Coronavirus Information

For update to date goverment guidance on coronavirus vis gov.uk.

If you think you might have coronavirus or you’ve been in close contact with someone who has it visit NHS 111 online coronavirus service for advice.

Are you a Vulnerable Patient

Mental Wellbeing During Covid-19

COVID-19 means we are all experiencing an unprecedented situation. Everyone reacts differently, and we will have periods where we find it more difficult to deal with. It’s okay not to feel okay. Talking to someone can often help.

Visit NHS Every Mind Matters for advice, practice advice and support groups.

If you cannot wait to see a doctor and feel unable to cope or keep yourself safe, it’s important to get support.

 

 

Do you have a Pre-Existing Condition?

Macmillan – Cancer & Covid-19

Asthma UK – What to do if you have asthma

Blood Cancer UK – Information for people affected by blood cancer

Diabetes UK – Coronavirus & Diabetes

Kidney Care UK – Guidance for patients with chronic kidney disease

Face Coverings

Please Wear Face Coverings

Please wear a face covering when entering the surgery including when attending for face to face appointments and also for prescription collection.  

People who spend time in a health care setting are more likely to catch coronavirus.

We need to minimise risk for other patients in the building that maybe severally vulnerable and protect our staff so they can continue to provide the public with its GP service, including GPs, Nurses, Health Care Assistants, Dispensary Staff and our reception team.

If you enter our surgery without wearing a face covering we will politely ask you to leave.

There are some exceptions:

  • Face coverings should not be used by children under the age of 3.
  • Exceptions can be made for those visitors or patients with respiratory conditions, sensory needs and people who may find it difficult to manage them correctly.

GPs are unfortunately not in a position to provide individual risk assessments or letters for patients who feel that they should be exempt from wearing a face mask. 

Government advice on the use of face coverings.

Optometrists advise how to wear glasses with facemasks to prevent fogging 

BBC How to make your own face mask (including no sewing)

GOV UK How to wear and make a cloth face covering