Welton Family Health Centre

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Coronavirus national guidance update

National guidance from today

(13.03.2020):

Anyone who has a new persistent cough or fever should self isolate for seven days, regardless of suspected cause.

Most cases of chest infections and fever settle without antibiotics, so you should only seek medical assistance if seriously unwell, and in that case by 111. You should NOT call 111 if you have mild symptoms.

If you are self isolating, DO NOT COME TO THE SURGERY for any reason including routine check ups and blood tests.

If you need to speak to doctor or nurse about another issue but have a cough or fever please make this clear to the receptionist when telephoning the practice.

Everything we are doing is following national guidance, to protect as many patients and staff as possible and to limit the spread.

Please note: we cannot diagnose coronavirus at the surgery, and have no access to the test.

For further information visit:

Http://www.nhs.uk

We are concerned that patients seeking information on coronavirus are being directed to call 111 rather than use NHS 111 online.  NHS 111 is experiencing very high call volumes.

Please use the following link to NHS 111 online:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

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