CORONAVIRUS - IMPORTANT UPDATE
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.
Please do not book a GP appointment or attend your GP practice.
If you live with other people, they should stay at home for at least 14 days, to avoid spreading the infection outside the home. After 14 days, anyone you live with who does not have symptoms can return to their normal routine.
But, if anyone in your home gets symptoms, they should stay at home for 7 days from the day their symptoms start. Even if it means they're at home for longer than 14 days. The most up-to-date public guidance is always online at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus
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 you cannot go online.
‘Stay at Home Guidance’ has been published:
You can self-certify your sickness absence for 7 days and thereafter, you should obatin a sick note by telephoning 111.
You can find out more information here: https://www.thegreenhousesurgery.co.uk/info.aspx?p=18
Sickness absence self certification form
GP surgeries have also been asked to consult with patients by telephone, rather than face to face. This measure protects our staff and patients. We will implement this change from Monday 16/3/20. Please rest assured that all our team here at The Green House are working extremely hard to implement measures to ensure we continue to provide a high standard of care to all our patients. There is no cause for alarm or panic, we have good contingency plans to ensure the continuity of your GP healthcare service. We ask for your patience and support at this challenging time for the NHS.
With effect from 19/3/20, as a result of demand on our service, we are increasing our turnaround time for repeat prescriptions to 72 hours.
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