COVID-19 INFORMATION

Attending the Practice - Coronavirus

In light of the recent Government announcement encouraging people to wear facemasks/cover when in public places, we are asking that any patient who is invited to attend the Practice, attends wearing a facemask/cover please. Thank you for your co-operation.

Further information about Facemasks

 

Message for Parents

COVID19 is unlikely to cause a serious illness in children, but please remember children can still become seriously unwell from other causes that are always around. Please do not let concerns over COVID19 stop you from contacting medical services. If you are not sure if your child needs to be seen please visit the Healthier Together website for advice or contact 111 or your GP. You can also visit the Healthier Together website for information about crying babies. If your child is severely unwell call 999 or go to ED.

 

Non-Medical Help - Corona Virus

Do you need non-medical support during the current COVID-19 Outbreak?

Live Well Wakefield is a social prescribing service that links adult 18+, registered with a Wakefield GP - like ours, with non-medical support in the local area.

During the current COVID-19 outbreak they’re still accepting social prescribing referrals and are also encouraging referrals from our vulnerable patients who are self-isolating and have no support to access shopping, medication delivery and/or befriending support. They can also support you with information on up to date safety advice and help you to access additional support services as appropriate during this time.

Information on their standard service and what ‘Social Prescribing’ is, can be found on their website: Live Well Wakefield (click on the topic boxes).

At present Live Well Wakefield is unable to offer face to face appointments but all assessments will be completed over phone/email or with a family member if appropriate to ensure they can continue to support all.

To refer yourself – complete their online form Live Well Wakefield - Referrals, call them on 01924 255363 and follow instructions on the answer machine message, or message them on Facebook @LiveWellWakefield

We would like to thank you for your co-operation, patience and understanding with regards to the changes we have had to implement at the Surgery in order to protect people’s health.

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

IMPORTANT MESSAGE - Could we kindly ask that you do not attend the Surgery unless you've been specifically invited by a GP/Nurse. We are still having lots of patients entering the Surgery, mainly to request medication. This can be done by email, NHS App or via the telephone (temporary basis).

It would be really helpful if this message could be passed onto relatives, friends & family.

Thank you.

The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.

Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms

Stay at home if you have either:

  • a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
  • a new, continuous cough – this means you've started coughing repeatedly

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.

Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you're staying at home.

Read the NHS advice about staying home, including how long to isolate for.

Please wash your hands with warm water and soap regularly.

The following appointments will still be going ahead for the time being and maybe subject to change, and as long as you are not displaying any symptoms:

Practice Nurse

  • Dressings
  • Depo
  • Smears
  • B12 ( Only when due)
  • Prostap injections
  • 6 week baby checks
  • Baby immunisations (Baby’s still need to be covered)
  • INR checks

Health Care Assistants

  • Urgent bloods only (GP request)
  • ECG (GP request)


Things not being actioned are routine bloods, routine 24hr blood pressure, ear syringing, etc.

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