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Looking after you Mental Wellbeing during Covid-19

Information on looking after your Mental health & Wellbeing can be found by clicking on the following link: https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters We hope you find this website an additional source of help.

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CORONAVIRUS – HOW TO GET HELP

Call Torfaen Torfaen County Borough Council can be contacted to arrange support with food, prescriptions and other essential needs. They may provide this through their staff teams and volunteers or by signposting you to other local organisations that can help.

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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

The Latest Update for Wales can be found here: The NHS and Public Health Wales (PHW) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients

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GP OUT OF HOURS CONTACT NUMBER

As of Tuesday 13th August 2019, the contact numbers for both the GP Out of Hours Service and NHS Wales Direct have changed to: 111 Frequently Asked Questions Q. What is 111 and why are you introducing it now? The

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INTRODUCING CARE NAVIGATORS

Feeling Poorly? There are lots of ways for you to get the medical advice and treatment you need without seeing your GP. Frontline Staff in GP Surgeries across Gwent have been trained as Care Navigators. What does this mean? With

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My Health Online (MHOL)

MY HEALTH ONLINE (MHOL) Due to the Coronavirus we are not currently setting up MHOL to book appointments. This is because we need to ensure that everyone coming to the surgery has spoken to a GP / Practice Nurse who

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REPEAT PRESCRIBING

Due to Patient Safety issues, we employ a Prescribing Clerk. This person is the only person in the practice who will be dealing with all aspects of repeat prescriptions apart from our GPs. No other member of staff has the

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YELLOW FEVER VACCINES

With immediate effect, this surgery is no longer a designated Yellow Fever (YF) vaccination centre. This means that although we can still administer travel vaccinations, we are no longer allowed to administer the YF vaccine. Our Practice Nurses can still

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Repeat Prescriptions

Please be aware that under the General Medical Services (GMS) Agreement 2004, we have 48 hours (two days) in which to prepare a repeat medication request. This means that for example, if you request a prescription in a Tuesday, it WILL NOT

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Practice Closures

From time to time, the Practice may have to close. This will depend on whether it is for Staff Training, which is normally for 1 hour over lunch or if a GP Network Meeting is being held. Staff Training is

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.

NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.

Use this service if:

  • you think you might have coronavirus
  • in the last 14 days you've been to a country or area with a high risk of coronavirus – see coronavirus advice for travellers and a list of high risk countries on nhs.uk
  • you've been in close contact with someone with coronavirus

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people. Call 111 if you need to speak to someone.

In Scotland call your GP or NHS 24 on 111 out of hours.

In Wales call 111 (if available in your area) or 0845 46 47.

In Northern Ireland call 111.

For region specific information and advice in:

Further information and details of how to self-isolate are available on nhs.uk.