Coronavirus (Covid-19): Information

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The Good Practice has temporarily suspended all routine face to face appointments from 13/03/20.

GPs will be calling you at your appointment timeslot instead.

 

If the GP believes that they need to see you, they will invite you in to be examined. You are still able to book in routine appointments but you will be advised that they will take place over the phone.

DO NOT ATTEND THE PRACTICE - STAY HOME AND CALL INSTEAD. The doors will only be opened for patients with appointments.

Thank you for your understanding during this time.

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We ask all patients to contact us and nominate a pharmacy so that we can send prescriptions electronically. If you do not nominate a pharmacy and request a medication, we will send this to a pharmacy nearest to your home address.

We will not be issuing 'extra' amounts of medications due to the current situation. We appreciate that these are anxious times but stockpiling will not help.

 

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The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) 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.

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:

  • you think you might have coronavirus

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people. Call 111 if you need to speak to someone.

 

Further information and details of how to self-isolate are available on nhs.uk/coronavirus.

Advice on how to manage mild symptoms (from NHS111)

How to look after your symptoms at home

  • rest and drink plenty of fluids
  • take paracetamol or ibuprofen
  • cover the mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing
  • put used tissues in a bin
  • wash your hands regularly with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds

If you feel you can’t cope with your symptoms at home or your condition gets worse use the 111 online service again.

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When to end your stay at home

  • You should remain at home until 7 days after your symptoms started.
  • After 7 days, if you feel better and no longer have a high temperature, you can go back to doing what you would normally do.
  • The cough may go on for some weeks in some people, even though the coronavirus infection has cleared. A cough by itself does not mean you have to stay at home for more than 7 days.
  • If you do not get better after 7 days use the 111 online assessment service again before you leave your home or let visitors in.

This information is accurate as of 23/03/20