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We are currently experiencing problems with the phone lines, this has been reported and is being looked into. Please keep trying to call or contact us by sending an eConsult request.

The surgery has made changes to the appointment system & are doing online consultations via eConsult on the link on the home page or via NHS app & telephone triage only for those who do not have internet access. The request will be triaged by a doctor/nurse who will book an appointment if you have something that can't be dealt with on the phone or via a video link. Thank you for your support during these stressful times.

Due to the Recent outbreak of Coronavirus: if you have got a new cough or high temperature/fever or Flu like symptoms. NHS advice is not to come down to the surgery but use NHS 111 Covid webpage https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 or ASK NHS app' to assess your symptoms.

COVID-19

COVID-19 – Update 11th December 2020

COVID-19 Vaccine: The NHS will get in touch when it’s your turn to be vaccinated – please do not contact the Surgery before then

 The first phase of the NHS COVID-19 vaccination programme has begun. However, initially the vaccination will be prioritised for those over 80, care home workers and residents, and frontline health and care staff. These vaccinations will be delivered through a limited number of hospital and GP hubs. See this leaflet explaining who was chosen for the first group and why.

 If you are in a priority group, when it is the right time, you will receive an invitation to come forward for your vaccination.  This will either be by letter, phone, or text message. The message will include all the information you will need to book your appointment

 This is going to be a long-term programme and it will likely take until at least spring before all high-risk groups have been offered a COVID-19 vaccine.

 Please help us and do not contact the practice or other NHS services to get an appointment for a COVID vaccination until you are contacted.   Please also continue to follow the national guidance to control the virus and save lives. 

 Information on the vaccine is available on www.selondonccg.nhs.uk/what-we-do/covid-19/

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COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus.  To learn more about it, click here. You can also find helpful guidance from NHS by clicking here.  To learn about the virus in a foreign language, click here

 CHANGE TO APPOINTMENTS

In response to the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic, we are OPEN but have changed our appointment booking systems with immediate effect. This is to ensure we reduce the risk of transmission and maintain a safe environment for all patients and staff associated with the practices.

If you think you have Coronavirus, NHS 111 has an online service that can guide you.  To start, click here (https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19)

Call 111 if you need to speak to someone.  Please DO NOT go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

For any matter unrelated to Coronavirus, please start by completing an eCONSULT.  If it is not available, please get in touch by TELEPHONE.

If you call us, we will be asking you some questions prior to making appointments to ensure patients are directed to the appropriate healthcare professional or service.  If you need to be seen in the surgery, an appointment will be arranged. This may not be at your usual practice, but the clinician who sees you will have full access to your patient record.  

Finally, it is important that we have the most up to date contact details for you, including mobile telephone numbers where available, for clinical staff and reception teams to be able to contact you urgently if needed.

Thank you for your understanding during this challenging time.

 HELPFUL RESOURCES

Support for people at high risk

Support for Pregnant women

Support for parent and unwell child

Support for Older people

Support for Young people with anxiety

Support for Adults with anxiety

People with Underlying lung disease

People with Asthma

 

People with Diabetes  

Children/young people T1 diabetes

People affected by Stroke

People with Rheumatoid Arthritis

People with cancer

People with inflammatory bowel disease

People with Heart/circulatory disease

People with Pituitary/ adrenal insufficiency

SAFEGUARDING

National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/

SafeLives:  Specific resources for domestic abuse and COVID. http://safelives.org.uk/news-views/domesticabuse-and-covid-19

IRISi interventions: https://irisi.org/iris/find-your-local-iris-site/

NSPCC helpline: 0808 800 5000 If you're worried about a child, even if you're unsure, contact NSPCC professional counsellors for help, advice and support.

Childline 0800 1111: Offers free, confidential advice and support for any child 18 years or under, whatever the worry.

ICON: Babies cry: You can cope. http://iconcope.org/

Medical Certificate requests

If you are self isolating and need a medical certificate please click on the link below.

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



 
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