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Coronavirus - Covid-19

The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to protect patients, our community and NHS staff while ensuring as many services as possible are available to the public. 

 

If you have symptoms associated with coronavirus including a new continuous cough and a high temperature, you are advised to stay at home for 7 days.

Please do not book a GP appointment or attend your GP practice.

 

If you live with other people, they should stay at home for at least 14 days, to avoid spreading the infection outside the home. After 14 days, anyone you live with who does not have symptoms can return to their normal routine.

But, if anyone in your home gets symptoms, they should stay at home for 7 days from the day their symptoms start. Even if it means they're at home for longer than 14 days. The most up-to-date public guidance is always online at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus

If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has an 111 online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do.

Only call 111 direct if you are advised to do so by the online service or you cannot go online.

 Important information 26.03.20
Important information 20.03.20 
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Important information 19.03.20   GP Telephone triage appointments will be bookable online from the 20.03.20. PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THE SURGERY. If you need to be seen you will be booked in by the clinician.  

 

For sick notes please refer to enclosed document sick certificate guide.pdf 
Managing Anxiety around Covid-19 19.03.20 Please click here to read the full article by Dr Megan Hofmann.  Additional information, please visit:
Important information 17.03.20 - Prescriptions - we are processing prescriptions as usual.  If you haven't got Emis Patient Access account, you can e-mail your request at prescriptions.whmc@nhs.net.  For futher information please click here.
Important information 13.03.20 Following the NHS England guidelines, we had to suspend all online appointment bookings and any routine appointments already booked for the next few weeks will now occuring via telephone. 
Important information (12.03.20) - To protect patients and other members of the public we have introduce a number of changes at the practice including the way appointments are booked and how they accutally occur. Please click here for the letter  to all patients registered at West Hampstead Medical Centre with important information regarding changes to the appointment system. 
For the latest Covid-19 advise please visit www.nhs.uk. If you think you may have Covid-19, have travelled to an affected area - please DO NOT GO to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Use the NHS 111 online service at https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 to find out what to do next.
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.

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