Newsletter - March 2021
Published: 04 February 2021
A&E is not an alternative to a GP appointment. If we are closed, please call 111.Help us help you – busy service
All NHS services are under severe pressure at the moment, as we look after increasing numbers of patients who are sick with covid-19 in the community, and other deteriorating conditions too.
We are also delivering the huge and vitally important covid-19 vaccination programme. Please do not contact us regarding a vaccine, we will contact you.
So that we can focus on these really important issues, we will understandably be prioritising urgent care. This means that when you contact us, we may have an initial conversation with you to understand how urgent your health needs are.
If you have an issue that is not urgent, you may to wait longer than usual until your problem or concern can be dealt with. You may be asked to rebook at a later date, or at a safer time (e.g. attending for a non-urgent blood test).
Do please make sure that you continue to get in touch with us if you need to. This is particularly important if:
- your problem is genuinely urgent
- you have a long term condition that is getting worse
- you are worried about symptoms that might indicate cancer
Please also remember you can call NHS 111 for urgent concerns, and 999 for serious emergencies. Your local pharmacist can also help with minor complaints too.
For adults with mental health problems including depression and anxiety, you can refer yourself directly to the local wellbeing service, via 0300 300 0055.
If you’re experiencing a mental health crisis, call the First Response Service by calling 111 and select option 2 (in Wisbech call 111, select option 1 and ask to be put through to the First Response Service).
The Cambridgeshire County Council has a range of support and information to help in times of urgent need: telephone 0345 045 5202 8am-6pm weekdays 9am-1pm Saturdays. Outside office hours if someone is in danger telephone 01733 234724. In an emergency, call 999. Also see www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/adults
Thank you very much for helping us all manage under these very difficult circumstances.Magpas Donations
In the absence of the Lucky Squares raffle last Christmas, the practice requested donations to Magpas Air Ambulance. We are delighted to announce we raised £100.50 via our ‘just giving’ page. Thank you to all those that donated. Let’s hope Lucky Squares will return in Christmas 2021!Carers Meeting
Due to the pandemic, the carers' meetings are still currently postponed until further notice. They will be reinstated as soon as it is safe to do so. In the meantime, we would like to continue to support carers in our local community in any way possible. If you are a carer for someone and need advice and financial or emotional support, please contact Sue Lawson at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 01954 260230.