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Coronavirus Update

Please note we are no longer offering face to face appointments. All appointments will be telephone triage only.

Stay at home for 14 days if you have either:
A high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
A new, continuous cough – this means you’ve started coughing repeatedly

A change or loss in smell/taste (Updated 19.5.2020)

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home. Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you’re staying at home. Read the advice about staying at home.

Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

  • you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • your condition gets worse
  • your symptoms do not get better after 14 days

Use the 111 coronavirus service. Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

NEW: Coronavirus app from the Government

A new Coronavirus Status Checker has been launched that will help the NHS coordinate its response and build up additional data on the COVID-19 outbreak. People with potential coronavirus symptoms are now being asked to complete the status checker and answer a short series of questions which will tell the NHS about their experience.

See https://www.gov.uk/government/news/nhs-asks-people-to-share-their-coronavirus-symptoms-to-help-others?fbclid=IwAR0zep4sfP9eurK7NMBVp4EsxSpobNr15RVU-UeU5DewtPpAAJSjt90_krQ for more info

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Age for consent has changed

The age for parents having automatic consent to a child's record has now reduced to 11.  There is national guidance which the Practice has to adhere to.  If the child consents to the parent having access a proxy access form can be used which needs to be completed and signed by the child at the surgery.  Ask a receptionist for further information if required.

* All patients must wear face coverings when they come in to the practice. We do not provide these for patients. Thank You *

Children and young people

If your child has become unwell in the last few days and you would like urgent advice then please contact the surgery and we will arrange for a clinician to speak to you and if necessary to see your child the same day – this could save you an unnecessary trip to A+E or a Walk-in Centre. Can we also make you aware of the Little Orange Book, which provides expert help for parents and carers on how to manage common problems in babies and small children – ask at the reception desk for a copy, or view it online here

CQC

After our inspection on 15th March 2015, we obtained an "outstanding". Follow the link for further information. 

 

https://www.cqc.org.uk/location/1-559810176?referer=widget3

Friends and Family test - results

Follow the link for some of our recent friends and family feedback

http://www.gosforthmemorial.nhs.uk/tests-and-results.aspx?t=5

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