Coronavirus

Any patients requiring information about testing should visit the NHS website. Testing is now available to symptomatic people over the age of 5.  Patients who do not have access to or cannot use the internet can call a dedicated phone line below, which can be used to order a test if no other options are available.

The Coronavirus Testing Call Centre can be contacted on 0300 303 2713 between the hours of 07.00 and 23.00.  The majority of test results are sent automatically to the individual within four days but for any that aren’t, the Call Centre can help individuals to follow up on their results.

For sheilding queries - please call DRSS 01626 883899

NHS App - By using the #NHSApp you can check your symptoms and order repeat prescriptions whilst self-isolating at home. To find out more go to: http://www.nhs.uk/nhsapp    #coronavirus #COVID19 #StayHomeSaveLives

The cervical screening programme for routine screening is now open. Anybody who receives an invite for their cervical screen should contact the surgery for an appointment, don’t put it off. It’s one of the best ways to protect yourself from cervical cancer.

 

Pain

Often, chronic pain is an illness in its own right, due to a fault or malfunction in the body's pain system. You may have a painful diagnosed condition such as arthritis or diabetes nerve pain. Or, you may have a painful condition that medical science doesn't fully understand, such as long-term back pain.

Whatever the cause of your pain, it's important that doctors and other clinicians take you and your pain seriously. That's because pain is a complicated, hard-to-treat problem, and the answer may not necessarily always be stronger and stronger painkillers.