URGENT NEWS ABOUT BLOOD TESTS
There is a national shortage of blood bottles, which is expected to last until at least 17th September 2021. This is affecting every healthcare service provider.
We have therefore been told by the NHS to postpone all non-urgent blood tests.
- Review all of the required blood tests to determine those that can safely be delayed
- Advise you if we feel that you urgently require having blood taken to assist your treatment
- Add your name to a waiting list to rearrange your blood test
- Advise you when the situation changes
We are extremely sorry for the inconvenience.
This is something that is completely out of our control.
WE ARE GRADUALLY INCREASING OUR CAPACITY FOR NON-URGENT REVIEWS AND HAVE MADE SOME IMPORTANT ORGANISATIONAL CHANGES TO ENSURE YOUR SAFETY WHEN YOU VISIT. PLEASE BEAR WITH US WHILST WE IMPLEMENT THESE CHANGES.
Dear parent or carer
We are starting to see several children with viral illnesses at the practice. Having an unwell child can be worrying for parents. We have attached 2 resources that give guidance about when to be concerned about a child that is unwell. We hope you find them helpful.
We are experiencing extreme pressures in the practice and want to ensure we can continue to help all our patients as best we can. If you have concerns about your children please can you refer to the information leaflets attached to see if your questions or concerns can be answered by them, before requesting to speak to a GP
Getting tested for coronavirus
If you have symptoms of coronavirus, you can book a test using the online booking system at nhs.uk/coronavirus or by calling 119.
There are a number of testing centres across our area.
GP practices cannot give you a coronavirus test. If you do have symptoms, please do not come to our GP practice in person, you will be putting others at risk.
Stay at home and get in touch with us over the phone or via our website.
Symptoms of coronavirus include; a new persistent cough, a high fever or loss of smell or taste.
We know that there is a high demand for tests, so please only book a test if you have symptoms.
If you have any coronavirus symptoms you must isolate immediately (stay at home) for 10 days (don’t wait for a test or a test result before doing so).
To stop the spread of coronavirus, please continue to wash your hands regularly, use a face covering when social distancing is not possible and try to keep your distance from people you do not live with.
For the latest information about coronavirus, visit nhs.uk/coronavirus
Please be reassured that our GP practice is #StillHereToHelp when you need us.
How to book a coronavirus test
People can book a coronavirus test by going online to the NHS website - https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/get-a-test-to-check-if-you-have-coronavirus/ - or by calling 119
You must have an appointment booked before visiting a testing centre.
Bradford and district
You can find information about the location of testing centres, and how to book a test on the Bradford Council website - https://www.bradford.gov.uk/health/health-advice-and-support/coronavirus-testing-in-bradford-district/
You can find information about the location of testing centres, and how to book a test on the North Yorkshire County Council website - https://www.northyorks.gov.uk/book-coronavirus-covid-19-test
Moorside doctors' surgery in Bradford provides patients in the area with healthcare of the highest quality. Our doctors, nurses and all our other staff are dedicated to offering a professional service and this surgery website will help us to keep all our patients up to date with news and information about our practice.
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Car Parking / Disabled Access
Our new building has ample car parking, please try to avoid parking in the bays reserved for the doctors. There are disabled spaces close to the entrance and the building is fully compliant with all current Disability Discrimination Act legislation.
Our Practice Health Champions
Moorside Surgery has a team of Practice Health Champions. These are volunteers from within the practice population who freely give their time to organise activities and events which are designed to improved the health and wellbeing of patients. The first activity launched is a weekly Coffee and Cake Morning, held in the Health Promotion room (next to reception) every Thursday between 10.00 and 12.00. All patients are invited to drop in for a cup of coffee or tea, a piece of cake and a good chat with the Health Champions and other patients. Other interest groups will be formed in due course and the Health Champions welcome suggestions for group activities.
Two resources that give guidance about when to be concerned about a child that is unwell
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Information from the Care Quality Commission
Our practice is inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to ensure we are meeting essential standards of quality and safety.
This widget provides a summary of the results of the latest checks carried out by the CQC.