Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave the house for very limited purposes:
Important - These reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.
There is separate advice about staying at home if:
Do not leave your home if you have either:
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
Important - Call 111 for advice if you're worried about a baby or child.
If they seem very unwell, are getting worse or you think there's something seriously wrong, call 999.
Do not delay getting help if you're worried. Trust your instincts.
Use the quick NHS coronavirus status checker to tell us about your current experience of the virus.
This will help the NHS plan its response to coronavirus by showing where the virus is spreading and how it affects people.
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Paramedic Practitioners run clinics, triaging and managing minor illnesses, and providing continuity for patients. They also carry out home visits for housebound patients.
Advanced Nurse Practitioner: Nurse practitioners are trained specialist nurses. They have undertaken additional medical education in order to provide advanced nursing care and to prescribe medication. Nurse practitioners can provide treatment and advice for many problems for which you may have seen a doctor for in the past.
** PLEASE BE AWARE THAT OUR HEALTHCARE ASSISTANTS ARE NOT ABLE TO GIVE FLU VACCINATIONS TO PREGNANT LADIES. IF YOU ARE PREGNANT AND REQUIRE A FLU VACCINATION PLEASE ASK TO SEE A PRACTICE NURSE.
Assistant Practice Manager and chaperone trained
The Reception team will arrange for you to see your doctor or other members of the practice team, take requests for visits and repeat prescriptions, and provide information about other services we offer.
Clinical pharmacists work as part of the general practice team to improve value and outcomes from medicines and consult with and treat patients directly. This includes providing extra help to manage long-term conditions, advice for those on multiple medicines and better access to health checks. The role is pivotal to improving the quality of care and ensuring patient safety.
Having clinical pharmacists in GP practices means GPs can focus their skills where they are most needed, for example on diagnosing and treating patients with more complex conditions. This helps GPs manage the demands on their time.
Our Community Midwife provides antenatal care and visits mothers and their new babies at home.
Midwife appointments can be booked online at the following website address: www.esht.nhs.uk/maternity
The nurses can be contacted through the surgery, please check with reception as to times. They visit patients at home to assess needs and provide nursing care assisted by the District Enrolled Nurses and Nursing Auxiliaries. They can also arrange the provision of incontinence supplies, some types of mobility aids and other equipment.
A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing.
Our health visitor can be contacted via the West Hastings Health Visiting Team on 01424 729470.
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