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CORONAVIRUS. Stay home – Protect the NHS – Save lives. If you or a family member are in urgent need of help or assistance, please call 01274 431000.

 

We are moving back to our site on Monday 3rd August. Please see the link opposite for the procedure should you have an appointment at the surgery.

 

Please note that due to social distancing measures, all our appointments wherever possible will still take place as a telephone or a video consultation.

 

We will continue to strive to provide the best possible care to our patients during this extremely difficult time.

 

We would like to remind our patients that they must stay at home to prevent the spread of coronavirus. If you need medical help, please do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. If you have symptoms of coronavirus (a high temperature or a new, continuous cough), use the 111 online coronavirus service which is available at: 111.nhs.uk/covid-19

 

You can get in touch with the practice in the following ways:

Telephone: 01274 410666

Email: Hortonbank.patients@nhs.net

Prescription Email: Hortonbankprescriptions@bradford.nhs.uk

 

For the latest information and advice about coronavirus, visit: nhs.uk/coronavirus

We offer a SMS text messaging service. We will send your results to your mobile phone as soon as they have been received in surgery. If you have had more that one test you will receive a text message per test.

SMS text service is available to all mobile phone users to remind them of their appointments. Please ask at reception for a consent slip or you can register online. Please be aware it is the patient's responsibility to inform the practice of any changes to mobile numbers. 

If you are unable to attend an appointment you can text your name and appointment details to 07754 805009 and a member of the reception team will cancel your appointment.

 

Coronavirus

Procedure for patients attending the practice for an appointment

  1. When you arrive at the surgery for your appointment, please stay in your car and ring the practice mobile to advise reception that you are in the car park. You will be advised to stay in your car until you receive a text message advising the clinician is ready for you.

  2. If you have no transport and arrive on foot, you will still need to ring the mobile to advice reception of your arrival. You will then have to wait in the car park until the clinician is ready for you.

  3. When the clinician is ready to see you a text message will be sent to advise you to make your way to the main entrance and press the intercom.

  4. Reception staff will confirm your name and date of birth before allowing you in.

  5. You will be met by the clinician at the entrance ensuring you do not touch anything on route to the clinical room.

  6. When the consultation is over the clinician will chaperone you out of the surgery.

  7. If a follow up appointment is needed the clinician will make the appointment for you or advise you to ring the surgery when you get home.

 

If the patient attends to surgery and does not have a mobile phone

 

If you do not have a mobile phone you will need to come to the main door and press the intercom. A member of the reception team will take your details and ask you to to wait for the clinician to collect you.

Below are some useful links and latest updates on the coronavirus.

Covid-19 information for 13- 19 year olds

As a practice, we wanted to let you know that we are still here, able and willing to support you and provide services for your on-going or developing medical needs.

 

We are also able to still see you face to face but only if this is essential. Currently, we will need to speak / video consult with you first as the best way to keep you safe and maintain your health.

 

We would also like to provide you with some additional information by answering some questions from young people on their healthcare and about COVID-19. We hope that our answers may help you cope with the restrictions that lockdown or self-isolation may have on your overall well-being.

 

Q1. Is it OK to be worried about what’s happening?

 

These are truly extra-ordinary times where information and issues are changing extremely rapidly. It is not surprising that each day can feel totally different to the next and this is unsettling. What’s happening in the world right now can feel daunting, unable to make plans even for the immediate future - it’s very normal to feel anxious and unsure about things.

 

Maybe your exams have been cancelled, or your first year at university has come to a sudden halt, or school has been closed for the foreseeable future? Whether you’re feeling overwhelmed, unproductive, anxious or hopeless, your feelings are justified – you are not alone in feeling this way.

 

Q2. Can I call to speak to a doctor if I am worried about my health?

 

If you are feeling very overwhelmed and are struggling to function normally, there is help available. Please contact us – we are still here to help. Calls may take a little longer to answer on our switchboard but we will endeavour to manage and direct your call to the most appropriate person to help with your medical query / need. Please call the surgery on 01274 410666

 

Q3. Will any contact I make be confidential?

