COVID-19

1) GP Access – COVID-19

For patient safety due to the on-going coronavirus outbreak; if you have a symptoms please follow the advice via the link:

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

If your symptoms worsen call 111 or go online 111.nhs.uk.  Please avoid coming to the surgery.

Patient Access to Dysart until further notice

  • eConsult via our website www.dysartsurgery.co.uk – eConsults will be sent to the GP and dealt with by the end of the  next working day
  • telephone (only for those who cannot access online)
  • email broccg.dysartreception@nhs.net  – email prescriptions & general enquiries.  We require you to nominate a pharmacy; if you do not do this we will nominate a pharmacy for you
  • Post prescriptions through the letter box – We require you to nominate a pharmacy; if you do not do this we will nominate a pharmacy for you

The doctor may decide to hold a consultation with you via; eConsult, telephone, email, SMS or video.

2) Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)

The NHS in Bromley and Public Health England (PHE) are 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 some services remain available to the public.

The latest information on symptoms of coronavirus infection and areas where recent travel may have resulted in a high risk of exposure can be found on nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

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. Call 111 if you need to speak to someone.

Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact. A person can also catch the virus by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands.

Testing of suspected coronavirus cases is carried out in line with strict guidelines. This means that suspected cases are kept in isolation, away from public areas of GP surgeries, pharmacies and hospitals and returned home also in isolation. Any equipment that comes into contact with suspected cases are thoroughly cleaned as appropriate. Specific guidance has also been shared with NHS staff to help safeguard them and others. Patients can be reassured that their safety is a top priority, and are encouraged to attend all appointments as usual.

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.
  • Click on the link below for testing and tracing.

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

  • We have complied with the workplace and workforce risk assessments.

Covid-19 Workplace Risk Assessment July 2020

If you are asked to come to the surgery to have a face to face consultation with a clinician, please use a face covering when visiting the surgery and abide by social distancing rules.

For patient safety due to the on-going coronavirus outbreak; if you have a symptoms please find information via the link:

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

If your symptoms worsen call 111 or go online 111.nhs.uk.

Online booking

Please do not book a GP appointment or attend your GP Practice if:

  • you think you might have coronavirus
  • in the last 14 days you’ve been to a country or area with a high risk of coronavirus – see our coronavirus advice for travellers
  • you’ve been in close contact with someone with coronavirus

For the latest Covid-19 advice please visit www.nhs.uk