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You must continue to wear a face mask in our practice after 19 July

When attending our GP surgery, you must continue to wear a face mask and follow social distancing rules, unless you are exempt.  Practice staff will continue to use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).

This will help to ensure the safety of our patients, visitors and staff, especially those who are more vulnerable to infection. 

This is in line with the latest national guidance which applies to all healthcare settings in England.  You can find more about this on the NHS England website here: https://www.england.nhs.uk/2021/07/nhs-patients-staff-and-visitors-must-continue-to-wear-face-coverings-in-healthcare-settings/  

We are working extremely hard to provide safe care to our patients. We hope that this helps clarify why these measures are in place.

PLEASE REMEMBER - Stay safe: HANDS, FACE & SPACE

Symptoms of coronavirus: 

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • A high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • A new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

 

PLEASE DO NOT come to the surgery unless you are invited. If you need a sick note/appointment you must ring the surgery. Prescriptions can be requested online or by ringing the surgery the reasoning for this is for the safety of our staff and our patients. Thank you

For more information on COVID-19 please visit: www.nhs.uk/coronavirus

 

15th December 2021:

Update on the COVID-19 booster programme from NHS England

 

Across Kirklees the NHS and its partners are working extremely hard to roll out the COVID-19 booster vaccination programme to our communities.

 

All adults 18 years and above are now eligible to book your booster for 3 months from the date of your second vaccine, and you can access the National Booking System to book your appointment.

 

We are working at pace to increase the availability of appointments so that there are plenty of options for people on the National Booking System. Some local vaccination services may will also contact patients directly.

 

We will be working with all our sites to take further steps to increase what they can offer again, including opening later and on more days.

 

In terms of any planned appointments with Westbourne Surgery, there are no changes at the current time and everyone should attend your planned appointments as normal. If we need to make any changes, we will contact you directly.

Advice for Parents - COVID-19

 

New Updates: Please click on the links below for information

Report of findings on the engagement for Westbourne Surgery - Survey Results

Patient Reference Group Information

Clare's Law Domestic Abuse Campaign

Richmond Fellowship Floating Support Service

Measles Information

Accessible Information Standards

Winter News from Greater Huddersfield CCG

 Flu Vaccinations

Greenwood Primary Care Network

 

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