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Coronavirus Update

Thursday 26.11.20 the surgery will close at 12pm for training. We reopen as normal the following day at 8am. Thank you

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:

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

Test Results

The majority of test results are returned to the surgery after five working days. Please bear this in mind and only contact the surgery after the sufficient time has elapsed. Results can be obtained by contacting the reception team. 

It is practice policy to only release the test results to the person whom they relate, unless that person has given prior permission for the release of this data. We have a strict policy regarding confidentiality and protecting our patients and their data. 

It is your responsibility as a patient to obtain your results and to make an appointment with a doctor to discuss the results if you have been advised to do so. 

Please note that our reception staff are not qualified to comment on results until the doctor has viewed and commented on the result. Only then may the receptionist release the information to the patient. 

 
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