Covid 19 vaccination links:
Age specific cohorts
- Age cut off applied
Clincally Extremely Vulnerable
- Must take Invitation to Book or Sheilding letter to appointment or will be turned away
- Disclaimer on booking to confirm they are a frontline Health or Social Care worker
- Must show ID on arrival if requested. This could be staff badge, payslip, contract of employment or eligibility letter (provided by Programme)
Please do not attend if you have any of the symptoms of Covid-19 listed below:
- New/ Persistant Cough
- High Temperature of more than 37.5
- Loss or change to sense or smell
Covid 19 patient survey
Can you spare 15 minutes to complete a questionnaire to help increase our understanding of how coronavirus and the lockdown is affecting your mental health and wellbeing? Take the survey here: bit.ly/2SnQvg1 @hantsconnect @HHFTnhs @NHSSotonCityCCG @NHSSEHantsCCG
What impact is coronavirus having on your mental health and wellbeing? Can you spare 15 min to complete a questionnaire to help increase our understanding of how #Coronavirus and the #lockdown is affecting people? bit.ly/2SnQvg1 @italkHants @BBCRadioSolent @SolentMind
How is coronavirus impacting you? What is helping or perhaps harming your mental health and wellbeing? Can you spare 15 minutes to complete a questionnaire to help increase our understanding of how coronavirus and the lockdown is affecting people? bit.ly/2SnQvg1
Please see via the link below the governments latest advice for Isolating at Home Safety.
WEARING FACE COVERS TO ATTEND FACE TO FACE APPOINTMENTS
Sherwood Medical Partnership would like to advise all patients that you are required to wear a face covering when attending the practice. This decision has been taken to provide additional protection for both patients and staff. Thank you for your co-operation at this difficult time. For further information on face coverings and how to wear these correctly please follow the link below
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/staying-safe-outside-your-home/staying-safe-outside-your-home#face-coverings section 10, or https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/how-to-wear-and-make-a-cloth-face-covering/how-to-wear-and-make-a-cloth-face-covering
Face mask exemption requests
If you require an exemption card for wearing a face mask please visit the website below to print one directy from here
FAQs: GP Practices During Covid-19
To help you to prepare should you need to attend a face to face appointment at the surgery or if you need to book a telephone or video consultation please follow the link below. This also provides further advice on face coverings and other FAQ's in relation to GP practices during Covid-19
Advice for Parents During Covid-19
For information on how to request a test for coronavirus please visit the following website:
Covid-19 Practice Update
During the Covid-19 Pandemic Sherwood Medical Partnership have implemented a number of changes in order to adapt to the situation.
If you require an appointment with a GP we request that you please contact the surgery via telephone on 01623 626132 as patients are encouraged for their own safety and the safety of others to only come to the surgery when requested by a GP or when deemed absolutely necessary.
In the first instance patients will be offered a telephone appointment with a GP. The GP will then contact the patient to triage over the telephone and if deemed necessary will invite them to the surgery where they will be asked to wait in their car ahead of their appointment. By reducing the number of patients needing to attend site to essential visits only, the risk to all patients is reduced and to practice staff too.
For those patients who have access to a smartphone or tablet the practice is using video consultations to assess patients and their symptoms. The software used for this allows for a confidential assessment between clinician and patient from the safety of the patients home without physical contact with a clinician.
The practice understands that patients will continue to become unwell with non-Covid related illnesses during this time. These patients and patients with on-going health conditions do still have access to a health professional via telephone and video calls. Please contact the surgery to make an appointment if you feel that you need to speak with a clinician.
We would also encourage patients to download the NHS App which provides a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet. This app can be used to book and cancel appointments, order repeat prescriptions and also allows you to check your symptoms remotely.
These are unprecedented times and the practice is working hard to ensure the delivery of a service that meets the individual patient needs whilst also protecting the safety of both staff and patients.
The practice is currently running with reduced staff numbers on site but supported by multiple staff members working remotely to not only minimise the footfall within the practice but to also protect themselves, their families and risk to the patients that must attend the surgery to see a clinician.
Enabling staff to work remotely has presented challenges that we continue to work through as we alter the way that we work in general practice. The phone lines have undergone a change which allows for staff to answer calls to the surgery remotely. We have been working closely with our phone providers to ensure minimal disruption but do appreciate that at times it has not always been possible to avoid issues. We continue to work through any issues raised and would invite patients to continue communicating with the practice during this time.
We thank you for your co-operation and for working with the practice during what is for all of us a difficult and unpredictable time. Stay safe.
Find useful advice on how to manage your
health and wellbeing on your smartphone,
tablet or computer go to nhs.uk/health-athome
**Please do not attend surgery unless asked to do so. You will be screened at the entrance. It is possible you may be turned away. Due to the patient screening there may be long delays.**
Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:
• 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.
• 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 nhs.uk.
If you feel you or a family member may be at risk of COVID-19 then please see the blink below with all the latest up to date information and guidance.
** COVID -19 USEFUL INFORMATION **
- Having difficulty dealing with stress during this difficult time? Please remember you are not alone, the link below is from World Health Organization [WHO] and gives advice and guidance on how to cope during this difficult time.
- How to help children cope with stress and anxiety during the COVID-19 outbreak. Please see the link below which is from World Health Organization [WHO] and gives advice and guidance on how to help children cope during this difficult time.
Support for parents during Covid 19 -
The Germ Defence website gives scientifically proven practical advice on how you can reduce the spread of coronavirus in the home. Please follow the link to view the website: www.germdefence.org/index.html?src=C84059