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myGP app

We are aware that some patients are having issues with the myGP app.  This can be either a very slow connection or the inability to order repeat medication.  myGP are aware of this and are working to resolve the issue. You can, however, use Patient Access either via the app or on your PC.  Click here for details on how to register for Patient Access.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

For your safety, due to COVID-19, we have changed the way you get your flu vaccine this year. 

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Please note: unless you are in an at-risk category, people in the 50-64 year old age group will not be vaccinated until November at the earliest, providing there is sufficient vaccine. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. 

Please be aware that it is not a GP’s responsibility to issue school letters of absence for your children, regarding COVID-19 or other illness. Government guidance is that school attendance is mandatory unless your child is self-isolating, has symptoms of COVID-19 or is close to someone who has COVID-19.

The message from Public Health to parents in Lancashire is that you should continue to use the national portal or 119 to arrange a test for your child, and you should not contact their GP. Anyone who tries to book a test and is unable to do so, or who is offered a location or time which is not convenient, is being asked to please wait a few hours and then try again.

Emergencies

What is an emergency?

When it comes to your health or the health of someone in your family, it is often very obvious if the person is seriously ill and needs immediate emergency care. An emergency is a critical or life-threatening situation.

To help you decide what a critical situation is; here are some examples:

  • unconsciousness;
  • a suspected stroke;
  • heavy blood loss;
  • suspected broken bones;
  • a deep wound such as a stab wound;
  • a suspected heart attack;
  • difficulty in breathing;
  • severe burns;
  • a severe allergic reaction.

There are a few things that you should remember in any emergency. These will help you to deal with the situation quickly and efficiently:

  • Stay calm, shout for help. You may need to instruct someone to telephone 999. Make sure they know where the ambulance has to come to, and they have some details about the person who is injured or ill;
  • Don't put yourself in danger. For example, if someone has been electrocuted, make sure you switch off the power supply before touching them;
  • Do everything you can to help the person;
  • Don't give the person anything to eat, drink or smoke;
  • Don't stick anything in their mouth;
  • Follow the instructions the ambulance service call handler may give you.

Lancaster University Students

Anyone living on the Lancaster university campus needing an ambulance should dial 999 on the internal telephone system rather than using a mobile. The call is channelled through security who can meet the ambulance and quickly direct it to the scene. In term time Security will also ask a Nurse to attend until the ambulance arrives. However if you are not near an internal telephone do not delay. Make a call by any means available. After the call contact security on 01524 594541 to let them know you are expecting an ambulance.

 
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