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Coronavirus Update

 As of 2pm on 27/02/2020 there were 7,692 patients tested and only 17 positive cases of Coronavirus confirmed in the UK

 If you have travelled from the following countries you are advised to stay indoors, avoid contact with other people and contact NHS 111 for advice

Even if you do not have any symptoms

 Hubei Province (China)

in the last 14 days

 or

 Iran

Northern Italy (lockdown areas)

Lombardy:Codogno, Castiglione d’Adda, Casalpusterlengo, Fombio, Maleo, Somaglia, Bertonico, Terranova dei Passerini, Castelgerundo and San Fiorana

South Korea (Special Care Zones)

Daegu or Cheongdo

 Since 19th February 2020

If you have travelled from the following countries in last 14 days and have symptoms of cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if mild) you are advised to stay indoors, avoid other people and call NHS 111 for further advice

 Mainland China/South Korea – not mentioned above

Hong Kong

Japan

Macau

Malaysia

Singapore

Taiwan

Thailand

 Or

Travelled from the following since 19th February 2020 and have symptoms of cough, temperature or shortness of  breath you are advised to stay indoors, avoid other people and call NHS 111 for further advice.

 Italy

(anywhere north of Pisa, Florence and Rimini)

Cambodia

Loas

Myanmar

Vietnam

 How to avoid spreading or catching:

There are things you can do to reduce the spread

Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve (not hands) when you sneeze

Discard tissues immediately

Wash you hands with soap and water often – use a hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available

Avoid close contact with people who are unwell

 Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

 If you think you have been infected with Coronavirus –

Self Isolate

Do not go to your GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital

Call NHS 111 for advice

 

What is self Isolation?

If you are asked to self isolate this is what you should do

Stay at home

Stay away from work, schools or public places

Do not use public transport or taxis

Ask friends or families to run errands for you

Avoid visitors coming to your house – it is ok for delivery of food or essential items.

You may be asked to do this for 14 days to reduce the spread of infection to other people

 What is the treatment for Coronavirus?

There is currently no treatment for this illness

Antibiotics do not help as they do not work against any virus

Any treatment that you are advised to take will be to treat the symptoms not fight the illness

Self Isolation for 14 days

 More information is available at:

 https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/advice-for-travellers/

 https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/common-questions/

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

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Enhanced Service for Repeat Prescriptions

In order to provide our patents with the best possible service we are pleased to announce an enhanced repeat prescription service.

You now have a wide range of choices to meet your individual needs, some options provide a 24/7 ordering service.

You can now use the following ways to order your medication.  Online through a secure link on the web via Patient Access this is available on all computers. You can also download the app on Android and iPhone.  The range of options within the system will be expanded over the coming months to provide you with wide range of addition information, which we believe will help you get the most from this service. Please follow the link to register now for this important service.

https://patient.emisaccess.co.uk/Register

In person by using the forms in the surgery or your pharmacy can order for you. Please contact them for further details.

By post using the paper re order slip you may receive with your medication when dispensed.

By fax on 01562 757200.

The telephone service will remain available only for all of our frail and housebound patients and for other patients if there is an urgent clinical need. The reasons for the changes in service are: To avoid mistakes, To avoid blocking phone lines and improve telephone access for those in need of emergency help, advice or making appointments, To make staff more available to you in surgery.

Please note : The Contraceptive pill and HRT are not available on repeat prescription. An appointment should be made with a practice nurse when these are required.

Local Pharmacies to your Surgery are:

Church Street Pharmacy – 01562 228362

Kidderminster Pharmacy – 01562 743773

Lloyds Pharmacy – 01562 754455

Boots Chemist – 01562 751200

Boots Chemists (Glades) – 01562 742888

Tesco Pharmacy – 01562 535247

Sainsbury’s Pharmacy – 01562 823807

 
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