We will be making contact with our patients who are currently shielding or clinically vulnerable in the coming weeks. We have the help of medical students from the Oxford University to aid us in offering to support them.
The student volunteers are going to be closely supervised by one of our own doctors, Dr Emma Ladds.
We encourage you to engage with them and let them know of any ways you feel the surgery can support you in these trying times.
If your job is to care for someone in their home Healthwatch Oxford would like to hear from you.
Healthwatch Oxfordshire is an independent charity set up to hear the experiences of people who use health and social care services and what you tell them will help those making decisions about social care understand your views.
Please complete the anonymous survey at www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/Paidcarers or call 01865 520 520.
If you are an unpaid carer please complete this anonyomous survey: www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/Unpaidcarers
There has been a misprint in today’s Eynsham News. There is currently no number for booking flu vaccinations except the normal surgery number which is 01865 881206.
Please do not call the number listed in the Eynsham News. Any further information will be updated on the website.
Following NHS guidance we are now asking for all patients/visitors to wear a face mask when attending both surgeries. This is regardless of whether you are being seen by a clinician or visiting the pharmacy/dispensary.
We would be grateful if you could provide your own. If you are unable to, then please speak to a Patient Care Advisor upon your arrival.
We are also asking for volunteers to make face masks that we can donate to patients who do not already have their own. If you are able to help us then please contact Tracy Girvan, Practice Manager (Long Hanborough) or Chloe Appleton, Deputy Practice Manager (Eynsham) at the surgeries.
Thank you for continuing to support and protect the teams at both Eynsham and Long Hanborough Surgeries.
Eynsham Medical Group are delighted to be one of 400+ GP practices recruiting to the nationwide PRINCIPLE study looking at pre-hospital treatments for Covid-19 infection.
The trial is for all those over the age of 64 years, or over the age of 50 years who have a medical risk factor [including high blood pressure].
All recruits will get a swab test for Covid-19 virus. You can become involved even if you have not yet spoken to your GP or contacted 111.
If you experience a continuous cough and/or a high temperature and have had it for less than 15 days, please see our link to the PRINCIPLE website.
We owe our gratitude to all who donated personal protective equipment – PPE – to us at such an unprecedented time.
To name a few, we’ve received face shields and goggles from Bartholomew School, gloves and masks from Kardos Recovery, hand sanitisers, soaps, gloves and treats from AJ catering, selection of gloves from Alison at John Davis Dairy Engineers and emergency mechanical support from Suzuki garage in Long Hanborough.
Our PPE supply is now sufficient and we are monitoring this on a regular basis. As the situation is ever changing we may ask again should we find our stocks running low.
Thank you for supporting the staff at Eynsham Medical Group.
Please note that the dispensaries at Eynsham and Long Hanborough, as well as neighbouring pharmacies are currently facing high levels of demand. In addition there are staff shortages as staff need to self-isolate (including those for extended periods as per the Government’s advice). We are therefore grateful for your patience and support during this time.
In order to allow staff adequate time to clear stock, arrange prescriptions and be available to help patients, the opening hours will now change to: Eynsham – Mon-Friday: 09:00-12:00 and 15:00-18:00. Late night opening Wednesday until 18:30. Long Hanborough – Mon-Friday: 09:00-13:00 and 14:00-18:00. Late night opening Wednesday until 18:30.
How you can help:
You can help us in the following ways:
- You will now need to allow 7 calendar days when requesting a repeat prescription.
- Please do not attend early or come to the surgery before the 7 days as we need to reduce footfall to the surgery in line with the Government’s rules on social distancing.
- We can ensure that your medications are switched to ‘Automatic Prescriptions’ which means that your regular medications will be ready every 4 weeks without you needing to order them and you can just collect them. Please find further information here.
- Please register with the NHS app and follow the simple instructions to register: www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/online-services/nhs-app
- To ensure an adequate supply of medication, the Government has instructed that we should not be increasing the supply of medication beyond one month. Therefore any requests for additional medication will unfortunately be declined.
- Similarly early requests for medication before 3 weeks have elapsed since the last collection will also be declined.
- Requests for inhalers in patients who have not required them in the previous 2 years and who do not have symptoms will also be declined.
- In order to ensure the supply of inhalers is maintained, all patients will only get one issue per inhaler type.
- In order to reduce footfall to the surgery, unfortunately you will no longer be able to pick up the paper prescription from the Surgery and take it to a Pharmacy – All prescriptions will need to be sent electronically.
In order to assist patients who are currently being asked to self-isolate, several volunteer groups have been set up to help neighbours. You can contact one of the following groups to assist with collection of your medication (collections take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays only):
Eynsham Good Neighbour Scheme : 07469 764174 firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook: Eynsham Volunteers – Corona Virus Help
Freeland Covid-19 mutual aid – Vero Camille, 0778 095 1567 email@example.com
Hanborough Volunteers: 01993 651344
Combe Volunteer Group – Julia Sharpe, 01993 891058 firstname.lastname@example.org
Farmoor Coviders – 01865 570432 (ring the whole number even if calling from an Oxford number) email@example.com www.facebook.com/Farmoor-Coviders-101307934853031 sites.google.com/view/farmoorcoviders/ We are expanding our delivery service for patients who have been instructed to self-isolate where they do not have a representative who is able to collect their medication. Please contact the dispensary for further information.
Eynsham Volunteers in partnership with Eynsham Good Neighbour network are helping during this time of worry and uncertainty, which many residents may feel during the Corona Virus pandemic.
Please see the Volunteers’ poster
These groups may be able to help those self-isolating with food, supplies and medication collection:
In Cassington contact: Vicky Thomas Clarke: 07917 403976
In Combe contact: Don Redding: Coombe Mutual Aid group 07786 542615
In East End: contact: Kevin Swann: 01993 880322 or 07768 298631
In Eynsham contact: Eynsham Good Neighbour Scheme: 07469 firstname.lastname@example.org
In Freeland contact: Freeland covid19 mutual aid – Vero Camille on 0778 095 email@example.com
In Long Hanborough contact: Facebook: Hanborough Covid 19 Mutual Aid Group
Contact: Merilyn Davies firstname.lastname@example.org 0796 679 6178
In North Leigh contact: Helen Keen: email@example.com
Harry St John: 07767 637279 or 01993 881529
In South Leigh contact:
In Stanton Harcout contact: Graham Dixon-Brown: 07714 firstname.lastname@example.org
In Stonesfield contact: