The Northern Fells Group is a community charity based in North Cumbria and serves 3,700 residents in an upland area of over 200 square miles. The catchment area incorporates seven parishes – Ireby & Uldale, Boltons, Westward & Rosley, Sebergham & Welton, Caldbeck, Castle Sowerby and Mungrisdale.
During the current Coronavirus outbreak we are focusing our attention on:
• Continuing to give the best quality care to our patients for all conditions, not just coronavirus
• Keeping our patients and staff as safe as possible
• Continuing to operate successfully in support of both our community and other local practices
In order to achieve this we have implemented the following changes to the way we operate:
1. Our appointment system has changed, so that all our initial appointments are by telephone only– you will be invited into the surgery if appropriate and safe.
2. Please call as usual when you need an appointment, you will be given a telephone slot when a clinician will call you back and assess you. If deemed safe and necessary you will be invited for a face to face appointment.
3. Please continue to collect medication from the Surgery unless you have symptoms of cough, fever or breathlessness. If you are self-isolating please call us to make alternative arrangements.
4. Please note that repeat medication will be processed as normal, please do not request medication earlier than 21 days from your last issue, as this will cause supply shortages and add to the problems we are coping with.
See the How to Access Maternity Notes via Smartphone for instructions on how to get set up.
If you forget your password there is a ‘forgotten password’ link on the log in page. This needs to be done via the web browser: https://www.pregnotes.net
For support please contact the maternity unit:
Carlisle: 01228 814872
Whitehaven: 01946 523229
Maryport: 01900 811840
Cockermouth: 01900 705760
Penrith: 01768 245558
Wigton: 016973 66600/66609
Important Note: All hospital appointments (including scan appointments and consultant appointments) will be sent to you in the post in a letter. Please always use this letter as your confirmed appointment date and time
We are running a recycling and recovery scheme for all respiratory inhalers. Our aim is to support the reduction in waste and greenhouse gas emissions, moving towards a more environmentally sustainable treatment of respiratory disease.
Over 1.2 million inhalers have been recycled and recovered. This has saved carbon dioxide emissions equivalent to taking 5,199 cars off UK roads.
You really can make a difference to our environment by returning your used inhalers to a participating pharmacy, hospital or dispensing doctor.
We are collecting them here at the surgery but you can also return them to
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