Latest Corona Virus update for patients at St Mary's Surgery
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Latest Government guidance:
The main symptoms of coronavirus are:
· 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)
· a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
Most people with coronavirus have at least 1 of these symptoms.
What to do if you have symptoms
If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus:
1. Stay at home (self-isolate) – do not leave your home or have visitors. Anyone you live with, and anyone in your support bubble, must also self-isolate.
2. Get a test – get a test to check if you have coronavirus as soon as possible. Anyone you live with, and anyone in your support bubble, should also get a test if they have symptoms.
For further advice on symptoms and testing, please go to:
www.nhs.uk and click on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) yellow toolbar
Urgent advice: Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:
· you're worried about your symptoms
· you're not sure what to do
Call 111 if you cannot get help online. Do not go to places like a GP surgery, hospital or pharmacy.
Babies and children
Call 111 if you're worried about a baby or child under 5.
If your child seems very unwell, is getting worse or you think there's something seriously wrong, call 999.
Do not delay getting help if you're worried. Trust your instincts.
Get more advice about coronavirus in children.
St Mary’s Surgery Action
In Response to the Corona Virus we have made changes to our appointment system – We are limiting face-to-face contact for the time being.
Our Receptionists will offer you a Telephone appointment with the GP – who will then triage your symptoms over the telephone. If they then feel you need to be seen, they will offer you a face-to-face appointment at the Surgery.
WE DO ASK THAT ALL PATIENTS WHO ATTEND A FACE-TO-FACE APPOINTMENT WEAR A FACE COVERING FOR THEIR APPOINTMENT.
· Repeat medication can be ordered through your local pharmacy
· Sick notes can be requested over the telephone and we will post them to your home address
Our Practice Nurse is still holding weekly clinics - she can offer urgent blood tests, baby immunisations, hormone injections & contraception injections. Cervical Smear testing resumed 1st June 2020 - please call the surgery to book your appointment.
When you arrive on Pinfold Health Centre carpark, please call Reception to inform us you are here for your appointment. You will then receive a call when you can come into the building & the Doctor or Nurse will come to the main Reception to collect you.
We appreciate your understanding at this time
Last updated 28.07.2020
St Mary’s Surgery is based within Pinfold Health Centre, a purpose built health centre constructed in 2004. Pinfold Health Centre offers easy access for the disabled.
Every Friday the surgery closes from 1pm, we also close at 1pm on the last Wednesday of every month for staff training. At these times, between the hours of 1pm - 6:30pm we have comissioned OurNet to provide services to our Patients. If you require medical advice between the hours of 1pm – 6.30pm please contact OurNet on: 01922 501999.
For Medical advice after 6:30pm, please contact NHS 111 by dailing 111 on your phones keypad.