Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave the house for very limited purposes:
Important - These reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.
There is separate advice about staying at home if:
Do not leave your home if you have either:
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:
The following clinics and services are available at the surgery
From 1st June 2010 the Royal South Hants (RSH) will no longer provide a service for blood testing.
You can make an appointment at St Mary's Surgery or Telephone House Surgery any weekday morning for a blood test.
Please ask at reception.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required. There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Most travel vaccines are not included in the services provided by the NHS - if necessary, we will advise you of the nearest travel clinic that will provide these vaccines for you.
The health visitors are qualified nurses who specialise in child and family health. They work in the surgery, attend family homes and have routine child health clinics for under 5 year olds.They are supported by a nursery nurses and can give advice on health matters such as childrens' sleep, behaviour, toileting and diet.
Direct telephone number/ answer machine: 02380 634672
Monday SureStart Clovelly Road 1:30 - 3:00 pm
Monday Northam Community Centre 1:30 - 2:30 pm
Tuesday St Mary's Surgery 1:30 - 2:30 pm
Thursday Nicholstown Surgery RSH 10:00 - 11:00 am
Thursday Orchard Lane Church 1:30 - 2:45 pm
First Thursday of each month at Orchard Lane Church Hall is Baby Cafe between 12:15 and 1:15 pm. This is a weaning support session for parents that need help with weaning their child.
You do not require a doctor's sickness certificate for any illness lasting seven days or less. Your employer may however require you to complete a self-certification form (SC2) which is available from your employer or on the HMRC website.
If you are sick for more than seven days, your employer can ask you to give them some form of medical evidence to support payment of SSP (statutory sick pay).
It is up to your employer to decide whether you are incapable of work. A medical certificate, now called a 'Statement of Fitness for Work’ (see below) from your doctor is strong evidence that you are sick and would normally be accepted, unless there is evidence to prove otherwise.
You could also provide evidence from someone who is not a medical practitioner, e.g. a dentist. Your employer will decide whether or not this evidence is acceptable. If your employer has any doubts, they may still ask for a medical certificate from your GP.
The 'fit note' was introduced on 6 April 2010. With your employer's support, the note will help you return to work sooner by providing more information about the effects of your illness or injury.
For more information see the DirectGov website (where this information was sourced)
Please find below a recording sheet for you to make a note of your blood pressure readings. Home readings are now considered to be the most reliable way of checking blood pressure. A one off reading done by your doctor or nurse is less reliable than a series of readings done when you are calm at home.
To do this you will need to provide 4 readings a day (2 in the morning and 2 in the evening) over a 7 day period. Once you have completed this, please return the sheet to the surgery, where the readings will be averaged and reviewed by the doctor.
You can record your blood pressure readings by either purchasing a monitoring device from any pharmacy or attending the surgery and using the machines in the waiting areas. Some pharmacies will also offer blood pressure checks.
Alternatively you can use the eConsult app on your iphone (download from the app store), or the eConsult website to record and submit your blood pressure readings. For more information go to https://stmaryssurgerysouth.webgp.com/ and from the list of conditions choose the Hypertension review under the “long term conditions” heading.
If you would like to discuss this further, please contact the surgery and the receptionist will be pleased to make you a routine appointment with any of the doctors.
High Blood Pressure Monitoring Sheet
Unfortunately, due to the unprecedented pressures that frontline doctors and General Practice are facing in response to COVID-19, we will be unable to process any non-NHS or non-essential reports, forms or letters.
If you require a letter for an employer associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, then please see the following pdf documents below which can be printed and passed on to your employer.
Medical Report Letter
Letter for Employer re: COVID-19
LMC Sick Note Letter
If you have been told to self-isolate because you have symptoms of COVID-19 or live in a house with someone who does, visit https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/ for a sick note for your employer.
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