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PLEASE WEAR A FACE MASK

From Friday 17th July 2020 we request that ALL patients attending the surgery wear face coverings.

Many of our patients are vulnerable and we want to do everything we can do keep them safe.

You DO NOT need to spend lots of money buying face masks - these can be made at home or other simple bandanas or scarves are adequate. For more details follow this link.

If you have any questions, please let us know through our Facebook page or email roccg.manorfieldsurgery@nhs.net.

We ask that you do not visit the surgery unless you have an appointment.

Thank you for your help and support.

FACE COVERINGS

We are aware that some patients might be understandably anxious about the Government's recent announcements around the use of face masks / coverings in various public settings.

GPs are unfortunately not in a position to provide individual risk assessments or letters for patients who feel that they should be exempt from wearing a face mask / covering. The Government guidance on exemptions suggests there is no requirement for evidence for exemption therefore it is sufficient for an individual to self-declare this.

In respect of public transport, the responsibility for issuing exemptions lies with the transport provider not your GP. Similarly, practices are under no obligation to provide letters of support for anyone who does not fall under the list of exemptions but who considers themselves to have another reason to be exempted.

Some people do not have to wear a face covering including for health, age or equality reasons. Please click here for more information.

Click here for Government advice on the use of face coverings.

CORONAVIRUS - UPDATE

We are experiencing an overwhelming demand for support and request that patients DO NOT phone for advice as to whether they may be at risk or if they should isolate. Please click on the links below for information.

Patients who are self isolating will not be issued with sick notes at present.

Due to staffing isolation measures and absence, please ONLY TELEPHONE THE SURGERY IF THERE IS AN URGENT NEED TO DISCUSS WITH A DOCTOR OR NURSE.

For answers to frequently asked questions, please click here.

CORONAVIRUS

Over the next few days we will change the way we book and the duration of clinics, process repeat prescriptions, complete medicine reviews as well as how we support our patients. We are doing this to provide our patients with what we feel is the best care based on evidence from across the UK and internationally.

All appointments will be screened by a Doctor or Nurse beforehand. Patients with booked appointments will be contacted in due course.

We will provide more telephone and online support as well as video conferencing.

Given limited space in the waiting area we request that patients DO NOT arrive before their appointment time. If you are a patient, please only attend with a relative/friend/carer if essential. Please maintain social distancing if waiting to enter the surgery or talk to receptionists - 2 meters / 6 ft between other patients.

From 16th March 2020, until further notice, patients who have not signed up for online services or the Rotherham Health App will be able to order their repeat medication by emailing roccg.manorfieldsurgery@nhs.net. Please include your name, address, date of birth, up-to-date contact telephone number and the medication you require. Letter boxes are also available outside the surgery for repeat prescriptions.

Not all of this will work for all patients and we will be sensitive to individual needs and situations. We are doing our best; if any patients have ideas as to how we might be able to deliver a better service at this time, please let us know.

Click here for information on Coronavirus

Click here if you think you may have Coronavirus or have been in contact with someone who has.


RotherHive

NHS Rotherham CCG has launched an online Mental Health and wellbeing platform - ROTHERHIVE.

RotherHive has been developed by the NHS Rotherham CCG to provide a range of verified practical advice and accurate contact details for local, national and online mental health and wellbeing services for adults in Rotherham.

Click here to access the platform.

Rotherhive


SelfCare

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Self Care Leaflet

OTC Products Available to Buy for Self Care


Manor Field Surgery's repeat prescription service is changing

You will no longer be able to order your prescription more than a week before the due date.

If your medication review is due a prescription will not be issued until an appointment has been made.


Changes to urgent and emergency care in Rotherham

From 6th July 2017 the way you access urgent and emergency care in Rotherham is changing.

The Walk-in Centre service, currently at Rotherham Community Health Centre, will no longer be provided. The team will join the Emergency Department at the new Urgent and Emergency Care Centre at Rotherham Hospital.

Rotherham Emergency Centre


Third party ordering of repeat prescriptions on behalf of patients

 We NO LONGER accept any repeat prescription requests from community pharmacies on behalf of patients.

Patients (or their carer, nominated family member/friend) will have to order repeat prescriptions directly from the surgery themselves.

Collections of prescriptions from the practice by community pharmacies on behalf of patients will not be affected.

 

The 23 practices made/making this change, with full support of NHS Rotherham CCG, have carefully considered all options, engaged extensively with key stakeholders (patients, carers, patient participation groups and voluntary groups).

Repeat Prescription Leaflet

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