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PURTON SURGERY ADVICE - CORONAVIRUS

We are getting quite a few queries from patients asking for Drs letters regarding self isolation for their employers. 

Please see below the latest guidance on this

Please find below a link to the Government guidance. This guidance covers the whole of the UK population and not just those who have been sent a letter by the government.
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

 
The primary purpose of the letter sent by the government is to identify the 2% of the UK population who are at critical risk of infection. The remaining 98% are still at risk and need to manage this risk alongside their employer.
 
You can decide if you need to self-isolate and discuss with your employer. In the first instance your employer should offer you remote working. If this is not possible then you will need to consider whether you fall into the furloughed employee category - https://www.gov.uk/guidance/check-if-you-could-be-covered-by-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme

 
Beacause you are well enough to work, however unable to attend work because of the risk of contracting Coronavirus, GPs are unable to offer a fit note to cover this period. You will need to work with your employer to resolve this situation.

We would like to inform patients that we remain open as usual. Due to the recent coronavirus outbreak we are now changing how appointments are booked.

Online booking has been temporarily suspended and we will be starting a same day telephone triage service with each doctor and nurse practitioner.

By doing this we aim to reduce patient - patient exposure. The government guidelines are changing daily and if you are concerned you may have coronavirus please visit https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 for an online self-assessment and information.

If you have an upcoming appointment at the Surgery, we are advising anyone with a new continuous cough or temperature to self isolate for 7 days (this includes children)                                           DO NOT COME INTO SURGERY. Please call the surgery to cancel your appointment.

Thank you for your support.

Clinics & Services

Nurse Clinics

blood_testOur nurses are trained to provide a wide range of services, eg immunisations, wound care and cervical screening. Pam is also a trained family planning nurse.

Diabetic Clinic

Nurse Joanna Griffin

All diabetics who are not regularly monitored at the hospital will be invited to attend this clinic on a regular basis. Progress should be carefully monitored to reduce the long term risks associated with diabetes, such as heart disease and deteriorating eyesight.

Asthma & Spirometry Clinic

Nurse Rachel Kemp

We have a trained asthma nurse who holds regular clinics. Regular monitoring of asthmatics is recommended and you are advised to make appointments at the clinic.

Minor Operation

The Surgery has a well equipped treatment room and Dr Chandran is trained in a range of minor surgical procedures. Appointments for a minor operation should only be made after an initial consultation with Dr Chandran.

Coil Fitting

This service is available at Purton Surgery only. Ladies considering a coil need to see a GP initially to confirm suitability. It is the important to have some routine swabs 2 weeks before fitting.

Implanon Fitting

This service is available at the surgery. Ladies considering an implanon need to see either Dr Chandran or Dr Gomara initially to discuss suitability. This can then be performed in a minor operation appointment.

Baby Clinic

A Child Health and Immunisation clinic is held every week at Purton Surgery and every other week at Cricklade Surgery.

 
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