Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Update
Members of the public have been advised NOT to attend GP surgeries, hospitals or pharmacies if they believe they have the Coronavirus but use NHS 111 Online for advice (or call 111 if you have no online access).
The latest information we have received is for people who have a new continuous cough AND/OR a high temperature (of 37.8 oC or higher) is to stay at home and self isolate. If you live alone and have symptoms, however mild, stay at home for 7 days from when your symptoms started. If you live with others and you or one of them have symptoms of coronavirus, then all household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill.
We are receiving a lot of requests for prescriptions with patients requesting more than their normal supply. We have been informed that there will be a sufficient supply of drugs as long as people DO NOT STOCKPILE and we will therefore NOT be increasing your normal dosage.
In order to help our pharmacy colleagues, we will be asking all our patients who contact the surgery for medication to nominate a local pharmacy if they haven't already done so. We will then be able to electronically send your prescription to them.
CORONAVIRUS AND REQUEST FOR DOCTOR'S NOTE (The Med3 'Fit Note')
If you remain unwell and unfit to work after 7 days, the current advice is to visit www.111.nhs.uk where there is an online self-assessment tool: you may be invited to call 111 and given further advice and a Med3 certificate will be emailed to you. YOU DO NOT NEED TO CONTACT YOUR GP.
HIGH RISK PATIENTS
A very small number of our patients will already have been identified as being high risk. They will have received a text message or letter from the NHS in the past week. Those patients should stay at home for 12 weeks. NHS Digital are currently working to identify the additional patients who will also be advised to stay home for 12 weeks. We anticipate this information imminently but currently we are not able to confirm which patients will fall into this group. Until we receive further guidance, we are unable to issue supportive letters regarding potential high-risk patients. Our advice to all our patients is to stay home, apart from essential shopping, essential work and one form of exercise each day. In all circumstances keep a 2-metre distance from other people and wash your hands regularly.
Take care, stay at home, protect our NHS and save lives
BCP Council have launched 'together we can' to support people during the coronavirus outbreak it is a dedicated helpline for people in vital need of food and other essential items or support open 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week - Phone number: 0300 123 7052
Please see attached document for further information.
Together We Can - BCP Council
PLEASE ALLOW 2 WORKING DAYS FOR BOTH REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS & MEDICAL CERTIFICATES AND REMEMBER TO TAKE WEEKENDS AND BANK HOLIDAYS INTO ACCOUNT.
GP COVER WHEN WE ARE CLOSED: Please follow link under Further Information at the end of this page.
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FRIENDS AND FAMILY SURVEY:
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All patients at this practice are allocated a named GP (this is your registered GP). Should you wish to know who this is please ask the receptionist or clinician at your next visit. You are still able/welcome to book appointments with the GP of your choice but your registered GP is responsible for your overall care.
There is suitable access for disabled persons and a reserved parking place. If you require assistance, please ring the bell or ask at reception. There is a washroom for disabled persons in the surgery; please ask at reception for details. The surgery is served by Yellow Bus route number 4.
Care Quality Commission (CQC)
Quality Report 2016
Our practice is inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to ensure we are meeting essential standards of quality and safety.
(Site updated 07/04/2020)