Harambee Surgery News

Patient Surveys

June 02, 2020

MONDAY 25th MAY 2020 - The practice will be closed

Broadcast on Monday, 18 May 2020

Dear Patients

We will be CLOSED on Monday 25th May 2020.  If you need medical attention ring 111 or 999 if you need urgent medical attention.

We will re-open at 8am on Tuesday 26th May.

BANK HOLIDAY FRI 8th MAY 2020

Broadcast on Thursday, 7 May 2020

The Surgery will be open 8am-4.30pm on the 8th May. Please note the Dispensary will be open 8.30am-4.30pm.

 

Government support - website for patients regardings Coronavirus

Broadcast on Monday, 20 April 2020

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

New website as at 16th April 2020.

 

 

 

 

ORDERING YOUR PRECRIPTIONS - important message

Broadcast on Friday, 20 March 2020

There is no need to order your prescriptions any sooner than planned.  Your 28 day supply will continue as usual in order to prevent shortages.

Do Not ring the dispensary unnecessarily as this is adding to the pressures of the surgery.  If you have your prescription sent elsewhere please ring them first and not the dispensary.

Try and order your requests online - if not sure how to do this RING the surgery and the team will help you.

PATIENTS REQUESTING FIT NOTES and DETAILS re Isolation

Broadcast on Thursday, 19 March 2020

Dear Patients

re:  Coronavirus (COVID-19) and requests for fit notes (Med 3)

You have requested a sick note from your GP in relation to being off work.  By law, medical evidence is not required for the first 7 days of sickness.  For any period of illness less than 7 days you can self-certify.

In light of the emerging COVID-19 crisis it is likely a vast amount of people will be self-isolating in accordance with advice provided by the Government and Public Health.  In these cases, your GP will NOT be able to issue you a sick note.  We expect your employer to be sympathetic towards the circumstances.

General Practice is under a lot of pressure and needs to prioritise the healthcare needs of patients who are acutely unwell.

We hope that you understand the current situation and are sorry for any inconvenience.

Yours faithfully

 

Clinical Team at Harambee Surgery

Further information available at   https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/

 

 

IMPORTANT SAFETY MESSAGE AND ADVICE

Broadcast on Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Unless you have been advised to attend the Surgery by one of our doctors or nurses PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THE WAITING ROOM.  IMMEDIATELY GO BACK OUTSIDE/HOME AND RING THE SURGERY ON 01282 868482.  NO EXCEPTIONS.

PLEASE HELP USTO KEEP PATIENTS AND STAFF SAFE DURING THIS UNPRECENDTED TIME.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.

IF YOU WISH TO REGISTER FOR ONLINE ACCESS - MY GP app - then RING THE SURGERY AND SPEAK TO A MEMBER OF OUR RECEPTION TEAM as this can be done over the phone so there is no need for you to come in to the surgery to arrange this.

FULL DETAILS AND UPDATES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE  https://www.facebook.com/harambeesurgery

INFORMATION ON LOCAL SERVICES AND CORONAVIRUS UPDATES can also  be found on  East Lancs CCG website   https://eastlancsccg.nhs.uk

 

 

Coronavirus

Broadcast on Wednesday, 4 March 2020

Further details click on this link Corona virus update

JOB VACANCY ADVANCED NURSE PRACTITIONER POST

Broadcast on Tuesday, 18 February 2020

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic Advanced Nurse Practitioner to come and join our team here at Harambee Surgery. We offer support and mentorship as well as the right level of autonomy.

The position is 20 hours per week to be worked:-

Wednesday                        12.30pm-7pm.

Thursday                             8.30am-2.30pm.

Friday                                    8.30am-4pm.

We are passionate about developing our own team. Learning and Development is an essential part of our day to day running.

This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who is passionate about improving the health and wellbeing of our practice population and services within the practice.

CLOSING DATE   Friday 28th Feb 2020

For full details details and to request an application pack please contact   Mrs Angela Emmott, Practice Manager or Mrs Kirsty Parker, Reception Supervisor on 01282 868482 or angela.emmott@nhs.net

World Health Organisation information on Coronavirus

Broadcast on Wednesday, 29 January 2020

http://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

SAFER SLEEP FOR BABY

Broadcast on Monday, 9 December 2019

Find out more at     https://www.lancashire.gov.uk

and search ‘safer sleep for baby’.

 

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR BANK HOLIDAYS

Broadcast on Monday, 9 December 2019

FOR THE  CHRISTMAS period we  will be closed from 6.30pm on Tuesday 24th Dec and will re-open on Friday 27th Dec at 8am.

