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Thank you

Our Practice team would like to say a huge thank you to the following groups who have provided us with free face shields to keep both our staff and patients safe during the COVID crisis.

Dick George Creatives Ltd

Christ's Hospital School

WUHAN NOVEL CORONAVIRUS IMPORTANT INFORMATIO

For more information please click https://new.brighton-hove.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19#

Council Hub Support

BANK HOLIDAY PLANNING - REPEAT MEDICATION

A full list of pharmacies open in each county can be found on the NHS England South Pharmacy page https://www.england.nhs.uk/south-east/our-work/pharmacy-opening-hours/

FOLLOWING ADVICE FROM OUR CCG, WE ARE CANCELLING ALL PRE-BOOKED APPOINTMENTS WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT. We will only be carrying out essential activity. Your understanding during this time is much appreciated. 

ANYONE WITH COUGH OR FEVER >37.8 AND THEIR FAMILY NEEDS TO SELF ISOLATE AT HOME AS PER THE NHS GUIDANCE. 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-people-with-confirmed-or-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

Do NOT go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

You do not need to contact 111/us to advise you're staying at home.

Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

  • you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • your condition gets worse
  • your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

NHS England have advised us to move to a total triage service. This means you will not be able to book face to face appointments. A doctor will speak to you and if they feel you need to be seen, you will be given an appointment. Please ring in to book a telephone appointment.

How can you help?

  • Please do not come into the surgery - telephone first
  • Self-manage minor ailments at home.  Click here for advice or look at the When Should I Worry? leaflet
  • Self-certify for the first 7 days off work. Click here for a self-isolation note
  • Request prescriptions online or via SystmOne or NHS
  • If you are expecting a telephone call, please keep your phone near you and answer itThe call will be from a withheld number
  • If you are told to come to the surgery, please come on your own/with one other person if you are unable to come alone. Leave all children etc at home.
  • DO NOT ASK FOR TESTING. This is not available via a GP surgery.

Useful Links for Reliable Information regarding Coronavirus

Extended Hours Service

The service is available for GP and Nurse appointments at evenings and weekends - see appointment section.

Safeguarding

SAFEGUARDING OUR PATIENTS

This surgery is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people and vulnerable adults who attend our surgery, either as patients or when accompanying patients. We expect all of our staff to share this commitment.

If a member of staff has a concern regarding a child or young person or vulnerable adult they have a duty to act upon that concern. This may mean sharing their concern with another professional and following guidance required in the “Sussex Child Protection and Safeguarding Children Procedures” and the Sussex Multi-Agency Policy and Procedures for Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults”.

A message to children and young people

If you have anything that worries or bothers you, whatever it is or however big or small it feels; if you wish to talk about it to either a doctor or nurse we are here to listen.

OR you could ring Child line on: 0800 1111

A message to parents and carers

If you have concerns regarding a child or young person or a vulnerable adult’s safety or you are concerned about your own ability to care for your child or children or other please discuss this with your GP.

ORyou could telephone the NSPCC:0808 800 500
ORfor support as a parent telephone:0808 800 2222
Age UK:0800 169 6565
Action on Elder Abuse:0808 808 8141
Carers UK:0808 808 7777


 
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