Carers and COVID-19 Vaccination
Those who are eligible for a carer’s allowance, or those who are the sole or primary carer of an elderly or disabled person who is at increased risk of COVID-19 and therefore clinically vulnerable are eligible to receive the COVID-19 Vaccination alongside Group 6 - Aged under 65 with underlying health conditions
Please email the Practice with a copy of your Carer's allowance at STOCCG.MarpleCottageSupport@nhs.net, so that we can update your medical record.
Once you are recorded as a Carer - you will be able to arrange your vaccination by telephoning 119 or via the National Booking Service at www.nhs.uk/COVID-Vaccination
If you are an unpaid carer, contact Stockport Signpost for Carers who will issue you with a Carers Card;
0161 442 0442 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
To reduce the risk of spread of Coronavirus to you and staff all appointments will take place via Video Consultation. Please DO NOT ATTEND THE PRACTICE unless instructed to do so by a GP.
If you have any of the following symptoms, you must stay at home and self-isolate immediately for 10 days, your household will need to isolate too.
- FEVER/HIGH TEMPERATURE and/or
- NEW CONTINUOUS COUGH and/or
- LOSS OF OR CHANGE TO YOUR SENSE OF SMELL OR TASTE
If any household members develop symptoms while isolating, they will need to stay at home, and start a further full 10 day isolation period.
If you still have a high temperature after 10 days or are otherwise unwell, stay at home, and contact 111 by phone. The Practice is unable to carry out testing for Coronavirus.
For further information, visit GOV.UK/coronavirus or NHS.UK/coronavirus
If you need to self isolate you do not need a sick note. Click on link to generate an Isolation Note https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/ .
Shielding those who are Clinically Extremely Vulnerable
The National Lockdown came into effect on 5 January 2021, and those who are clinically extremely vulnerable have been advised to recommence shielding.
The UK GOV will be sending letter out to all those who are advised to recommence shielding
Did you know you can find your NHS number online?
COVID-19 VACCINATION PROGRAMME UPDATES
Once a delivery date has been confirmed, we will contact those patients based on clinical priority as determined by the JCVI. There is no need to contact the Practice.
If you would like to check/ update your contact details, please email these to the practice along with your name and date of birth to STOCCG.MarpleCottageReception@nhs.net
28.01.2021 - Since 16 January 2021 we have been working hard, as part of our PCN (collaboration of GP practices), to vaccinate our patients aged 75 & over. In eleven days we have vaccinated over 4,600 patients.
We understand that some patients are worried that they have not received an invite yet but we are required by NHS England to invite patients in specific age groups. Later this week, we hope to be inviting patients aged 70 - 74, subject to receiving confirmation of our vaccine delivery date.
If you do receive a letter from NHS England offering you the option to book a COVID-19 vaccination at a regional vaccination centre, such as Manchester or Macclesfield, you may book your vaccination or wait until practice offers you an appointment. Whichever you choose we WILL invite all eligible patients who have not already had the vaccine.
Thank you for your ongoing support and patience during these difficult times.
COVID Vaccination Clinics Update 28.01.2021
11.01.2021 - We will receive our first supply of COVID-19 vaccines this week and will run a vaccination clinic this weekend.
As we receive a limited supply of vaccines we are required to invite patients over 80 years of age, and according eligibility instructions issued by NHS England.
We WILL invite all eligible patients as soon as we can. We WILL contact you.
Therefore if we have not contacted you yet we will do when we receive our next delivery, which we expect to be the following week.
COVID Vaccination Clinics Update 11.01.2021
23.12.2020 - We are still awaiting confirmation from Department of Health & Social Care for delivery of our COVID-19 Vaccines. Once we have received confirmation, we will be in contact with patients based on clinical priority, recommended by Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI)
09.12.2020 - Please read our letter, below, providing information about the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme. Initially we are required to vaccinate patients over 80 years of age and we will contact these patients as soon as the delivery date is confirmed.
