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The NHS in Milton Keynes and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.


 


The risk to the general public is moderate. If you have arrived back to the UK from mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau within 14 days, follow the specific advice for returning travellers.


 


Anyone who has travelled to China or places listed above in the last 14 days and develops symptoms of cough or fever or shortness of breath, should immediately:


 



  • Stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as you would with the flu

  • Call NHS 111 to inform them of your recent travel to the country


 


Information for the public is available at gov.uk/coronavirus.


 


Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact. A person can also be infected by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands.


 


The risk of being in close contact with a person with coronavirus or contaminated surfaces is very low at the current time, as members of the public who have visited Wuhan, Hubei province, China are currently in isolation.


 


Testing of suspected coronavirus cases is carried out in line with strict regulations. This means that suspected cases are kept in isolation, away from public areas of the GP practice and returned home also in isolation. Any equipment that come into contact with suspected cases are thoroughly cleaned as appropriate. Specific guidance has also been shared with NHS staff to help safeguard them and others. Patients can be reassured that their safety is a top priority, and are encouraged to attend all appointments as usual.


 


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.


 


You can find the latest information and advice from Public Health England at www.gov.uk/coronavirus.

Patient Participation Group (PPG)

We are looking to make our PPG group as diverse and representative as possible of patients in the Medical Centre.

Your PPG will be made up of a diverse group of patients ranging in age from sixth form students, parents with young children, through to retired people with a lifetime of experience in business and professions.

We also include people with a wide range of medical conditions including high blood pressure, diabetes and heart problems, as well as the blind and severely disabled. Of course we have members with no health problems at all.

As such we feel we represent a true voice of the patients of NPMC and NPMC@ Willen.

We are here to provide a means for patients to make suggestions about the practice and to provide a two-way communication system between patients and the staff within the practice.  We act as a representative group that can be called upon to influence the local provision of health and social care.

  • We will keep you, the patients of NPMC, informed of up and coming improvements within the practice. 
  • We will carry out surveys from time to time into a whole variety of subjects e.g. measuring patient satisfaction, health needs and experiences.
  • We will be exploring the changing needs of the patients and provide feedback to the practice of any changes you would like to see.
  • We also need your help.  We need to know what your health and social care concerns are so that we can pass these on to the people within the practice who need to know.

Address:
The PPG
Newport Pagnell Medical Centre
Queens Avenue
Newport Pagnell
MK16 8QT

mkccg.npmcppg@nhs.net

 
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