Coronavirus Information Update

Park View Health Partnership

We will be providing an update for our patients and the community during the week when changes to our plans occur.

 Guidance Changes

The guidance has now changed for the Coronavirus.  Anyone with a new continuous cough or high temperature should self-isolate for 7 days from the onset of symptoms.  You should not contact NHS 111 unless your symptoms deteriorate.  There are plans for a Community Home Visiting Service and further information will follow once this is setup.

 Changes to Appointments at the Practice

In line with national advice, we are trying to reduce footfall in the practice sites to help us with infection prevention and control for the benefit of staff and patients.  We will be implementing the following changes from Monday 16 March 2020:

    • All GP appointments will be converted to telephone or video triage calls; please do not attend the practice if you have a pre-booked appointment. The clinician will call you and if you need to be seen they will arrange a time and place for you to attend.

    • Nursing appointments will be changing, we will be ceasing the following procedures for the time being; spirometry, coils, hormonal contraceptive implants, minor operations and routine annual blood tests for those who are well.

    • Nursing appointments will continue at this time for; all wound management, stitch removal, INR clinics, vitamin B12 injections, prostap injections, child immunisations, 8 week baby checks, cervical screening and clinically indicated urgent blood tests for those undergoing treatment for serious conditions.

    • Asthma, Diabetes and COPD reviews will be conducted over the telephone with patients. 



Further advice and guidance is available on the NHS website here:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Please be patient with us during this very difficult period, by working together and following the available guidance we will get through this.

 

 

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