Coronavirus Update - 23.03.2020
Stay at home if you have Coronavirus symptoms
Stay at home if you have either:
- a high temperature - this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
- a new, continuous cough - this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
How long to stay at home
- if you have symptoms of coronavirus, you'll need to stay at home for 7 days
- if you live with someone who has symptoms, you'll need to stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person in the home started having symptoms
Coronavirus - Further Information
Please note the changes to our appointment booking system due to Coronavirus
The Surgery will be offering a telephone triage only with a doctor or a nurse before any face to face appointment at the Surgery will be offered.Please use "Consult Doctor online" (econsult) to book your appointments. Due to high demand in calls.Dr will call you within 24 hours following your request.
For on line booking appointments
Currently we have changed face to face booking slots to telephone consultations; therefore patients will be assessed over the phone by a clinician before any face to face appointment will be offered.
During the Covid-19 pandemic ALL prescription requests can be sent via email firstname.lastname@example.org or brought or dropped through our letter box at the surgery , Please also note that during this time the authorisation of prescriptions might take up to 72 hours.. Only patients above the age of 70 can request their prescriptions over the phone.
For latest information regarding COVID-19 please visit: www.nhs.uk/coronavirus..
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this matter.
St Martins Medical Centre