Welcome to Low Moor
It is with great sorrow that we must inform you all of the devastating news that our long-serving Health Care Assistant, Mrs Lisa SAGAR, sadly passed away at 0630hrs this morning, the 14th October 2021, after a long illness. We are sure you will join us in sending our heartfelt condolences to her family at this difficult time. She will forever remain a member of the Low Moor Medical Practice family.
Appropriate Face Coverings
MUST be worn
In our pursuit of ensuring everyone's continued safety for both patients and staff and in order to carry on accessing services at Low Moor Medical Practice, all patients are required to keep wearing the appropriate face coverings until further notice. Patients exempt face masks are to wear a visor.
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
The Practice is only offering a telephone appointment system. A Clinician will contact you during the day to deal with your concern.
Low Moor Medical Practice has a Zero Tolerance policy to abuse of our staff:
If I die it will be your fault
Blood tests – update from NHS England
A supplier to the NHS has advised us of a global shortage of some equipment used for taking blood tests.
Anyone who needs a test for urgent health problems, will still get one but where your clinician recommends that it’s safe to do so, then you may be asked to come back for a test at a later date, or your appointment may be rescheduled.
Given the nature of the shortage, we cannot give an exact date for when the test will be rescheduled, but please be assured that if your condition or symptoms require it, then you will get a test, and the Practice will be re-booking your test when supplies become more easily available.
If your condition or symptoms change or get worse, please contact the Practice as you would normally.
Thank you for your understanding.
COVID Vaccination Certificates
Please do not contact the Practice enquiring about COVID vaccination certification.
We are unable to issue this certificate at the practice.
Please see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/demonstrating-your-covid-19-vaccination-status-when-travelling-abroad for further information.
Proof of your vaccination status will be available on the NHSapp, which is also valuable for accessing your health records and ordering repeat prescriptions.
The NHSapp can be downloaded from https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/nhs-app/id1388411277 for iPhone or https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nhs.online.nhsonline for android.
Alternatively you can call the NHS helpline on 119 (from 17 May) and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine, the letter may to take up to 5 days to reach you.
Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)
The NHS across Bradford and West Yorkshire will continue to be better prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases, if the public continues to follow Public Health England advice.
The NHS put in place measures to ensure the safety of patients and staff which has meant your patient experience has been subject to change.
The new advice from the Chief Medical Officer is to stay at home for 10 days if you have either:
- a high temperature and/or
- a new continuous cough and/or
- change (worsening) in your sense of taste or smell
If you live with other people, they will ALL have to isolate for 14 days until you return a negative result for the COVID-19 test.
If you live with someone who is:
- 70 or over and has a long-term condition or,
- is pregnant or,
- has a weakened immune system,
try to find somewhere else for them to stay for 14 days.
If you have to stay at home together, try to keep away from each other as much as possible.
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're
staying at home.
COVID-19 TESTING SITES
Mobile testing units
Mobile testing units are a quick and easy way to get a coronarvirus test, If you would like a test please make sure you book appointment before arriving either by calling 119 or going online at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus.
These pop-up units, run by national coronavirus testing programme staff, will be available in community locations throughout the district.
The units are available for anyone who has symptoms of Covid-19, such as a high temperature, a new cough, or a change in sense of taste or smell, or are concerned they may have the virus.
A face covering will need to be worn, and social distancing must also be followed at all times, when at the site and while travelling to and from it.
You must have an appointment for any testing centre. Appointments are during the day and are released the evening before.
CORONA VIRUS (COVID-19)
DO NOT COME INTO THE SURGERY!
DO NOT GO TO A&E!
DO NOT GO TO A PHARMACIST!
YOU DO NOT NEED TO PHONE NHS 111 unless:
- you feel you cannot cope with you symptoms at home,
- your condition gets worse,
- your symptoms do not get better after 10 days.
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online