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1 September: This is a message that we have received from NHS England -  All primary care and community blood testing must be halted until 17 September 2021, except for clinically urgent testing. Examples of clinically urgent testing include: • Bloods that are required to facilitate a two week wait (cancer) referral • Bloods that are extremely overdue and/or essential for safe prescribing of medication or monitoring of condition • Bloods that if taken could avoid a hospital admission or prevent an onward referral • Those with suspected sepsis or conditions with a risk of death or disability. Unless clinically urgent, practices should move blood test activity scheduled prior to 17 September to a later point in the year when supply improves. We appreciate that this temporary position is frustrating for patients and services alike - this means that if you have a blood test booked we may need to cancel it. We are looking at this now and we will text you if this applies to you. Water Meadow Surgery

Live Life Well – Free online education sessions for patients

Statistics show almost 40% of the population have a Long-Term Condition (LTC). To help support those with or at risk of developing a LTC a series of interactive online sessions which cover healthy lifestyle information to ensure individuals understand current advice, guidelines and recommendations has been developed.  Each session will provide useful tips and advice in a non-clinical setting about how to keep well by optimising your diet, physical activity, sleep, mental health and offers you an opportunity to set personal goals to make positive lifestyle changes. For more information about these sessions for the upcoming November dates click here poster . To enrol, you need to phone the enrolment team on the number at the bottom of the poster

Free online support for 11-18 year olds @ Kooth

Face Mask Exemption

We would firstly like to thank all patients who have visited the Practice over the last few weeks wearing a face covering.

We know that this can feel strange and uncomfortable, make glasses fog up and make communicating with others harder but by doing this you are protecting the most vulnerable members of our community, so thank you, it really is appreciated.

We have had an increase in requests from patients for letters of exemption to wearing face masks in various public settings over the last few days.

GPs are unfortunately not in a position to provide individual risk assessments or letters for patients who feel that they should be exempt from wearing a face mask/covering. The government guidance on exemptions suggests there is no requirement for evidence for exemption therefore it is sufficient for an individual to self-declare this.

Whilst we would urge you to wear a face covering if you possibly can to protect those around you we do know that for some people this raises particular extreme challenges.

There is no exemption certificate and we as a Practice are unable to provide letters of support for those who fall under the list of exemptions, or to those who do not fall under the list of exemptions however the attached card can be printed and used to help explain why you aren’t wearing a face covering if you are unable to do so. B19-Mask-Exemption-Card

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