Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave the house for very limited purposes:
Important - These reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.
There is separate advice about staying at home if:
Do not leave your home if you have either:
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
Read general information such as:
Morgan StreetPontypriddRhondda Cynon Taff, CF37 2DRTel: 01443 404444
Please click on the link below for more information on Self-help Courses, ie. Stress and Mindfulness
Families 2gether 4 Wellbeing- a Pilot Project
Pharmacy Common Ailments Service - Do you need to see a doctor today? Click below for more information........
Common Ailments Service
National Diabetes Audit
Primary Care Physiotherapy - Self Referral
Patients aged over 16 are now able to self-refer for physiotherapy if they have any of the following problems:-
Soft tissue injuries (e.g. sprains or strains)... Joint pain (e.g. arthritis) Muscular pain (e.g. repetitive strain injury)
It is no longer necessary for patients aged over 16 to see a GP to be referred for physiotherapy for the above type of complaint. Please contact the Physiotherapist Admin Team direct on 01443 715012.
Conditions requiring physiotherapy but NOT appropriate for self referral:-
Pregnancy related pain Women’s Health Paediatrics Respiratory Neurological Domiciliary Frail elderly requiring multidisciplinary team
Please contact the surgery in the usual way on 01443 404444.
This new service, along with others (e.g Common Ailments Service, Welsh Eye Care service, Minor Injuries Unit) is being implemented to ease the pressure in General Practice and free the GP up to deal with the issues they should be dealing with.
Click on the link to our E-Consult Service - https://ashgrovesurgery.webgp.com/
Coronavirus Update & Support for Families/Teens
Making Choices Together
If you decide that you and your family would benefit from the support of the Resilient Families Service please telephone 01443 425006 or email email@example.com. Or you can ask a professional you are in contact with to make a referral for you (eg. GP, School, Health Visitor, Social Worker).
For more information about the Resilient Families Service: 01443 744055 www.rctcbc.gov.uk/rfs
Contacting the GP practice for an appointment can sometimes seem a ‘lottery’. Across Cwm Taf, there’s a lot happening right now to make sure that when people need to see a GP, they have access to one quickly and in a way that suits them, be that in person or over the phone.
Sometimes though, the GP is not really the best person to see. Patients could be seen and treated by a pharmacist or optician for example and in some cases, the GP practice might not be the right place at all for the query. That's where ‘care navigation’ as comes in.
Care navigators are receptionists and admin staff but through specialist training they also possess additional skills and provide a crucial practice role in improving access to primary care, all with the aim of helping patients to get to the right service faster. When you call the surgery our Care Navigators will ask you a few questions about the problem you are calling about. This is simply so they can direct you to the person who would be most suitable to help you with your problem. Of course, you do not have to do this, but it would help us to help you and other patients by ensuring GP appointments are available for those patients who do need to see a GP.
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