Rose Medical Practice
As well as a source of information about our practice, the staff and the services we provide, we hope you will use this website as a useful resource for other health-related information. Please have a look around and do send us some feedback if you like. We can use your ideas to improve our online services and further develop the content of this site.
Coronavirus (WN-CoV) Update
Please do not visit the practice if you are at risk of having contracted this infection.
The best way to contact the 111 service is 111.nhs.uk
For patients concerned that they may have coronavirus or may have come into contact with someone who has, the NHS 111 online service has created coronavirus pages that tell patients what they should do based on their particular circumstances. These can be accessed at: https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19
or you can call 111 which is free from landlines and mobiles but please note you may experience long waiting times for the telephone service.
If you are a keyworker, have symptoms and would like a test you can apply for one here https://self-referral.test-for-coronavirus.service.gov.uk/test-type
For more information, please visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/wuhan-novel-coronavirus/
To access the NHS 111 BSL Service click here https://interpreternow.co.uk/nhs111
Worried about your work and COVID-19? See the ACAS guidance at this link Coronavirus: advice for employers and employees
If you have mild symptoms and are staying at home the following leaflet may be helpful...
Self Isolation Leaflet
To get an Isolation Note to give to your employer please visit https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/ Please note your GP cannot give you a note to cover this period.
If you would like to volunteer to help vulnerable people in your community during this difficult time please visit https://www.england.nhs.uk/participation/get-involved/volunteering/nhs-volunteer-responders/
For Corovanirus information in EasyRead please see 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). We are not currently changing our usual advice about emergency supplies of antibiotics and steroids. The main reason for this is that we understand neither would help in the early stages of a COVID-19 infection and people might delay seeking advice if they became increasingly short of breath 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.
We are getting increased demand for inhalers from people who have not had inhalers for several years. This is not recommended and inhalers should only be restarted if your symptoms have returned. Please only request inhalers if you are currently using them and please visit AsthmaUk.org or British Lung Foundation UK for further information. We would also like to reassure you that the large majority of people, even with underlying risk factors, will have a mild to moderate illness and recover well.
What is social distancing?
Social distancing measures are steps you can take to reduce social interaction between people. This will help reduce the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19).
They are to:
- Avoid contact with someone who is displaying symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19). These symptoms include high temperature and/or new and continuous cough
- Avoid non-essential use of public transport when possible
- Work from home, where possible. Your employer should support you to do this. Please refer to employer guidance for more information
- Avoid large and small gatherings in public spaces, noting that pubs, restaurants, leisure centres and similar venues are currently shut as infections spread easily in closed spaces where people gather together.
- Avoid gatherings with friends and family. Keep in touch using remote technology such as phone, internet, and social media
- Use telephone or online services to contact your GP or other essential services
Everyone should be trying to follow these measures as much as is practicable.
We strongly advise you to follow the above measures as much as you can and to significantly limit your face-to-face interaction with friends and family if possible, particularly if you:
- are over 70
- have an underlying health condition
- are pregnant
This advice is likely to be in place for some weeks.
(Site updated 15/05/2020)