The NHS across Staffordshire will be better prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases, if the public follows Public Health England advice.
The current advice issued by the Chief Medical Officer is to stay at home for 7 days if you have either:
- A high temperature or
- A new continuous cough
Do not visit the surgery, pharmacy or a hospital. You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you are staying at home.
Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:
- You feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
- Your condition gets worse
- Your symptoms do not get better after 7 days
This service can be accessed at: https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19
Only call NHS 111 if you cannot get help online.
The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of patients and staff which may mean your patient experience is subject to change. The Practice is currently triaging all patient appointments and the majority of appointments offered will be telephone consultations. Patients can also use Online Consult for access to online consultations – this is available by clicking on the picture on our home page.
You can help protect yourself and others from spreading infection by practising good hygiene methods. This includes regular hand-washing and adopting the “Catch It, Bin It, Kill It” method for coughs and colds.