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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.


 

Summary Care Record

There is a new Central NHS Computer System called the Summary Care Record (SCR). It is an electronic record which contains information about the medicines you take, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had.

 

Why do I need a Summary Care Record?

Storing information in one place makes it easier for healthcare staff to treat you in an emergency, or when your GP practice is closed.

This information could make a difference to how a doctor decides to care for you, for example which medicines they choose to prescribe for you.

Who can see it?

Only healthcare staff involved in your care can see your Summary Care Record. 

 

How do I know if I have one?

Over half of the population of England now have a Summary Care Record. You can find out whether Summary Care Records have come to your area by looking at our interactive map or by asking your GP

Do I have to have one?

No, it is not compulsory. If you choose to opt out of the scheme, then you will need to complete a form and bring it along to the surgery. You can use the form at the foot of this page.

More Information

For further information visit the NHS Care records website

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