COVID19 is unlikely to cause a serious illness in children, but please remember children can still become seriously unwell from other causes that are always around. Please do not let concerns over COVID19 stop you from contacting medical services. If you are not sure if your child needs to be seen please go to https://www.what0-18.nhs.uk/national for advice or contact 111 or your GP. Please remember you cannot have a COVID19 test at your surgery or local emergency department. For information about crying babies go to https://www.what0-18.nhs.uk/national If your child is severely unwell call 999 or go to ED.
In accordance with directives from NHS England we will continue to offer telephone consultations for the foreseeable future in order to protect you our patients, and the staff. The risk to the care of all of our patients is that if staff and/or clinicians were exposed to the virus or to symptoms of the virus, the surgery may have to close until everyone in the building was tested. The clinician may arrange a video consultation or invite you in for a face to face consultation after speaking to you.
For your protection, when visiting us please:
Wear a face covering
Use the hand sanitiser provided
Maintain social distancing
Keep face to face contact to a minimum
Please do not attend the surgery if you do develop a high temperature, cough or a loss of sense of taste or smell.
For more advice about Coronavirus visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
TO ALL OF OUR PATIENTS
We are all excited to hear about the progress of the rolling out of the Covid vaccine and look forward to this improving the quality of life for all of us.
We know that you, like us, are struggling with the continued confines imposed upon us all due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Everyone is trying to make the best of the situation and, as a practice, we are committed to caring for you in the best possible way whilst keeping both you and our team safe.
To keep you as informed as possible, we will update these messages frequently as we become aware of more information from NHS England:
“The vaccine is safe, simple and will offer you and those around you crucial protection against this virus”
Dr Nikki Kanani Medical Director NHS England
Thank you for your patience
Dr Davies and Partners
For advice and urgent medical attention outside our normal surgery hours, please call 111
Phonelines are open from 8:00 – 18:30. Between the hours of 13:00 – 14:00 and 18:00 – 18:30 only urgent medical queries will be dealt with.