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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Alert

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.

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

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. 

ADVICE ON SELF-ISOLATION

How to protect Yourself

Are you eligible for an isolation note? Please click this link and find out more.

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.

General Information on the Novel Coronavirus

Wuhan Novel Coronavirus - Information for the Public

List of Countries Affected by category

World Health Organisation: Guidance for the Public & Health Workers

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.

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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


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).

Kingsmead Healthcare runs a Duty Doctor Appointment System. Our GPs take turns in being the duty clinician, dealing with urgent matters and problems you feel cannot wait until a Routine Appointment. We don't like keeping patients sitting in the waiting room, and so ask that in the first instance you phone with any urgent problem.The duty Doctor make a prompt initial phone contact to discuss the nature of your medical problem.

If you believe you have an urgent problem, please telephone the surgery. Please tell the receptionist a little about your problem in order that we can prioritise any serious illness.  Please make sure you are easily contactable in return. The duty doctor will endeavour to ring you back within two hours. If the matter is deemed urgent, you call may be passed on directly to the duty doctor.

Depending on the nature of your problem, the duty clinician may offer telephone consultation, or a face-to-face consultation with a GP, Practice Nurse or the Health Care Assistant at the Practice. If you and the doctor agree that you have a serious health problem that prevents you coming to the surgery, they may offer a home visit. They may also suggest more appropriate health care provider, such as the Minor Injury Unit, A&E in emergency cases, a dentist or an optician.

 
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