Roman Road Health Centre

Fishmoor Drive, Blackburn BB2 3UY

Coronavirus

The NHS in England and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure 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.

Call 11 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 it’s 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 it’s mild)
  • In close contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus

Do NOT go to a GP surgery, community pharmacy or hospital. Call 111, stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people.

GP Announcement

Dr Madiha Chowdhury will be joining as our new female GP Partner and Dr Manny Gill will become our GP Senior Partner. 

Dr Claire Rushton retiring end of September 2018

We are very sad to announce that Dr Claire Rushton will be retiring from General Practice at the end of September 2018. 

On behalf of all the staff, colleagues and patients at Roman Road Health Centre may we wish Dr Rushton a very happy and fulfilling retirement and thank her for her much valued expertise and support. 

Cyber Attack

Roman Road Health Centre will be open as usual on Monday following the cyber attack which took place on Friday 12 May 2017 and affected the NHS and many other organisations around the world.

We may not yet have full access to patient records, prescriptions and appointment systems but we are using well-tested contingency plans to ensure that services can continue to be provided.

The NHS is asking patients to continue to use the NHS wisely and remember that they can seek help and advice from a range of other sources, such as pharmacies or 111.

What you can do to help

  • Before contacting the practice, consider if it is urgent,  could it wait or could you be helped by another service for example NHS 111 or your local pharmacy?
  • People who have GP appointments should turn up as normal unless they are contacted directly and told not to. Please do not ring us to check as we will be extremely busy.
  • If you need to book an urgent GP appointment on Monday morning, you will be able to do so but please bear with us if you have difficulty in getting through to your practice and keep trying.
  • Please bear in mind that we may be running more slowly than usual and be patient with staff.
  • [if applicable] Our electronic call queuing systems has been temporarily affected. You can still ring the practice on the usual number, but may experience some delays in getting through.  If this happens, please keep trying to get through. Thank you for your patience and understanding while NHS It technicians work to resolve the problem.

New Member of Staff

We are very pleased to announce that Dr Madi Chowdhury has joined our Practice in October 2016 and will be working on Tuesdays.

Coronavirus – Advice for Patients

 
The symptoms of coronavirus are:
 

 
The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu and it does not necessarily mean you have the illness.
 
NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.
 
Use this service if:
 

 
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
 
Information for the public is available at gov.uk/coronavirus and https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19
 
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.
Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:
 

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

 
Updated:
02.03.2020