Government advice website :  Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do

The advice to the public is that if you develop a new, continuous cough and/or have a high temperature, a loss of or change to your taste or smell then STAY INDOORS and SELF ISOLATE for 7 days. 

 

You can check the NHS website for up-to-date health advice clicking here

 

The main advice remains - DO NOT ATTEND YOUR SURGERY - nor A&E  - but go online to the NHS111 Online website first and only telephone 111 if you have no internet

They will guide you and arrange any relevant medical care

Please be aware - your GP will not be able to override NHS111 advice - nor be able to have access to the latest information because this changes rapidly.

 

REMEMBER : WASH YOUR HANDS OFTEN AND FOR AT LEAST 20 SECONDS

For more information about Covid-19 visit our dedicated webpage

 

Preventing spread of infection

There are general principles you can follow to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available. This is particularly important after taking public transport

 

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands

 

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick

 

  • If you feel unwell, stay at home, do not attend work or school

 

 

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in the home and work environment

 

If you are worried about your symptoms, please call NHS 111

Do not go directly to your GP or another healthcare environment

ATTENDING OUR PREMISES - at Willerby or at Swanland

BEFORE you are able to enter our premises you either need to have a timed appointment with a clinician - or a timed appointment from our reception team to call in to drop off or collect any paperwork - including prescriptions.

Where possible we are sending prescriptions to a nominated pharmacy - please make sure you have set this up - and we discourage everybody from dropping prescription requests into the surgery. Instead, please use the free, easy online options to order your repeat online. For more information on thise please see the relevant webpage

Get the NHS App - you can order your repeat medicines, make appointments and much more......

Patients will need to download the NHS App to your smartphone or tablet from iTunes App Store or Google Play

This is an alternative to other online apps - for more information about other ways to sign up online please ask at our reception

2020  A different form of help from your GP practice.......

COMMUNITY LINK WORKER - there is now a Humber NHS Community Link Worker working in our Willerby practice every Wednesday.

Community Link Workers can help and support you with many issues - including low mood, isolation, lifestyle improvement, debt and financial support, along with many others.

You can make an appointment to see our Link Worker by simply asking our Reception team to arrange a suitable time for you - or you can contact 0800 9177752 or 01482 845832  or pick up one of the a green leaflets from the surgery

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