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Coronavirus Advice

Travellers from Wuhan and Hubei Province

If you have travelled from Wuhan or Hubei Province to the UK in the last 14 days you should immediately:

  • stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as you would with the flu
  • call NHS 111 to inform them of your recent travel to the area

Please follow this advice even if you do not have symptoms of the virus.

Travellers from other parts of China and other specified areas

This advice applies to travellers who have returned to the UK from the following areas:

  • China
  • Thailand
  • Japan
  • Republic of Korea
  • Hong Kong
  • Taiwan
  • Singapore
  • Malaysia
  • Macau

If you have returned to the UK from any of these areas in the last 14 days and develop symptoms of cough or fever or shortness of breath, you should immediately:

  • stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as you would with the flu
  • call NHS 111 to inform them of your recent travel to the country

Please follow this advice even if your symptoms are minor.

For more information: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public?fbclid=IwAR1dlwJYmgnRMVQcWKsvshvDQUiXBtpem7P8b0MT4Cnb4UhtP0pgmwbgaK0

Consult with you GP online using eConsult

eConsult is a platform that Wallingbrook Health Group provides to allow patients to consult with their own NHS GP simply by completing a quick online form. It helps our GPs to deliver better access to our registered NHS patients by providing a round-the-clock portal where patients can enter their symptoms and receive instant self-help advice, together with signposting to NHS 111, pharmacies and other healthcare services.

Click here to start your consultation or here for further information about the service.

 

 

Practice Pharmacist - Karen Acott

Karen Acott is part of the clinical team. As practice Pharmacist she is trained to work directly with patients. Karen has detailed knowledge about drugs and their effects, and because Karen has extensive experience with patients, she routinely prescribes medications and monitors patients. Among other tasks, Karen provides routine clinics at the surgery to address patient concerns, diagnosing potentially untreated minor illnesses and conditions, consulting with patients on the effects of the drugs, and supporting patients with their prescribed drug regimes.

Historically the fundamental role of pharmacists as a healthcare practitioner was to distribute drugs to doctors, for medication that had been prescribed to patients. In more modern times, pharmacists advise patients and health care providers on the selection, dosages, interactions and side effects of medications and act as a learned intermediary between a prescriber and a patient. Pharmacists monitor the health and progress of patients to ensure the safe and effective use of medication.

More recently, some pharmacists have independent prescribing qualifications and are able to provide improved access to medicines. Many of these pharmacists are referred to as clinical/hospital pharmacists when they work in hospitals supporting consultant teams but are increasingly found in Doctors’ surgeries supporting the primary healthcare team, where they are commonly known as practice pharmacists or pharmacist practitioners (usually when they have prescribing rights).

At Wallingbrook Health Group, all patients are encouraged to speak to our Pharmacist Karen, who will be able to help with medication queries, shortage of medicines, medication reviews, discharge medication and chronic disease information. Karen will always liaise with your Doctor directly if there are complex issues that require a Doctor’s input and in some cases generate an appropriate appointment.

 

 
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