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PURTON SURGERY ADVICE - CORONAVIRUS

We are getting quite a few queries from patients asking for Drs letters regarding self isolation for their employers. 

Please see below the latest guidance on this

Please find below a link to the Government guidance. This guidance covers the whole of the UK population and not just those who have been sent a letter by the government.
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people/guidance-on-social-distancing-for-everyone-in-the-uk-and-protecting-older-people-and-vulnerable-adults

 
The primary purpose of the letter sent by the government is to identify the 2% of the UK population who are at critical risk of infection. The remaining 98% are still at risk and need to manage this risk alongside their employer.
 
You can decide if you need to self-isolate and discuss with your employer. In the first instance your employer should offer you remote working. If this is not possible then you will need to consider whether you fall into the furloughed employee category - https://www.gov.uk/guidance/check-if-you-could-be-covered-by-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme

 
Beacause you are well enough to work, however unable to attend work because of the risk of contracting Coronavirus, GPs are unable to offer a fit note to cover this period. You will need to work with your employer to resolve this situation.

We would like to inform patients that we remain open as usual. Due to the recent coronavirus outbreak we are now changing how appointments are booked.

Online booking has been temporarily suspended and we will be starting a same day telephone triage service with each doctor and nurse practitioner.

By doing this we aim to reduce patient - patient exposure. The government guidelines are changing daily and if you are concerned you may have coronavirus please visit https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 for an online self-assessment and information.

If you have an upcoming appointment at the Surgery, we are advising anyone with a new continuous cough or temperature to self isolate for 7 days (this includes children)                                           DO NOT COME INTO SURGERY. Please call the surgery to cancel your appointment.

Thank you for your support.

Attached Services

Health Visitor

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Our Health Visitor provides a service to promote physical and mental health to families with young children by providing advice, information and support.  You can contact the Health Visitors on 0300 247 0090

Community nurses (District nurses)

The community nurses provide nursing care for people who are housebound.  You would need to speak to a Doctor if you need to be passed on to the District Nurses.

Community Midwife - Stephanie Mackie

Stephanie will contact you soon after your first ante-natal visit at the surgery. Her ante-natal clinic is at Purton on Thursday afternoons and Cricklade on Wednesday mornings. She can be contacted at the Community Midwifery Department at The Great Western Hospital on 01793 604020.

Counsellors

Counsellors are available to see clients at Purton Surgery after referral by a GP. If you need to cancel an appointment, please give plenty of notice so that another patient may be seen

Tel: (01793) 770207

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is available at Purton Surgery. You will need to see a doctor to be referred if you need to see the Physiotherapist.

Receptionist

Our Receptionists are here to help you.  Please give them as much information as possible, anything you say will be treated in absolute confidence.

 
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