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CORONAVIRUS - 23603.2020-  latest advice if you have a new persistent cough or raised temperature -

Stay at home and self -medicate if needed with paracetamol. Do not ring NHS111. If you wish to get more information then you can go on line to the NHS111 website - 111.nhs.uk/service/COVID-19/  which has a lot of useful information and links. You should isolate at home for 7 days . If your symptoms worsen and you feel your breathing is deteriorating or if at the end of 7 days your symptoms have not abated then and only then should you contact NHS111. Initial contact should be online, where there are links to appropriate services. If you do not have access to the internet or do not find the information you need then use the NHS 111 phone line or ring your GP Surgery.  For severe deterioration RING 999

DO NOT COME TO THE SURGERY UNLESS YOU HAVE A PRE-BOOKED APPOINTMENT.  You must ring 01424 772060 to book and you will be asked the reason for your appointment and you will be triaged by a GP who will call you back and assess if you need a face to face appointment or visit  - if we suspect coronavirus you will be asked to go to 111.nhs.uk/service/COVID-19/   or ring 111 for advice. 

The symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a cough
  • a high temperature
  • shortness of breath

The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu and it does not necessarily mean you have the illness.
NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
For the latest information about the Coronavirus please visit: www.gov.uk/coronavirus

 

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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

Births, Death and Marriages – new out-station in Bexhill

 Hastings Register Office is going to have a registration out station at Bexhill Library on a Tuesday and Thursday, for the registration of Births, Death and Marriages.  Booking for these appointments can be made on-line at the East Sussex County Council website –eastsussex.gov.uk/registration or by telephoning the Hastings Office on 0345 60 80 198.

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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