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How the outbreak is affecting our practice
Following guidance from Public Health England we are trying to minimise the need for patients to visit the practice, in order to protect the health of our patients and staff.
We are enforcing social distancing of 2 metres by displaying clear signage and by removing most chairs from our waiting areas to ensure we are in keeping with guidelines. All of our staff are wearing facemasks and washing their hands thoroughly at regular intervals throughout the day. The areas within the practice are cleaned thoroughly after each patient including clinical rooms, chairs, door handles and those places multiple people are likely to have touched. Patients are requested to bring face coverings to the practice if they need to attend.
If you have either a high temperature or a new continuous cough you should not attend the practice unless advised to by a GP.
If you do have an appointment, you will need to confirm you do not have any a new persistent cough, a temperature of more than 37.8C, change or loss to your senses of smell or taste. If you have an appointment booked, and develop these symptoms, please contact the surgery to cancel this as soon as possible.
You can order your prescription online through the SystmOnline or NHSApp, and we strongly recommend that patients use these services. Alternatively you should contact your pharmacy to order repeat prescriptions.
Ways you can help
- Download the NHSApp – We strongly recommend all patients download the NHSApp onto their smartphone. You can use this app to book appointments and order repeat prescriptions.
- Keep up to date with official information – the best sources of information is nhs.uk/coronavirus and gov.uk/coronavirus and follow the guidance.
- Follow basic hygiene rules – Wash hands your hands often for at least 20 seconds using soap and water, always wash your hands when you get home or into work, use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze, put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards.
- Avoid close contact – try to distance yourself from people who have symptoms of coronavirus.
For information about being tested for Coronavirus, Click here.
How to contact us
Our phone lines are still open, call the usual number 0113 257 6787.
You can use our online services, or smartphone apps to do things like book appointments and order repeat prescriptions
You can email us on firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a question or to send us information about your condition.
It is very likely that you may have to wait longer on telephone, for appointments and prescriptions, we would ask patients to be particularly understanding of the issues facing the practice at this difficult time.
For further information about the coronavirus and what to do if you or someone you know has symptoms check the NHS website.
The symptoms of coronavirus are:
- a cough
- a high temperature
- shortness of breath
- loss or change to your senses of taste or smell
But these symptoms do not necessarily mean you have the illness. The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu.
Do not go to your GP surgery or hospital.
Use the NHS111 Online tool, or call 111, stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people.