If you are concerned that you have Coronavirus PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND the GP surgery, A&E, urgent care centre or the pharmacy. Please call 999 in an emergency (somebody is seriously ill or injured or their life is at risk)
NHS111 has now developed a service to provide sick notes for employers.Please go to https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/
Please note, we do NOT have access to testing for the virus.
We are working very hard to ensure we offer the best possible care to all our patients during these difficult times. Please read the guidance below. For reliable information and advice on all matters including non-coronavirus related queries please refer to NHS 111 before calling the surgery.
What to do if you have symptoms
Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:
- a high temperature
- a new continuous cough
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
You do not need to contact NHS 111 to tell them 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 7 days
If you have a cough or fever and HAVE travelled to or through or been resident in a country/area on the list of specified countries/regions in the 14 days prior to developing symptoms, OR have had contact with a confirmed case of the virus:
- Stay indoors and avoid contact with other people
- Call NHS 111 to seek further advice from a specialist nurse. Do not call the surgery.
If you are not sure, you can use the 111 Coronavirus service to find out more.
If you are a vulnerable patient (age >70 or underlying medical conditions) please visit www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable
We have been made aware of some inaccurate information circulating regarding special 'rescue packs' for patients with pre-existing respiratory conditions such as asthma or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Please do not contact the GP surgery if you do not normally have a rescue pack for these conditions. You should manage your symptoms in the usual way and can gain further advice from https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19. This leaflet offers some helpful advice https://www.blf.org.uk/support-for-you/coronavirus/people-living-with-lung-condition