical care such as helping with medicine dosages or delivery
- Personal care like feeding, getting to the toilet, washing and dressing
- Physical care ensuring the person can move around their home
A Carers Needs Assessment can be completed with you in your own right even if the person you care for is not in receipt of care an support through Adult Social Care. Or you can have a joint assessment as a carer with the person you care for if they are known.
Please contact Doncaster Adult Social Services and Wellbeing Team us on 01302 737391 between 8.30 am – 5 pm Monday – Friday. The person who takes your call will make contact with the locality team in your area, this team will make contact with you to arrange a time with you complete your Carers Needs Assessment.
There are two smoking cessation services in Doncaster. "Stop Smoking in Pregnancy and Beyond" provides smoking cessation support to all pregnant women and those living in the same household. This service can be accessed through the Doncaster Health Visiting Service Single Point of Contact 01302 566776. Also, the link to Doncaster smoke free is https://doncaster.yorkshiresmokefree.nhs.uk/ and 0800 612 0011 free from landlines, 0300 660 1166 free from mobiles.
Welcome to Mexborough Health Centre
The aim of the practice is to offer high quality medical care whilst promoting good health to help promote healthier lifestyle.
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.
Partners in Care
Once registered, patients and healthcare professionals work together to ensure the most appropriate care is provided. This partnership philosophy extends even further and our active patient group exists to make sure that patient needs and the practice offering are always heading in the same direction.
- Wheelchair access Toilet facilities (disabled toilet Access)
- Private rooms for consultation
- A wheelchair is available for use if needed during your visit
We are here to help you, and hope that you find our service to be competent, caring and courteous.
More choice, more appointment service
Appointments Outside of Practice Hours Extra appointments are being provided in the evening and at weekends across Doncaster. The service is an extension of your GP practice and offers routine and same day appointments with a range of clinicians including GPs, Nurses and other Healthcare Professionals. When using the service, you may not see your usual doctor, but we do employ clinicians from local practices where possible. With your consent, our clinicians will be able to access your healthcare record to ensure they can offer the right treatment for you, and prescribe medication or refer you for further treatment if necessary. These appointments are run by Primary Care Doncaster Limited and are offered from the following locations: The Lakeside Practice, Askern, DN6 0HZ Tickhill and Colliery Medical Practice, Tickhill, DN11 9NA Conisborough Group Practice, Conisborough, DN12 3JW Thorne Moor Medical Practice, Thorne, DN8 4BQ Same Day Health Centre, Town Centre, DN1 2DJ We can book you an appointment out of practice hours at a weekend or evening from reception – ask for further details.
In Doncaster, we’re making it easier and more convenient for you to access primary care services.
Many people use their mobile phone and electronic devices on the go to look up information, make reservations and purchase goods. This is why we are following the same trend and making as many local health services accessible and bookable online.
There’s a range of digital and online services available to all patients in Doncaster – but some of these services are less widely known compared with others. An example is the Doncaster Choose Well app – providing information, advice and details of all primary care services available in Doncaster.
Did you know…
- You can book a GP or nurse appointment online? All local practices in Doncaster offer this service – so you can book an appointment on the go, 24 hours a day
- Repeat prescriptions can be ordered online? If you take prescribed medication, speak with your local practice about ordering your prescriptions online. You can even specify which local pharmacy you would like to use so that you can go directly to the pharmacy to pick up your prescription items
- You can review your care record online. This service is available to all patients – ask your local practice if you can’t see your notes online.
We’re also making it even easier for you to choose the right service, working towards a single preferred app for primary care services in Doncaster. Until then, download the Doncaster Choose Well app – providing all you need to know about local health and care services
Patient Referral Leaflet
First 7 days is self certification only for all patients as per GOVT Guidance-
Patients do not need to see GP for a fit note to return back to work as per GOVT Guidance.
If Patient was seen by hospital recently and would like sick note for that problem GP can only issue a sick note legally if we have a received the hospital letter .
Patients can get Fit note guidance on NHS fit note website page https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-fit-note-a-guide-for-patients-and-employees
Please note samples for urine/stool etc will not be taken after 12:00 noon
If you have recently been seen by another health care professional and they have advised that you see your GP, please allow up to 14 days for the practice to receive the correspondence, this will be reviewed by the GP. Most actions can be dealt with by the GP without an appointment such as ongoing medication started by the hospital or arranging onward referral.
(Site updated 22/12/2021)