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It would be great if patients coming to our sites could wear a face covering.

Face coverings are not only to be worn in your appointment, but at all times in the practice for the protection of other patients and all staff.

Please put yours on BEFORE entering the building 😷

If you are unable to wear a face covering for any reason, please inform Reception.

For more information please click here

Please only attend our site if you have been asked to by a doctor.

Since the 23rd of March The New Milton Health Centre has been used as the 'hot site' for the Coastal Medical Partnership. Please ONLY attend this site if you have been asked to by a doctor. Unwell people with Covid-19 Symptoms are being seen here following talking to our doctors. If you need help please call us first on 01425 621188. Our Doctors and nurses are still consulting patients in the other sites across the Coastal Medical Partnership. 

Stay alert to Corona Virus symptoms. Stay at home and get tested if you have any symptoms (even if mild).

You can ask for a test online 

You need to get the test done in the first 5 days of having symptoms. Do not wait. Ask for the test as soon as you have symptom

⚠️Loss of smell or taste has now been added to the official ‘COVID-19’ case definition⚠️.

Everyone should self-isolate if they develop a new continuous cough or fever or loss in taste or smell. The individual’s household should also self-isolate for 14 days as per the current guidelines and the individual should stay at home for 7 days, or longer if they still have symptoms.

Face Coverings use at our sites

We are working hard to make sure that our sites are safe for you to attend if you need to.

You can be sure that during any appointments, our clinical staff will wear PPE (a face mask, apron, gloves and often a visor) to keep you safe and to ensure that we can stay healthy and able to look after you.

It would be great if patients coming to our sites for any reason could wear a face covering. This isn’t compulsory, but we know that wearing a face covering can help protect those around us.

Lots of us have learned how to make these masks recently, there are lots of easy instructions and tutorials on the internet, and we will share some photos of our creations.

These links contain advice on how to make a washable, reusable face covering for yourself, some are really simple and easy and don’t need any sewing at all. Others are a little more complicated and perfect for those crafty people amongst us. They can be made from old shirts, pillowcases, old t-shirts- all sorts of things you may have at home.

So please, have a go! Make something simple, or a little more complicated, make it suit your personality, and if you are able, maybe make one for a friend or relative so we can all help to protect each other.

https://www.bigcommunitysew.co.uk/#howto

https://www.gov.uk/…/how-to-wear-and-make-a-cloth-face-cove…

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‘Have you been diagnosed with pre-diabetes?
Would you like support to reverse this condition and improve your health?
Our Health Coach Olly is now taking bookings for his second group program, helping patients explore the benefits of low carb living - this time it's all online!’

⚠️ Coronavirus: Advice for the NHS in England⚠️

If you have a new continuous cough or a high temperature it is vital you DO NOT attend the surgery and self-isolate for 7 days.

For information on Coronavirus visit https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19

The NHS is well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases and has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal

‼️APPOINTMENT CHANGES‼️

Following NHS guidance, and to help protect our staff and patients, we are making the following changes to how we provide appointments.
From tomorrow:

🔸All routine GP appointments will be done via telephone in the first instance. Once the GP has spoken to you on the phone, they can arrange to see you if necessary

🔸All Diabetic, Asthma and COPD annual reviews will be done via telephone with the specialist Nurse

If you have a prebooked appointment please DO NOT COME TO THE SURGERY, you will be called as close to your appointment time as possible 📞
Patients will be contacted and informed.

🔸All other appointments will continue as normal and patients will be contacted to screen for coronavirus symptoms prior to attendance. 💉Blood tests, injections, wounds and smears are still going ahead as planned (we will update you if this changes).

⛔️ PLEASE do not come to the surgery if you or a member of your household have experienced a new continuous cough and/or a high temperature ⛔️

Need an 'Isolation Note' for work?

If you are 🏠self-isolating due to yourself or a family member having corona virus symptoms you can now obtain an isolation note from NHS 111 for your employers. You no longer need to contact your doctor for a Med3.

To get a self-isolation note please visit https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/ and answer the questions.

This is only for unwell patients or those isolating as they have a unwell family member. This is not for patients who are staying at home/ social distancing as a precaution.

ONLINE BOOKING UNAVAILABLE

To help stop the spread of COVID-19 we have made the decision to temporarily suspend the booking of appointments online to allow us to obtain a travel history / symptoms before patients attend the practice. We hope you will understand and support us in this decision.

We would encourage patients to make use of our eConsult service, which will be triaged by a GP and you will be contacted to arrange an appointment if required.

Please be aware of the added workload this puts on our Reception Team, and be patient if it takes longer than usual to get through on the telephone. We are doing our best to prevent potential exposure and protect our patients and staff

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