The way you receive your prescription is changing
 
You will request your prescription in the usual way. All prescriptions authorised by the practice from 15/6/2020 will be sent electronically to the spine (connection point between GP Practices and Pharmacies). If you do not have a nominated pharmacy you will need to collect a TOKEN (this replaces the paper prescription) from the practice and take to a pharmacy of your choice for the medication to be dispensed.

If you nominate a pharmacy this means that you do not need to collect a TOKEN from the practice you are able to go straight to your nominated pharmacy to collect your medication. If this is something you would like to do please contact us and we will set this up for you.

If you already have a nominated pharmacy or are on repeat dispensing you DO NOT need to contact the surgery or your nominated pharmacy and no further action is required from you.

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Hillside Practice Covid Update 

The NHS has introduced new safety measures. 

Hillside Practice takes health and safety to both our patients and staff very seriously. To help to prevent the spread of Covid- 19, in line with NHS guidance, from the 15/6/2020 we are asking all patients who need to attend the practice to wear some form of face covering, this covering will need to cover both your mouth and nose. By doing this it helps reduce the release of infection particles into the air when someone speaks, coughs, or sneezes. 

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Stay Safe


Join a COVID-19 clinical trial

The PRINCIPLE trial aims to find treatments that reduce hospital admission and improve symptoms for people with COVID-19. You could be eligible to join if

  • You have had these symptoms for fewer than 15 days:
    - a continuous new or worsening cough
    - a high temperature
  • You are aged 50 to 64 with a pre-existing illness
  • You are aged 65 and above

Find out more on the link below:
https://sentry.phc.ox.ac.uk/sentry/principle/live/survey/open?id=screening&sc=SKC


Isolation Notes

If you need a sick note due to isolation, please DO NOT contact the practice. Please follow this link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/online-isolation-notes-launched-providing-proof-of-coronavirus-absence-from-work


Coronavirus Notice: Due to updated advice on Coronavirus please do not come to Hillside Surgery unless you have an appointment. We will not be booking any appointments at the front desk, please telephone or use e-consult which is available via the practice website.

All repeat medication requests should either be submitted on-line or put in the letter box. Those eligible to use the prescription line can still use it.


Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)

The NHS across Teesside will be better prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases, if the public follows Public Health England advice.

The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of patients and staff which may mean your patient experience is subject to change.

The Chief Medical Officer announced on Friday 13 March that the country is moving into the ‘Delay’ stage of the response to coronavirus (Covid-19).

The new advice issued by the Chief Medical Officer is to stay at home for 7 days if you have either:

• a high temperature or

• a new continuous cough

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or a hospital. You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.

Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

• you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home

• your condition gets worse

• your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

Stay At Home advice can be found here.

Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:

• Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.

• Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.

• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

• Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.

Information remains subject to regular change and updates. More information can be found on the NHS website here.


Welcome to Hillside Practice

With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.

Get Well, Keep Well

Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.

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We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.

STAR service as of the 1st April 17

If you need to see or speak to a GP on a bank holiday, over the weekend or between the hours of 6pm to 8am Monday to Friday then please ring NHS 111 who will help you to access our STAR - Local extended GP hours service. To learn more about our STAR - local extended GP hours service please access the following link.

http://www.southteesaccessresponse.nhs.uk/

Book an Appointment at STAR

http://www.starappointment.co.uk/booking/

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