FOR THE NEW YEAR period we will be closed from 6.30pm on Tuesday 31st Dec 2019 and will re-open on Thurs 2nd Jan 2020 at 8am.

If you need medical attention during this period ring 111 or if you need URGENT medical attentiion ring 999.

Supporting rural GPs

Broadcast on Thursday, 28 November 2019

Nov 2019

 

Dear Patients

Supporting rural GPs

This year, to support dispensing practices such as ours, the Dispensing Doctors’ Association launched a 2019 general elections manifesto. This is a six-point plan to improve the environment in which dispensing practices operate.

As a Practice which is committed to delivering excellent patient services, we will be writing to election candidates to bring about positive changes for you, our patients, and for our practice. However, it will make our call for action even louder if you, our patients, will write to our local representative as well.

Please use this template letter [link to/upload from

https://www.dispensingdoctor.org/about-the-dda/dda-political-lobby-documents/

for you to fill out at home, and post to our local representative.

Thank you.

 

Dr Yousif Arshad – Lead GP

Angela Emmott – Practice Manager

VETERAN FRIENDLY PRACTICE

Broadcast on Monday, 9 December 2019

We are a Veteran Friendly Practice accredited by the Royal College of General Practitioners  and our Lead GP is Dr Corrie Smith.  One of our aims is that all staff members will have completed their learning module. 

 

If you want to know more about what is happening locally contact Veterans in the Community   www.vic.org.uk  or see their facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/VeteransinCommunities

 

PARK RUN

Broadcast on Monday, 11 November 2019

Quick update to let you know that we are registered as a Park Run  practice.  

Some staff members are more keen than others as expected!!

Full details of local park run scheme see  Pelnde Borough Council website    https://www.parkrun.org.uk/pendle

 

WINTER NEWS

Broadcast on Monday, 11 November 2019

Winter News update  [(https://www.nhs.uk]")


Full details   (https://psnc.org.uk/our-news/self-care-week-2019 "Self Care week 18 to 24 November 2019")

 

OPEN ACCESS FLU VACCINATION SESSION ON SATURDAY 9th NOV 2019 10am-2pm

Broadcast on Wednesday, 9 October 2019

OPEN ACCESS FLU VACCINATION CLINIC - will be held on SATURDAY 9th NOVEMBER 2019 - 10am-2pm.  No appointment is required for this clinic.  Simply turn up between 10am and 2pm to have your flu vaccination.  (Please note - you must be eligible to have the flu vaccination but if you are unsure we can check this for you on the day).

Thank you for continuing to support the Practice.

 

 

 

FLU VACCINATION PROGRAMME 2019 2020

Broadcast on Thursday, 12 September 2019

Dear Patients

IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE TO HAVE A FLU VACCINATION YOU CAN BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT NOW WITH US.   

 

Please see our Flu vaccination section for further details.

BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 26th AUG 2019

Broadcast on Thursday, 15 August 2019

The Surgery will be CLOSED  on the 26th Aug 2019.   If you need to seek medical attention during this period ring 111.

THANK YOU

Broadcast on Thursday, 15 August 2019

As you may be aware  Dr du Toit has been fundraising for East Lancs Hospice by competing in the Iron Man event and  Sister Haggan and Angela Emmott have fundraising for the Alzheimer's Society by completing 13 mile Trek at Ullswater.   They would like to express a huge thank you for your donations and support. 

SURVEY RESULTS

Broadcast on Tuesday, 6 August 2019

Dear Patients

Full details of latest survey results can be found  https://gp-patient.co.uk and search for Harambee Surgery.

We are pleased with the results.

 

 

 

East Lancs CCG PPG Newsletter

Broadcast on Monday, 24 June 2019

click here /perch/resources/elccg-ppg-newsletter-summer-2019-pendle-1.docx

SCREENNG SERVICES

Broadcast on Sunday, 16 June 2019

Please see updated screening services in our screening services section of the website OR https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/nhs-screening

NEW SERVICE VIDEO CONSULTATIONS FROM 10 JUNE 2019

Broadcast on Monday, 3 June 2019

THIS SERIVCE IS FOR ROUTINE APPOINTMENTS ONLY AND IS NOT TO BE USED FOR THE FOLLOWING:-

  • If you need an urgent appointment.
  • If you need to have a physical examination.
  • If you need to request medication or a fit (sick) note.