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CORONAVIRUS - ADVICE TO PATIENTS FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

(CONTINUALLY UPDATED SO PLEASE CLICK ON LINK BELOW FOR THE MOST UP TO DATE INFORMATION).

Advice for travellers from China

Travellers from Wuhan and Hubei Province

If you have travelled from Wuhan or Hubei Province to the UK in the last 14 days you should immediately:

  • stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as you would with the flu
  • call NHS 111 to inform them of your recent travel to the area

Please follow this advice even if you do not have symptoms of the virus.

Travellers from elsewhere in China

If you have travelled from elsewhere in China (but not Macao or Hong Kong) to the UK in the last 14 days and develop symptoms of cough, fever or shortness of breath, you should immediately:

  • stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as you would with the flu
  • call NHS 111 to inform them of your recent travel to the country

Please follow this advice even if your symptoms are minor.

What this means in practice

We are asking people to take simple, common-sense steps to avoid close contact with other people as much as possible, like they would with other flu viruses.

This means remaining at home for 14 days after arriving from Wuhan or Hubei Province (or elsewhere in China if you have symptoms) and not going to work, school or public areas.

Where possible, you should avoid having visitors to your home, but it’s ok for friends, family or delivery drivers to drop off food.

Transport

You should not use public transport or taxis until 14 days after your return from Wuhan or Hubei Province (or elsewhere in China if you have symptoms).

Getting food and medicine

We recommend that you stay at home for 14 days after arriving from Wuhan or Hubei Province (or elsewhere in China if you have symptoms), and avoid public places. Where possible, contact a friend, family member or delivery services to carry out errands on your behalf.

Taking children to school

We recommend that you stay at home for 14 days after arriving from Wuhan or Hubei Province (or elsewhere in China if you have symptoms), and avoid public places. Where possible, contact a friend or family member to take your children to school.

Why the advice has changed

This is an evolving situation and the advice has changed based on emerging information from China about the number of cases and spread of the infection from person to person.

This is a highly precautionary measure to limit the potential spread of infection.

If you develop symptoms and have returned from mainland China

If you develop a fever, cough or shortness of breath, you should continue to follow the advice above. Please do not leave your home and call NHS 111 immediately.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public

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The Practice will be closed for staff training on the following dates from 1.00pm onwards.

Thursday 19th March 2020

Wednesday 22nd April 2020

Wednesday 20th May 2020

Thursday 11th June 2020

Wednesday 8th July 2020

Thursday 17th September 2020

Wednesday 14th October 2020

Thursday 19th November 2020

CONTACT 111 WHEN THE PRACTICE IS CLOSED - UNLESS EMERGENCY WHEN IT'S 999


Extended Access

Appointments are available from 6.30pm on weekday evenings and from 8am on weekends or during Bank Holidays via CHoC Extended Access Service (CHEA). You can request a CHEA appointment via your GP surgery. Appointments are available with GP's, Nurses and Pharmacists

CHEA

Extended Access Leaflet for Patients

Cumbria Health On Call (CHEA) are offering routine telephone appointments with pharmacists for medication reviews.  Appointments are in the evenings and on weekends during an allocated time to suit you. They can arrange repeat dispensing, action medication changes and can re-authorise your medications for the year.  Please see the below poster for more information.

CHEA Pharmacist.pdf

If urgent care is required outside your GP’s usual opening hours, please call 111. If your need is life threatening, please call 999 or go immediately to the nearest A&E Department.

When we are closed…………..

  • Need access to NHS Medical and Dental Services out of hours? Please visit https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/urgent-and-emergency-care/nhs-out-of-hours-services/
  • Need general health advice? Call 111 or visit the website: https://111.nhs.uk/
  • Need medication advice or an urgent supply of medication? Call 111 as they can direct you to the Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS).
  • Need to see or speak to a GP, nurse and Pharmacy advice outside of Practice hours? Appointments are available from 6.30pm on weekday evenings and from 8am on weekends or during Bank Holidays via CHoC Extended Access Service (CHEA). You can request a CHEA appointment via your GP surgery. If urgent care is required outside your GP’s usual opening hours, please call 111. If your need is life threatening, please call 999 or go immediately to the nearest A&E Department.

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Information about the recent recall of your tablets

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ELECTRONIC REPEAT DISPENSING 
 


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