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News and Updates from Oxfordshire County Council

Please see below for stories and information that we would like to share with you and your residents regarding health and adult social care:

New coronavirus clinics to help patients across Oxfordshire:

https://news.oxfordshire.gov.uk/new-coronavirus-clinics-to-help-patients-across-oxfordshire/

Praise for Oxfordshire's inspirational care teams:

https://news.oxfordshire.gov.uk/praise-for-oxfordshires-inspirational-care-teams/

New hotline for diabetes patients during COVID-19

https://www.ouh.nhs.uk/news/article.aspx?id=1225

Health and well-being services affected during the coronavirus:

There are a range of well-being and health services that are affected during this period. If you need to find out about services such as: support to quit smoking, sexual health clinics and weight management sessions, please click here

Local information about services affected during the Coronavirus:

Updates about critical frontline services such as fire and rescue, waste collections, highways and children’s social care:

https://news.oxfordshire.gov.uk/coronavirus-information-from-the-government/

For information and updates about other services, please go to: https://news.oxfordshire.gov.uk/?h=1&all=1

Workout you can do at home!

We're all stuck inside and unable to do our usual routine. The NHS has put together a video for workouts that you can do yourself at home.

Check it out on: https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/for-your-body/move-more/home-workout-videos/

In line with advice to manage social distancing and COVID -19 all Well Baby Clinics and Groups are now closed with immediate effect.

If you have concerns or questions about the health of your child/children, please contact your Health Visitor directly using the telephone number in the red book.

www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19

www.facebook.com/OxfordshireNHSHealthVisitors

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Important Information

An Urgent Message from The Management team at Wychwood Surgery - Updated 02/04/2020

To all Patients,

In light of the new Coronavirus guidelines, in order to reduce spread & protect vulnerable patients, from Monday, 16th March until further notice, we are suspending walk-in GP and nurse appointments.

All appointments to see a GP or member of the nursing team will be triaged by a telephone consultation with a GP or member of the nursing team. If the GP or member of the nursing team thinks that you need to be seen face to face, you will be given a specified appointment . For some health concerns or medication reviews, we may well be able to help you over the telephone. 

Therefore, if you think you need to speak to a GP, please ring the surgery between the hours of 8:15 am & midday, Monday to Friday. A receptionist will give you further instructions. Please note these are not our opening hours but times between which a GP or member of the nursing team will be able to phone you back.

If you are concerned that you may have symptoms of coronavirus, please read this NHS guidance first: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ Please do not present to the surgery.

Providing that you do not meet the criteria for self-isolation:

  • Wychwood Pharmacy will continue to remain open for medication collection. If you are self-isolating please ask a relative, friend or neighbour if they can collect you medication.

This is a temporary measure to protect patients and staff. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

 

For further advice on Social Distancing

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people/guidance-on-social-distancing-for-everyone-in-the-uk-and-protecting-older-people-and-vulnerable-adults

 

If anyone suspects they might have developed Coronavirus symptoms there is more guidance and information online at https://111nhs.uk

 

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