Coronavirus

COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases are rising in this area and you and your community are at risk! We need to work together to avoid a local lockdown.

We all need to follow these measures:

  • Minimise social contact where you can
  • If you have to go out, keep at least 2 metres from others
  • Use a face covering in all shops and if you are less than 2 metres from others
  • Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly for 20 seconds each time

COVID-19 symptoms include:

  • A high temperature
  • A new, continuous cough
  • A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

If you have COVID-19 symptoms:

  • Do not go to work - work from home or report sick
  • Stay at home, self-isolate and get a test - even if your symptoms are only mild
  • If you are contacted by the NHS test and trace service and asked to selfisolate, stay at home for 14 days

To get a test, either:

  • Book online at nhs.uk/coronavirus
  • Call 119
  • Home testing kits can also be ordered, subject to availability

For more of the latest local advice visit www.northamptonshire.gov.uk

Leaflets:

Northampton COVID Leaflet ENGLISH (.PDF 120KB)

Northampton COVID Leaflet ARABIC (.PDF, 431KB)

Northampton COVID Leaflet HINDI (.PDF, 241KB)

Northampton COVID Leaflet POLISH (.PDF, 150KB)

Northampton COVID Leaflet ROMANIAN (.PDF 127KB)


As of week commencing 18.05.2020 we are changing how we see patients to start to see more patients as the lockdown is slowly phased out.  To do this, however, we need your support.

1.       All patients are still required to stay home if you have covid symptoms and NOT attend the surgery

2.       You are still required to ring before you attend and only attend if you really need to for reasons such as having a booked appointment

3.       You are still asked to use online services for ordering medication and nominate a pharmacy

4.       Please attend alone where possible or with 1 other family member, Carer or interpreter to minimise the footfall in the surgery

5.       Wear a face covering over your nose and mouth

6.       If you cannot adhere to the above you may be refused entry or asked to wait outside until your appointment time arrives

7.       You must wash your hands when entering and leaving the surgery for your own as well as our safety

 


Guidance note for patients requesting exemption letters

We are aware that some patients might be understandably anxious about the Government’s recent announcements around the use of face masks in various public settings.  GPs are unfortunately not in a position to provide individual risk assessments or letters for patients who feel that they should be exempt from wearing a face mask.  Northamptonshire Local Medical Committee has therefore prepared this guidance note as the statutory body that advises and supports all GPs and practice teams across the county of Northamptonshire.

The government guidance on exemptions suggests there is no requirement for evidence for exemption therefore it is sufficient for an individual to self-declare this.

The responsibility for issuing exemptions lies with the transport provider not your GP. Similarly, practices are under no obligation to provide letters of support for anyone who does not fall under the list of exemptions but considers them to have another reason to be exempted.

Government advice on the use of face coverings can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-safer-travel-guidance-for-passengers#facecoverings

Some people don’t have to wear a face covering including for health, age or equality reasons. Some transport staff may not wear a face covering if it is not required for their job.

Click here to download mask exemption cards (.pdf, 208KB)


Due to ongoing government guidelines and advice from Public Health England, we have been advised to stop all open surgeries for the forseable future to limit social contact.  We must stress that your GP practice is a safe place as long as you adhere to all advice and do not turn up at the surgery without first being screened. 

If you have a cough or high temperature please use the 111 online coronavirus advice link:

https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19

If you require a sick note to self-isolate this can be done via 111 in the coming weeks, in the meantime we have written a letter which we hope will support you: Click here to download this letter (PDF, 300KB)

HGV information during covid

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-takes-further-action-to-support-bus-and-lorry-drivers-who-are-keeping-the-country-moving

Information for Diabetic Patients Who Feel Unwell

https://trend-uk.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/A5_T1Illness_TREND_FINAL.pdf

https://trend-uk.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/A5_T2Illness_TREND_FINAL.pdf

NHS Dentistry & Coronavirus

Access to NHS Dentistry is currently limited during the pandemic as all dentists have been asked to stop all routine “face-to-face” dental care.  Click here for information on how to access Dentist care during Coronavirus (.pdf, 581KB)

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