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Welcome to Wheatfield Surgery

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.


Important Information regarding Coronavirus

02/06/2020

Update to guidance for people who are clinically extremely vulnerable (shielding)

The Government has updated the guidance for people who are clinically extremely vulnerable to Covid 19 and have been advised to shield. The update from Government comes into effect from today. In summary the changes are:
•The advice for people identified as clinically extremely vulnerable is that they should continue to shield until at least the 30 June but from 1 June, they can spend a short period of time outdoors each day with members of their household, still maintaining 2m distance from others.
•If the shielded person lives alone, the Government is advising they can meet one other person from a different household, maintaining strict social distancing. The advice is that this be the same person each time.
•Important aspects of Government’s policy and guidance remain the same. Apart from going outside once per day, a shielded person should continue to avoid all non-essential face to face contact. This means they should still not go shopping or to pharmacies.
•The support for shielded people remains in place and unchanged.
The Government has also confirmed that it will be reviewing shielding guidance alongside wider changes to social distancing, including plans to write to those on the shielding patients list with information about next steps on shielding after the next review on 15 June


29/05/2020

Covid-19 Testing

Testing is now open to any member of the public with COVID-19 symptoms by visiting www.nhs.uk/coronavirus or calling 119 to book a test.


22/05/2020

Telephone Consultations

Please be advised that if you have a telephone consultation booked we currently cannot be specific on the time the GP or Minor Illness Nurse will call you. The receptionist will advise you of a timeframe to expect the call on booking the appointment.

Advice on returning to work or school
Patients who are in the vulnerable (but not shielded) group, who have concerns about returning to work may be contacting their GP for information or advice to share with their employers. While GPs may decide to provide a medical summary for patients, it is not appropriate for GPs to give advice about returning to work as they will not know the individual circumstances of a patient’s workplace. This is an HR issue between the patient and their employer.

The following letter can be printed and passed to your employer Letter for Employers

Similarly, it is inappropriate for GPs to be asked to provide letters for parents who are concerned about their children returning to school, and concerns have been raised nationally that the guidance to parents refers to them “following medical advice”, which will encourage them to ask their GPs for this. It is for parents to determine if it is safe for their children, in discussion with the school, not for GPs.


18/05/2020

From today the general clinical case definition for
 COVID-19 has been updated to include loss of or change in smell or taste. It is
 now:

New continuous cough OR fever OR loss of/ change in smell
 or taste

Everyone, including health and social care workers, should
 self-isolate if they develop a new continuous cough or fever or loss of/ change
 in smell or taste.

The individuals household should also self-isolate for 14
 days as per the current guidelines and the individual should stay at home for 7
 days, or longer if they still have symptoms other than cough or loss of sense
 of smell or taste.


04/05/2020

Childhood Immunisations - please be aware that we are still seeing children for their immunisations. If your child immunisations are due please telephone the surgery on 01582 601116 to book an appointment with the practice nurse


17/04/2020

The government have launched a new website for patients to use in finding out what help they can get if affected by coronavirus. This service is available to all patients who are seeking advice and guidance on the topics such as:

·        feeling unsafe

·        going in to work

·        paying bills or being unemployed

·        getting food

·        having somewhere to live

·        mental health and wellbeing


https://www.gov.uk/find-coronavirus-support


Wheatfield Surgery Requests you to Stay Safe

13/03/2020

Please see important patient information on Coronavirus and how to help the surgery at this difficult time Advice for patients

PLEASE NOTE THAT WHERE POSSIBLE WE SHALL BE POSTING PRESCRIPTIONS, SICK NOTES AND OTHER PAPERWORK TO PATIENTS TO REDUCE FOOTFALL TO THE PRACTICE


12/03/2020

Dear Patient. In light of the Coronavirus situation ALL face to face GP and minor illness nurse appointments have now been suspended. If you have a booked appointment with a GP or minor illness nurse please DO NOT attend the surgery. The GP or nurse will telephone you instead at the time of your booking. Some appointments with the nurses and Health Care Assistants for dressings, stitch removal, blood tests, smear tests and vaccinations will go ahead if the patient is well. If you have any respiratory or flu like symptoms please do not attend. We have closed the gate at the entrance to the surgery, you will be triaged by a member of the reception team at the gate before you are allowed to enter, to check that you do not have symptoms. Repeat prescription requests can be placed in the box at the entrance or email to wheatfield.surgery@nhs.net. Please co-operate with the surgery team at this time - these measures are in place to protect patients and staff. Thank you. Wheatfield Surgery

DUE TO THE CURRENT CORONAVIRUS SITUATION WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED BY PUBLIC HEALTH TO DISABLE ONLINE BOOKING FOR FACE TO FACE APPOINTMENTS - ALL REQUESTS FOR FACE TO FACE APPOINTMENTS WILL HAVE TO BE BOOKED BY CALLING THE RECEPTION TEAM.
WE WILL RE-ENABLE THIS FEATURE ONCE ADVISED TO DO SO
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CO-OPERATION

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.

Anyone who has symptoms of a cough or high temperature, should immediately:

  • Stay indoors and avoid contact with other people, your whole household with need to self-isolate for 14 days (self-isolation)

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.

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.


CQC

We had our CQC inspection in August 2019. We were rated as Requires Improvement. Please see link to CQC inspection report below. Please be assured that we have taken this rating seriously and have rectified all actions identified in the report

CQC Rating - Requires Improvement


Patient Newsletter

Please find a copy of our patient newsletter here

Patient Newsletter


Extended Access 

extended access

Extended Access Patient Practice leaflet


Disabled Access

There are designated disabled car-parking bays outside the surgery, the surgery is all on one level so the whole building is accessible for wheelchair users.  There are specific toilet facilities for patient's who have a disability.  


Wheatfield Surgery is an Accredited Training Practice

The surgery is an accredited training practice for doctors who want to specialise as a GP.  Our GP registrars are fully qualified doctors who have several years of hospital experience. They are attached to the Practice for periods of 6 to 12 months and provide the same range and standard of care as the other doctors in the Practice team. The consultations of GP registrars are sometimes videoed for training purposes. We always ask your permission beforehand and the recording will only take place if you agree to this and provide your written consent.


Statement of Intent

We offer the facility for patients to view online, export or print any summary information from their records relating to medications, allergies and adverse reactions.


Statement of Purpose

View our Statement of Purpose here

Statement of Purpose


Protected Learning Days

The surgery will close at 2:00pm every 6 weeks for protected learning. If you require medical help when the surgery is closed please call 111


Quick Links

SystmOne Online - How to register for SystmOnline (if you require this in another language, please let us know)

Appointments Online - Login here

Ordering Medication Online - Order here

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