IMPORTANT INFORMATION - CORONAVIRUS UPDATE
Due to Covid-19 outbreak and the latest guidelines , as from Monday 16th March all appointments with GP’s will initially be via the telephone consultation. GP’s will then triage any appointment and arrange a face-to-face appointment if necessary. Any appointment that is already booked will also be changed to a telephone consultation.
Any queries, please call 01772 325110
IMPORTANT: Coronavirus - ONLINE APPOINTMENTS SUSPENDED
Please note that all our online appointments have been suspended as advised by Public Health England due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
If you have travelled from China or have been in contact with someone confirmed as having Coronavirus in the last two weeks, you may be at risk of Coronavirus. Please do NOT leave the house. Instead, ring 111 if:
You have been in China in the last 14 days and develop cough, fever or shortness of breath; or
You have been in Wuhan or Hubei Province in the last 14 days or have been in contact with someone confirmed as having Coronavirus, even if you feel well
Use this 111 service if:
- you think you might have coronavirus;
- in the last 14 days you've been to a country or area with a high risk of coronavirus;
- you've been in close contact with someone with coronavirus. Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Call 111 if you need to speak to someone.
- 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 catch the virus by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands. Testing of suspected coronavirus cases is carried out in line with strict guidelines. This means that suspected cases are kept in isolation, away from public areas of GP surgeries, pharmacies and hospitals 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.