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Changes to testing
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NHS COVID Pass
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Self-care and treatments
Advice about how to look after yourself at home if you have COVID-19 or symptoms of COVID-19, and read about treatments for COVID-19.
People at higher risk
Advice for people at higher risk from COVID-19, including people with health conditions and pregnant women.
How to avoid catching and spreading COVID-19
Advice about what you can do to reduce your risk of catching and spreading COVID-19.
Long-term effects (long COVID)
Find out about the long-term effects COVID-19 can sometimes have and what help is available.
Using the NHS and other health services
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Take part in research
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Kingsmead Healthcare, 4 Kingsmead Way, London, E9 5QGTel: 0208 985 1930
Christmas and New Year Opening Hours 2021
The Kingsmead Beat: Practice Newsletter December 2021
Patients to continue wearing mask and maintain social distancing after 19 July whilst on the Practice premises.
Should I have the COVID Vaccine?
BOOST YOUR IMMUNITY THIS WINTER. CLICK THIS LINK TO BOOK YOUR COVID AND FLU VACCINATIONS. You can also book the flu vaccination with your GP (020 8985 1930) for same day service.
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The longstanding `Pharmacy First' scheme for treatment of listed minor ailments directly by a pharmacist has now been revised by the local Clinical Commissioning Group and renamed `Health First Pharmacy' to provide better access to care for minor conditions especially for those considered socially vulnerable. Please refer to the link for further details.
Health First Pharmacy Scheme
The NHS Is OPEN for YOU. Here's how we can help.
THE SURGERY IS CLOSED TO PATIENTS FOR REGULAR HEALTH CARE ON ACCOUNT OF THE CORONAVIRUS EPIDEMIC. YOU MUST NOT ENTER THE PREMISES UNLESS YOU HAVE BEEN INVITED TO DO SO. Please click on this link for further details. You must wear a mask and gloves during the entire time you are on the premises and resist from touching as much as possible.
Testing for Coronavirus
Testing is now open to any member of the public with COVID-19 symptoms by visiting nhs.uk/coronavirus or calling 119 to book a test.
Patients who do not have access to or cannot use the internet can call a dedicated phone line, which can be used to order a test if no other options are available. The Coronavirus Testing Call Centre can be contacted on 0300 303 2713 between the hours of 07.00 and 23.00. Around 98% of all Coronavirus test results are sent automatically to the individual within four days but for any that aren’t, the Call Centre can help individuals to follow up on their results. Patients should not be directed to request tests via NHS 111, as the service is not able to do this for them.
Stay at home: guidance for households with possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection
List of Medical Conditions on the High Risk to Coronavirus List
Further Guidance on Shielding the High Risk
NHS guidelines translated into 32 languages by Doctors of the World
Number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and risk in the UK
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Privacy Notice – COVID-19 and how we will use your data
Hackney Council Coronavirus Support line for vulnerable Adults: 020 8356 3111.
The Govt. and the NHS have put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal. The current advice is for all those suspecting a COVID-19 infection to self-isolate and contact NHS 111 online in the first instance.
Are you eligible for an isolation note? Please click this link and find out more.
Guidance for employers and businesses about COVID19
DO NOT GO TO YOUR GP SURGERY, COMMUNITY PHARMACY OR HOSPITAL. Go to NHS 111 online if possible as it is experiencing a very high volume of calls. Otherwise, call 111, stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people. NHS 111 online can be accessed from NHS 111 Online.
COVID Guidance in English
COVID Guidance in Turkish
World Health Organisation: Guidance for the Public & Health Workers
Patient Advice Leaflet for COVID19 - Discharge from InPatient Stay
Patient Advice Leaflet for COVID19 - Discharge from A&E or GP consultation
If someone calls the NHS 111 they are assessed against a clinical pathway. If they are identified as a possible COVID-19 case, NHS 111 will not refer them to a GP or a pharmacist. For those assessed and found not to be a potential COVID-19 case, NHS 111 will handle their call as normal, which would include referring them to a GP, pharmacist or a dental Practice, based on patient need.
Coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with an infected person via cough, sneeze, hand contact or by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands.
NHS Recommended hand washing technique
* always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze Bin the tissue and wash your hands or use 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.
There are free services to support your mental health & wellbeing during the Coronavirus emergency. Core Arts can direct you to online support & activities to stay well & feel connected on 0203 941 3866 or firstname.lastname@example.org If you need urgent help call the 24 hour Crisis Helpline 0208 432 8020.
Please be advised that the `Minor Ailments Scheme' under which patients could receive acute treatment for a defined set of minor illnesses from a pharmacy where they were registered for the scheme WILL CEASE SERVICE FROM 1.4.2020. If you would like to know more, please read the leaflet below.
Over the Counter Leaflet : Easy to Read version
Over the Counter Leaflet : Normal size
Basic Information on Health Conditions
Changes to Prescribing Over the Counter (OTC) Medicines Poster
Changes to Over the Counter (OTC) Medications Leaflet
NHS New Out of Hours Arrangement from 1.10.2018
This new integrated out-of-hours service, starting at 11 AM on 1 October 2018, will be managed by the LAS (London Ambulance Service). ALL PATIENTS REQUIRING ACCESS TO THE OUT OF HOURS SERVICES WILL NEED TO RING 111. The old number, 020 8185 0545 is no longer in use. In effect, 111 will be the single point of telephone entry into urgent care services in the out of hours period (when the surgery is closed).
The Kingsmead Beat: Practice Newsletter Feb 2022