 

As a registered patient of ours, you are entitled to receive medical support, care and assistance from our staff. You do not need permission from your parents or guardian to make an appointment or chat to one of our doctors or nurses. Please be reassured that contact and discussions with any of our staff is treated with confidence, as will the opportunity to speak or consult with one of our clinical staff.

 

 

Q4. Will you have a record of my mobile number if you need to contact me?

 

 

With the increased role of technology in all we do now, it is very important that we have a current mobile number for you, so that, with your permission, we can text or contact you directly. We may have an old contact or a parent’s mobile number attached to your records so to update your details would help us ensure we can keep in contact with you appropriately and directly when you need advice or support.

 

 

Q5. I am a young carer, should I let you know about this?

 

Absolutely - yes please. Whether you have been a carer of others in your family for a while or just recently because of COVID-19 please contact the surgery so we can make a note of this. If you are struggling or having difficulties with your caring responsibilities or if you have any questions, we would be happy to try and help.

 

Q6. Social Media is giving me mixed messages and confusing me, how do I know what is true and what is false?

 

 

Sometimes feeling stressed or anxious can be related to seeing lots of media coverage and new stories about the impact of COVID-19. At the moment, there is a lot of coverage from all media and although it is important to stay informed, consider taking a break from social media if you feel things are getting on top of you.

 

However some days, social media might be your only source of news and information. While some of what you read is trustworthy, a lot of it isn’t, and it’s put out there to scare and confuse you. Consuming so much of this information at once can make you feel more anxious and it’s important to know when to give yourself a break from it. Social media can also be fantastic, try to use it for positive and upbeat interactions with friends and family.

 

Q7. So where should I get my advice and information about COVID-19?

 

 

Only take advice from trusted government and health service websites such as GOV.uk or nhs.uk. These have all the latest facts and figures to give consistent advice on how to prevent spreading, catching it and what to do if you think you have coronavirus.

 

Q8. How can I occupy myself to avoid boredom and feeling even worse about things?

 

Despite the loss of normal routine and activities, try to develop and implement a new routine that provides a balance of several different activities and interactions with others. At times like these, it can be easy to fall into unhealthy patterns of behaviour, which can make you feel worse.

 

Simple things you can do to stay mentally and physically active during this time include:

 

  • Wake up relatively early – (annoying but it does help). Lying in bed until early afternoon will drain your energy levels and crush productivity. Set a nice alarm to wake up to and allow yourself more time to get ready and start the day properly.
  • Stay connected to your friends and family via skype, email, video-calling and telephone / texting. Don’t rely just on texting though, as an audio-visual catch up is much more rewarding.
  • Social media can be an excellent way to keep in touch with your friends and family. However, you should be mindful of your use of social media. Use it to promote positive interactions, and put your device away if it starts to negatively affect your mood. Many smartphones allow you to set time limits for certain apps such as Instagram.
  • It is important to maintain, where possible, some sort of daily routine. You should vary what you put into your routine to keep things different and interesting but try and include key elements consistently.
  • Make a to-do list (or schedule / rota) with reasonable and specific things included. Finalise your schedule / rota the night before so you are ready and prepared for the day ahead. Include spending time doing things you enjoy as well as things you need to do:
  • Time to eat (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Time to network chat and socialise, social media / gaming (IT based)
  • Time to do work, study, homework, coursework, learn, research
  • Time for exercise
  • Time for relaxing, personal downtime (non IT based)
  • Time to spend with family
  • Time to spend doing something fun / different / activity based
  • Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, drink enough water, and try to avoid smoking, alcohol and recreational drugs
  • If needing to socially isolate, spend time with the windows open to let in fresh air, arranging space to sit with a nice view if possible and get some natural sunlight. Get out into the garden or sit on your doorstep if you can, keeping a distance of at least 2 metres from others.
  • If you don't need to isolate, you should try and get out of the house to do your daily exercise (walk, jog, run or bike-ride), keeping your social distance to at least 2 metres when outside.
  • Look to introduce fun activities for you and the family
  • Themed meals
  • Special movie / Netflix nights
  • Quizzes and competitions
  • Kitchen dancing / Karaoke
  • Skype/FT friends other family to involve them too
  • Getting a good night’s sleep is crucial for feeling emotionally healthy the next day. We all feel better after a good night’s sleep.
  •  

Q9. What is out there to help me cope with this pandemic?

