If you have either:
-a high temperature or fever
-a new continuous cough
then you might have coronavirus. Please DO NOT COME INTO THE PRACTICE. Stay at home and use the coronavirus symptom checker https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 or call 111.
If you are very unwell and think you have the coronavirus then please also DO NOT COME INTO THE PRACTICE. We cannot provide testing or treatment for coronavirus. Please call 111 and a dedicated team of healthcare staff will be able to attend to you if required.
CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) Advice from Cavendish Health Centre
As concerns about COVID-19 grow, we ask all patients to be aware of the following in order to protect themselves and others more vulnerable from infection. If you think you have symptoms, or may have been exposed to the virus whilst travelling, DO NOT come to the GP practice, and DO NOT VISIT a pharmacy or hospital.
INSTEAD VISIT https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 or CALL 111 for advice.
If a patient comes to the practice with suspected COVID-19 infection we will need to close areas of the practice for deep cleaning and isolate doctors/nurses/receptionists who have come into contact – THIS MAY RESULT IN CLOSURE OF THE PRACTICE.
As per NHS England guidance, we need to reduce the number of patients visiting the practice so that we:
- Protect our staff so that we can continue to provide a service for patients who need care from us
- Prevent the spread of the virus
- Look after all of our patients but especially our most vulnerable
All GP appointments are now telephone or Skype – DO NOT COME IN TO THE PRACTICE UNLESS YOU ARE ASKED BY THE DOCTOR
If you need to see one of the Nursing team, you need to first complete the 111 Coronavirus symptom checker https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 – only if you are given the all clear then book an appointment
DO NOT COME IN TO THE PRACTICE to book appointments, pick up prescriptions or letters etc. Use the online system to send us a message or if you do not have access then phone us on 0207 487 5244. Electronic prescribing is available so prescriptions can go directly to the pharmacy of your choice.
Finally the most effective protection against infection is effect hygiene, including hand washing. You can find more on how to protect yourself here: https://tinyurl.com/vccz7ux
Following this guidance will help to keep you healthy and will help the NHS to continue to provide effective health services to those in greatest need during the coming weeks.
THANK YOU AND KEEP WELL!