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Covid Alert Level 4

Please note we are again at COVID Alert Level 4 as of Monday 21st September 2020. This means transmission of the virus is high or exponentially rising. We must be socially distancing and follow the restrictions and measures put in place to protect us all. Please be aware that the surgery, like all NHS services currently, are inundated. We are acting in the best interest of our patients and ask that all remain mindful that everyone is under immense pressure. Our phone lines throughout the pandemic have been extremely busy. Please make sure you are not calling to request repeat
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Coronavirus Vaccine Research

Click here for more information and here to sign up.   Vaccines are the most effective way to prevent infectious diseases. They’re designed so they do not give people the infection they’re protecting against. Research into vaccines is the only way to find out which vaccines will work. Researchers need people to take part in their studies so they can find out which possible new vaccine works best.   What’s involved in vaccine studies? Vaccines are tested to make sure they’re safe before being tested in people. If you take part in a vaccine study, you may or may not
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Face coverings now required or you may be refused entry

As lockdown begins to ease it is important to remember that coronavirus is still prevalent within the community. We of course ask that patients continue to use our online resources like eConsult in the first instance and call when needed but we are inevitably starting to see more and more patients. We now require all to wear face coverings or masks when attending the surgery and only remove them if instructed to by staff. Where a patient refuses to wear a mask, without the practice finding reasonable grounds for an exemption, they will be declined entry to the premises. Thank
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New Friends of Mount Pleasant Health Centre Newsletter

Despite the ongoing pandemic the Friends of Mount Pleasant Charity have been hard at work throughout. Delivering prescriptions to shielding patients, helping in the community and continuing with their vital work where they can. The Friends of Mount Pleasant Health Centre Newsletter was inevitably delayed due to the coronavirus. Before the pandemic began the Friends, the PPG (Patient Participation Group) and Mount Pleasant Health Centre have been working in collaboration to combine forces to produce a brand new newsletter to replace the old format. This is one of the first major patient facing aspects of an ongoing project at Mount
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PRINCIPLE – Fight against Covid-19

Our practice is supporting vital COVID-19 research. As part of this, we are helping to carry out a national priority research study called PRINCIPLE. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, are aged 65 or over, OR are aged 50-64 and have an existing health condition, you may be eligible to join this important study. Please see www.phctrials.ox.ac.uk/principle-trial for full details of this study. If you would like to know more about COVID-19 research and how you can contribute, please visit www.bepartofresearch.nihr.ac.uk which is run by the National Institute for Health Research.      
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What is eConsult and how to use it?

The video below is a quick run-through of eConsult and how to use it. This video also includes subtitles on YouTube. Feel free to share with friends and family and start using it today! Visit MPHC eConsult to submit an eConsult to Mount Pleasant or www.econsult.net to find out more.  
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Boots Mount Pleasant Opening Times

Please note that from today the Boots Pharmacy next door to Mount Pleasant Health Centre will be changing their opening times. Prescriptions will also start to take up to 5 working days to process from initial request as they are inundated with new requests and their workload has significantly increased since the Coronavirus pandemic began. They will now be open: Monday: 10am – 4pm Tuesday: 10am – 4pm Wednesday: 10am – 4pm Thursday: 10am – 4pm Friday 10am – 4pm Saturday 9am – 1pm  
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Handi App

Download the HANDi app The HANDi app aims to provide advice and support to parents and carers when your child is unwell. The HANDI app offers simple and straightforward advice, for the following conditions in children: diarrhoea and vomiting high temperature ‘chesty baby’ illnesses, such as bronchiolitis, asthma and croup ‘chesty child’ illnesses such as wheezing and asthma abdominal pain common newborn problems. The app takes you through a series of questions about the symptoms your child is experiencing and then advises on the best course of action, whether that’s to treat at home, to make a GP appointment, or to head
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NHS App

Try the new NHS App! If you’re a patient at our practice you can now use the new NHS App, a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet. You can use the NHS App to check your symptoms and get instant advice, book appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view your GP medical record and more. If you already use our online services you can continue to use it and you can use the NHS App as well.
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ParkRun Practice

  We are now a parkrun practice! Mount Pleasant Health Centre have signed up to the Royal College of GPs Parkrun Practice initiative.   If you are interested in: improving health and wellbeing through physical activity, including volunteering opportunities to socialise, make friends and be part of a welcoming, supportive community activities that are free, outdoors and accessible to all Parkrun could be the answer.   Free, weekly 5k events for all every Saturday morning, in areas of open space Over 850 locations across UK Organised by local volunteer teams Not races: walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate   Parkrun
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