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CORONAVIRUS ADVICE

To ensure you see the most up-to-date information, please visit www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19 

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I THINK I HAVE THE CORONAVIRUS?

Do NOT attend your GP practice, hospital or pharmacy. Self-isolate at home immediately and remain isolated for 7 days only if you have any of the below symptoms:

  • A high temperature
  • A new continuous cough

If you have these symptoms, however mild, stay at home and do not leave the house for 7 days from when your symptoms started. You do not need to contact NHS 111 to tell them that you're staying at home. Please find official NHS guidance on self-isolation and staying at home HERE.

USE THE NHS 111 ONLINE CORONAVIRUS SERVICE IF:

  • You feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • Your condition gets worse
  • Your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

ONLY CALL 111 IF YOU CANNOT GET HELP ONLINE.

Please expect a significant delay in answering times as a result of the volume of calls currently being received.

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT CORONAVIRUS TESTING IS NOT NEEDED FOR MOST PEOPLE AND IS NOT AVAILABLE VIA THE PRACTICE.


How to avoid catching or spreading coronavirus

Do:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water often - do this for at least 20 seconds
  • Always wash your hands when you get home or into work
  • Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissues or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • Put used tissues in the bin straight away and wash your hands afterwards
  • Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell

Don't:

  • Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

 

nhsLocal Care Records are a new development allowing Primary Care and Local Hospital Trusts to share your patient information online.

Lambeth Walk Group Practice has opted into joining this service went live in March 2016.

We hope to be able to improve communication and information sharing about your care between Lambeth Walk Group Practice; St Thomas’ & Guys Foundation Trust; Kings Foundation Trust & South London and Maudsley Foundation Trust.

We will verbally seek your consent every time we access your Secondary Care Records.

You can find more information here.

http://slicare.org/localcarerecord

If you wish to opt out please complete the form below and send it to  Lambeth Walk Group Practice via email or post and we will record your wishes:

http://www.lambethwalkgp.co.uk/content/Local_Care_Record_Patient_OPT-OUT_form_FINAL_(18.01.16)_original.pdf

Please note that this is not the same opt out as a Summary Care Record. We will be contacting those who have opted out of the SCR to seek their consent.

 

 
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