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COVID TESTING - We are aware of the current difficulties in accessing both the drive through and home kit testing for COVID. Unfortunately we are neither able to arrange nor perform testing in the surgery currently. We suggest you continue trying to access tests through the Government sites as advised if you or a member of your household is symptomatic.

Do you suffer from Asthma?

With Winter coming closer it's important to make sure your asthma control is optimised. Find your inhaler and check if your technique is correct here. A lot of uncontrolled asthma symptoms are caused by sub-optimal inhaler technique and if you are having trouble using your inhaler correctly there are other options available.

Flu Vaccinations

If you are eligible for a flu vaccination please book your flu clinic appointment through the NHS app. We are currently booking online for anyone eligible. You can also phone the surgery to book but please be aware this is a very busy time for us so we kindly ask you to do this after 2pm.

GP Retirement

Dr Brian Green will be retiring from Cogges Surgery on 31st August 2020. He will however be doing some locum work with us during September. He has been an integral part of the Practice for many years, and we know that you will wish to join us in thanking him for all that he has done over this time and to wish him a happy and healthy retirement.  Dr Jo Peskett, whom we are welcoming back to the Practice, will become the named accountable GP for Dr Green's patients with effect from 1st September.

Safe Haven

If you develop a mental health crisis at the weekend you can get support from Oxford Safe Haven. Click on the link or phone 01865 903037.

The Oxford Safe Haven is open on Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday from  6pm until 10pm.

Help the UK find a Vaccine for the coronavirus! Sign up to the register at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/research/coronavirus-vaccine-research/ and a researcher will see if you are eligible and contact you.

For more details check the NHS website.

Convalescent Plasma Programme

If you’ve had coronavirus or the symptoms, you can donate plasma for a trial which could save the lives of people who are still ill. Click here to offer to donate.

MMR Catch-Up

There have been outbreaks of both measles and mumps in the last couple of years and we are promoting booster vaccinations for those who may not have had both doses. 

Why do I need the MMR vaccine?

We will shortly be identifying patients who have missed one or both of the vaccinations and inviting them in to have these done.

Hydration and Covid-19 in Adults

Staying at home and self isolating is having a good effect in slowing down the spread of COVID-19. Taking some activity (walking, cycling, running) every day near your home while avoiding contact with other people, will help with feeling better physically and lift your mood. It is important to drink enough fluid at all times but even more so during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please see the attached Patient Information Leaflet for more information

Eye emergencies and Minor Eye Conditions

There is a new direct line for advice and referrals for patients suffering persistent eye symptoms such as worsening vision, flashes and floaters, pain, redness or watering. 

Call  the triage service on 01865 234567 Option 1 08:30 - 16:30 Mon-Fri 08:30 - 15:30 Sat/Sun/Bank Holidays

Mental health advice helpline

A 24/7 mental health helpline for the public, provided by Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, is launching on Friday 10 April 2020.

• Adult helpline: 01865 904997

• Children and young people: 01865 904998

The helpline will offer advice on how to manage symptoms, when and where to get help and access to support from mental health professionals. Please see their website for more information.

https://www.oxfordhealth.nhs.uk/support-advice/what-to-do-in-an-emergency/ 

 

 

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