We are experiencing a high demand for repeat prescriptions currently which has increased our turnaround times.
We are now in the delay phase of COVID-19 and the update advice is as follows:
- if you have symptoms, stay at home for 7 days
- if you live with other people, they should stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person got symptoms
If you live with someone who is 70 or over, has a long-term condition, is pregnant or has a weakened immune system, try to find somewhere else for them to stay for 14 days.
If you have to stay at home together, try to keep away from each other as much as possible.
DO NOT ATTEND THE GP SURGERY
Travel and contact history are no longer important for diagnosis, this is now on the basis of symptoms alone. If people who have travelled do not have symptoms they do not need to stay at home, regardless of their travel history. The Government has advised that people should avoid all unnecessary travel.
Individuals should stay at home (self-isolate) for 7 days from the onset of symptoms following the current advice. After 7 days of self-isolation, people who feel better and no longer have a high temperature can return to their normal routine.
If someone has serious symptoms they cannot manage at home they should use NHS 111 online (people should only call NHS111 if they cannot get online). If they have not had any signs of improvement after 7 days and have not already sought medical advice, they should use NHS111 online (people should only call NHS111 if they cannot get online) before they leave their home or let visitors in.
A cough may persist for several weeks in some people, despite the coronavirus infection having cleared. A persistent cough alone does not mean someone must continue to stay at home for more than 7 days.
Further guidance can be found at:
NHS website https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
GOV.UK website https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-people-with-confirmed-or-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection
If you need support during this difficult time, we are still operating our surgery counselling service via remote consultation. Please speak to reception for further details.
GPs and Health Professionals can direct patients to self-refer or patients can self-refer themselves for DHC Talking Therapies.
We aim to provide high quality health care services that meet the needs of our patients within the allocated resources and as stipulated by the NHS. We strive to deliver these services in a supportive, caring and sympathetic manner.
Our team are dedicated to your continued good health and approach your care with professionalism, discretion and friendliness. You can count on a warm welcome from everyone involved here at the practice.
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