Coronavirus – Advice for Patients
IF YOU HAVE A NEW CONTINUOUS COUGH OR A FEVER (WITH A TEMPERATURE OF 37.8 DEGREES OR MORE) YOU SHOULD SELF-ISOLATE FOR 7 DAYS. DO NOT ATTEND THE PRACTICE.
WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF CANCELLING ALL PRE-BOOKED FACE TO FACE APPOINTMENT – APOLOGIES FOR THIS BUT WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED TO MOVE TOWARDS A TELEPHONE SERVICE IN THE FIRST INSTANCE WHEREVER POSSIBLE. IF YOU NEED TO BE SEEN YOUR CLINICIAN WILL SCREEN FOR RESPIRATORY SYMPTOMS BEFORE OFFERING A FACE TO FACE APPOINTMENT.
YOU DO NOT NEED A FIT NOTE FROM YOUR GP FOR THIS – YOU SHOULD SELF-CERTIFY IN THESE CIRCUMSTANCES.
WE ARE OFFERING ONLINE CONSULTATIONS – CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW – IN ADDITION TO TELEPHONE AND VIDEO CONSULTATIONS WHICH ARE BOOKABLE BY CONTACTING RECEPTION.
If you have moderate to severe symptoms, please visit https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 The 111 telephone link is extremely busy and patients are advised to go online first.
The NHS is well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases and 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.