We are aware that our patients may have questions regarding the the recent outbreak of Coronavirus and the impact to your healthcare services. Please see the below information.
First and foremost, personal hygiene is key to stopping the transfer and spread of disease. Please make sure that you follow basic protective measures against the new coronavirus, including;
- Washing your hands frequently. Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.
- Maintaining social distancing. Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
- Avoiding touching eyes, nose and mouth. Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.
NHS 111 Healthcare Service
If you think that you have the symptoms related to Coronavirus (a cough, high temperature), or you think you may have been infected whilst travelling, please complete the following questionnaire before calling NHS 111:
Further guidance can be found here:
GP Practice Safety
We have made necessary changes to our service to ensure safety for our staff, for you and for our other patients.
1) Anyone experiencing a cough or a temperature please DO NOT come into the practice. Instead, call the practice and we will advise you accordingly.
2) We will be asking all patients additional questions prior to booking appointments
3) If you contact us and have any flu like symptoms you will be booked in for a telephone consultation.
4) If you are attending a physical appointment at the practice there are some additional safeguarding practices in place. Please use the hand sanitiser provided at reception. All of our staff may be using gloves and masks as a precautionary measure.
In addition to our modified service, if you have arrived back to the UK from any of the countries listed below please follow the specific advice for returning travellers:
Call 111 now if you have:
- Been to Hubei province in China in the last 14 days or Iran, areas of Northern Italy in lockdown or “special care zone” areas in South Korea since 19th February (even if you do not have symptoms).
- To other parts of Northern Italy (anywhere North of Pisa, Florence and Rimini), Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos or Myanmar since 19th February and have a cough, high temperature of shortness of breath.
- In close contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus.