CORONAVIRUS - EXPANSION OF TESTING
Testing for coronavirus (COVID-19) is to be opened out to everyone who is symptomatic over the age of five.
This means anyone who is displaying any of the three symptoms of COVID-19 – continuous cough, high temperature, or loss of sense of taste or smell – will be able to book a test at one of the drive-through or mobile test centres.
Tests can be booked online: www.nhs.uk/coronavirus
For those unable to access the portal, call 0300 303 2713.
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TELEPHONE CALLBACKS FROM A PARTICULAR GP
If you require a non-urgent call back from a particular GP you will receive this within 2 weeks. The reason for this timescale is that GPs all work different hours and are not always available immediately. They want to make sure they have enough time to deal with your query fully. In these changing times our workload increasing and this allows the GPs to deal with urgent queries from our vulnerable patients as a priority.
Should your query be urgent or become more urgent whilst you wait for your call back the Duty Doctor will be able to deal with it on a day to day basis.
WHO IS FLORENCE?
Do you have high blood pressure? FLORENCE has been designed to enable patients to increase their involvement in the management of their treatment, condition or lifestyle. Clinical staff use Florence to collect blood pressure readings or symptom information remotely from patients in relation to their healthcare needs. In return Florence sends health advice based on the readings, as agreed with their clinician. Florence can also alert clinicians if a patient's condition worsens to allow them to intervene appropriately. Florence can also send reminders and health tips to support engagement and compliance with health or lifestyle advice.
Do you want to find out more? Please see this link, collect a leaflet from the Practice or ask at Reception.