Coronavirus Information

For update to date goverment guidance on coronavirus vis gov.uk.

If you think you might have coronavirus or you’ve been in close contact with someone who has it visit NHS 111 online coronavirus service for advice.

Are you a Vulnerable Patient

Mental Wellbeing During Covid-19

COVID-19 means we are all experiencing an unprecedented situation. Everyone reacts differently, and we will have periods where we find it more difficult to deal with. It’s okay not to feel okay. Talking to someone can often help.

Visit NHS Every Mind Matters for advice, practice advice and support groups.

If you cannot wait to see a doctor and feel unable to cope or keep yourself safe, it’s important to get support.

 

 

Do you have a Pre-Existing Condition?

Macmillan – Cancer & Covid-19

Asthma UK – What to do if you have asthma

Blood Cancer UK – Information for people affected by blood cancer

Diabetes UK – Coronavirus & Diabetes

Kidney Care UK – Guidance for patients with chronic kidney disease

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR ALL PATIENTS

When visiting your GP Practice please could you bring your own mask or face covering.

We have made some changes to reduce the spread and limit the exposure to Coronavirus.

CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS

Coronavirus is now circulating and it is important that all patients follow the most up to date advice and guidance from the government

You should self-certify for the first seven days if your employer insists on a sick note visit https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note to generate your own.

Read the NHS advice about staying at home.

Things Gossops Green  Medical Practice are changing and doing:

DO NOT come to the surgery unless you have an appointment

DO NOT come to the surgery if you have ANY flu-like symptoms, a fever or a cough

DO NOT bring more than one person with you to your appointment (if possible) and ensure they are also symptom-free 

DO NOT come to the surgery for prescription requests, sick note requests and/or collection

DO telephone first

DO consider a telephone consultation as your first point of GP/Nurse contact via the telephone triage

DO order sick notes and medication over the telephone or via econsult

DO put all prescription and sick requests through the outside the surgery, or call reception and request over the telephone (please note this will still take 3 working days)

DO keep updated on relevant COVID-19 news from the Public Health England

This is going to be a long process and if you want us to be there to help you then please think before you attend. The surgery staff is working incredibly hard to reorganise our processes and manage the capacity. We appreciate all our patients are supportive and considerate of these adjustments. Please tell all family and friends of these adjustments, and keep an eye on the information we will continue to send out.

Most importantly, we hope everyone stays safe and well during the coming weeks and we thank you for your understanding and patience in this matter.

More information on social distancing can be found at;

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people/guidance-on-social-distancing-for-everyone-in-the-uk-and-protecting-older-people-and-vulnerable-adults

Urgent advice: Use the NHS 111 online service if:

  • cope with your symptoms at home
  • get better after 7 days

Use the 111 service

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

Information is available at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19