COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS

If you have symptoms associated with coronavirus including a new continuous cough and a high temperature, lost sense of smell or taste you are advised to stay at home for 14 days. Do not book a GP appointment or attend your GP Practice.

If you are displaying symptoms of Covid-19 it is recommended that you go get tested. For more info and to book a test or order a home kit please visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/ask-for-a-test-to-check-if-you-have-coronavirus/

If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do.

Only call 111 direct if you cannot go online, or are advised to do so by the online service.

For the latest COVID19 advice please visit www.nhs.uk/coronavirus.
To reduce your chances of catching COVID-19 and reduce pressure on your local GP practice during this busy time, appointments will be carried out over the phone unless there is a clinical need for you to come into the practice. This will help minimise risk while continuing to ensure people get the care and advice they need.
Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact.
A person can also catch the virus by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands. Testing of suspected coronavirus cases is carried out in line with strict guidelines. This means that suspected cases are kept in isolation, away from public areas of GP surgeries, pharmacies and hospitals and returned home also in isolation.
Any equipment that comes into contact with suspected cases are thoroughly cleaned as appropriate. Specific guidance has also been shared with NHS staff to help safeguard them and others. Patients can be reassured that their safety is a top priority, and are encouraged to attend all appointments as usual.
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.

Important Information 04.06.2020

  • We ask that patients wear a face covering to all in person appointments (this could be a scarf or mask etc).
  • York Medical Pharmacy is still open to their patients, and can be contacted on 01904 794115.
  • Appointments will be carried out over the phone unless there is a clinical need for you to come into the practice.
  • Our same day care our service is still running.
  • If you need a Nurse appointment please call the surgery on the day to book the appointment.
  • Do not visit the surgery to drop off a prescription; sign up for the NHS App or give us a call. Alternatively post your prescription. Nominate a pharmacy for your prescription to be sent to electronically. You can request prescriptions via our voicemail service on 01904 439100.
  • Doors at all surgeries are locked and will only be opened for those that have appointments.
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Flu Clinics

Children’s nasal flu’s are in stock and there are clinics at most sites, held weekly. Those eligible will have received a letter by now.

An activity to get the busy while in the surgery ‘Can you spot Vince in our surgeries?’-https://sharegoodtimesnotflu.co.uk/

We’ve had a fantastic uptake of the over 65 years flu campaign. We still have some vaccines yet and would encourage those over 65 who haven’t received theirs yet to ring the surgery and book an appointment.

If you are 18-65 years in an at risk group we would encourage you to contact the surgery to check for eligibility and to book an appointment. 

If you are registered as a carer we would encourage you to check if you are entitled to a free flu vaccine.

If you are signed up for online services, you can book here. Otherwise please contact the surgeries on 01904 439100.

You are still able to receive the flu vaccine at the surgery within a normal clinic, so please book with either a Healthcare Assistant or a Nurse. If you have a pre-booked appointment please ask your clinician to administer the vaccine.

If you have not yet had your vaccine we encourage you to visit us as we will be able to check your eligibility for other vaccines such as shingles and pneumonia. If you visit a chemist or pharmacy they will not be able to check this for you. If you are unsure if you are eligible please contact the practice on 01904 439100 to confirm.