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***URGENT PATIENT NOTICE - COVID-19 VIRUS***

If you are unwell with a high temperature (37.8C or higher) or a new continuous cough, please stay at home and self-isolate for 7 days from the onset of your symptoms regardless of your travel history or contact with confirmed cases. PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THE SURGERY, A PHARMACY OR TO A&E. Please go to the NHS 111 online service https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ if you have serious symptoms that cannot be managed at home or have had no improvement of your symptoms after 7 days. Please only ring NHS111 if you cannot get online. Please note a cough may persist for several weeks for some people. However, this does mean you need to stay at home for more than 7 days.

As you will be aware, COVID-19 virus is a new illness that is spreading across the UK. As such we are taking actions to protect our patients, our staff and our community by introducing a new telephone triage system for GP appointments. Our aim is to significantly reduce the footfall through our surgery in order to reduce the risk of spreading the virus, in line with national guidance.

All GP appointments will initially be on the telephone. If you have an appointment booked with a GP, please do not come to the surgery - please stay at home and the doctor will call you as near to the allocated time as possible. The GP will do all they can to help you over the phone - however, should they feel the need to see you face to face for an examination, you will be invited to the surgery for review. Please either telephone the surgery or use the patient online access service to book appointments. We are no longer booking appointments face to face at reception. Patients will be screened by telephone for all pre-booked nurse and HCA appointments.  Please do not come to the surgery unless you have been invited to do so by a clinician.

Due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak and to prevent the spread of infection, for the immediate future we are temporarily disabling the ability for patients to book face to face appointments online. However, you will still be able to book telephone appointments online. Please note you can still request repeat prescriptions online.

Please click here https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/ if you have to stay at home because of coronavirus and you need a note for your employer. If you have to stay at home but feel well enough to work, ask your employer if you can work from home. If you can work at home, you will not need an isolation note.

 

Live Well

EUROPEAN CODE AGAINST CANCER: 12 Ways to Reduce your Cancer Risk

 (1)  Do not smoke or use any form of tobacco

 (2)  Make your home smoke free and support smoke-free policies in your

        workplace

 (3)  Take action to be a healthy body weight

 (4)  Be physically active in everyday life. Limit the time you spend sitting

 (5)  Have a healthy diet: eat plenty of whole grains, pulses, vegetables and fruits

       and limit high calorie goods (foods high in sugar or fat) and avoid sugary

       drinks.  Avoid processed meat; limit red meat and foods high in salt

 (6)  If you drink alcohol of any type, limit your intake. Not drinking alcohol is

        better for cancer prevention

 (7)  Avoid too much sun, especially for children. Use sun protection. Do not use

       sunbeds

 (8)  In your workplace, protect yourself from cancer-causing substances by

        following Health and Safety instructions

 (9)  Find out if you are exposed to radiation from naturally high randon levels in

        your home and take action to reduce high randon levels

 (10) Ensure your children take part in vaccination programmes for:

 (11) For women:

  • Breast-feeding reduces the mother’s cancer risk. If you can, breast-feed your baby
  • HRT increases the risk of certain cancers. Limit use of HRT
  • Ensure your children take part in vaccination programmes for: Hepatis B (for newborns) and HPV (for girls)

 (12) Take part in organised cancer screening programmes for:

  • Bowel cancer (men and women)
  • Breast cancer (women)
  • Cervical cancer (women)

 

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Antibiotics don't work for most colds, coughs and up to 90% of sore throats!

Rather than asking for an antibiotics, as your doctor or pharmacist about effective treatments to relieve your cold, cough or sore throat

That way you're helping to stop antibiotic resistance - so antibiotics work when you REALLY need them

Don't worry if your symptoms last a week or more - that can be normal

Typical duration of common symptoms:

Sore throat/tonsillitis                          one week

Common cold:                                     7-10 days

Flu:                                                      2 weeks

Runny nose/nasal congestion:            One to two and a half weeks

 

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This easy to use patient questionnaire has been validated for use in Primary Care.

It is used by your doctor to assess your level of physical activity.

PHQ9 IconPhysical Activity Questionnaire

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Sexual Health Services in Surrey

Visit your local sexual health clinics for free, confidential and non-judgmental sexual health, contraception and HIV services.
Local residents don't always need an appointment; check the website for details and opening times at www.sexualhealth.cnwl.nhs.uk. They are available early in the morning, in the evenings and on Saturdays from the following local clinics:
  • Buryfields Sexual Health Clinic : 61 Lawn Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 4AX (walk-in)

  • Woking Sexual Health Clinic : Woking Community Hospital, 2 Heathside Road, Woking, Surrey, GU22 7HS - (sexual health only) (appointment only)
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