Silloth Group Medical Practice

Lawn Terrace, Silloth On Solway, Wigton, Cumbria CA7 4AH

STAFF TRAINING DAYS

Please note that on the following dates the practice will be closed for essential staff training from 1pm. Our phones will be redirected to CHOC during this time.  Medical queries can be sent to NHS 111 either by telephone or email.  If it is an emergency please ring 999 immediately. We will re-open at 8am the next day.

Wednesday 8 July

Thursday 17 September

Wednesday 14 October

Thursday 19 November

January 21 -2021

COVID-19 and Children

COVID19 is unlikely to cause serious illness in children, please remember children can still become unwell from other causes. Please do not let concerns over COVID19 stop you from contacting medical assistance. For advice contact 111 or your GP or if your child is severely unwell call 999 or go to A&E.

COVID-19 RED HUB

PATIENTS GIVEN APPOINTMENTS AT OUR RED HUB: During the current COVID-19 outbreak, patients experiencing certain symptoms (breathing issues and / or fever) and who have been telephone assessed by a GP to need a face-to-face examination will be called to our local ‘Red Hub’.

Click here to find out more about where to go, what it will look and feel like and what to do when you arrive.

There is also a short film and animation to explain why it looks different for children.

CORONAVIRUS – COVID-19

NHS and Public Health England 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, following the specific advice for returning travellers.

Call 111 now if you have been to:

 Wuhan or Hubei Province in China in the last 14 days (even if you do not have symptoms)

To other parts of China, including Macau and Hong Kong, in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if its mild)

To Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Republic of Korea or Malaysia in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if its mild).

In close contact with someone with a confirmed diagnosis of Coronavirus.

DO NOT GO TO A GP SURGERY, COMMUNITY PHARMACIST OR HOSPITAL. CALL 111 AND STAY INDOORS AND AVOID CLOSE CONTACT WITH OTHER PEOPLE

Dementia Awareness Campaign

Worried someone close to you is losing their memory?

Many people suffer from memory loss as they get older. But if it starts to happen on a regular basis, it could be the early signs of dementia.

What should I look for?

Dementia is not a single illness but a group of symptoms caused by damage to the brain. The symptoms include:

  • memory loss, such as remembering past events much more easily than recent ones
  • problems thinking or reasoning, or finding it hard to follow conversations or TV programmes
  • feeling anxious, depressed or angry about memory loss, or feeling confused, even when in a familiar environment

What should I do?

If you’re worried about someone who is showing the signs above, encourage them to visit their GP to get a proper diagnosis. Use the link at the top of the page to find your GP.

The Alzheimer’s Society provides tips on how to raise the topic of dementia with a loved one.