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ALL patients attending the Surgery for their pre-booked appointment will be asked to wear a face covering or mask in line with the latest advice. 

FACE COVERING - from 24.7.20

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 / shop).

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own#exemptions-to-wearing-a-face-covering-where-they-are-mandated

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.

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FACE COVERING - from 24.7.20

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 / shop).

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.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own

FACE COVERING - some links to how to make them yourself

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52609777 - a BBC link for 3 styles

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/how-to-wear-and-make-a-cloth-face-covering/how-to-wear-and-make-a-cloth-face-covering GOV.UK site

https://www.which.co.uk/reviews/face-masks/article/face-masks-where-to-buy-them-and-how-to-make-your-own - advice on buying, making and wearing. Also fair prices to expect to pay.

Registering a new Birth - new guidelines from 15.6.20 - click link below

https://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/community/registration/registerabirth/birth-registration/

Want to lose weight, give up smoking, move more, sleep better, eat more healthily ?  One You can help with one or more of these in a plan to suit you and your needs. Go online or phone 01323 404600 to make a start in finding a new you.

https://oneyoueastsussex.org.uk/  <CLICK ON THIS LINK

Cervical Screening possible scam - We have received reports that some women are being contacted by text message, claiming to be from the call and recall service to advise they are overdue for screening. The message asks them to call a mobile number and provide personal details.

 These messages are not from the NHS Cervical Screening Programme.

 The Action Fraud Line has been contacted.

 

Advice for Parents during Coronavirus

Royal College of Paediatric Health has put out this useful advice sheet for parents - click on this link useful resource from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Community Support for Coronavirus

Local volunteers are on hand to help people with food deliveries and prescription collection. If you are self-isolating and need support, get in touch with one of the groups below:

Battle Town Council 01424 772210 or 07309 732536

Helping Hands for Robertsbridge & Salehurst

Village Neighbours for Ewhurst, Staplecross & Cripps Corner

CrowhurstGroup@gmail.com

Crowhurst Support Group - 07395 932 355

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

The surgery is taking every precaution to ensure risks are minimal.  We ask patients to be vigilant and aware of guidelines on self-isolation if any chance of contamination -  with posters on the main door requesting anyone with symptoms of even a cold to not enter but go home and check the Gov.uk website for up to date advice & guidance 

We are phone triaging ALL requests for appointments or home visits where a GP will decide on appropriate course of action/s. 

It is imperative to maintain surgery services that anyone who thinks they might have, or have been in contact with, coronavirus DO NOT ATTEND the surgery. Self isolate using the www.gov.uk

 

New Firearm/Shotgun GP Medicals required. Follow link below for advice and guidance on applications or renewals.  This falls outside of normal GP NHS services and we have agreed a fee, for our registered patients, of £50.00 for this medical. The GP will have to access ALL your medical history to complete and sign off the form and see you for a 20 minute appointment.

 

https://www.sussex.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/fi/af/firearms-licensing/

 

Treating your infection - a really useful guide to self help, expected recovery times & when to seek help - click on this link - Treating Your Infection Leaflet

 

Named GPs at Martins Oak Surgery

You will have been informed at registration who your Named (or Registered) GP is with the surgery.  If you are unsure who your Named/Usual GP is then you can

find it on the right hand side of any repeat prescription

Use your Emis ACESS online to see your Named GP

ask at the surgery when you next attend or make contact

 

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