GP Appointment Guidance
A dedicated advice-line is available to discuss a number of issues relating to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Click on the link below for details
COVID-19 is an illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called coronavirus.
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)
- a change to your sense of smell/taste
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Use the 111 coronavirus service to find out what to do.
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
We are letting you know about a very useful website called Germ Defence which was created by a team of doctors and scientists to give you advice that has been proven to reduce the spread of viruses in the home. It can help you plan how to protect yourself and members of your family from infection by COVID-19 and ‘flu.
It’s easy to use and only takes 10 minutes - just click on this link:
When should I book a Coronavirius test for my child?
Public Health England have written a letter to parents detailing when you should organise a Covid test for your child.
Please use the following link to take you to the relevant Government webpage
Alternatively click the below link to read and/or print the document
Accessing an Isolation Note
Please use the link below to the NHS 111 website for information and to get an isolation note. DO NOT come into the Practice for one of these.
If you require a note for your employer as you have to isolate for 12 weeks or such time that the isolation ends, please download and complete the following document.
NHS App - New Support Website
New website to guide you through using the NHS app has been launched and its specifically for Notts patients. Click on the link below
Online Booking Suspended
Following advice from NHS England in regard to the Coronavirus outbreak the Practice has suspended the booking of appointments via the NHS App, please accept our apologises for any inconvenience this may cause and bear with our staff when ringing through as they will be handling an increased number of calls. We will review this against NHS England advice on a regular basis.
Coronavirus - Childhood Vaccinations
Please note that we are still carrying out all routine childhood vaccinations at the surgery as per the government guidelines.
These should not be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Please be assured we are taking every safety measure possible to protect your family and our staff from the virus during this procedure.
If you are unsure if your child is up to date with these vaccinations please telephone to enquire.
During this stressful and cooped-up time, don’t let the pressure of parenting get you down.
Try these simple tips and tricks, formulated by Professor Edmund Sonuga-Barke and Professor Andrea Danese, which are backed by science and proven to work with families.
Read more here: https://familiesunderpressure.maudsleycharity.org/
Coronavirus and Contraception
Please attend the surgery for your DEPO contraceptive injection as normal.
Pill users- we can supply your usual prescription electronically to a pharmacy of your choice for you to collect.
Coil/ Implant users- If these are due to be changed, please call for advice.
Emergency contraception ‘morning after pill’- please contacts us as soon as possible for advice or speaks to a pharmacist.
Contraceptive queries- please telephone with your query and a GP/ Nurse will call you back to discuss your needs.
For further information you may wish to use the link below
Coronavirus and Cervical Screening (smear tests)
If you had a previously abnormal test and were referred to colposcopy for treatment / assessment and are now due a follow up cervical screening (smear test), don’t delay, please make an appointment for this with a Practice Nurse.
Please be assured we are taking every safety measure possible to protect you and our staff from the virus during this procedure.
Normal, routine cervical screening tests are not being carried out during the pandemic as per government guidelines.
If you experience any unusual/ abnormal/ post-menopausal bleeding or bleeding after sexual activity, please telephone to discuss this with a GP.
National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/
NSPCC helpline: 0808 800 5000 If you're worried about a child, even if you're unsure, contact NSPCC professional counsellors for help, advice and support.
Childline: 0800 1111 Offers free, confidential advice and support for any child 18 years or under, whatever the worry.
MIND: Mental Health Support with specific advice on ‘Coronavirus and your wellbeing’. www.mind.org.uk
YoungMinds: Supporting children and young people and their parents/carers with their mental health and wellbeing. Specific advice on managing self-isolation and anxiety about coronavirus. https://youngminds.org.uk
ICON: Babies cry: You can cope. http://iconcope.org/
SafeLives: Specific resources for domestic abuse and COVID. https://safelives.org.uk/