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If you receive a letter or text advising you to shield for 12 weeks please adhere to this for your own safety. See list below.


At Very High Risk (Groups) for Shielding 12 weeks


People with a solid organ transplant such as a kidney or liver transplan


People with specific cancers:


People with cancer who are undergoing active chemotherapy or radical radiotherapy for lung cancer


People with cancers of the blood or bone marrow such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma who are at any stage of treatment


People having immunotherapy or other continuing antibody treatments for cancer


People having other targeted cancer treatments which can affect the immune system, such as protein kinase inhibitors or PARP inhibitors


People who have had bone marrow or stem cell transplants in the last 6 months, or who are still taking immunosuppression drugs


People with severe respiratory conditions including all cystic fibrosis, severe asthma and severe COPD. See below. •


People with rare diseases and inborn errors of metabolism that significantly increase the risk of infections (such as SCID, homozygous sickle cell) •


People on immunosuppression therapies sufficient to significantly increase risk of infection •


People who are pregnant with significant congenital heart disease • All patients on the following medications: Azathioprine, Mycophenolate (both types), Cyclosporin, Sirolimus, Tacrolimus.


IF shielding- Stay at home at all times and avoid any face-to-face contact for at least twelve weeks.


NEW PHONE SYSTEM


We have had a new telephone system installed. Please note that ALL calls are now recorded for training and quality purposes.


Try the new NHS App


If you’re a patient at our practice you can now use the new NHS App, a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet. You can use the NHS App to check your symptoms and get instant advice, book appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view your GP medical record and more. If you already use www.patientaccess.com you can continue to use it. You can use the NHS App as well.


For more information go to www.nhs.uk/nhsapp


Out of area registration scheme


The out of area registration scheme launched by the government is voluntary and this practice has chosen to participate in this scheme. This means we are  able to register patients living outside our catchment area, however this is discretionary and may not be appropriate for all patients. Please speak to one of our receptionists for more information


 

Coronavirus

Click here for the latest government support available during the Covid-19 pandemic

Coronavirus (Covid-19): An Easy Read Guide

Contact NHS 111 online here

Covid-19 household isolation advice in English, عربى, বাংলা, 普通话, français, ગુજરાતી, Polskie, ਪੰਜਾਬੀ, اردو

Guidance for Parents

Please click here for information

Supplying face mask exemption letters to patients

Practices are reporting increases in requests from patients for letters of exemption to wearing face masks in various public settings.

The Government guidance suggests there is no requirement for evidence for exemption. It should be sufficient for someone to declare that they are eligible for an exemption direct with the person questioning them (eg bus driver).

Practices are therefore not required to provide letters of support for those who fall under the list of exemptions, or to those who do not fall under the list of exemptions.

For more information including the list of exclusions, please click here

How to request COVID-19 tests 

Any patients requiring information about testing can be directed to the government website: https://www.gov.uk/apply-coronavirus-test. Patients who do not have access to or cannot use the internet can call a dedicated phone line, which can be used to order a test if no other options are available.

The Coronavirus Testing Call Centre can be contacted on 0300 303 2713 between the hours of 07.00 and 23.00.  Around 98% of all Coronavirus test results are sent automatically to the individual within four days but for any that aren’t, the Call Centre can help individuals to follow up on their results.

Patients should not request tests via NHS 111, as the service is not able to do this for them.

Get an isolation note

Use this service if you need a note for your employer because you have to stay at home because of coronavirus https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/ 

High Risk of COVID-19 Letter for employer

if you are in a high risk group and need to provide your employer with a letter regarding your high risk status please use this Letter to Employer which you will need to complete.

Redbridge Council Update

Redbridge Council have produced an update for Redbridge residents which you can find here.  It includes information about the “Redbridge joins together” local community group, and the new well-being service they are establishing to support those at highest risk.

You can also access information for Redbridge Coronavirus information hub here (this link will open in a new window - popups must be allowed) 

New NHS text service launched
A new service was launched on Saturday where new patients who register their Covid-19 symptoms and contact details with the 111 online service will receive daily texts from the NHS. The messages will check how people are and ensure that those who need help to get them through the isolation period receive it. The text messages will be sent as a reassurance to those who contact NHS 111 online, complete the assessment, and leave basic information such as their age, mobile number and when their symptoms started.  




 
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