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PLEASE DO NOT VISIT THE GP SURGERY 


IF YOU HAVE ANY SYMPTOMS OF COUGH OR FEVER


Coronavirus (COVID-19) 


Please seek information and guidance by visiting NHS 111 online


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


Calling NHS 111 should only happen should you not be able to use the online advice 


https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19


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.


You will need to self-isolate if you have any of the following:



  • you have a new continuous cough – this means you’ve started coughing repeatedly

  • you have a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back

  • you've been in close contact with someone with a confirmed diagnosis of coronavirus


NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.


Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people. Call 111 if you need to speak to someone.


Further information and details of how to self-isolate are available on nhs.uk.


 

Skin Cancer Awareness

Most skin cancers are caused by sun damage that happens from exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun. The damage can happen from sun exposure over a long period of time or from a history of getting sunburnt, but people who have never experienced sunburn are still at risk. Exposure to UV light from sunbeds and sun lamps also damage skin and increase risk of skin cancer.

Sun safety tips

  • spend time in the shade between 11am and 3pm
  • make sure you never burn
  • cover up with suitable clothing and sunglasses
  • take extra care with children
  • use at least factor 30 sunscreen

Do not rely on sunscreen alone to protect yourself from the sun. Wear suitable clothing and spend time in the shade.

How to ease sunburn yourself

  • get out of the sun as soon as possible 
  • cool your skin with a cool shower, bath or damp towel (take care not to let a baby or a young child get too cold)
  •  apply aftersun cream or spray
  • drink plenty of water to cool down and prevent dehydration
  • take painkillers, such as paracetamol or ibuprofen for any pain
  • cover sunburnt skin from direct sunlight until it has fully healed.

Common symptoms of skin cancer

A sore area of skin that

  • doesn't heal within four weeks
  • looks unusual
  • hurts, is itchy, bleeds, crusts or scabs for more than 4 weeks

If you have any of the above symptoms please book an appointment to see your GP



 
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