If you have a cough, fever or a sudden loss of taste and/or smell, please do not attend the surgery.
You should self-isolate.
Contact NHS 111 online for advice or by telephone if your
symptoms worsen or are no better.
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.
Fordingbridge Surgery is providing video consultations in order to continue to care for you and your family during the Coronavirus outbreak. We will be using a technology which works on your smartphone, named AccuRx. Please view the following video for more information.
Following NHS England advice, we are trying to minimise the risk of spread of infection by reducing the number of patients coming in to the surgery. All GP appointments will either be by telephone or video with a subsequent face to face appointment if clinically needed. Patients who need to see our nursing team will be screened for symptoms of infection before coming into the surgery. To protect our more vulnerable patients all routine chronic disease reviews will be postponed or managed by phone or video.
Stay at home for 10 days if you have either:
- a high temperature
- a new, continuous cough
- change to or loss of sense of taste and/or smell
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital
You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.
Read the NHS advice about staying home https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-advice/
Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:
- you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
- your condition gets worse
- your symptoms do not get better after 7 days
Use the 111 coronavirus service https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19/
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
Further information is available on www.nhs.uk/coronavirus