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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic Advice & Guidance for Patients

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.

Latest Set of Coronavirus Symptoms

New continuous cough OR fever OR loss of/ change in smell or taste. Everyone, including health and social care workers, should self-isolate if they develop a new continuous cough or fever or loss of/ change in smell or taste. The individual’s household should also self-isolate for 14 days as per the current guidelines and the individual should stay at home for 7 days, or longer if they still have symptoms other than cough or loss of sense of smell or taste.

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

NEW: Signhealth is providing a videos of summaries of key coronavirus guidance in BSL

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. 

ADVICE ON SELF-ISOLATION

How to protect Yourself

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.

General Information on the Novel Coronavirus

Wuhan Novel Coronavirus - Information for the Public

List of Countries Affected by category

COVID Guidance in English

COVID Guidance in Turkish

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.

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 support@corearts.co.uk If you need urgent help call the 24 hour Crisis Helpline 0208 432 8020. 

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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

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).

GP Access Early and late weekdays and the weekends.

Please ring the Practice Reception on 020 8985 1930 to make an appointment to see a GP or Nurse should you wish to see a GP or Nurse outside of our normal working hours.

There are now Extra GP appointments in the evenings and at weekends available to City and Hackney patients.

Urgent and routine appointments with a GP, either same day or in advance are available at any one of our five primary care GP practices, making it much easier to get the care you need at a location that is convenient for you.

Who can access the service?
Patients registered with a City and Hackney GP practice can book an appointment at the service through their GP practice. These appointments are not suitable for all types of problems. (NB This is not a walk-in service)

What are the opening times?

The opening hours are 4pm - 8pm weekdays and 8am - 8pm weekends and Bank Holidays. 

How do I book an appointment?
For now you book an appointment by contacting your own GP practice however, direct booking is in the pipeline.

Extra evening and weekend appointments available at:

 

Monday-Friday

4pm-8pm

Saturday

8am-8pm

Sunday & Bank Holidays

8am-8pm

Nightingale Practice

10 Kenninghall Road

London E5 8BY

 

 

 

 

The Hoxton Surgery

12 Rushton Street

Hoxton N1 5DR

 

 

 

 

Richmond Road Medical Centre

136 Richmond Road

London E8 3HN

 

 

 

The Neaman Practice

15 Half Moon Court

London EC1A 7HF

 

 

 

 

Stamford Hill Group Practice

2 Egerton Road

London N16 6UA

 

 

 

 

What can I expect at a consultation with a GP?
One of the added benefits of the primary care extended access service is that the GP will have access to view your medical record during your visit to the primary care access centre. Having access to view your medical record means that the clinician will have a greater understanding of your medical history and health needs and can then choose the treatment that is right for you. The clinician will ask you for your consent before accessing your medical record.

Using this service will not affect your registration at your usual GP practice.

Who will have access to my medical record?
Once you have consented, only authorised staff within the service will have access to view your medical record. Clinicians can only review your medical record if you have given your expressed consent. If you do not consent then the GP will not be able to continue the consultation. Your medical information will be treated with the strictest of confidentiality.  All City and Hackney GP practices have agreed to sign up to a data sharing agreement which sets out what information will be shared, how and when.

What if I don’t want my medical records to be shared?
If you don’t want your medical records to be viewed then you will need to tell the receptionist or GP at your own practice when they are booking the appointment. They will then offer you an appointment at your own GP practice.

Your views and feedback about the primary care extended access service.
At the end of the consultation with the GP you will be asked to complete a patient experience survey. Your views and feedback are important and will help us to make improvements.

Tests and referrals

The GP’s in these centres will send any requests for tests and referrals back to your own GP practice to action – in a small number of cases your own GP practice might recommend a different management plan to the extended access GP.

 

 
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