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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.

Carers Register

Purton Surgery Wins Gold Award at Wiltshire

Investors in Carers Awards

 

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Purton and Green Gable Surgery now have a

Register of carers/cared for patients and invite all patients, who are caring or being cared for to enrol.

(This does not include people employed to care)

As a carer you may feel you need some help and support for yourself

This information is also helpful to enable the surgery to plan our service

You may have been caring for the person, in their home, your home or elsewhere, regularly helping them with everyday tasks or giving them the assistance and support they need.

Perhaps you see it as part of your life, or duty, to care for your mum or dad, partner, child or friend, but there may be times when you need information, advice or some extra help. When you are a carer it is often difficult to have a real break because someone depends on you to look after them. You can get tired and run down and your health may suffer.

CONFIDENTIALITY

All information provided on these forms is confidential.  We will not pass your details to Social Services or Carers Support North Wilts if you do not give your consent.

In completing either form, you are consenting to an entry being made in your medical records to show that you are a Carer or receive help and support from a Carer. You may withdraw this consent at any time and request that this entry is removed.

Please note that we are unable to discuss your health needs, medication or treatment with your Carer unless you have given your consent by completing the appropriate form. 

If you would like further information, or would prefer to contact Carers Support Wiltshire direct, please see the contact details below.

Carers Support Wiltshire

Independent Living Centre

St George's Rd

Semington

Trowbridge

Wiltshire

BA14 6JQ

Tel :  0800 181 4118

E-mailinfo@carersupportwiltshire.co.uk

Website: www.carersinwiltshire.co.uk/

 

National Strategy for carers website – www.carers.gov.uk

Telling your GP can help him/her to support you and make sure that you get the right sort of care.

You are important too.

Carers themselves have felt that it is important that GPs recognise and value the work they do as carers. The government has responded by encouraging GPs to make special arrangements to support carers.

We aim to identify all those patients who are carers and wish to be included in the carer’s register. This will mean that your caring role is recognised by the practice and steps taken to support you.

Even if you are not a patient at this practice we can still record the fact that you have a caring responsibility for someone who is registered with us.

If you wish your name to be included in the practice carer’s register please complete the attached form and return it to the surgery. Thank you.

Carers Registration Form

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