Coronavirus Update: Do not visit the surgery

In line with National (NHS England) guidance to reduce the spread of Coronavirus, Quedgeley Medical Centre instigated the following guidance from Monday 16 March.

It has been recommended that practices suspend ALL routine appointments for the time being.

How will this affect you?

Since Monday 16th March we have only offered urgent ‘on the day care’, with all patients being triaged over the telephone prior coming in to the surgery. Patients with existing appointments will be contacted by the surgery and offered a telephone consultation on the day of their booked appointment.

Why we are doing this

This is a precautionary measure to allow us to ask patients questions prior to visiting the surgery. This will help us to identify any possible cases of Coronavirus and help avoid further spread of the virus.

Our primary concern is to keep patients / staff safe and to ensure that the practice continues to be able to operate effectively.

If you have Coronavirus Symptoms

The public are advised to stay at home (self-isolate) without any testing for Covid-19 if they have:
  • A new, continuous cough
  • High temperature (of 37.8 degrees centigrade or higher)
You need to self-isolate for 7 days and if you live alone or if there are other people in the household, keep everyone at home for 14 days.
  • Anyone with these symptoms who is WELL can just stay at home and does not need to ring 111 or be tested
  • Anyone with these symptoms who is UNWELL should go to 111 online for advice, they must NOT go to the GP – the 111 team will assess and advise

If someone has serious symptoms they cannot manage at home they need to call NHS 111

Guidance on self-isolation: www.gov.uk/stay-at-home-guidance

NHS111 online assessment: 111.nhs.uk/covid-19

General Coronavirus information is available at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus-covid-19/

If someone has serious symptoms they cannot manage at home they should use NHS 111 online (people should only call NHS111 if they cannot get online).

How to contact us

Please contact the surgery via our website selecting ‘Ask the receptionist a question for non-urgent queries.
If you require urgent ‘on the day care’ call us on 01452 728882. We will then triage you based on the information you have provided. We will aim to respond to both website and telephone calls as soon as possible.
We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.
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