Covid-19

Covid Update

Springtime COVID-19 booster vaccinations
Under Government guidelines, the 4th booster vaccination will be offered to:

  • Care home residents
  • People 75 yrs and over
  • Immunocompromised patients

No doubt once this cohort are vaccinated they will continue to roll it out as before.

Unfortunately, we have lost our venue at the Petersfield Festival Hall and are in the process of looking into another site.  This may take some time so if you are eligible please call 119 or go online to book at another local hub.  It is important there is no delay to you receiving your 4th dose.

Take care and keep safe.

Drs Hayes & Smiley - GP Partners        Janine Leake - Practice Manager

 

  • Routine vaccinations and immunisations are important and are available at the practice.
  • Please only visit the surgery in person if you have an appointment.

If you need to be seen face-to-face then you will be given an appointment to come to the practice.

We want to discourage people queuing outside the surgery and waiting in the waiting area, to reduce the spread of Coronavirus.

FACE MASKS - We are asking all patients that come into the surgery to wear a face mask.  Children under 12 do not have to wear them.  We are still limiting the number of patients we see face to face but are starting to offer more services in surgery.  As the waiting room becomes busier this is a sensible precaution.  You can purchase masks online or at some pharmacies and supermarkets.   

Exceptions to Compulsory Mask Wearing Advice

In an effort to contain the Coronavirus we have stopped all online appointment booking.  You will be given a telephone consultation with a doctor and only be seen face to face if it is essential.  Alternatively if you use online Patient Access to book appointments and order medications this can also be used to set up a video consultation from your own home.  All you need is a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone with a camera and microphone on which you can sign in to Patient Access.  

We must ensure that we offer a safe and efficient service throughout this pandemic so please be assured we are doing everything we can to protect our patients and staff. All the clinical and admin team are well and we are fully staffed at the moment.  The usual health problems still need to be managed so please call us if you are having any issues with your health.  Please remember the advice not to go to the GP Surgery with concerns about Coronavirus symptoms but look at NHS111 online or call 111 if you do not have internet access.  Please follow all the guidance, keep safe and look after each other (remotely).  Remember we are open for business but just looking after you in a different way.  For general medical complaints still call the surgery and you will be able to speak to a doctor.

  • FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - Please clink on the this link:    COVID-19
  • SELF ISOLATION - Please click on this link:  Patient Information for Self-Isolation
  • PARENTS - Advice on what to do if your child becomes unwell during the crisis:  Advice for parents
  • COVID Symptom Trackerhttps://covid.joinzoe.com
  • Take 1 minute to self-report daily, even if you are well.  Help our scientist identify high risk areas on the UK.
  • Important information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • The latest information on symptoms of Coronovirus infection and areas where recent travel may have resulted in a high risk of exposure can be found on nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
  • Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Call 111 if you need to speak to someone.
  • 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 catch the virus by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands.
  • Testing of suspected coronavirus cases is carried out in line with strict guidelines. This means that suspected cases are kept in isolation, away from public areas of GP surgeries, pharmacies and hospitals and returned home also in isolation. Any equipment that come into contact with suspected cases are thoroughly cleaned as appropriate. Specific guidance has also been shared with NHS staff to help safeguard them and others. Patients can be reassured that their safety is a top priority, and are encouraged to attend all appointments as usual.

    Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:

    *Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.

    *Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.

    *Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

    *Stand at least 2 metres away from people that are not in your household.

    *Self-isolate if you have been advised to by the government.