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Welcome to Danson Family Practice at Werneth Primary Care Centre

We are a family practice providing high quality personal primary care for an increasing number of patients in the Oldham area. We pride ourselves on offering a professional and efficient service to our patients and continuously strive to improve our services.

We have a purpose built premises which has suitable access for disabled patients.

Important Notice – COVID 19 Booster Vaccine Information 

A coronavirus (COVID-19) booster vaccine dose helps improve the protection you have from your first 2 doses of the vaccine.

It helps give you longer-term protection against getting seriously ill from COVID-19.

Who can get a COVID-19 booster vaccine

Booster vaccine doses will be available on the NHS for people most at risk from COVID-19 who had their second dose of a vaccine at least 6 months ago.

Eligible people are:

  • People aged 50 and over
  • people who live and work in care homes
  • Frontline health and social care workers
  • People aged 16 and over with a health condition that puts them at high risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19
  • Carers aged 16 and over
  • People aged 16 and over who live with someone who is more likely to get infections (such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis)

People who are pregnant and in 1 of the eligible groups can also get a booster dose.

Where to get the booster vaccine

The NHS will let you know when it's your turn to have a booster dose. It's important not to contact the NHS for one before then.

When you are contacted by the NHS, you will be able to book your booster appointment locally at The Dinwoodie Centre at The Royal Oldham Hospital, a variety of local pharmacies or the Greater Manchester’s regional vaccination centre at the Etihad Campus in east Manchester. Booking will be done via the national booking system or by calling 119.

For clinics dates and times at the Dinwoodie Centre and pharmacy locations, please visit the Oldham Council website here

COVID-19 booster vaccine and flu vaccine

Most people who can get a COVID-19 booster vaccine are also eligible for the annual flu vaccine.

If you are offered both vaccines, it's safe to have them at the same time.

Find out more about the flu vaccine

For all available vaccine sites across Oldham and more information, please visit - www.oldham.gov.uk/vaccine.

 

 

Important Notice – Face masks

In response to recent Government guidelines (www.gov.uk/public-advised-to-cover-faces-in-enclosed-spaces), we are asking that patients continue to wear a face mask or covering when attending the practice. This is to ensure our PPE levels remain safe for the foreseeable future.

Below is a link to the GOV.UK website, with instructions for how to make masks at home: www.gov.uk/how-to-wear-and-make-a-cloth-face-covering

Face coverings have 2 benefits:

  • It can potentially stop the spread of droplets from an infected person to others. So, if you cough or sneeze, it catches the droplets.
  • It is a reminder not to touch your own face or mouth. (It is important to also remember that if you keep touching your mask this can result in “hand to mouth” transmission of the virus).

Please remember that social distancing and effective hand washing are the best ways of protecting ourselves and each other and face masks are not a replacement for this.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

COVID-19 Restrictions Update

Throughout the pandemic we have strived to make the surgery as safe as possible for all our patients and staff. We will continue to do so going forward.

From the 19th July nothing will change at the surgery - patients will need to still wear a mask, socially distance and use hand sanitiser in the surgery and staff will continue to wear PPE. We do understand that it can be frustrating but we know that when people come to us they are sick and vulnerable (and some cannot receive the covid vaccinations due to medical reasons) so we feel it would be wrong to not take these small precautions that can protect people.

In terms of opening up, as many of you know, we have never been shut and in fact have consulted with much higher numbers of patients than we did pre covid (face to face, by phone, by e consult and by video), not counting vaccinating most of the adult population twice in the last 6 months.

Oldham now has the highest rates of Coronavirus infection in Manchester and one of the highest in the country. Please help us to keep you safe!

National data opt-out – deadline 23 August 2021

NHS Digital has been collecting anonymised data from GP practices for research purposes for years. On 1 September 2021 a new, daily, data collection process will begin. You can find out more about this on the NHS Digital website. You may not want your identifiable patient data to be shared for purposes except for your own care.  If this is the case, you can opt out by registering a Type 1 Opt-out.

If you do not want your data to be shared with NHS Digital please register your Type 1 Opt-out with the surgery by 23 August 2021.

The data held in your GP medical records is shared with other healthcare professionals for the purposes of your individual care. It is also shared with other organisations to support health and care planning and research.

You can register a Type 1 Opt-out, for yourself or for a dependent (if you are the parent or legal guardian of the patient), by downloading the form from the link below. Forms should be returned to the surgery before the deadline of August 23rd 2021.

Type-one-Opt-out-Form June 2021

More information about this matter can be viewed on the NHS Digital website here

Named Accountable GP for all of our patients

GP Practices are required to inform patients that they have a named GP who is responsible for their overall care at the practice, please contact the practice if you wish to know who this is or if you have a preference and we will do our best to accommodate your request.

Patient Access - View your medical records online, order repeat medication, book an appointment.  For more information please contact our reception team who will be able to help you further.

OUR CATCHMENT AREA

Please follow this link to see our catchment area

https://www.primarycare.nhs.uk/publicfn/catchment.aspx?oc=P85018&h=400&w=600&if=0

 NHS CHOICES.... FEEDBACK

If you have had a positive experience please let us know at

https://www.nhs.uk/Services/GP/LeaveReview/DefaultView.aspx?id=45043  

If you would recomend us to Friends and Family please let us know at

https://www.nhs.uk/Services/GP/LeaveReview/DefaultView.aspx?id=45043

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HAVE YOUR SAY!

Would you like to have your say about the services at Danson Family Practice?

Please look at the Patient Group Tab for up to date news and feedback from your Patient Group.  New members welcome

Your opinions count.....

Please register online and be part of our online community, we will contact you every few months to ask your opinions on matters that will improve your patient care.  Please click on the link on the right of the page "Patient Group" to join.

Or ring the surgery or email dansonfamilypractice@nhs.net and join our Patient Group which meets every three months.

Please take a moment to fill in our online patient survey, your comments help us to improve the service we offer to you.

If anybody who would like to join the PPG or online community please email dansonfamilypractice@nhs.net .

Please click on the Patient Group Tab..... we need your help, Please help us to improve our services....   Please complete the short survey

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