 

Here are some websites, apps and resources focused on helping you navigate through these uncertain times as well as supporting your emotional and physical well-being.

 

UK information websites on COVID-19

 

  • NHS (nhs.uk) website COVID-19 advice

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

 

  • Government (gov.uk) websiteCOVID-19 advice

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do

 

  • Young Scot website COVID-19 advice

https://young.scot/campaigns/national/coronavirus

 

  • COVID-19 Sleep tips from Evelina Children’s Hospital

https://www.evelinalondon.nhs.uk/our-services/hospital/sleep-medicine-department/coronavirus-sleep-tips.aspx

  • COVID-19 Sleep tips from the PHSE Association

https://www.pshe-association.org.uk/curriculum-and-resources/resources/sleep-factor-—-home-learning-lesson-plans-healthy

 

  • Resources to manage COVID-19 for Children & Young People

https://young.scot/campaigns/national/coronavirushttps://cypmedtech.nihr.ac.uk/2020/04/06/covid-19-resources-for-children-young-people-and-families/

 

Websites offering links to a number of young people friendly resources

 

 

  • Anna Freud (links to number of wellbeing resources, list of sources of help for those with urgent needs)

https://www.annafreud.org/on-my-mind

 

  • Childline (help and advice on a wide range of issues)

https://www.childline.org.uk/

 

  • Footsteps Teeside (coping with isolation, mental health & wellbeing. Resources peer reviewed by student Hollie Smith)

https://footstepsteesside.co.uk/covid-19/

 

  • Health for Young People (good links to advice & information on sexual health, mental health and long term conditions)

https://what0-18.nhs.uk/health-for-young-people

 

  • Healthy Young Minds (Herts based, Has links to local and national advice and sources)

https://healthyyoungmindsinherts.org.uk/parents-and-carers/advice-parents-during-covid-19-outbreak

 

  • The Mix (advice and support for the Under 25’s)

https://www.themix.org.uk

 

  • Young People’s Health.org (wide range of links to valuable resources)

            https://www.youngpeopleshealth.org.uk/covid-19

 

Websites offering advice on keeping fit, at home

 

  • Free 30 day Yoga course

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--jhKVdZOJM

 

  • Herts sports partnership (workout from home)

https://sportinherts.org.uk/workoutfromhome/

 

  • NHS Physical active guidelines for children and young people

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/physical-activity-guidelines-children-and-young-people/?tabname=how-much-exercise

 

  • SuperBetter (Builds personal resilience and boosts physical and emotional wellbeing)

https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/smiling-mind/id560442518

 

  • The Football Association (Staying fit at home)

http://www.thefa.com/get-involved/footballs-staying-home

 

  • 21 best home exercises for men (workout from home)

https://www.menshealth.com/uk/building-muscle/a754099/the-15-best-beginners-exercises-to-do-at-home/

 

Young people friendly websites offering advice, applications and resources on mental health and well-being

 

 

  • Calmharm (UK charity on children & young people’s mental health)

https://calmharm.co.uk

 

  • Clearfear (Free app to help with managing anxiety)

https://www.clearfear.co.uk

 

  • DistrACT (Provides help around self harm and suicidal thoughts)

https://www.themix.org.uk

 

  • Headspace (Guidance & training in mindfulness, free extended access during COVID=19)

https://www.headspace.com/

 

