Prescott Surgery

Baschurch, Shropshire SY4 2DR

Coronavirus – More Information

Medication

The surgery is open for the collection of medication. To help us to manage social distancing in our building please follow the one way system that we have put in place. If you are unable to come and collect your medication  we have set up medication collection points as follows:

Ruyton – Wednesday and Friday at 2.00 pm outside the flower shop

Nesscliffe – Thursday at 1.00 pm in the Village Hall car park

Bomere Heath – Friday at 11:30 am in the Village Hall car park

In order to comply with the Government guidance regarding social gatherings, patients attending the collection points MUST attend on their own or only with someone in your social ‘bubble’ and MUST form a queue maintaining a safe from the nearest person.

Please order your medication by phone (24 hour answerphone) or on line remembering that we need 2 working days in which to prepare your medication. Please state clearly if you wish your medication to be taken to one of the collection points or whether you will be collecting from the surgery. NHS England have instructed all GP surgeries not to issue more than one months’ supply to ensure that there are no drug shortages.

If you pay for your medication our preferred method of payment is by contactless card. Payment can be taken over the telephone.

GP Appointments

ALL GP appointments are being booked as telephone calls in the first instance. The GP will either consult with you over the phone or via a video link. In exceptional circumstances, the GP may invite you to the surgery for a face to face consultation. If you are invited to come in and see a GP or Nurse please follow the instructions that they give you. You may wish to remain in the car until the GP or Nurse is ready to see you. In this case please phone reception on arrival (01939 260210) to advise us that you are here and remain in the car until invited to enter the building.

Nurse Appointments

We are providing dressings to patients who require them and will only invite you for a face to face appointment if you are not self-sufficient i.e. unable to apply the dressing yourself or unable to ask a family member to apply the dressing. We will NOT be undertaking the following with immediate effect:

Ear Irrigation; Health Checks: Travel Immunisation; Weight Management.

Blood Tests

We will continue to provide blood tests for the following:

INR monitoring; DMARDs monitoring; Cancer Drug monitoring.

We are now also providing routine blood tests if requested by a GP as part of a review or following a consultation.

We will require you to announce you arrival by phoning reception (01939 260210) and remain in the car until invited to enter the building and you will have your temperature taken before you enter the consulting room..

General Advice

Please do not call Prescott Surgery for specific/individual advice relating to Coronavirus. Please follow the links (copy and paste into internet browsers) where all the available advice can be accessed:

(1) Coronavirus

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

(2) Social Distancing

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people/guidance-on-social-distancing-for-everyone-in-the-uk-and-protecting-older-people-and-vulnerable-adults

(3) Employment and Fit Notes

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/coronavirus-support-for-employees-benefit-claimants-and-businesses​

(4) Asthma

If you suffer from Asthma the link below may be a valuable source of information or a point of reference to help you to understand your risk and suggest what you may do.

https://www.asthma.org.uk/advice/triggers/coronavirus-covid-19/#Shielding

(5) Pregnancy

Please use the link below to access information from the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists regarding coronavirus and pregnancy

https://www.rcog.org.uk/en/guidelines-research-services/guidelines/coronavirus-pregnancy/covid-19-virus-infection-and-pregnancy/

(6) Face Coverings

If you believe that you should be exempt from wearing face coverings on public transport please download an exemption card from the public transport provider. In the case of Arriva Buses use the link below

https://www.arrivabus.co.uk/globalassets/image-galleries/global/travel-help/journey-assistance-cards-a4—update2020—covering-only.pdf

If you believe that you have the symptoms of Coronavirus:

  • Do NOT visit a GP Surgery, Pharmacy or Hospital
  • Follow NHS guidelines relating to self-isolation
  • Stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as you would with the flu
  • Use NHS 111 online https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19 to receive advice on what to do if you have symptoms which have lasted for longer than 7 days.

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 be infected by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands. Keep your hands clean by washing them thoroughly and frequently using warm water and soap.