The risk to the general public is moderate. If you have arrived back in the UK from mainland China Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau or transited through any of these countries within 14 days, follow the specific advice for returning travellers.
Anyone who has travelled to China or places listed above or transited through any of these countries in the last 14 days and develops symptoms of cough or fever or shortness of breath, should immediately:
- Stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as you would with the flu
- Call NHS 111 to inform them of your recent travel to the country
Information for the public is available at gov.uk/coronavirus
Like with the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via a cough and sneezes or hand contact. A person can also be infected by toughing contaminated services if they do not wash their hands.
The risk of being in close contact with a person with coronavirus or contaminated services is very low at the current time, as members of the public who have visited Wuhan, Hubei province, China are currently in isolation.
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
NHS App now available to use for Online Services
The new NHS App for smartphones and tablets is now available for use in our area. For more information about the NHS App and patient Online Services, please click here.
Self help information for common ailments
View some self help information from the NHS for a list of common ailments which can be safely self managed. Click here.
Remember to book your cervical screening appointment!
Around 2,600 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in England each year and around 690 women die from the disease. It is estimated that if everyone attended screening regularly, 83% of cervical cancer cases could be prevented; however, attendance is at a 20-year low, with one in four women in the UK not attending their cervical screening. If you receive an invitation letter or if you have missed previous invites, please contact us to book your cervical screening appointment with one of our nurses.
What is cervical screening? - further information
Did you know we are a parkrun practice?
In August 2018 we became a 'parkrun practice' - click here to find out more about this.
Opening Hours - find out when we are open and how to see a GP
Find out when our practice is open, what the consulting times are and what to do if you need help when the practice is closed. Find out more
Repeat Prescriptions - order your medication online
Do you need to re-order your medication? Visit our prescriptions page for more information. Next time in the surgery, why not register for patient Online Services to order your prescriptions and book selected appointments online? Find out more
Like To Register? We welcome new patients to our practice area
New to the area and would like to join our practice? We would be happy to help you. Fill in our registration forms and come see us. Find out more