  • Kooth (Anonymous online support for young people)

https://kooth.com

 

  • MeeTwo (Helps teenagers to talk about difficult things)

https://www.meetwo.co.uk

 

  • MindfulGnats (Helps young people develop mindfulness and relaxation skills)

https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/mindful-gnats/id973919092

 

  • MindShift (Canadian app with advice managing anxiety and depression)

            https://www.anxietycanada.com/articles/new-mindshift-cbt-app-gives-canadians-free-anxiety-relief/

  • MoodGym (Interactive program to help with low mood)

https://moodgym.com.au

 

  • Recharge-move well, sleep well, be well (Program to help improve mood and energy levels)

https://apps.apple.com/au/app/recharge-move-well-sleep-well-be-well/id878026126

 

  • Sleepio (online sleep improvement programme)

https://www.sleepio.com

 

  • Smiling minds (Australian app-based meditation programme)

https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/smiling-mind/id560442518

 

  • Young Minds (Children & young people’s mental health)

https://youngminds.org.uk

 

  • Top tips for parents to help their young person (by Author Dr Dominique Thompson)

https://buzzconsulting.co.uk/docs/PDF-Top-tips-for-parents-of-locked-down-teens.pdf

 

 

Websites offering advice on keeping safe online

 

 

Covid-19 information for families

 

During the COVID-19 outbreak, the practice is operating in a very different manner.

 

Appointments will largely be conducted by telephone or even video rather than being face to face and we are very focussed on the large numbers of unwell patients that we are managing and supporting.

 

We would like to reassure you that we are still very much still here to help and support you with any concerns or queries you have. We are only too aware that children will continue to get unwell from the usual childhood ailments, unrelated to COVID-19 and will require the normal standard of care.

 

All community health and social care services remain in operation. Health visitors, 0-19 Teams, social care and workers, hospitals and GP practices (including ours), Out of Hours and 111 are all still providing care and support. Please call them if you have any concerns.

 

Our normal telephone / switchboard number remains the same for you to call us too. To ensure your call is appropriately prioritised and directed to the right clinician, please mention to the receptionists what your query or concern is about and also if your child is being given early help support; on a Child Protection Plan; on a Child In Need plan, or if you are looking after a child who is in foster care.

 

The following have some useful advice and suggestions that can help children and families cope with having to remain socially isolated, in lockdown and socially distanced from others in challenging times.

 

1.   Trusted websites for COVID-19 information

 

At the moment, there is a lot of coverage from all media and although it is important to stay informed, it might make you feel as if things are getting on top of you. Feeling stressed or anxious related to seeing lots of new stories about the impact of COVID-19 will be a common reaction. It is OK and quite normal to feel this way.

 

Try to only take advice from trusted government and health service websites. These have all the latest facts and figures to give consistent advice on how to prevent spreading, catching it and what to do if you think you have Coronavirus. Some are suggested below.

 

 

  • NHS (nhs.uk) website COVID-19 advice

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

 

  • Government (gov.uk) websiteCOVID-19 advice

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do

 

2.   Websites offering advice on keeping safe online

 

 

3.   Managing an unwell child during social isolation and distancing

 

 

 

Advice for parents during coronavirus

 

Whilst coronavirus is infectious to children it is rarely serious. If your child is unwell it is likely to be a non-coronavirus illness, rather than coronavirus itself.

 

Whilst it is extremely important to follow Government advice to stay at home during this period, it can be confusing to know what to do when your child is unwell or injured.

 

Remember that NHS 111, GPs and hospitals are still providing the same safe care that they have always done. Here is some advice to help:

 

 

 

4.   Helping families with younger children cope with ‘social isolation and distancing’

 

For those of you with younger children in the household, we are aware how difficult it can be to get across the messages and explain what it means to be in ‘lockdown’ and to both socially isolate and distance from others. We hope you may find the following free resources useful to help your younger children follow the current restrictions in place.