Letter Re: COVID-19 Vaccination Programme
Letter to Patients Re: Building Works February 2021
COVID Vaccination Appointment Information Letter
Stockport SEND Week of Action Newsletter November 2020
Coronavirus - Face Covering Exemptions
Coronavirus - Social Distancing and Rare symptoms in Children
Coronavirus - Advice for Pregnant Patients & New Parents
Coronavirus - Patient Information Leaflet for newborn babies
April 2020 Patient Advice & Update
Pharmacy opening times over Easter bank holiday
Coronavirus - Advice for All Patients & Vulnerable/At-Risk Patients
Coronavirus - Asthma Letter re: Rescue Packs
Privacy notice during Covid19 pandemic
Coronavirus - Pre-booked appointments only 23.03.2020
Coronavirus - Letter to Patients 19.03.2020
Advice for Clinically Extremely Vulnerable Patients
People who are defined as clinically extremely vulnerable are at very high risk of severe illness from coronavirus. Those who have one or more of conditions listed below:
- solid organ transplant recipients
- people with specific cancers:
- people with cancer who are undergoing active chemotherapy
- people with lung cancer who are undergoing radical radiotherapy
- people with cancers of the blood or bone marrow such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma who are at any stage of treatment
- people having immunotherapy or other continuing antibody treatments for cancer
- people having other targeted cancer treatments that can affect the immune system, such as protein kinase inhibitors or PARP inhibitors
- people who have had bone marrow or stem cell transplants in the last 6 months or who are still taking immunosuppression drugs
- people with severe respiratory conditions including all cystic fibrosis, severe asthma and severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- people with rare diseases that significantly increase the risk of infections (such as severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), homozygous sickle cell disease)
- people on immunosuppression therapies sufficient to significantly increase risk of infection
- problems with your spleen, for example splenectomy (having your spleen removed)
- adults with Down’s syndrome
- adults on dialysis or with chronic kidney disease (stage 5)
- women who are pregnant with significant heart disease, congenital or acquired
- other people who have also been classed as clinically extremely vulnerable, based on clinical judgement and an assessment of their needs.
UK GOV will be sending a letter to all those patients who will need to commence shielding from 5 January 2021
GOV Isolation Note (Fit Note for Employer)
GOV Self-Isolation Guidance
GOV Guidance for those Over 70 or with underlying Health Conditions
GOV Social Distancing Measures Guidance
GOV Travel Advice
GOV Ending Isolation Guidance
GOV Shielding advice (Self-isolate for 12 weeks) if you are extremely vulnerable
GOV Coronavirus Am I a Clinically Extremely Vulnerable Person?
All prescriptions will be sent electronically to the Pharmacy of your choice. If you have not chosen a Pharmacy, please include this on your request. All prescriptions should be requested via our Online Services or by email to STOCCG.MarpleCottageReception@nhs.net
Prescriptions will be processed by the Practice in two working days. Once the prescription has been sent to the Pharmacy it may take up to two working days for them to process your prescription.
To access our online services, go to PatientAccess.com
Our Online Services are available for you to:-
Registration for Online Services
Complete our Online Services Registration Form and return to the Practice along with the correct forms of identification.
You can complete the form electronically and return to the Practice by email, accompanied with a photograph of your Passport or Photocard Driving Licence, along with a photograph of you holding your Photographic ID.
The Practice also offers proxy access to online services, for example to Parents of young children. For more information see our Online Services section of the website.
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Welcome to Marple Cottage Surgery
Marple Cottage Surgery is situated on the outskirts of Stockport, and near to the border of the Peak District. Our staff share a commitment to high-quality, personal primary health care for our 7,200 patients. We have special interests in diabetes, asthma, heart and other cardiovascular disease, women's health, dermatology, minor surgery and sports injury/medicine.
The nursing team have responsibility for health screening and prevention, including asthma, diabetes, heart disease, childhood immunisations and running our in-house weekly anticoagulation clinics.
As a training practice we work with GP registrars and also take part in the teaching of medical students from Manchester Medical School.
Award Winning Service
We are a national award winning practice, recognised for our commitment and achievements utilising information technologies as a tool to improve clinical standards and services. We are keen to promote our on-line services such as on-line appointment booking, repeat prescription requests and providing online access to your medical records.
For more information please refer to our Patient Information Leaflet.
Click Patient Access Logo to access our Online Services System.
Our Online Services System, Patient Access, allows you to make an appointment, use our Video Consultation system, request repeat prescriptions and view your medical records. Click here to find out more.
(Site updated 02/03/2021)