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Our online total triage service. Appointments, Repeat Prescriptions, admin and secretarial enquiries can be requested via this service. 

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Read our June Newsletter for details about the changes we've made due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cancer & Coronavirus Q&A

A Q&A from Cancer charities for people affected by Cancer

The Current Coronavirus

We have been instructed by NHS England to implement protective measures, if you have an appointment booked at the surgery and are suffering from a cough or fever, PLEASE DO NOT COME to the surgery.

You can call reception to inform us and a clinician will review your appointment. This is to protect patients and staff. We appreciate your co-operation and support during this difficult time. Thank you.

Printable Coronavirus Information Leaflet for Parents

 


More Life: FREE adult and child weight management services are now available for individuals and families who live in Bedford Borough, Central Bedfordshire or Milton Keynes, and who meet the eligibility criteria. Visit www.more-life.co.uk/bedford for details or give them a call on 0808 208 2340 or email them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Coronavirus Notice

The NHS in Bedfordshire and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely 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 risk to the general public is moderate. If you have arrived back to the UK from mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau within 14 days, follow the specific advice for returning travellers.

Anyone who has travelled to China or places listed above in the last 14 days and develops symptoms of cough or fever or shortness of breath, should immediately:

  • Stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as you would with the flu
  • Call NHS 111 to inform them of your recent travel to the country

Information for the public is available at gov.uk/coronavirus.

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 be infected by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands.

The risk of being in close contact with a person with coronavirus or contaminated surfaces is very low at the current time, as members of the public who have visited Wuhan, Hubei province, China are currently in isolation.

Testing of suspected coronavirus cases is carried out in line with strict regulations. This means that suspected cases are kept in isolation, away from public areas of the GP practice 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.

You can find the latest information and advice from Public Health England at www.gov.uk/coronavirus.

Try the new NHS App. Visit www.nhs.uk/nhsapp


View the latest L&D community newsletter containing information about the Phlebotomy service.

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Making better use of your money in the NHS
We are supporting an initiative by Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group to get better value for money on prescription medicines. Every year in Bedfordshire alone over half a million pounds is spent on some prescription medicines that are ‘poor’ value for money, which is money that we are not able to spend in other areas of healthcare. As a practice we will no longer be prescribing certain medicines.
Find out more here.

Fit 4 Life

It is recommended that adults aim to be active on a daily basis. Over a week activity should total at least 150 minutes (2½ hours) of moderate intensity activity. This booklet is filled with ideas and information of activities aimed at over 50 year olds. Click the image to view.

Kirby Road Surgery: 58 Kirby Road, Dunstable, Beds, LU6 3JH
Appointments: 01582 609 121
Core Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am to 6:00pm
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