 

 

Also, checkout the free children’s book on Coronavirus, illustrated by Axel Scheffler, famed for the award winning ‘The Gruffalo.’: https://axelscheffler.com/books-for-older-children/coronavirus

 

5.   Helping families with older children cope with ‘social isolation and distancing’

 

For most children, try to develop and implement a new routine that all family members can follow. This will provides a balance of several different activities and appropriate interactions with others. At times like these, it can be easy to fall into unhealthy patterns of behaviour, which can make you feel worse.

 

Simple things you can do to stay mentally and physically active during this time include:

 

  • Wake up relatively early – (annoying but it does help). Lying in bed until early afternoon will drain your energy levels and crush productivity. Set a nice alarm to wake up to and allow yourself more time to get ready and start the day properly.
  • Stay connected to your friends and family via Skype, e-mail, video-calling and telephone / texting. Don’t rely just on texting though, as an audio-visual catch up is much more rewarding.
  • Social media can be an excellent way to keep in touch with your friends and family. However, you should be mindful of your use of social media. Use it to promote positive interactions, and put your device away if it starts to negatively affect your mood. Many smartphones allow you to set time limits for certain apps such as Facebook or Instagram.
  • It is important to maintain, where possible, some sort of daily routine. You should vary what you put into your routine to keep things different and interesting but try and include key elements consistently.
  • Make a to-do list (or schedule / rota) with reasonable and specific things included. Finalise your schedule / rota the night before so you are ready and prepared for the day ahead. Include spending time doing things you enjoy as well as things you need to do.
  • Time to eat (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Time to network chat and socialise, social media / gaming (IT based)
  • Time to do work, study, homework, coursework, learn, research
  • Time for exercise
  • Time for relaxing, personal downtime (non IT based)
  • Time to spend with family
  • Time to spend doing something fun / different / activity based
  • Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, drink enough water, and try to avoid smoking, alcohol and recreational drugs
  • If needing to socially isolate, spend time with the windows open to let in fresh air, arranging space to sit with a nice view if possible and get some natural sunlight. Get out into the garden or sit on your doorstep if you can, keeping a distance of at least 2 metres from others.
  • If you don't need to isolate, you should try and get out of the house to do your daily exercise (walk, jog, run or bike-ride), keeping your social distance to at least 2 metres when outside.
  • Look to introduce fun activities for you and the family
  • Themed meals
  • Special movie / Netflix nights
  • Quizzes and competitions
  • Kitchen dancing / Karaoke
  • Skype/FT friends other family to involve them too
  • Getting a good night’s sleep is crucial for feeling emotionally healthy the next day. We all feel better after a good night’s sleep.
  •  

6.   Helping families with emotional and physical well-being

 

 

 

Having to be in ‘lockdown’, socially isolate and distance yourself (and your family) from your colleagues, friends and family members will make many of us feel stressed and anxious. These are truly extra-ordinary times where information and issues are changing extremely rapidly. It is not surprising that each day can feel totally different to the next and this is unsettling. What’s happening in the world right now can feel daunting, unable to make plans even for the immediate future - it’s very normal to feel worried and unsure about things.

 

We want you to look after yourself and your family during these difficult times. The following resources can help you and your family with your emotional and physical well-being.

 

Websites offering emotional well-being and support

 

 

  • Childline (Free confidential help and advice for any Under 18 year old, whatever the worry)

https://www.childline.org.uk/

Call 0800 1111

  • ICON (Babies cry: You can cope. Advice and support for parents coping with a crying baby)

http://iconcope.org/

  • MIND (Mental Health Support with specific advice on ‘Coronavirus and your wellbeing’  

  • https://www.mind.org.uk
  • NSPCC Helpline (Worried about a child, unsure? Contact professional counsellors for help, advice and support)

Call 0808 800 5000

  • Samaritans (Resources and help for all ages)

https://www.samaritans.org/

Call 116 123

  • Young Minds (Supports children, young people, parents & carers with their mental health and well-being)

https://youngminds.org.uk

 

