The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.
The risk to the general public is moderate. The new advice from 16th March 2020 is:
If you are suffering from a new continuous cough and or high temperature of over 37.8 degrees, you should take measures to self-isolate for 14 days. Stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people.
The government is advising all those over the age of 70 and those under 70 with underlying health conditions such as Diabetes, Respiratory, Heart disease etc to self-isolate for the next 3 months.
If your conditions worsens or you feel that cannot cope with your symptoms at home
Visit https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19 or if no internet access call 111
Do not go to a GP surgery, community pharmacy or hospital.
Visit https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19 or if no internet access
St Albans Surgery is still open but we are conducting most of our consultations remotely (telephone, online or video) to minimise the risk of the spread of this virus. Please call the surgery or email us on email@example.com to book a triage remote consultation, alternatively please use the Econsult link on our website. if the Clinician feels that you need to be seen face to face then they will arrange this with you. This will help minimise risk whilst continuing to ensure that people get the care and advice they need.
Further information is available on www.nhs.uk.
Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact. A person can also be infected by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands.
Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:
• Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze.
Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public
transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
You can find the latest information and advice from Public Health England at Further information is available on www.nhs.uk.
Welcome to St Albans Surgery
We are confident that our website will provide clear and concise help and give our patients the information they require in an easy and convenient format. It has been designed with the patient’s needs at the forefront of everything, from checking surgery times to letting us know what you think of us.
Our dedicated team are here to treat those minor ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues. The technology also means you can now do a lot of things from the comfort of your home such as order a repeat prescription or cancel an appointment.
Partners in Care
Once registered, patients and healthcare professionals work together to ensure the most appropriate care is provided. This partnership philosophy extends even further and our active patient group exists to make sure that patient needs and the practice offering are always heading in the same direction.
Access & Parking
Our premises are easily accessible for wheelchairs and disabled toilet facilities are available. Parking is available in the patient’s car park at the side of the premises. Please be aware that both surgery sites are now in controlled parking zones (CPZ's)- please take note of the parking restrictions.
(Site updated 20/03/2020)