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Supplying face mask exemption letters to patients

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

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.

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

 

From 30/03/2020  Charlton Road Surgery will be closed temporarily  until further notice.

THE SURGERY DOORS WILL REMAIN CLOSED

Dear All,

In view of Covid- 19 (Coronavirus ) we are taking urgent measures to protect patients and staff. Limiting face to face encounters. As such, from 16/03/2020:

-Total telephone triage

- No Walk-ins(GP doors will be closed )

-Face to face appointments by invite only

If FEVER AND /OR NEW CONTINOUS COUGH( EVEN IF MILD)

SELF-ISOLATE FOR 7 DAYS

(no need to contact 111 or GP surgery)

call 111 - if symptoms worsening or not improved after 7 days

call 999 in emergency

 

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COVID-19 - Reminders


The main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are:
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
If you have any of these symptoms, get a test to check if you have coronavirus and stay at home until you get your result.

Face Coverings 

Please note that face covering is mandatory and MUST be worn when coming to the surgery

Find guidance on how to wear and make a face-covering on GOV.UK


Mask Exemption Cards for Learning Disabilities


 Vaccinations

Flu Vaccinations

Flu vaccination has started. Our elderly patients or those patients with long standing health issues are encouraged to book an appointment with the nurse.  

Please note patients with an egg allergy should not have the vaccination.

 Shingles Vaccine

This is available to patients aged 70, 78 & 79 years old only.  If you need further information about shingles and the vaccine please go to:

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/public-health-england/series/shingles-vaccination-programme

Whooping Cough Vaccine

This vaccine is available for pregnant women at both surgeries.  It is advised that any woman who is 28-38 weeks pregnant be vaccinated as this will protect new born babies. 

If you need further information about this vaccine please go to: 

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/Pages/whooping-cough-vaccination-pregnant.aspx

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