Websites offering advice on keeping fit, physical well-being

 

  • Free 30 day Yoga course

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--jhKVdZOJM

  • Herts sports partnership (workout from home)

https://sportinherts.org.uk/workoutfromhome/

  • The Football Association (Staying fit at home)

http://www.thefa.com/get-involved/footballs-staying-home

  • 21 best home exercises for men (workout from home)

https://www.menshealth.com/uk/building-muscle/a754099/the-15-best-beginners-exercises-to-do-at-home/

 

Domestic abuse – help and support for victims and perpetrators

 

Everyone should feel safe at home. For anyone who feels they are at risk of abuse, it is important to remember that there is help and support available to you, including police response, online support, helplines, refuges and other services.

 

If you or someone else is in immediate danger please call 999 and ask for the police. If you are not safe to speak – for mobiles use the Silent Solution system: call 999 then press 55 when prompted. If you can’t use a voice phone, register with the police text service - text REGISTER to 999.  You will get a text which tells you what to do next.  Do this when it is safe so you can text when you are in danger

 

Here are the details of local support services:

 

 

North Yorkshire Domestic Abuse Services: IDAS https://www.idas.org.uk/, 03000 110 110

 

Also available for advice & support are national services:

 

 

Anyone can be a victim of domestic abuse, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, socio-economic status, sexuality or background.

 

GP practices are still here to help. Please telephone or submit an e-consultation via our practice website.

Help and Advice for vulnerable Patients

Guidance for Vulnerable Patients

Patient Information Leaflet after recent hospital discharge

Patient Information Leaflet after Hospital Stay

Coronavirus Update 24.04.20

Please click on the link Mind In Bradford for useful contact numbers for support services available from Mind.

StillHereToHelp- https://youtu.be/N7yOCKIrD6I

Local health, care, community and local authority services have been working closely together to respond to the coronavirus pandemic and are uniting to remind local people that we are #StillHereToHelp.

Doctors, support services and care professionals are concerned that some people who are unwell with symptoms unrelated to coronavirus, or who are in need of other types of care and support, are unsure how to get help or are not seeking it in fear that they are over-burdening services.

 

The NHS, Bradford Council and voluntary and community services are coming together in a campaign called #StillHereToHelp to reassure people across Bradford district and Craven that urgent help and support is still available.

How you can access these services might be slightly different to what you’re used to, for example, you might need to call or go online instead of going along to a service in person. However, services are #StillHereToHelp you, your loved ones and our local communities.

GP appointments are still available Although we’re delivering services a little differently at the moment, appointments are still available. You might find that you have an appointment over the telephone or online (known as a virtual consultation) and this might be with someone different than you normally see.

If you need medical help, please call the practice or go online as you normally would, we just ask that you don’t come in person.

It’s really important that people do not wait until it’s too late and their health condition worsens – help us to help you stay healthy by getting in touch if you need us.

 

You can find general information on coronavirus here: https://www.nhs.uk/coronavirus/

If you have symptoms of coronavirus (a persistent cough and/or high temperature) please go online to NHS 111 by visiting www.111.nhs.uk. If you do not have internet access, you can call 111 free from a landline or mobile phone.

Details of local council, voluntary and community services You can find details of local council, voluntary and community services and community organisations, including who to contact if you need help with your shopping or other tasks while you’re shielding or self-isolating, on local authority websites here:

For Bradford district: https://www.bradford.gov.uk/health/health-advice-and-support/coronavirus-covid-19-advice/
 

If high risk patients feel they need support they can register themselves as vulnerable on the gov website see link below

 

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable

 

GP hubs to help people with coronavirus symptoms see their GP

 

Four GP hubs will manage the urgent primary medical needs of patients who have possible symptoms of coronavirus, or are self-isolating as part of a household. They will look after you if you have any medical problem that does not require treatment at a hospital and would normally be provided by your own family doctor (GP).

