IF YOU HAVE BEEN GIVEN A FACE TO FACE APPOINTMENT AT THE SURGERY OR NEED TO COME TO COLLECT A PRESCRIPTION, PLEASE WEAR A FACE COVERING BEFORE YOU ENTER THE SURGERY. THIS CAN BE A MASK OR A SIMPLE FACE COVERING SUCH AS A SCARF. THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO CHILDREN UNDER 5 YEARS OF AGE
With IMMEDIATE effect we have now turned off on line appointment
booking due to the Covid – 19 outbreak.
All appointments at The Glebe Practice need to booked direct with our reception teams in order for us to ensure that patients have not had any contact with any potential Covid-19 carrier.
Please DO NOT come to the surgery unless you have been told to by a receptionist or health care professional to do so. Routine appointments with a GP will now, in the first instance be done over the telephone. All Walk in style clinics have been cancelled. Where an individual has an urgent illness that needs to be seen on the day- these will be sorted through a triage system. You will be asked by reception whether you have a high temperature or new continuous cough and the nature of your illness. Nurse Practitioners and GP’s will then contact you over the phone individually and you may be asked to attend for an appointment. As far as routine reviews are concerned for example medication reviews or diabetic reviews, these will be also be carried out using telephone consultations to limit exposure to both staff and patients. You will be contacted by a member of staff to advise you. Please do not worry about having to see a nurse or doctor about having medication re authorised as this will be done for you to ensure that you do not run out. Nurses will continue treatment room services but you will be contacted prior to your appointment to ensure that you do not have any symptoms of Coronavirus. These include childhood immunisation, depot contraception, zoladex, prostap and other injections as well as dressings. For blood tests- We will be doing some blood tests that are considered essential such as for individuals currently having cancer treatment, bloods needed to monitor patients taking certain drugs and bloods needed for an acute illness. You will not be required to attend for a blood test that is purely for a review or NHS health check. Non urgent bloods will recommence once the risk from Coronavirus subsides. Again do not attend if you are suffering a continuous cough or fever.
Coronavirus / COVID-19 Advice
If you have symptoms associated with coronavirus including a new, continuous cough and a high temperature, you are advised to stay at home for 7 days. Do not book a GP appointment or attend your GP practice. If you live with other people, they should also stay at home for at least 14 days, to avoid spreading the infection outside the home.
If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do.
Only call 111 direct if you are advised to do so by the online service or cannot go online.
For the latest COVID-19 advise please visit www.nhs.uk/coronavirus
How long to stay at home
- if you have symptoms, stay at home for 7 days
- if you live with other people, they should stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person got symptoms
If you live with someone who is 70 or over, has a long-term condition, is pregnant or has a weakened immune system, try to find somewhere else for them to stay for 14 days.
If you have to stay at home together, try to keep away from each other as much as possible.
If you are self-isolating:
- Ask your employer, friends and family to help you to get the things you need to stay at home
- Stay at least 2 metres (about 3 steps) away from other people in your home whenever possible
- Sleep alone, if that is possible
- Wash your hand regularly for 20 seconds, each time using soap and water
- Stay away from vulnerable adults such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions as much as possible
Follow this link for the most up to date information regarding Coronavirus.