On behalf of the practice team thank you to Mrs Cutting for sewing scrubs for our clinical team, to Mrs Carter and the Harrison family for the supplies of goodies and to the anonymous donor for the delivery from John Lewis.
I apologise if I have not overlooked anyone.
These are tough times for everyone and we have been overwhelmed by these gestures and your words of support.
Stay safe, Helen Gunn, Practice Manager.
IF YOU HAVE BEEN ASKED TO ATTEND THE SURGERY FOR A FACE TO FACE APPOINTMENT PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU WEAR A FACECOVERING ON ENTERING THE BUILDING WHICH COVERS YOUR NOSE, MOUTH AND CHIN.
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
•in the last 14 days you've been to a country or area with a high risk of coronavirus – see coronavirus advice for travellers and a list of high risk countries on nhs.uk
•you've been in close contact with someone with 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.
In line with NHS England guidance, we will not be accepting or sending faxes from 1st October 2019.
All telephone calls to and from the surgery will be recorded for training and patient safety purposes.
Same day help for your poorly child
If your child has become unwell in the last few days and you would like urgent advice then please contact the surgery and we will arrange for a clinician to speak to you and if necessary to see your child, today - this could save you an unnecessary trip to A+E or a Walk-in Centre. Can we also make you aware of the Little Orange Book, which provides expert help for parents and carers on how to manage common problems in babies and small children – ask your GP for a copy.
USEFUL INFORMATION DURING CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK
Dr Mark Dornan has recorded a helpful video outlining how to get healthcare during the coronavirus outbreak – included in the video:
- How health and care services have had to adapt and we all need to use them differently
- Why we need you to prioritiselooking after your own health at this time
- If you do need help, please don’t wait
The video is available on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/nRN5qICY6Xs