 

The red hubs, which are being phased in from 1 April 2020, are in the following locations:

 

 

We expect that these hubs will serve a small number of patients who have possible symptoms of coronavirus, and/or who are self-isolating as part of a household, and need to urgently see a GP in person.

 

The GP practices based at each of the four hub sites remain open but have temporarily relocated. They will continue to offer services to their patients from the following locations:

 

  • Silsden Medical Practice will operate from Steeton Surgery
  • Shipley Medical Centre will operate from Westcliffe Health Centre
  • Manningham Health Centre will operate from Clarenden Medical Centre - Alice Street
  • Horton Bank Top surgery will operate from The Ridge Medical Practice

 

All GP practices in Bradford district and Craven can request an appointment for patients at these hubs. However, your GP practice will assess you first, via a telephone, video or e-consultation and will then give you a time when a GP from the “red” hub will call you back. After a further telephone assessment, the GP at the “red” hub will decide whether or not you need a face-to-face appointment. You will be offered an appointment at a hub only if the GP believes that:

 

  • you are in urgent need of a face-to-face GP appointment (and the issue cannot be resolved by a telephone, video or e-consultation), and
  • you have possible symptoms of coronavirus, or
  • you are self-isolating in a household

 

You will not receive a test for Coronavirus (COVID-19) at these hubs. At present these are only done if you are admitted to hospital with a COVID-like illness.

 

Please note that these hubs are not walk-in centres. Appointments can only be made following an assessment by our GP practice first. If an appointment is booked for you at the hub, you will be advised of what to do to ensure your care can be provided in a way that is safe for you and our staff.

 

For the latest information and advice about coronavirus, visit nhs.uk/coronavirus

Coronavirus - Practice Relocation

Horton Bank Top Surgery located at 1220 Great Horton Road, Bradford has been temporarily allocated as a designated site for the management of patients with suspected coronavirus. This means that from Friday 27th March 2020 we will be relocating our GP practice to The Ridge Medical Centre, Cousen Road, Bradford, BD7 3JX and our usual site will be closed.

 

Our relocation is temporary while our GP practice plays our part in helping to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. We would like to reassure our patients that you will still be able to make appointments with our GP practice whilst we relocate. Please note that due to social distancing measures, all our appointments wherever possible will now take place as a telephone or a video consultation.

 

We will continue to strive to provide the best possible care to our patients during this extremely difficult time and we apologise for any inconvenience this relocation may cause.

 

We ask that patients do not go to the surgery at our usual site. This site will be used to look after and manage the highest risk patients who need face to face care (such as those with underlying health conditions) but have symptoms of coronavirus. 

 

We would like to remind our patients that they must stay at home to prevent the spread of coronavirus. If you need medical help, please do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. If you have symptoms of coronavirus (a high temperature or a new, continuous cough), use the 111 online coronavirus service which is available at: 111.nhs.uk/covid-19

 

You can get in touch with our GP practice in the following ways:

Telephone: 01274 410666

Email: Hortonbank.patients@nhs.net

Prescription Email: Hortonbankprescriptions@bradford.nhs.uk

 

For the latest information and advice about coronavirus, visit: nhs.uk/coronavirus

Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)

The NHS across North Yorkshire and Bradford will be better prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases, if the public follows Public Health England advice.

The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of patients and staff which may mean your patient experience is subject to change.

The Chief Medical Officer announced on Friday 13 March that the country is moving into the ‘Delay’ stage of the response to coronavirus (Covid-19).

The new advice issued by the Chief Medical Officer is to stay at home for:

  • 7 days if you live alone
  • 14 days if you live with others (all household members to self isolate)

if you have either:

  • a high temperature or
  • a new continuous cough

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or a hospital. You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.

Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

  • you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • your condition gets worse
  • your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

Stay At Home advice can be found here.

Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:

  • Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.

Information remains subject to regular change and updates. More information can be found on the NHS website here

Thanks

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

 


 



 
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