Coronavirus Information

Covid-19 Vaccinations

The vaccination programme is well underway here at the surgery. We kindly ask that you do not ring the surgery to enquire about the vaccine neither to book an appointment. Please rest assure that we will be in contact once its your turn to be called up.

There are currently 2 types of vaccines approved. These are Oxford ( AstraZeneca) and the Pfzier (BioNtech). Both of these are being given out at the surgery.

Please visit the website below for more Information regarding the COVID vaccination programme.

https://www.gov.co.uk/government/publications/covid-19-vaccination-guide-for-older-adult/covid-19-vaccination-guide-for-older-adults

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Appointments at PMP During Covid-19

For all appointments at PMP, to ensure maximum safety, please ensure you are aware of the following:

1. You must wear a face covering for all appointments. Please click here for more information on how to wear and make a cloth face covering. We look forward to welcoming you safely to the practice . If you present with either a cough, high temperature or loss of taste or smell, you will be sent home and a clinician will call you from home. You will not be able to enter the building for your appointment.

2. Staff will be wearing PPE and face to face contact will be kept to the minimum necessary.

3. Hand gel is available in the door entrance and we would ask you not to touch anything when walking into the building.

Thank you for your understanding and co-operation. We look forward to welcoming you to Pershore Medical Practice

Letters of Exemption

Unfortunately we are unable to provide individual risk assessments or letters for patients who feel that they should be exempt from wearing a face mask. If you would like more information, please download this supporting letter

More information is also available here

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-safer-travel-guidance-for-passengers#exemptions-face-coverings

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Support During Covid

Please see this document for access to NHS dentistry during the Coronavirus pandemic Access to NHS Dentistry

Wychavon District Council Bulletin – click here to see the bulletin dated 1/5/2020.  This bulletin contains lots of local information including links for patient’s needing help & support, volunteering during the Coronavirus pandemic, making scrubs and also some national information eg Covid-19 research.  It really is a great read. 

Wychavon District Council click here for Coronavirus (COVID-19) information and support.

Please see this document regarding a New Service to Combat Loneliness across Worcestershire called PLUS Loneliness Service

Stay at home to stop coronavirus spreading

There is separate advice about:

Symptoms and what to do

Do not leave your home if you have either:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • Loss of taste or smell

To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.

Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

Read general information such as:

Dispensary opening times

Our dispensary is open for collection 8am – 6:30pm.

Please allow at least 7 days for your prescription to be processed at the surgery.

Ways to order your medication

1- If you have patient access please use this to order your prescription where possible.

2- You can drop your prescription off at our post box which is outside the surgery door to the your left.

3- If you cannot post your prescription in our post box or you’ve not signed up to patient access, you may call between the hours of 10:30am – 2:30pm and go through to option 2.

Appointments

We advise that you do not come into surgery unless absolutely necessary. If you have an appointment with the nurse booked for bloods, dressings or important immunisation/injections these will need to be booked around 2-4 weeks in advance.

All GP appointment are bookable on the day only. These appointments will be telephone calls. If the GP feels you need to be seen face to face, you will either be seen at the surgery (Amber Zone) or in the red zone which will be organised by the GP. The red zone is now located within a safe area of the practice which has been designed specifically for patients with COVID symptoms if they need to see a GP.

If you’re ringing for test results please call between the hours of 3pm + 5pm option 3.

Alternatively, we would encourage you to use the ‘Econsult’ service on the main web page which allows you to send a secure message to one of our GPs. This can be done 24/7 and we will aim to respond to your query by the end of the next working day

Please click the link below for more advice regarding sick notes coronavirus related: https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note