As you find yourself recovering from COVID-19 you may still be coming to terms with the impact the virus has had on both your body and mind.
These changes should get better over time, some may take longer than others, but there are things you can do to help.
Your COVID Recovery helps you to understand what has happened and what you might expect as part of your recovery. Find out more information at www.yourcovidrecovery.nhs.uk
Its been a tough few months but before we know it flu season will be upon us again.
If you are in a high risk category, you still need to make sure you are protected from seasonal flu.
Patients in the high risk categories will once again be eligible to get their FREE flu vaccine at their practice from early September 2020 to protect them from seasonal flu.
High risk categories include:
To book your flu jab, please contact the reception team who will be more than happy to help.
For patients of Balance Street, Millview and Northgate GP Surgeries.
Are you confused by what support is there for you and your child/young person? Are you unsure of where to go, or who to ask?
For information, guidance and advice contact us Monday to Friday from 9am until 5pm.
Please call our main office number on 01889 567756 or our duty mobile number on 07763 225412 and speak to a member of our team.
Please note this is not an emergency or crisis service, in a mental health emergency please call the NHS Mental Health Support Line:- South Staffs 0300 555 5001.
Balance Street Practice is pleased to announce that Dr Emma Wood joined the Practice on a permanent basis in June 2020. We are delighted to have such an experienced GP on board and all patients that have up until now been assigned to a locum GP will be allocated to Dr Wood. However, we will still be supported regularly by our long standing locums covering sessions for all the GP Partners.
We would like to thank patients for your continued support and understanding over the last couple of years.
When attending the surgery for any reason, you will need to wear a mask or face covering. Thank you for your co-operation.
We thank you for maintaining social distancing measures in an aim to keep everyone safer.
You need to contact the surgery *before* attending for any reason, please do not attend the surgery unless you have spoken to a member of our team first.
Thank you for your patience and understanding at this difficult time and please follow Government guidance and stay safe.
This service, at nhs.uk, is for those who have been told to stay at home because of coronavirus and you need a note for your employer.
This service is only for people who:
If you are not sure if you need to stay at home, get the latest NHS advice on coronavirus.
If you have to stay at home but feel well enough to work, ask your employer if you can work from home. If you can work from home, you will not need an isolation note.
You can also use this service for someone else.
The NHS in Cheshire and Public Health England (PHE) are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to protect patients, our community and NHS staff while ensuring as many services as possible are available to the public.
If you have symptoms associated with coronavirus including a new continuous cough, loss or change to your sense of smell or taste and a high temperature, you are advised to stay at home for 7 days.
Please do not book a GP appointment or attend your GP practice.
If you live with other people, they should stay at home for at least 14 days, to avoid spreading the infection outside the home. After 14 days, anyone you live with who does not have symptoms can return to their normal routine.
But, if anyone in your home gets symptoms, they should stay at home for 7 days from the day their symptoms start. Even if it means they’re at home for longer than 14 days. The most up-to-date public guidance is always online at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus.
If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do.
Only call 111 direct if you are advised to do so by the online service or you cannot go online.