Check online at gov.uk and at nhs.uk for advice on your travel and contact history and the latest COVID-19 information. Or you can go to https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19 for advice if you are concerned you may have coronavirus or have been in contact with someone who has.
You can now apply for a coronavirus test if you have symptoms on the gov.uk website.
Please view the NHS website to find out how to access NHS services online.
The safety notice below outlines the measures we are taking to ensure the safety of both our patients and clinicians in the event that you do need to attend the surgery.
During the coronavirus pandemic, our staff have been working hard to ensure that all patients who need urgent care – not just those with coronavirus – have been able to get it. To avoid unnecessary contact, some non-urgent appointments and surgeries have been postponed and others delivered differently using technology.
We will continue to ask patients to attend face-to-face services only when it is really necessary, and where it can be done safely without putting our patients, the public or our staff at greater risk of catching coronavirus. Where possible, appointments will continue to be offered using remote services such as a video or phone consultation. If you do need to attend the surgery for an appointment, please ensure you bring a face covering, unless you have a disability or health condition which makes you exempt from wearing a facemask.
If you feel unwell or have hurt yourself, you can still get the care and treatment you need. It’s vital that if you’re having a potentially life-threatening medical emergency, such as a heart attack, stroke or really bad flare up of asthma, you contact the NHS.
You might be worrying about a mole that’s changed shape, or grown larger, and think you need to contact your GP.
Everyone in the NHS really appreciates people taking pressure off services for conditions that can be safely managed with over-the-counter medicines, and taken care of at home.
But it is crucial that for anything else that you do not risk life or wellbeing – contact NHS 111 online or by phone, get in touch with your GP, visit an Urgent Treatment Centre, or for emergencies go to A&E or call 999.
Watch Dr Avi Bhatia’s Here to Help video. Dr Bhatia is a GP in Derbyshire and Chair of NHS Derby and Derbyshire Clinical Commissioing Group.
If you want to know how Derbyshire’s NHS services are changing in response to the pandemic visit: https://joinedupcarederbyshire.co.uk/public-info-covid-19/help-us-help-you
Changes to shielding guidance
The poster below gives an overview of the changes to the shielding guidance for those who are clinically ‘extremely vulnerable’ to Covid-19.
Due to the covid-19 pandemic all of our appointments will be held remotely either via telephone or video.
Your GP may ask you to send a photo of a skin problem via text or email. The GP will look at the photos you send and make a decision about whether they need to ask a specialist to look at the photos or whether they are happy to give you advice. Please contact the practice if you have not heard back within seven days of sending the photo.
The guide below gives useful tips on taking a photo to send to your GP.
NHS coronavirus guidelines translated into 23 languages by doctors of the world
Please follow the link below to view the NHS guidelines in different languages;
When should I wear a face mask?
Please see the documents below for advice on face masks and when to wear them.
Are you exempt from wearing a face covering?
If you cannot wear a facemask due to a disability or health condition, the document below has cards you can print out to show that you are exempt from wearing a face covering.
Access to NHS dentistry
Test and Trace