CORONA VIRUS UPDATE POSTED 17th MARCH 2020
Key public messaging (from Public Health England)
For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild infection. If you live alone and you have symptoms of coronavirus illness (a new continuous cough and / or high temperature), however mild, stay at home for 7 days from when your symptoms started.
If you live with others and you or one of them have symptoms of coronavirus, then all household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill.
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.
People who are self-isolating with minor symptoms are not being tested.
For more information about when to call 111 and advice about staying at home please visit 111 online or the Public Health website.
People who remain well are advised to limit social contact where possible – including using less public transport, working at home and considering avoiding pubs, restaurants, theatres and bars. Those over 70, have an underlying health condition or are pregnant are strongly advised against these activities and should also significantly limit face-to-face interaction with friends and family if possible.
The public has a crucial role to play in containing the spread of the virus. Washing your hands more often. For 20 seconds. Use soap and water or a hand sanitiser when you: get home or into work, blow your nose, sneeze or cough, eat or handle food. Protect yourself and others.
COVID-19 - Appointment Booking Posted on 13 Mar 2020
To help manage the spread of COVID-19 the practice will be operating a telephone screening process of all patients who wish to book an appointment.
Our team will be asking a series of questions to ascertain if a patient is required to contact NHS111 in the first instance. It is imperative that all patients provide accurate answers to these questions as this will allow us to maintain access to the surgeries.
We ask that patients respect this request to protect all of our patients and staff.
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Long Buckby Practice accepts new patients from Long Buckby and the following areas:
Ashby St Ledgers, Chapel Brampton, Church Brampton, Crick, East Haddon, Great Brington, Guilsborough, Harlestone, Holdenby, Little Brington, Nobottole, Norton, Raventhorpe, Teeton, Watford, Welton, West Haddon, Whilton
(Site updated 17/03/2020)