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If you have symptoms of Covid-19 Do not go to a GP surgery, community pharmacy or hospital. Call 111, stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people

Call 111 now if you have:

  • a high temperature 37.8 or above
  • A New Continuous cough
  • Loss of taste or smell

 

 

Further information is available on nhs.uk.

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.

Testing of suspected coronavirus cases is carried out in line with strict regulations. This means that suspected cases are kept in isolation, away from public areas of the hospital and returned home also in isolation. Any equipment that come into contact with suspected cases are thoroughly cleaned as appropriate. Specific guidance has also been shared with NHS staff to help safeguard them and others. Patients can be reassured that their safety is a top priority, and are encouraged to attend all appointments as usual.

Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:

  • Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.

 

You can find the latest information and advice from Public Health England at Further information is available on nhs.uk

   

Patient Participation Group - (Currently on hold due to the Covid-19 virus)  

The surgery will be closed for staff training 1 - 6:30 pm on the 2nd Thursday of every month.   When you ring the surgery the answer phone will provide you with the contact number for Bardoc, the Urgent Out of Hours Service. 

What should I do if I fall ill when I’m away from home?

If you are ill while away from home or if you are not registered with a doctor but need to see one you can ask to be registered as a temporary patient at a nearby GP practice for up to three months. This process allows you to make use of a local practice but still remain a patient of your permanent GP practice at home. However, after three months, if you still wish to access this practice you will be required to permanently register.

If you wish to register with us as a temporary patient simply contact the practice directly.

 

Test Results

test_vials2 You may telephone the Practice to enquire about your test results between the hours of 10:00 am and 6:30 pm.

Please note that the practice has a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection and we will only release test results to the person to whom they relate unless that person has given prior written permission for the release of this data or they are not capable of understanding the results.

You will be asked at the time of your test to contact the surgery after a few days so that you can be informed of the result.  It is your responsibility to check the outcome of your tests and to make an appointment to discuss them with your doctor if your are advised to do so.

IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT  YOU CONTACT THE SURGERY AND OBTAIN YOUR TEST RESULTS AS WE DO NOT ROUTINELY CONTACT PATIENTS WITH RESULTS UNLESS CLINICALLY NECESSARY.

 
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