SEEING YOUR GP - DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) OUTBREAK.

 

As part of the NHS's efforts to keep you and our staff safe at this difficult time we have changed the way we work.  We have suspended the booking of appointments online.

The most important thing you can do to stay safe, protect your family and protect your NHS doctors and nurses is to follow public health advice to stay at home and keep your distance from other people.

PLEASE DO NOT VISIT THE GP SURGERY IN PERSON.  If you need health advice for suspected coronavirus, contact NHS 111 online or by phone.  You can also contact your GP practice through our online consultation service (look for the Online Consultation link on the home page of our website) or by telephone if you are concerned about coronavirus or any other health condition or symptom.  You will be offered a telephone appointment or you will be advised if you need to be seen by a doctor, and safe arrangements for this will be made.  We rquest that all patients who are asked to attend an appointment come wearing a face mask.

Please be aware that your usual doctor, nurse or other health professional may not be available and you may have to travel to another location for face-to-face care if that becomes necessary.  To enable care at other locations, the Practice and our Data Processors (including other GP Practices and NHS organisations) may obtain and securely process your existing and additional personal information to assess you. This information may include but will not be limited to capturing and storing video and photographic imagery. Any information obtained and processed will be joined up to your GP records where available. We rely on the lawful grounds of ‘public interest’ to process this information, we cannot achieve our health and social care objective by any other means.

Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds.  Watch this video  to see how.

Testing is now available to anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 by visiting nhs.uk/coronavirus or calling 119 to book a test.

The latest information for members of the public can be found here:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Published: Jun 12, 2020