Covid-19/Coronavirus

Reviewed October 1st

SOCIAL DISTANCING STILL SAVES LIVES!

We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert.

This means you must:

stay at home as much as possible

work from home if you can

limit contact with other people

keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)

wash your hands regularly

Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.

Click here to access Government Advice

TO ACCESS TESTING - ESSENTIAL WORKERS click here

Testing Information for Patients

Supply for COVID-19 tests is not currently meeting demand.  There are things you can do to help:

- Only book a test if you or someone you care for has specific symptoms of COVID-19 which are;

· a fever

· a new continuous cough

· a loss of smell or taste

- To book a test(s) please go to https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus OR call 119

DO NOT phone NHS 111, your GP surgery or visit your Emergency Department, as they have no access to tests

- Testing centres are not walk-in – you will need an appointment and cannot be tested without one

- If you can’t get a test immediately or near to you keep trying the website address as more tests are added throughout the course of each day and you will often find that you can book a test quickly by trying again

The aim is to get your test results within 48 hours. However, if you have been awaiting your results for longer than five days and want to ask when you should receive them please contact the Coronavirus testing helpline: 0300 303 2713

If your symptoms are manageable at home and you would not ordinarily require medical attention please DO NOT ATTEND OR CALL your GP surgery or 111.

 You can get advice from the 111 ONLINE service - see link below

 HOWEVER - IF YOUR CONDITION DETERIORATES CALL 111 FOR ADVICE.

 FAQ's

Do NOT visit the surgery unless asked by a member of our team

Our phone lines are OPEN

We CAN NOT advise you whether you should self isolate

NO PAPER prescriptions will be accepted

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We do not currently issue sick notes for Covid related situations or illness

OTHER HEALTH CONCERNS

If you spot any symptoms which could indicate other serious health concerns (click here to view a video) 

Please don’t just sit at home worrying about it – you can still contact us via any of the remote channels we offer and we can advise you on whether you need to get checked.  

Online booking -SystmOnline

MyGPApp – mygp.com

Telephone the Surgery - 01246 273224  

 

INFORMATION

Advice for Asthma Patients - Asthma Org UK

 

Advice for COPD Patients - British Lung Foundation

 

Advice in Pregnancy - Royal College Advice

 

 Mental health Support - NHS Derbyshire Mental Health

                                  - Trent Psychological Therapies

 Advice for people at higher risk from coronavirus, including older people, people with health conditions and pregnant women - Very High Risk Information

 

SUPPORT

The Government's "Very High Risk Patient Support Service" is not open for new registrations at the moment, because people aren’t being advised to shield in most of England from 1 August 2020.  For more information  - Click Here. 

Other Organisations may or may not be continuing with their Covid Support Services - please contact them to find out more.

Derbyshire Voluntary Action - Can help with shopping, fetching prescriptions, having a chat with for anyone who:is self-isolating because they or a member of their household is at risk; is struggling to meet their basic needs because of financial, social or health restrictions. NDA Website or phone 01629 535091   

Chesterfield Volunteer Centre: Can offer a shopping service for housebound patients with no family to help them. They are open Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm. Contact Number 01246 276777

  

Derbyshire Community Response Unit: Local authorities have been commissioned to establish Hubs to provide a community response to the most vulnerable. They can provide - shopping, collecting and delivering of medicines, befriending calls and advice on benefits and hardship funds. Open Monday to Friday 9am til 5 pm and Saturday 9am til 1pm

Phone 01629 535091;

Email ASCH.CommunityResponseUnit@derbyshire.gov.uk

Or register online here

 

Find your local council - https://www.gov.uk/find-local-council

This practice is supporting vital coronavirus (COVID-19) planning and research by sharing your data with NHS Digital.

For more information about this see the General Practice Transparency Notice for GPES Data for Pandemic Planning and Research (COVID-19).

 

Serological surveillance (blood sampling)
HELP PROTECT THE UK
We are collecting blood samples to look at the background immunity of the general population to Coronavirus.
How can you help?
If you are coming to see your GP for a prescheduled blood test, you will be asked if an additional bottle of blood can be collected.
Please note: there will be no results to send back to you or your general practice.

Please refer to the patient information sheet  to the right for further information.


Further questions?
Please email or call the Practice Liaison Officer team
E-mail: practiceenquiries@phc.ox.ac.uk