Truro Hunger Fund
Coronavirus: a silver lining?
We have all heard about the huge global impact of coronavirus; amongst these has been a marked decline in food security, putting an estimated 270 million people around the world at risk of malnutrition or outright starvation.
Nearer home there was a 90% increase in those accessing foodbanks during lockdown, with the future looking uncertain in the face of a likely recession.
The Truro Health Park Hunger Fund has been set up in response, with the option of donating either to Oxfam or the Trussell trust which operates the local food banks.
Please give what you can to support those most in need, but be careful not to leave a 'tip' on the gofundme website if you don't mean to (it can easily happen unless you know to avoid it).
Lander and Three Spires Surgeries.
Go Fund Me - Truro Hunger Fund
Updated information for 'Shielding patients'
From today: 24th September 2020
The Government advice on shielding guidance:
We’re aware of some confusion regarding the current status of the Government shielding guidance. Specifically, queries from the public about whether shielding guidance is currently in place in their area are increasing.
•People who were identified as clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) to coronavirus were advised to ‘shield’ during the first wave of the pandemic.
•Shielding advice was lifted in most parts of the country on 1 August 2020. This means the vast majority of people considered CEV are no longer being advised to shield.
•There are two specific exceptions to this in Leicester City and North East Blackburn. Shielding advice is still in place in these areas but will be lifted from 5 October.
•Therefore, unless Government policy changes again, from 5 October no-one in England will be advised to shield.
•Areas that are subject to local lockdown restrictions are not automatically subject to shielding guidance; the decision to introduce shielding advice is currently made on a case by case basis by the UK Deputy Chief Medical Officer (DCMO) alongside the local Director of Public Health (DPH).
•If shielding guidance is re-introduced in a particular area, people considered clinically extremely vulnerable, as well as local health system colleagues, will be informed of the changes.
Patient Information for Attending Appointments
We are still seeing patients at both Lander and Threemilestone Surgeries.
If you have an appointment at either surgery, we would be grateful if you could attend wearing a face covering, ie protective face mask or scarf.
If you are attending Threemilestone Branch Surgery, please ring the doorbell to gain admittance. Please do not arrive early for your appointment and queue outside.
We hope these measures will help you feel safe and protected when you are being seen.
If you have developed any symptoms suggestive of Covid-19, please do not attend for you appointment. Please call us first.
Message from Dr M Leigh - Senior Partner
All the Staff and Partners at Lander Medical Practice would like to thank all our patients for your support and understanding during this challenging time. With the use of telephone triage, econsults, video consultations, NHS 111 and resources on
Lander Website, we are delivering a service with a focus on your urgent care, but we are still here to look after your ongoing health needs.
Should the number of coronavirus cases increase over the coming weeks we can reassure you we now have a service which we feel can provide you and your families with safe healthcare.
Please continue to follow the Governments advice on social distancing.
Please note: if your enquiry is of an urgent nature, DO NOT use the eConsult facility below. Please contact the surgery direct on 01872 243 700.
For regular coronavirus updates please check the latest news tab.
Thank you for your patience in what is a very difficult time at present.
CQC Final Report 2019
For urgent medical attention when we are closed dial 111 for NHS111
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Practice News: further information available by clicking Latest News above!
UPDATING YOUR CLINICAL RECORD
Please help us keep your health records up to date. This information is necessary for any referrals that you may need. Without this information the referral management service will reject your referral and you will experience a delay. Please click on the photo below.
Many thanks for your help.
APPLICATION FOR ONLINE ACCESS
ONLINE SERVICES NOW AVAILABLE FOR YOU:
View, book and cancel appointments
View and request medication
Answer questionnaires online
View a summary of the patient record
If you would like access to this new feature, you will need to download and fill in the application form available in the link and bring it to reception with two forms of ID (one must be photo ID).
BOOKING APPOINTMENTS AND ORDERING REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS FROM YOUR COMPUTER
You will be able to have access to a summary of your medical history, your prescription history and any recorded allergies. However, to be able to do this you will need to update your access authority by visiting the surgery to present proof of identity before the appropriate access codes can be attached to your records.
Two forms of ID - one must be photo ID and one must have your current address - please note that a driving licence is considered as only one form of ID.
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(Site updated 15/10/2020)