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Face Masks
Infection control guidance from NHSE was updated on 1 June.
The updated guidance from NHS England means that not all patients will be asked to wear a mask or face covering when attending the Practice. We will now only ask patients attending the Practice who have respiratory or COVID19 symptoms to wear a mask or other face covering.
If you are coming to the Practice to see a member of our team because you have respiratory symptoms, you will be asked to wear a mask or face covering.
Clinicians at the Practice may not routinely wear a facemask when seeing you for your appointment. They will wear a mask if you have respiratory symptoms. Some staff may choose to wear a mask to limit their own risk, but this will now be an individual decision.

Hay fever medication.

Reminder that the NHS does not support the prescribing of hay fever medication.
Most hay fever medication can be purchased over the counter from pharmacies, supermarkets & reputable online retailers at very reasonable prices.

Please speak to your local pharmacy for advice.

Purton Surgery has an active Patient Participation Group (PPG) which is a member of the National Association for Patient Participation (NAPP). We aim to benefit both patients and the surgery in a number of ways, including:

• Meeting regularly, as a committee, with representatives from the surgery.
• Working with the practice to improve patient experience
• Raising funds for items that are not NHS funded.
• Arrange and organise themed evenings regarding health issues
• Producing a regular newsletter

Meeting with other Patient groups to share best practice
Through fundraising the PPG has helped to provide a new touch-screen check-in system; the chairs with arms in both Purton and Green Gable Surgeries; a dermatoscope and also a doppler. Current fundraising is for an automated door for the Purton surgery

The PPG organises Health Information evenings, usually twice a year, on a variety of health topics when we have medical staff to talk. Normally these medical staff are from Great Western Hospital. We have covered topics such as Diabetes, Arthritis, Alzheimer’s, Orthopaedics, Cardiology, Ovarian cancer, Prostate cancer, Breast cancer and Sepsis.

Our Newsletters contain a range of information. These are sent to local magazines (Purton, Cricklade, Lydiard Millicent, Minety, Ashton Keynes) for inclusion and emailed Bcc {much earlier than the magazine is delivered} to patients who have supplied their email addresses.

If you would like to be kept in touch then please email us on groupforpatients@gmail.com or alternatively give your email address to a member of the surgery staff for the attention of Kai Howard, Practice Manager.
Please note: Members of the PPG have no access to patients’ medical records.

 
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