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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).

Specialist Nurses

Mrs Adjoa SAO (f)

The Diabetic Specialist Nurse runs an in-house clinic every Monday. Diabetic patients will need to be referred by a clinician from this Practice.

Mrs Sabia BEGUM (f)

The Diabetic Specialist Dietitian runs a full-day in-house clinic on a Tuesday once a month month. Patients need to be referred by a clinician from this Practice in order to have a consultation. 

Mrs Teresa O'NWERE-TAN (f)

The Heart Failure clinic is run by a specialist nurse at the Practice and can be seen by appointment only, based on a referral by a clinician from this Practice.

Nurses

The practice nurse is available to patients by appointment Monday to Friday. She has the delegated responsibility for routine blood tests, vaccinations & immunisations, cervical smears, family planning, travel advice, ear syringing, health promotion, life-style advice and related clinics. She visits elderly patients as well as those permanently housebound.

You are invited to discuss with her any relevant medical problems you may have.

Mrs Stella BAAH (f)

PRACTICE NURSE

Healthcare Assistants

Mrs Sharon HOGAN (f)

The Healthcare Assistant provides a wide array of clinical services including phlebotomy, respiratory disease reviews, general health checks including NHS Health Check, registrations, ear syringing, a limited range of vaccinations (not travel vaccinations or childhood immunisations) and dressings and anticoagulation monitoring. By appointment only.

 
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