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27/03/2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do

 Stay at home - Protect the NHS - Save Lives

You should only leave the house for one of four reasons:

  • Shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible.
  • One form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle - alone or with members of your household.
  • Any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person.
  • Travelling to and from essential work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home.

Advice for people with severe health conditions

This week NHS services will be contacting people with a range of severe health conditions urging them to self-isolate for 12 weeks. We have also contacted all local patients with a generic message following the prime ministers advice yesterday (23 March). Please don’t panic if you have received the text and don’t have a severe health condition. Health advice will be confirmed by letter to those identified this week. There is no need to contact your GP about the message.

Visit https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus for Full guidance on staying at home and away from others

 

As part of the Practice's response to the threat of Covid-19 we are temporarily suspending the ability of patients to make face to face appointments. This is so all patients can be screened to make sure they are not at risk of having the virus before they come to the practice.

If you telephone for an appointment you will be asked whether you have potential coronavirus symptoms. If necessary a GP may ring you to give advice. 

The facility to order prescriptions online has not been affected.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and hope you understand we are making these changes for both staff and patient's safety. You will also appreciate the situation is changing rapidly and we will continue to respond to the situation as it develops.

Coronavirus: (Covid-19) - The following information is up to date as of 27th March 2020

The NHS in England 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.

If you or anyone you live with have symptoms such as a high temperature (greater that 37.8C) or a new continuous cough, you should all stay at home for 14 days.

Do not go to a GP surgery, community pharmacy or hospital. Stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people. If symptoms persist or worsen use the on-line 111 coronavirus service at 111.nhs.uk

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 be infected by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands.

Testing of suspected coronavirus cases is carried out in line with strict regulations. This means that suspected cases are kept in isolation, away from public areas of the hospital 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.
  • Avoid all but absolutely essential travel.

If you need a sick note for your employer as a result of having to self isolate because of coronavirus DO NOT CONTACT THE SURGERY but go to the 111 website to get your own fit note

https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/

You can find the latest information and advice from Public Health England at

www.gov.uk/government/organisations/public-health-England 

Further information is also available at www.nhs.uk.

 

Local Links

Chemists

Manor Pharmacy 97a Melton Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 6EN Tel: 0115 981 3229

My Local Pharmacy 50-60 Wilford Lane, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 7SD Tel: 0115 7140006

Boots The Chemist 24-24a Central Avenue, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 5GR Tel: 0115 981 1015

ASDA Pharmacy within ASDA Superstore Loughborough Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 7HZ Tel: 0115 981 4897

Green Cross Pharmacy 95 Musters Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 7PX Tel: 01159 816604

Hospitals

Queen's Medical Centre Derby Road, Nottingham NG7 2UH Tel: 0115 924 9924

Nottingham City Hospital N.H.S Trust Hucknall Road, Nottingham NG5 1PB Tel: 0115 969 1169

Lings Barr Hospital Lings Barr Road, Gamston, Nottingham NG2 6PR Tel: 0115 945 5577

Highbury Hospital Highbury Road, Bulwell, Nottingham NG6 9DR Tel: 0115 977 0000

The Nottinghamshire Hospice 384 Woodborough Road, Nottingham NG3 4JF Tel: 0115 910 1008

B.M.I The Park Hospital Sherwood Lodge Drive, Burntstump Country Park, Arnold, Nottingham NG5 8RX Tel:0115 967 0670

The Nottingham Nuffield Hospital 748 Mansfield Road Woodthorpe, Nottingham NG5 3FZ Tel: 0115 920 9209

Circle Nottingham Queen's Medical Centre Campus, Lister Road, Nottingham NG7 2FT Tel: 0115 9705800

Local Weblinks

Please note: This list is neither complete or representative and no responsibility can be held for the quality of the groups. We hope however that they may be helpful and/or informative. Links sometimes change or pages close.

Self Help Nottingham

Let's Talk Wellbeing Counselling

Insight Talking Therapies

Nottingham Council - Eating, Diet & Weight Management

Smoke Free Life Nottingham

East Midlands Open Minds

Nottingham Mencap

Nottingham Trent Twins & Multiples Club

Tofs - Tracheo-Oesophageal Fistula Society

Nottingham Self Help Group For Stammerers

Nottingham Lesbian & Gay Switchboard

Gingerbread - Single Parents, Equal Families

Age Concern – Nottingham

Nottingham Children’s Eczema

Indigo Kids - Nottingham Autism Resource Centre

NCT - National Childbirth Trust – Nottingham

Nottingham Deaf Children’s Society

Nottingham Down’s Syndrome Support Group

Nottingham Families Need Fathers

BAC-IN - Black & Asian Cultural Identifcation of Narcotics – Nottingham

Multiple Sclerosis Society – Nottingham

Tagadere - Nottingham HIV Support Group

Mesh - ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Self Help

PASIC - Parents Association for Seriously Ill Children – Nottingham

Motor Neurone Disease Association Nottingham Branch

National Osteoporosis Society – Nottingham

Parkinson’s UK - Nottingham & District Branch

Nottingham Vasectomy Website



 
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