FACE COVERING TO BE WORN WHEN ENTERING THE FILEY SURGERY
To further protect our staff and patients the surgery would request that anyone entering the building has a face covering in place. This can be a mask or a simple covering such as a scarf.
Thank you for your co-operation.
HOW TO ORDER A CORONAVIRUS TEST IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS
- Go online to nhs.uk/coronavirus
- Or call 119 if you have no internet access
When you order a test, you will get information on the options available to you which might be attending a mobile testing unit or having a test kit delivered to your home.
Your results should be back within 48 hours, by text, email or phone – and the message will advise you about what to do next.
- If you have symptoms then EVERYONE in your household will need to self-isolate.
- If you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus you will be alerted by the “NHS Test and Trace Service” and you will be asked to begin self-isolation for up to 14 days, depending on when you last came into contact with the person who has tested positive. It’s really important to do this even if you don’t feel unwell, because it can take up to 14 days for the symptoms to develop.
Please visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/nhs-test-and-trace-how-it-works for more information.
SURGERY GAZEBO - REDUCING THE SPEAD OF CORONAVIRUS
Filey Council have kindly closed off the layby behind the public toilets to enable the surgery to carry out minor assessments of patients in their cars to avoid people needing to enter the practice. We have also been lent gazebos to assist the team in carrying out these assessments. We will, where necessary, also create facilities to provide minor assessments outside the practice for patients walking to the surgery. These are measures taken to reduce the footfall of patients into the practice and reduce the risk of spread of the virus.
These assessments will usually consist of taking a patient’s blood pressure and their oxygen saturations as well as their temperature. Clinicians will wear protective suits and masks to ensure that both the patient and the clinician are kept as safe as possible from infection.
We will always ask for the patients consent to carry out assessments in this way.
Please note: We are NOT able to test patients to confirm COVID19 and these areas are only for us to carry out necessary observations for unwell patients (which may not be Coronavirus related).
Thank you for your continued support for our team and please keep safe.
INFORMATION REGARDING ASTHMA, COPD & THE CORONAVIRUS
We have been made aware of posts on social media advising people to contact their GP surgery for a rescue pack of steroids and antibiotics if you have asthma or COPD and have breathing difficulties. Please be aware that this advice has come originally from fake news.
For some people with severe COPD this may be part of a personalised plan. For asthma a rescue pack is not as standard treatment for most patients.
Our respiratory trained nurses are continuing to contact patients, where possible by telephone, to review their treatment and care plan. If you feel this would be beneficial please phone the surgery and you will be offered a booked telephone consultation.
If you have asthma or COPD and are having breathing difficulties or worsening symptoms it is essential you are assessed by a healthcare professional. Steroids and antibiotics may cause more harm than benefit if they are used when not required, and it may not be the correct treatment for symptoms. Please phone the surgery rather than attend and a clinician will then ring you back to discuss your concerns.
It is important to continue to take your regular prescribed inhalers to treat your asthma and COPD, but if you have not needed your inhalers, or have not attended for an asthma review for a long time, please do not ask for one ‘just in case’. Of course, if you do think you would benefit from improving your asthma symptoms please ring the surgery and ask for advice.
More information available from https://www.facebook.com/AsthmaUK/posts/10157853780796013
ONLINE APPOINTMENTS SUSPENDED
The Filey Surgery has suspended all online appointment bookings due to the Covid-19 (coronavirus)
VISIT OUR SURGERY FACEBOOK PAGE
Take a look at our Facebook page for upcoming events, useful information and health campaigns.
We will add up-to-date information on how the surgery is working during the coronavirus and the steps we take to keep our patients safe.
The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.
NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.
Use this service if:
- you think you might have coronavirus
- you've been in close contact with someone with coronavirus
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people. You can phone the surgery on 01723 515666 if you have symptoms and need further assistance.
Further information and details of how to self-isolate are available on nhs.uk.
Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:
- Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.