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2nd Mar

Coronavirus (COVID-19): latest information and advice

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.

The risk to the general public is moderate. If you have arrived back to the UK from mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau within 14 days, follow the specific advice for returning travellers.

Call 111 now if you’ve been:

  • to Wuhan or Hubei Province in China in the last 14 days (even if you do not have symptoms)
  • to other parts of China, including Macau and Hong Kong, in the last 14days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if it’s mild)
  • to Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Republic of Korea or Malaysia in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if it’s mild)
  • in close contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus

Do not go to a GP surgery, community pharmacy or hospital. Call 111, stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people.

Further information is available on www.nhs.uk.#

Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact. A person can also be infected by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands.

The risk of being in close contact with a person with coronavirus or contaminated surfaces is very low at the current time, as members of the public who have visited Wuhan or Hubei province, China are currently in isolation.

Testing of suspected coronavirus cases is carried out in line with strict regulations. This means that suspected cases are kept in isolation, away from public areas of the hospital and returned home also in isolation. Any equipment that comes into contact with suspected cases are thoroughly cleaned as appropriate. Specific guidance has also been shared with NHS staff to help safeguard them and others. Patients can be reassured that their safety is a top priority, and are encouraged to attend all appointments as usual.

Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:

Do
Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.

Don't
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.

You can find the latest information and advice from Public Health England at Further information is available on www.nhs.uk.

19th Feb

DID YOU KNOW YOU CAN BOOK OR CANCEL YOUR DOCTORS APPOINTMENTS ONLINE

You can also order your repeat Prescriptions online 
Please contact The Surgery to register for this service 
You will be asked to provide photographic ID to confirm your identity

19th Feb

CARE QUALITY COMMISSION INSPECTION

Stuart Road Surgery was inspected by a CQC Team on Tuesday 10th May 2016 we have recently received our feedback and official report.
The good news is that we were awarded a rating of GOOD which is a wonderful achievement for all our hard working and caring staff. 
See the report under the Care Quality Commission on our Further Information link.

19th Feb

PLEASE SEE IN OUR TRAVEL VACCINATIONS SECTION UNDER CLINICS & SERVICES FOR CHANGES TO TRAVEL VACCINATIONS

  

19th Feb

CHANGES TO VACCINATIONS/TRAVEL VACCINATIONS

If your job places you at risk of Hepatitis B Infection, it is your employer's responsibility to arrange the vaccination for you, rather than your gp. contact your occupational health department. Please note stuart road charge a fee of £25 for this vaccination.

19th Feb

READ OUR LATEST NEWS LETTER ON THE LINK - LATEST NEWS ON THE RIGHT QUICK LINKS

We offer telephone triage from a GP between 8am - 4pm, if urgent medical advise is needed after 4pm you can still contact us on 01977 703437 patients will be offered a telephone triage appointment with a Clinician at the Out of Hours Urgent Care Service and if necessary booked in to see a Clinician at Pontefract Hospital