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Littletown Family Medical Practice

53 Manchester Road

Oldham

OL8 4LR

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CORONAVIRUS

 

WE WILL KEEP THIS SECTION OF THE WEBSITE UPDATED AS REGULARILY AS WE CAN KEEPING IN LINE WITH THE NATIONAL GUIDANCE


 

27/03/2020 UPDATE:- A helpline is now available for our most vulnerable residents unable to leave the house - and without a trusted friend, neighbour or family member to help them. 0161 770 7007 Open 9am-5pm on weekdays. And 11am to 2pm on weekends. Please share with those who need it.


 

26/03/2020 UPDATE:- Washing your hands is one of the easiest ways to protect yourself and others from illnesses. If you do not have immediate access to soap and water then use alcohol-based handrub if available.Washing your hands properly removes dirt, viruses and bacteria to stop them spreading to other people and objects. It can help stop people picking up infections and spreading them to others.

 

 

 

25/03/2020 UPDATE:- Just a reminder that we are not currently seeing seeing patients unless they have been triaged by a clinician first. We urge you not to attend the surgery unless you have been asked to do so. If you have a medical query or concern please ring the GP surgery and you will be telephone triaged.

 

 

23/03/2020 UPDATE:- Please see below a post published by Asthma UK. It is regarding rescue packs of steroids and antibiotics.

 

 

 

20/03/2020 UPDATE: - Please be aware that the GP surgery will not be providing sick notes (Med 3 certificates) to any patient who is currently off work due to the effects of the Coronavirus/ COVDI- 19. Instead please can we advise that you follow the weblink below to obtain a isolation note provided by the NHS 111 service. All employers should accept this as a valid note. Thank you.


https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/

 


 

16/03/2020 UPDATE: - see below message

 

 

 

 

13/03/2020 UPDATE: - AS OF TODAY THE PRACTICE WILL NOT BE SEEING ANY PATIENTS FACE TO FACE FOR ROUTINE APPOINTMENTS - INSTEAD THE CLINICIANS WILL TELEPHONE TRIAGE FOR THE PROTECTION OF STAFF AND PATIENTS ALIKE IT IS NOT RECOMMENDED TO COME TO THE SURGERY. PLEASE USE NHS 111 ONLINE FOR ADVICE.

 

Anyone with a continous cough OR fever (>37.8) must self isolate for 7 days (this includes children)

Travel history is now irrelevant

Anyone with these symptoms who is WELL can just stay at home and does not need to ring 111 or be tested. If symptoms deteriorate use NHS 111 online for advice.

Anyone with these symptoms who is UNWELL should go to NHS 111 online for advice, they must NOT go to the GP, 111 will access and advise

 

12/03/2020 UPDATE: STOP!

PLEASE READ

Have you got a COUGH, FEVER or Shortness of Breath? Please GO HOME and ring the surgery.

Have you travelled outside the UK in the last 14 days and have any of these symptoms? GO HOME and contact NHS 111 or 111.nhs.uk/covid-19.

 


 

11/03/2020 UPDATE:

 

The latest guidance on Coronavirus stipulates there are Category 1 countries and Category 2 countries if you have travelled to any of the countries follow this advice below.

 

CATEGORY 1 COUNTRY/ AREA

 

Wuhan city and Hubei Province (China)

Iran

Daegu of Cheongdo (Republic of Korea)

ANY Italian town under contamination measures

 

ADVICE: Travellers should immediately self - isolate, even if asymptomatic and call NHS 111 to inform of recent travel.

 

 

CATEGORY 2 COUNTRY/ AREA


Cambodia             China                          Hong Kong                  Italy: North*

Japan                    Laos                           Macau                         Malaysia

Myanmar               Republic of Korea      Singapore                   Taiwan

Thailand                Vietnam

 

ADVICE: Travellers do not need to take special measures, but if they develop symptoms they should self- isolate and use the 111 online coronavirus service.

 

SYMPTOMS: The virus can cause pneumonia. Those who have fallen ill are reported to suffer coughs, fever and breathing difficulties. In severe cases there can be organ failure. As this is viral pneumonia, antibiotics are of no use. The antiviral drugs we have against flu will not work. Recovery depends on the strength of the immune system. Many of those who have died were already in poor health.

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