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Dear Patients,

From Monday 16th March we will be open as usual, however we are asking patients not to attend the surgery.  We will be offering telephone appointments only.  For further information please click on the link at the bottom in blue - Coronavirus - Telephone appointments only

We would like to advise you that we have temporarily stopped the ability to book face to face online appointments, Telephone appointments are still available to book on-line; You can ring our surgery and speak to a trained receptionists who are able to triage patients while the outbreak of COVID-19 is still at risk.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, however we are doing our best to keep everyone safe. Appointments can still be booked in advance by calling us on 01772 323 021 or if you call at 8.15am we can book same day appointments. Thank you for your patience.

Patients and staff can be reassured that their safety is the top priority!

Public Health England is prioritising contacting people who might have had close and sustained contact with the individual to provide them with health advice about symptoms and emergency contact details in case they become unwell. If you have not been contacted you do not need to take any action.

The latest information on symptoms of Coronavirus infection

NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.

Use this service if:

• you think you might have coronavirus;
• you've been in close contact with someone with coronavirus.

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Call 111 if you need to speak to someone.

Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact. A person can also catch the virus by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands.

Testing of suspected coronavirus cases is carried out in line with strict guidelines. This means that suspected cases are kept in isolation, away from public areas of GP surgeries, pharmacies and hospitals and returned home also in isolation. Any equipment that come into contact with suspected cases are thoroughly cleaned as appropriate. Specific guidance has also been shared with NHS staff to help safeguard them and others. Patients can be reassured that their safety is a top priority, and are encouraged to attend all appointments as usual.

Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:

• Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.

Vulnerable Adults can access help through these links:  

Mental Health Needs can access help through these links:

Please click on the link below: Healthcare Apps explained

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