If you have symptoms associated with coronavirus including a new continuous cough and a high temperature, you are advised to stay at home for 7 days. Do not book a GP appointment or attend your GP practice. If you live with other people, they should also stay at home for at least 14 days, to avoid spreading the infection outside the home.
If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do.
Only call 111 direct if you are advised to do so by the online service or cannot go online.
For the latest COVID-19 advice please visit www.nhs.uk/coronavirus
Following the recent outbreak of COVID-19, alongside recent statements in parliament we are taking steps to minimise the risk of exposure to Coronavirus to protect both our patients and staff.
In an effort to minimise the risk of exposure to coronavirus and other respiratory disease, over the coming weeks we are reducing our routine “face to face” work, such as Health Checks, Reviews and Routine Appointments with GPs.
As a result of this, we have moved, temporarily, to a telephone consultation system for all GP appointments.
You will still be able to book appointments ahead of time, however you would be asked not to present at the surgery unless advised to do so by a clinician. You will be phoned by the clinician for your consultation.
If the GP or Nurse does need to physically see you, they will still ask you to present at the surgery. In such cases, risks for both the patient and our staff will have been assessed. (more…)