SELF ISOLATION - COVID-19
Stop the virus spreading by self-isolating for 7 days from the onset of symptoms and follow information on NHS Self-Isolation on how to do this. Other members of your household will need to self-isolate for 14days. If one of them goes on to develop symptoms they need to self isolate for 7 days from the onset of symptoms. You do not need to contact your GP or 111 in order to self-isolate.
You are not required to produce a sick certification (Med3) in order to self-isolate. You can now print off an automated sick note from the 111 Coronavirus website to cover up to 14 days self-isolation https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/
ONLINE SERVICES - COVID-19
We recommend that patients register for Online Service -'Patient Access' so you can order repeat prescriptions online & view your health record. We have a system in place where we can do this without you attending the practice. Please contact the surgery for further information.
ADDITIONAL SUMMARY CARE RECORD (SCR) - COVID-19
Your SCR provides authorised healthcare staff with fasting, secure access to essential information about you in an emergency or when you need unplanned care. During the COVID-19 pandemic practices have been told to share details of personal confidential information onto the summary care record unless a patient has expressed a preference not to include it. The upload of your 'Additional' Summary Care Record will include key medical information from your GP notes (inc your illnesses & health conditions and past medical history such as operations and vaccinations). Click on the Summary Care Record Tab for more information. For further information, please see the above Covid-19 Privacy Notice.
COMMUNITY SUPPORT / WELLBEING / VOLUNTEERING - COVID-19
For links and access to many useful services and support:-
Health & Emotional Support for Adults and Families with Young Children including Safeguarding services during COVID-19
COVID-19 Information for Families with Young Children
Information & Support for Health and Wellbeing - Adults
Returning to School - COVID-19
The Practice is unable to undertake risk assessments in relation to children returning to school. We are also unable to provide letters or certificates to exclude children from school. Please read the following letter for further information relating to children returning to school:- School Letter for Parents
Wearing of Facemasks - COVID-19
The practice will not be providing exemption letters or certificates regarding the wearing of facemasks. Please use the link below that will direct you to the Gov.uk website where you can print off your own exemption card or badge.
CHILDHOOD IMMUNISATIONS - COVID-19
Childhood Immunisations clinics are still running as normal.
Remote Monitoring of COVID-19 Symptoms for COVID-19 Vulnerable Patients
If you are being monitored by your doctor and have been given an Oximeter, you may find this guidance video in many different languages helpful: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4CKjNUu0Q8dU2YPneWQ1DXUxLfGLlP93
INFANT FEEDING SUPPORT AND RESOURCES FOR PARENTS - COVID-19
Thinking of quitting smoking?
People are very aware of their health at the moment, and there is growing evidence from surveys that people who smoke are more likely to want to quit and stay quit as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
We are still offering Quit Smoking Services, these are done over the telephone or via video consultation - please contact the surgery via Telephone or eConsult.
The NHS Smokefree website is a national support platform to help smokers quit and includes information on support to quit, as well as free tools such as the Personal Quit Plan and the Smokefree app, and daily support via e-mail or Facebook Messenger.
https://www.todayistheday.co.uk/ Online support is available through the twitter ‘Quit Clinic’ where people can put their questions to leading smoking cessation experts.