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Please enjoy Ramadan but follow the guidance on social distancing. If you have a medical condition such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease or lung disease, or you are on medication, or pregnant, or elderly, or in the highest risk group that are asked to stay at home for 12 weeks, please choose alternative options to fasting, in order to protect yourself from Covid-19. The NHS Muslim Network and the British Islamic Medical Association are advising that missed fasts can be made up at a later date in the year.

Coronavirus information update 25/03/2020

Due to the changes made to the NHS advice regarding COVID-19 on Monday 23rd March 2020, Doctors of the World have updated the COVID-19 translated guidance at: https://www.doctorsoftheworld.org.uk/coronavirus-information/

It is now available in English, Albanian, Arabic, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish, Polish, Romanian, Russian. The following languages will also be available soon: Bengali, Dari, Farsi, Hindi, Kurdish Sorani, Mandarin, Pashto, Urdu, Vietnamese, Tigrinya, Amharic, Malayalam, Somali, Bulgarian, Latvian, and Hungarian. 

The guidance is based on NHS and the UK Government’s updated advice and health information, and we have produced translated versions thanks to the support and assistance of the British Red Cross, Migrant Help, Clear Voice, and the Eastern European Resource Centre. We really hope it will help to ensure this important guidance reaches migrant and asylum-seeking communities in the UK.

COVID 19 update - Appointments at the surgery from 11/3/2020 until further notice:

From 11/3/2020 we will be providing telephone triage appointments with our doctors until further notice. This is to minimise the risk to patients and staff to the coronavirus and avoid any unnecessary contact. Patients may be contacted by our reception team to change face to face appointments to telephone consultation with doctors or nurses where a face to face appointment is not needed.

  • You can go on the e-consult website here to self-check symptoms and receive on the spot medical advice.
  • Visit the 111 website for information about the coronavirus and up to date guidance.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause you. Thank you.

Coronavirus Information

If you’ve travelled to the UK from mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau in the last 14 days and have a cough, fever or shortness of breath – or have been in close contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus – please stay indoors and visit the 111 website for more information or advice using links: https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19

Even if symptoms are mild - do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital and avoid close contact with other people. For latest advice, visit the Department of Health website or click https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public 


We provide flu vaccinations to eligible patients during the flu season from September to March. Please contact us for more information or to book an appointment.

We offer online appointments, please log in https://www.patientaccess.com/Please contact our reception staff for further details or if you do not have log in details for our online services.

We would like to inform all patients that your named GP is: Dr Mina Goyal.

We offer Minor Surgical & Family Planning services to our patients.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The prescription line will now be open from 09.30-10.30 Monday-Friday. Please visit the prescription page for all other ways to order your prescription.

PLEASE NOTE: UNFORTUNATELY THE SURGERY NO LONGER PROVIDES EXTENDED HOUR CLINICS. WE WILL HOWEVER CONTINUE TO MAKE EVENING APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE UNTIL 6.30PM ON MONDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS FOR COMMUTERS.

PLEASE NOTE: The GP surgery is based in Church Elm Lane Health Centre which also houses other community services including Phlebotomy, Health Visitors and Talking Therapies which are NOT part of the GP. Please contact 0300 300 1790 to access these services or ask about any further enquiries.

With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register. You will find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.

Wuhan novel coronavirus

Wuhan novel coronavirus

Wuhan novel coronavirus (WN-CoV) is a new respiratory illness that has not previously been seen in humans.

The risk of getting the illness in the UK is low.

Advice to travellers returning from Wuhan, China

If you have returned from Wuhan in the last 14 days:

  • stay indoors and avoid contact with other people
  • call NHS 111 to tell them of your recent travel to the city

If you are in Northern Ireland, call a GP.

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

What this means in practice

This means staying at home for 14 days after arriving from Wuhan and not going to work, school or public areas.

Try to avoid having visitors to your home, but it's OK for friends, family or delivery drivers to drop off food.

While the risk to the UK population remains low, these steps are recommended to limit the potential spread of infection.

Transport

Do not use public transport or taxis until 14 days after your return from Wuhan.

Getting food and medicine

Stay at home for 14 days after arriving from Wuhan, and avoid public places. Ask a friend, family member or delivery services to carry out errands on your behalf.

Taking children to school

Stay at home for 14 days after arriving from Wuhan, and avoid public places. Ask a friend or family member to take your children to school.

If you develop symptoms

If you develop a high temperature, cough, runny nose, sore throat or difficulty breathing, continue to follow this advice. Do not leave your home until you have been given advice by a doctor.

What is the risk of catching Wuhan novel coronavirus in the UK?

If there is a case in the UK, health professionals will aim to contact anyone who has been in close contact with the infected person.

If you have not been contacted, be reassured you are extremely unlikely to catch Wuhan novel coronavirus.

Symptoms of Wuhan coronavirus

Symptoms usually include:

  • feeling tired
  • difficulty breathing
  • a high temperature
  • a cough

How is Wuhan novel coronavirus spread between people?

Because it's a new illness, we do not know exactly how Wuhan novel coronavirus spreads from person to person, but similar viruses spread by cough droplets.

Treatment for Wuhan novel coronavirus

There is no specific treatment for Wuhan novel coronavirus. Treatment aims to relieve the symptoms.

Further information

GOV.UK has further information on Wuhan coronavirus and the situation in the UK, and advice on travel to China.



 
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