Coronavirus (COVID-19): What you need to do
STAY AT HOME
You should only leave the house for one of four reasons:
- Shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible.
- One form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk or cycle - alone or with members of your household.
- Any medical need, or to provide care or help a vulnerable person.
- Travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home.
Advice for people with severe health conditions
This week NHS services will be contacting people with a range of severe health conditions urging them to self-isolate for 12 weeks. We have also contacted all local patients with a generic message following the Prime Minister's advice yesterday (23 March). Please don't panic if you have received the text and don't have a severe health condition. Health advice will be confirmed by letter to those identified this week. There is no need to contact your GP about the message.
Visit https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus for full guidance on staying at home and away from others.
KEY MESSAGES FOR THE PUBLIC
General practice staffing has been devastated by the impact of COVID-19, both self-isolation and the need to protect high-risk members of staff. We will therefore only focus on urgent medical need
It is imperative that you work with us to protect the NHS, not just for unwell patients with COVID-19, but all other urgent conditions et heart attacks, car accidents, cancer care, So please:
1. DO think before ringing any services; use online services first. General practice does not have the capacity to field minor queries for well patients.
2. DO NOT use services unless absolutely necessary.
3. DO NOT request sick notes/reports/holiday cancellation letters.
4. YOU MUST follow self-isolation/social distancing guidance.
5. DO use electronic prescribing service to order NORMAL QUANTITIES of repeat medications. Requests for excessive amounts will not be honoured.
6. DO be patient with all staff - everyone is doing their bit and working flat out.
We know you are anxious, we know these are hard messages. Thank you for working with us.
PLEASE SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH YOUR FRIENDS, RELATIVES AND NEIGHBOURS.
Welcome to Hama Medical Centre
We are confident that our website will provide clear and concise help and give our patients the information they require in an easy and convenient format. It has been designed with the patient’s needs at the forefront of everything, from checking surgery times to letting us know what you think of us.
Our dedicated team are here to treat those minor ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues. The technology also means you can now do a lot of things from the comfort of your home such as order a repeat prescription or cancel an appointment.
Patient Participation Group Bowel Screening Awareness raising event - September 2019
Following on from a morning Carer event held at the Hama Practice in June this year, in which we were hoping to raise awareness about Bowel Cancer Screening, it was suggested that we might try to bring it to the wider community by holding a similar event at Sainsbury's in Kimberley.
This was met with support from the management team at Sainsbury's and on Tuesday 3rd September various orange clad members of the Hama Medical Practice PPG, armed with leaflets and demonstration kits, manned a stand in the entrance to the store.
During the course of the morning, we were able to speak to several hundred people with a wide range of different reactions and opinions, the overwhelming one being that the majority of people between the ages of 60 and 74 are happily using and returning the test kit. They were even happier when they were shown the new, much more user-friendly kit! We were also able to inform people over the of 75 that they were still able to request the test and to give them the information and phone number that they would need. Only a relatively small number were uninterested - for a variety of reasons.
Overall, it was aan extremely successful and informative morning. It confirmed that the message about the importance of such screening is getting out to the public and it identified a large number of people who would still like to be doing the test. Our thanks must go to the staff at Sainsbury's and to all our (mostly) willing participants.
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 GP online service you can continue to use it. You can use the NHS App as well.
Click the link for results of the National GP Survey
Partners in Care
Once registered, patients and healthcare professionals work together to ensure the most appropriate care is provided. This partnership philosophy extends even further and our active patient group exists to make sure that patient needs and the practice offering are always heading in the same direction.
The surgery is designed to allow access for wheelchairs in to the consulting rooms, treatment areas and toilets.
(Site updated 25/03/2020)