MORTIMER SURGERY: CHANGES IN SERVICES DUE TO CORONAVIRUS
Please click on link below to view how Mortimer Surgery are changing their access and services during the Coronavirus outbreak.
Coronavirus Info for patients 03042020.docx
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'If you feel your medical conditions warrant you being in the shielded or 'highest clinical risk group' please register yourself on the gov.uk website using this link https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable
If appropriate, you will then be sent a letter confirming this'
IMPORTANT - PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE SURGERY WITHOUT SPEAKING TO A STAFF MEMBER VIA THE TELEPHONE - 0118 933 2436 OR EMAIL email@example.com
If you have a medication query, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ALL APPOINTMENTS WILL BE A TELEPHONE CALL FROM A DOCTOR. PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THE SURGERY
FACE SHIELDING - FOR THE ATTENTION OF ALL PATIENTS ATTENDING THE SURGERY FOR A BOOKED FACE TO FACE APPOINTMENT. CAN WE PLEASE ASK THAT YOU EITHER WEAR A MASK OR SOME KIND OF FACE COVERING (I.E. SCARF) TO HELP PROTECT BOTH YOURSELF AND THE GP/NURSE YOU ARE SEEING.
Mortimer Pharmacy will be closing everyday between the hours of 1.30pm & 3.00pm and 6.30pm & 7.30pm to replenish stocks and prepare prescriptions.
FOR FURTHER LOCAL AND NATIONAL INFORMATION ON COVID-19 PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW
Information remains subject to regular change and updates.
DAWN Rheumatology Service
The British Society for Rheumatology has produced guidelines to risk stratify patients depending on the medication they are taking and also age and other medical conditions (see enclosed document to calculate your score).
Those who have a score of 3 are at high risk and should shield at home for the next 12 weeks (please follow UK government guidance). Those with a score of 2 should self-isolate or maintain social distance at their own discretion. Those with a score of 1 or less should maintain social distance only.
It is important to continue with your usual medication at this time to avoid risk of relapse.
All Rheumatology consultants have been redeployed to the front line. The Rheumatology telephone advice line is still in operation but under significant pressure.
We are endeavouring to maintain some Rheumatology follow up appointments via telephone consultations with the specialist nurses but this will be a skeleton service.
We are asking Rheumatology patients to move their regular blood test monitoring to every 12 weeks. This is in line with the British Society for Rheumatology guidelines. The only exceptions to this are patients on Methotrexate and Leflunomide in combination and patients with pre-existing cancer or liver disease who should continue monthly blood tests.
If you have recently started a Rheumatology medication or changed the dose within the last 8 weeks, you should continue with testing as advised at that time.
Serving Members & Ex Members of our Armed Forces/War Veterans - If you are a current or ex member of our Armed Forces; please let the Surgery know, to ensure you receive the service/care available to you.
The Mortimer Surgery Website
The Mortimer Surgery doctors and nurses take pride in offering the highest standard of patient-centred healthcare.We run many clinics for chronic disease care and offer a wide variety of other medical services such as antenatal and postnatal care, minor surger, childhood vaccinations and well-person check-ups.
In addition to everything you need to know about the practice you will also find a wealth of health-related information in the menu on the right hand side. Please have a look around and do send us some feedback if you like.
All results are seen and reviewed by the requesting GP (or in the case of absence/holidays by a nominated covering GP).
If any direct action needs to be taken because of these results, you will be contacted by the surgery.
If patients would like to check their results are back they are invited to phone the surgery between 2pm - 3pm Monday to Friday (please allow 5 working days from date of test).
Berkshire West Primary Care Strategy
Please see the link below for information
7 Day Working
7 Day Working
All the GPs, Nurses and staff at Mortimer Surgery would like to say thank you to the many members of the community that have put their names forward to help us out during this unprecedented time.
I know we have written to a few individually to say thank you but unfortunately we will not be able to write to you all due to the sheer number of volunteers.
We, here at Mortimer Surgery, just wanted you all to know how much we appreciate you volunteering your services from delivering of prescriptions to making of the face visors.
It is lovely to know what a wonderful community we have here in Mortimer/Burghfield and surrounding areas that really do pull together during a crisis.
Keep up the good work, but most importantly, stay safe.
(Site updated 12/05/2020)