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Easter Bank Holiday 2020: The Practice will be open on Friday 10th April and Monday 13th April. Saturday surgery will also be running on Saturday 11th April.

CORONAVIRUS - 03.04.20

Link to coronavirus guidance in different languages: https://www.doctorsoftheworld.org.uk/coronavirus-information/ 

Public Health have sent letters to high risk patients and if you fall into this group, you will receive a letter by Sunday 29th March. These are not issued from the surgery, therefore we cannot assist you with enquiries related to this.

Patient guidance on self isolation and social distancing for Covid 19 - please follow link:

Self Isolation and Social Distancing

Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.  You should only leave the house for 1 of 4 reasons:

  • shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible
  • one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household
  • any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
  • travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home

Important

These 4 reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.

Symptoms and what to do

Do not leave your home if you have either:

  • 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)

To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.

Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

X-Ray

doctor examining an x-rayAn X-ray is a widely used diagnostic test to examine the inside of the body. X-rays are a very effective way of detecting problems with bones, such as fractures. They can also often identify problems with soft tissue, such as pneumonia or breast cancer.

If you have a X-ray, you will be asked to lie on a table or stand against a surface so that the part of your body being X-rayed is between the X-ray tube and the photographic plate.

An X-ray is usually carried out by a radiographer, a healthcare professional who specialises in using imaging technology, such as X-rays and ultrasound scanners.

It is your responsibility to contact the surgery for results of your x-ray, scan or ultrasound. The surgery will contact you if the result requires further action. This may be by letter or a phone call, asking you to make an appointment or telephone consultation.

You can find out more about x-ray tests, how they are performed, their function and the risks by visiting the NHS Choices website.

 
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