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Uttoxeter Road | Blythe Bridge | Stoke-on-Trent | ST11 9NT | telephone 0300 123 4017

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Suspect a Stroke? Act FAST

What is FAST?

FAST requires an assessment of three specific symptoms of stroke:

  1. Facial weakness – can the person smile? Has their mouth or eye drooped?
  2. Arm weakness – can the person raise both arms
  3. Speech problems – can the person speak clearly and understand what you say?
  4. Time to call 999

Out of Hours

What to do in an emergency

Please ring the usual surgery telephone number and you will be transferred to the appropriate out of hours service.

If you are calling on behalf of someone else please have relevant information available, such as:

  • address
  • date of birth
  • current medication
  • name of their GP.

If considered necessary you will be referred to a duty Doctor or Nurse Practitioner who will contact you and either:

  • give further telephone advice
  • ask you to attend a local centre

OR:

  • visit you at home.

Whatever the day or time, if you or someone else experiences severe any of the following:

  • chest pain
  • loss of blood
  • suspected broken bones

go to your nearest accident and emergency department or call 999.

COVID-19

DISPENSARY HOURS DURING THIS TIME

Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, please note the Dispensary hours have changed. They are now open between Monday – Friday 9:00am – 12noon and 2:00pm – 5:00pm (Thursday AM only) For any telephone queries, please call the Dispensary team on: 01538 722 215 between 10:30am – 12noon and 2:30pm – 4:00pm (Thursday AM only)

IMPORTANT UPDATE: 29 MARCH

Stay at Home to Protect Yourself and Family, and Stop Coronavirus spreading. Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus. Please do not come to the surgery unless requested by your GP. You should only leave the house for 1 of 4 reasons:
  • shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible
  • one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household
  • any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
  • travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home
Important – These 4 reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household. There is separate advice about: