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

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

Important!

We are now in the delay phase of our response to COVID-19. This entails significant changes to how we identify and manage potential cases of COVID-19.

  • 1. From today the public are being advised to stay at home (self-isolate) without any testing for COVID-19, regardless of travel history or contact with confirmed cases, if they have:

  • a. A new continuous cough OR

  • b. High temperature (of 37.8 degrees centigrade or higher)

  • 2. The geographic element of the case definition has now been removed. Travel and contact history are no longer important for diagnosis, which is on the basis of symptoms alone. If people who have travelled do not have symptoms they do not need to stay at home, regardless of their travel history.

Individuals should stay at home (self-isolate) for 7 days from the onset of symptoms.

If more serious symptoms develop that they cannot manage at home they should firstly use NHS 111 online (https://111.nhs.uk/). People should only call NHS 111 if they cannot use the online 111 tool.


APPOINTMENTS:

Do not call the GP surgery unless you need to. The surgery phone lines are facing high demand. Please use the online 111 tools to try to self manage first or call the surgery for a telephone appointment with a doctor if it determines this is still necessary.

DO NOT ATTEND THE SURGERY UNLESS YOUR GP TELLS YOU TO DO SO

YOU NEED TO REGISTER for the NHS app ASAP! (https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/nhs-app) to be able to book telephone consultations over the phone, request prescriptions and look at test results. The identification process can occur completely online and you do not need to come into the surgery to do this.

For patients that are unable to use these online tools, and all self care measures have been exhausted or your symptoms are worsening or you have a significant health concern, please call the surgery. All appointments have been switched to telephone/video consultations and only patients that really need to be seen face to face after being assessed on the phone by a clinician will be.

The practice will continue to have processes to ensure childhood immunisation and other essential care continues.

If you are seen at the surgery your clinician may need to wear gloves, gown and mask so do not be alarmed.


PRESCRIPTIONS:

If you have not been setup electronically with your pharmacist, you will be asked on the telephone for your nominated pharmacy so that your prescription can be sent electronically there. 

NOTE: We cannot test for COVID 19.

Important links:

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

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance

For the latest Covid-19 advice please visit www.nhs.uk. If you think you may have Covid-19, have travelled to an affected area - please do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Use the NHS 111 online service at https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 to find out what to do next

 

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Link to Online Services - change of address etc. http://www.thenorthlondonhealthcentre.co.uk/doitonline.aspx

 

New Sexual Health clinics in Enfield - go to

www.echoclinics.nhs.uk

or call 0208 887 4510

 

Need to see a GP in the evening or on the weekend?
Routine and urgent evening and weekend appointments with a GP or nurse are available for all Enfield patients at one of four GP hubs.

Appointments are available:

  • Monday to Friday: 6.30pm - 8pm
  • Weekends and public holidays: 8am - 8pm

To request an appointment speak to the practice reception staff or call 111 in the evenings or weekends when the practice is closed.

From Monday 1 July  03000 333 666 telephone will no longer be available.

GP Access Hubs Poster

 

Latest Primary Care Network information

PCN Updates

 

 

New Texting service "AccuRx"

The surgery has introduced a new text message service to inform you of results and other information relating to your healthcare.   Receiving this information by text frees up our phone lines and staff time and helps us communicate with our patients more proactively.  Please make sure that we hold the correct mobile number for you. 

For more information on text messaging consent please click this link 

https://www.thenorthlondonhealthcentre.co.uk/info.aspx?p=15

 

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The "NHS app" is now live please use this link to find out more:

https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/the-nhs-app/help-and-support/

The NHS App provides a simple and secure way for people to access a range of NHS services on their smartphone or tablet. To find out more copy and paste the attached link

https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/the-nhs-app/help-and-support/


Test results

To obtain your results please ring our reception Monday to Friday afternoon between 2 - 4 pm.

Casualty Attendance

Most Emergency problems can be very adequately managed by our practice and there should seldom be a need to go to A&E.  As you will see we have increased the number of hours that we are open and we offer two late night surgeries to help improve access.  You will also see that we have now developed a website that is packed full of useful health information that you may find useful when you are suffering from an illness. 

We always have appointments on the day available and we also discuss problems on the telephone if that is your preferred choice of consultation.

Out of Hours

If you are unwell in the evening, overnight, on a bank holiday or at the weekend and you are unable to wait to see your GP, please call the NHS Care Service on 111. Calls to 111 are free from landlines and mobiles.

Sickness Certificates

You do not require a doctor's sickness certificate for any illness lasting seven days or less. Your employer may however require you to complete a self-certification form (SC2) which is available from your employer or on the HMRC website.

Evidence that you are sick

If you are sick for more than seven days, your employer can ask you to give them some form of medical evidence to support payment of SSP (statutory sick pay).

Your employer can ask you to confirm that you've been ill.You can do this by filling in a form yourself when you return to work. This is called self-certification.

If you're sick and off work for more than seven days, your employer will probably ask for proof of your illness. Most employers ask for a fit note from your GP.

However, this will also depend on your employer's company policy on sick leave (or sickness absence). This policy should tell you how many days you can be off sick before you need to provide proof of illness or a fit note.

You could also provide evidence from someone who is not a medical practitioner, e.g. a dentist. Your employer will decide whether or not this evidence is acceptable. If your employer has any doubts, they may still ask for a medical certificate from your GP.

Statement of Fitness for Work - ’Fit Note'

The 'fit note' was introduced on 6 April 2010. With your employer's support, the note will help you return to work sooner by providing more information about the effects of your illness or injury.

For more information see the DirectGov website (where this information was sourced)



 
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