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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.

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening

 

 

ABDOMINAL AORTIC NEURYSM (AAA)

SCREENING CLINICS

 

FOR MEN AGED OVER 65 - AN OPPORTUNITY NOT TO BE MISSED!

 Are you male, over the age of 65 and have not yet had a AAA Scan?

 

If so, please contact the

Dorset and Wiltshire AAA Screening programme on

01722 336262 ext 2640 or 2539

AAAscreening@salisbury.nhs.uk

Please have your NHS number available. 

 

INFORMATION ABOUT THE SCAN:-

The aorta is the main blood vessel that supplies blood to your body.  In some men, aged 65 and above, the wall of the aorta in the abdomen can become weak and start to expand and form what is called an abdominal aortic aneurysm.  A simple test called an ultrasound scan will identify if there is an aneurysm. This can be done at Purton Surgery. If you are interested please contact the Dorset and Wiltshire Screening programme on the details above to book an appointment and discuss any queries that you may have.

 

Please note that if you are male and under the age of 65 you will automatically be invited for a scan during the year that you turn 65.



 
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