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Coronavirus

Have you been to a affected place in the last 14 days

or

had contact with somebody with Coroavirus

AND

do you have any of these symptoms?

COUGH / FEVER / SHORTNESS OF BREATH

If yes, to protect yourself and others please go home and call NHS 111 for expert advice.

DO NOT ENTER PILGRIMS WAY SURGERY

Find out more at nhs.uk/coronavirus


Face masks / Facial coverings

Face masks / Facial coverings are now Mandatory in most public areas. We understand some patients will be anxious about wearing a mask especially if you have breathing difficulties.

Practices are reporting increases in requests from patients for letters of exemption to wearing face masks in various public settings.

In England, you must by law wear a face covering on public transport and in shops and supermarkets as of 24 July 2020.

The Government guidance suggests there is no requirement for evidence for exemption. It should be sufficient for someone to declare that they are eligible for an exemption direct with the person questioning them (eg bus driver).

Practices are therefore not required to provide letters of support for those who fall under the list of exemptions, or to those who do not fall under the list of exemptions.

Some transport providers are providing evidence of exemptions themselves, see for example this information from First Bus and Arriva.


Repeat prescription requests will be processed by the NHS Prescription Ordering Direct Service and the practice will no longer take requests for repeat prescriptions from your pharmacy. You will need to phone the POD service on 0300 131 1100 to order your medicines instead of phoning or visiting your pharmacy to make an order. The POD will arrange for your prescription to be sent electronically to a pharmacy of your choice and dispensed as normal. This is a pilot service being run by DGS & Swale CCG’s for 12 months, alongside other GP Practices. This will help to deliver improved care to patients and reduce medicines waste. The CCG, on behalf of the practice, will process your personal data (with your consent) in order to review and manage your repeat prescription.”

 We are now offering  telephone consultations only from 8am-12am daily to speak to a GP/Nurse/Paramedic Practitioner



*IMPORTANT* NHS Health Screening Check - Find out more by clicking on our "NHS SCREENING SERVICES" tab on the right hand side menu for details on Cervical, Bowel & Breast screening services. 

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The practice will be closed for the following dates in 2019 for Training and cover will be provided by phoning NHS 111 from 1pm. 

 

March 2020

11th March 1300-1830 PLT (protected learning times)

April 2020

23rd April 1300-1830 PLT (protected learning times)

May 2020

20thMay 1300-1830 PLT (protected learning time)

June 2020

23rd June 1300-1830 PLT (protected learning time)

July 2020

22nd July 1300-1830 - IN HOUSE TRAINING

August 2020

TBC

September 2020

29th September 1300-1830 PLT (protected learning time)

October 2020

22nd October 1300-1830 PLT (protected learning time)

November 2020

19th November 1300-1830 PLT (protected learning time)

December 2020

9th December 1300-1830 PLT ( protected learning time)

OUR NEXT PPG MEETING IS ON 27th April 2020 AT PILGRIMS WAY SURGERY AT 6.30pm SO ALL PATIENTS ARE WELCOME


 

COVID INFO

Vaccinations

The Government and Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation have developed a schedule for vaccinating patients based on several factors. Whichever group you’re covered by, we’ll be in contact as soon as we can to offer you a vaccination. Please don’t contact the practice to arrange your appointment until we’ve informed you that we can provide you with a vaccination.

We are in the process of contacting patients to book appointments for COVID-19 vaccination. If you have symptoms of coronavirus, such as a high temperature, cough and loss of taste or smell, please don’t attend your appointment. Please contact the practice to rebook.

If you’re unable to attend your appointment for vaccination against COVID-19, please contact the practice to cancel your appointment as soon as possible. This will enable us to offer vaccination to someone else, and ensures that the vaccine isn’t wasted.

Groups:

1 Residents in a care home for older adults and their carers

2 All those 80 years of age and over and health and social care workers

3 All those 75 years of age and over

4 All those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals

5 All those 65 years of age and over

6 Individuals aged 16 to 64 years with underlying health conditions

7 All those 60 years of age and over

8 All those 55 years of age and over

9 All those 50 years of age and over

 Symptoms 

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
  • No one in your household should leave home if any one person has symptoms
  • Find out how to get a test and how long to isolate at nhs.uk/coronavirus

  • Facts for Children

Childrens Fact Sheet

Supporting your recovery after COVID-19

As you find yourself recovering from COVID-19 you may still be coming to terms with the impact the virus has had on both your body and mind.

These changes should get better over time, some may take longer than others, but there are things you can do to help. 

Your COVID Recovery helps you to understand what has happened and what you might expect as part of your recovery.

For further information on your covid recovery visit this NHS website:

https://www.yourcovidrecovery.nhs.uk/ 



 
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