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Children's Lockdown Art Celebration

Willington Surgery would like to create something cheerful and uplifting by having a Children's Lockdown Art Celebration. Please send us (by email only to willington.sms@nhs.net) any kind of artwork you like - preferably something cheerful. This is not a competition we will place the artwork around the walls of the practice and on this website.

Please help us add a splash of colour to the practice. We ask you to send only 1 submission per child per household.

Thanks you from all the GP's and staff at the surgery for your continued support.

Children's Lockdown Art Celebration

Book a test online for anyone aged 5 or over with these symptoms visit The Government website here

Symptom update

Update - 13th May 2020

UK Governments COVID-19 Recovery Strategy

What can Derbyshire Residents do from WEDNESDAY 13th MAY?

We are now in a new phase in the Coronavirus pandemic. Changes announced show a subtle shift in what we, as Derbyshire residents can do. Importantly, there are no drastic alterations which should hopefully minimise the risk of a second wave of the virus.

The new changes allow us to exercise more and further from our homes. They underline the need to work from home where possible and the increased importance of following all hygiene advice.

We would like to thank you for all you’ve done so far; this new plan needs us all to work together to prevent a rise in cases and further deaths.

At Willington Surgery we would still ask you to only visit the surgery if you have a pre-booked appointment or essential paperwork (which you can place in the box outside). If you do attend the surgery for an appointment we would ask that only the patient enters the building.  All other enquiries should be done via the telephone, your systmonline account, by downloading or using the NHS app or via our Online consult system which can be found on here

We are all in this together and we can make a difference.

Some Things are UNCHANGED

1) If you develop symptoms, however mild, you and your household should self- isolate

2) You should protect yourself and your household from the virus

- Keep your hands and face as clean as possible. Wash your hands, avoid touching your face

- Keep your distance. Keep 2 meters away from other people. Avoid crowds

- Avoid being face to face with people outside your household.

- Wash your clothes regularly

- Keep indoor places well-ventilated; open the windows when you can.

3) If you are in the higher risk group e.g. > 70s or pregnant you should continue to take extra care with the above measures

4) If you have received a letter, or been informed by your doctor, that you are in the SHIELDED’ group you should continue to stay at home.

There have been some SUBTLE CHANGES

1) Workers should continue to work from home BUT

- If you are unable to work from home, you can travel to work IF your workplace is permitted to be open

- Workplaces should be ‘COVID-19 Secure’ by ensuring appropriate protection for employees e.g. social distancing, personal protection, keep workspaces well ventilated

- You should AVOID public transport where possible aim to cycle / walk to work

2) You can now exercise as many times each day as you wish.

- You can drive to open spaces within England to exercise

3) You can now meet up with one other person from outside your household.

- Provided you maintain social distancing rules i.e. keep 2meters apart

4) People should aim to wear a homemade cloth face-covering in enclosed spaces where social distancing might not be possible e.g. on public transport or in some shops. You can find out how to make one here.

The exceptions are children <2 and those who may find it difficult to manage them correctly e.g. primary age children unassisted, or those with respiratory conditions.

Update March 2020 - Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms

STAY AT HOME. There are very specific reasons why you can go out but otherwise you should stay at home. The reasons are for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)

If you are self-isolating, then SELF-ISOLATE which means that you must not leave your home if you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) or live with someone who does.

If you are self-isolating, you must:

  • not leave your home for any reason, other than to exercise once a day – but stay at least 2 metres (3 steps) away from other people
  • not go out to buy food or collect medicine – order them by phone or online, or ask someone else to drop them off at your home
  • not have visitors, such as friends and family, in your home
  • You can use your garden, if you have one.

Stay at home for 7 days if you live alone and have either:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough

No matter how mild the symptoms are.

If you live with others and you or one of them have symptoms of coronavirus, then all household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days.  The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill. 

It is likely that people living within a household will infect each other or be infected already.  Staying home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community.

For anyone in the household who starts displaying symptoms, they need to stay at home for 7 days from when the symptoms appeared, regardless of what day they are on in the original 14 isolation period.

If you can move any vulnerable individuals (such as elderly and those with underlying and those with underlying health conditions) out of your home, to stay with friends or family for the duration of the home isolation period.

If you cannot move vulnerable people out of your home, stay away from them as much as possible.

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.

Read our advice about staying at home.

Urgent advice: Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

  • you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • your condition gets worse
  • your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

MED3 forms - information for your employer on why you do not need a MED3 (sick note) for Coronavirus Covid-19 symptoms can be found here

We have been made aware of some inaccurate information circulating regarding special 'rescue packs' for patients with pre-existing respiratory conditions such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Please do not contact your GP practice for a rescue pack. You should continue to manage your condition in the usual way and if you feel you have symptoms of COVID-19, go to https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 before doing anything else.

Do you want to help others in your community but don't know how? You can visit the Derbyshire County Council website https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/social-health/health-and-wellbeing/health-protection/disease-control/coronavirus/community-response-unit/community-response-unit.aspx the Derby City website https://www.derby.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid19/impacts-council-services-facilities/how-you-can-help/ or the national site which will link you locally at https://www.goodsamapp.org/NHS to find out more about click here NHS Call for volunteer army

For information on Coronavirus and other illnesses please visit our online consultation platform. 

Our online consult information and contact system is now live.  By clicking on the image you will be taken to a website with information on multiple health subjects, including video help by Dr Sarah Jarvis who is a regular advisor on Radio 2 Jeremy Vine show.  This site also enables you to contact the surgery electronically for none urgent requests, appointments or information.   

Onlince Consult

Online COVID-19 peer to peer support group

Peer to peer

NHS App - Making it easier to book appointments

Once you have registered for the NHS app you can book appointments online directly from your smartphone, you can even have your ID checked without visiting the practice.  You can also view the symptom checker to help you navigate to the best person to help or review your vaccinations etc...

It easy to do just visit the Apple or Google Play store and download for free.

NHS App

Check out the Patient Participation Group's Surgery Information Booklet

Our PPG have worked hard to create an information booklet to answer common questions and give information about the surgery.  They have distributed a copy to most of our patients homes.  For ease you can also download a copy by Clicking here

Dentist at Willington Surgery

The Practice @ Willington Dental Surgery is on the first floor of our surgery building. More information about their services can be found here.

 

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