Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Covid-19 Update

Accurate as of 11/05/2020

Following the speech from the Prime Minister on Sunday 10th May 2020:

Stay alert

We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:

  • stay at home as much as possible
  • work from home if you can
  • limit contact with other people
  • keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
  • wash your hands regularly

 

Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.

 

Click here to read more about what you can and cannot do

 

The latest NHS information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19):

  1. Check if you have coronavirus symptomsFind out about the main symptoms of coronavirus and where to get medical advice if you think you have them.
  2. What to do if you or someone you live with has symptoms of coronavirus – Advice about not leaving your home (self-isolation) and looking after yourself if you or someone you live with has symptoms.
  3. People at higher risk from coronavirusAdvice for people at higher risk from coronavirus, including older people, people with health conditions and pregnant women.
  4. Coronavirus in childrenAdvice about symptoms of coronavirus in children, including when to get medical help if your child seems unwell.
  5. Staying at home to avoid getting coronavirusAdvice about staying at home to avoid getting coronavirus, including when you can leave your home and how to get medical help.
  6. Help the NHS respond to coronavirusFind out what you can do to help the NHS respond to the spread of coronavirus.
  7. Links to more information about coronavirusLinks to government advice, information for health professionals and advice for other parts of the UK.

 

For further information go to nhs.uk/coronavirus or gov.uk/coronavirus.

Appointments

From Monday 16th March we have changed the way we book all appointments. Patients wishing to see a doctor or nurse practitioner will ALWAYS speak to a clinician BEFORE an appointment can be booked. Please do not come to the surgery to make an appointment. Instead use DoctorLink or call the practice as explained below:

 

What if I already have an appointment?

If you already have an appointment with us, don’t worry your appointment has not been cancelled. You will receive a phone call from the practice to see if your problem can be dealt with over the phone. If it can not be dealt with over the phone and is of an urgent nature the practice will ensure that you are OK to come in.

 

What should I do if I feel ill and need an urgent appointment but don’t yet have one?

If you think your problem is urgent and you need to be seen, please use DoctorLink or call the surgery as normal. The practice is open and you will be seen if needed.

 

How do I make a non-urgent appointment with the surgery?

To ensure the safety of our patients and staff we are trying to reduce the footfall into the practice. We are still open and happy to help but are increasing telephone and video consultations.

 

How do I request my prescription?

Prescription requests can be made online, via email, on our website or via your pharmacy.

Rescue Packs - Inaccurate Information

Inaccurate information circulating regarding special ‘rescue packs’ for patients with pre-existing respiratory conditions

We have been made aware of some inaccurate information circulating regarding special ‘rescue packs’ for patients with pre-existing respiratory conditions such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Please do not contact your GP practice for a rescue pack. You should continue to manage your condition in the usual way and if you feel you have symptoms of COVID-19, go to https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 before doing anything else.

For patients with pre-existing respiratory conditions such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Please do not contact your GP practice for a rescue pack. You should continue to manage your condition in the usual way and if you feel you have symptoms of COVID-19, go to https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 before doing anything else.