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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update:

Due to the ever developing situation with COVID-19 we have had to change how we offer appointments.

All GP appointments will be changed to telephone appointments. Please do not attend the surgery, a clinician will call you on the day of your appointment. They will agree a plan with you for your ongoing care.

Nurse and HCA (blood tests, bp etc) will be screened before attendance to protect the health of other patients and staff. These patients will receive a phone call prior to their appointment.

Thank you for your understanding and we will continue to post regular updates.

Coronavirus

Please do not attend the surgery if you suspect you have Coronavirus, please visit NHS 111 online for advice NHS 111 Coronavirus information . Please follow the link to the Government website which gives all up-to-date information: Coronavirus Government Website

The NHS website is: NHS Coronavirus

 

Fit to fly requests

Unfortunately we are unable to provide a ‘fit to fly’ certificate during the Coronavirus pandemic. Advice from the General Practitioners’ Committee (GPC) is that GPs should not be completing these forms for a number of reasons:

  1. GPs cannot make such a statement without seeing the person face to face to establish no cough and no fever.
  2. Even satisfying (1) the GP has no way of knowing if the person has been in contact with a suspected case (and should therefore be self-isolating for 14 days).
  3. The person may develop symptoms between seeing the GP and going on the flight.

Mask Exemption

We are unable to provide letters regarding exemptions for wearing a mask in shops/public transport etc. The Government guidance on exemptions (Mask Exemption Guidance) suggests there is no requirement for evidence of exemption, therefore it should be sufficient for an individual to self-declare this. The following link allows you to download exemption cards Mask Exemption Cards.

Pre-op Isolation

You and your family may be asked to self-isolate for 14 days before a scheduled operation.  We are unable to provide a sick note or letters regarding this. If your employer will not accept the letter/appointment from the hospital as evidence, then we have a standard letter that you can print or email to your employer here: Pre-operation Self-Isolation Letter

 

High Risk from Coronavirus

If you think you are at high risk please check the government information on what to do next at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/advice-for-people-at-high-risk/

There is a delay with letters going out to patients as guidelines are yet to be clarified with NHS England. If you are under a consultant for cancer treatment, or if you are on an immunosuppressant then your hospital doctor should be writing to you.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Appointment Update

Due to the ever developing situation with COVID-19 we have had to change how we offer appointments. All GP appointments will be telephone appointments in the first instance. We are offering video consultations and face to face appointments in a limited number of circumstances. A clinician will decide if you need to attend the surgery. 

Nurse and HCA (blood tests, bp etc) will be screened before attendance to protect the health of other patients and staff. These patients will receive a phone call prior to their appointment. We are encouraging all childhood vaccinations to continue to be given when they are due as per government guidelines. We are also encouraging people to attend for cervical screening when they are due and will be sending out reminders to patients. Please contact us if you have any queries. 

Thank you for your understanding and we will continue to post regular updates.

Patient Information

A great resource for patient information can be found here: Coronavirus Patient Information Sheet - please check to see if your questions can be answered before contacting the surgery. Many thanks

A new guide with information about psychological wellbeing during the Coronavirus Pandemic is available at: Cornwall Coronavirus and Psychological Wellbeing



 
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