Dr VK Dewan's Practice at the Lyng Centre for Health

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Self Care Awareness Week 2020

Self Care Awareness Week 2020

Self care is about treating minor illnesses and managing these conditions at home. It allows you to be in control of you health and wellbeing by improving your quality of life and avoids you from getting ill.

See the self care page on the local CCG website.

Pharmacy Minor Illness Scheme

For health dealing with minor illness such as the common cold and coughs, there is a free NHS minor aliment scheme that is available in chemists within your local area. The pharmacist will be able to provide you with advice to help treat your illness. 

Further information on the minor illness and scheme and how it could be helpful for you

NHS 111 Symptom Checker 

If you are unsure of what help you need to treat your symptoms there is also the NHS Symptom checker. NHS Symptom checker

The NHS app is also another way of seeking treatment for minor illness and getting healtha advice. All you need to do is download the app. 

Helpful links 

NHS OneYou

Self Care Forum

Healthy Sandwell - Our Services

Successful Self Care Aware Consultations programme


Coronavirus - 17/09/2020

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, how you contact us will be different at the moment. This is to limit face-to-face contact whenever possible and help stop the spread of coronavirus. Dr V K Dewan's Surgery is open and if you need to see your GP, please ring us on 0121 612 2233  – our opening ours are from 8am - 6:30pm Monday to Friday. You can also call NHS 111.

Please do not come to the surgery unless you have an appointment. If you are waiting for a check-up, please be assured we will be in touch Appointments are being delivered face-to-face, online and over the telephone. If you are asked to come into the surgery for a face-to-face appointment, please remember to wear a face covering. Measures are in place to keep you safe from infection during your visit to the surgery


Sick notes

If you are confirmed to have COVID-19 or have symptoms related to COVID-19, you can go on to the Government Website and print an Isolation (sick) note, which you can give to your employer. NHS.uk Isolation Note information.


Coronavirus and GP Appointments

With immediate effect, we have changed all GP appts to TELEPHONE. if you have a pre-booked appointment, please do not come to the surgery, the doctor will call you. Please ensure you are available to take a call at your appt time. Please note - we are unable to test for coronavirus in General Practice.


Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)

The NHS in England and Public Health England (PHE) are 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 Chief Medical Officer has announced that the country is moving into the ‘Delay’ stage of the response to coronavirus from Friday, 13th March 2020.

The new advice issued by the Chief Medical Officer is as follows:

  • Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:
  • a high temperature
  • a new continuous cough
  • Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or 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
  • 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

Further information can be found on the NHS website


General News

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Other News and Information

Book Appointments, Request Prescriptions and View your Medical Record

You can now view your medical record, book your next appointment, or order your repeat prescription online using Patient Access. Available 24 hours a day, whether you're at home or work, it's especially useful when the practice is closed or telephone lines are busy.
Register online or use the service


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Patient Participation Group

Did you know we have a Patient Participation Group?

The purpose of the Patient Participation Group is to help us access and use your ideas for new projects, and gaining your views as to how the practice can improve and develop.

Patient Group Page


If you need medical attention

'Choose' Well by choosing the right service. Further details can be found on the Choose Well leaflet.  The short video below is all about Choosing the Right Service.

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NHS 111

111 is the NHS non-emergency number. It's fast, easy and free. Call 111 and speak to a highly trained adviser, supported by healthcare professionals.

NHS (nhs.uk)

The NHS website. Take control of your health and wellbeing. Get medical advice, information about healthcare services and support for a healthy life.

Patient UK

Patient is one of the most trusted medical resources online, supplying evidence based information on a wide range of medical and health topics to patients and health professionals.

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