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CORONAVIRUS

If you have been to an affected place in the last 14 days OR had contact with somebody with Coronavirus AND have any of these symptoms:  Cough, Fever, Shortness of breath, please search 'NHS coronavirus' for advice and to access the 111 online coronavirus service, or call NHS 111.  Please do not attend the surgery.

In light of the current situation and in the best interests of our patients and staff, we will temporarily be changing routine appointments to telephone consultations.  Please speak to a receptionist if you wish to book a telephone call to discuss a routine medical matter with a nurse or doctor.  Patients with urgent queries will be triaged by the doctor in the usual way and offered a face to face consultation if required.  For more information on our triage service, please click on the appointments tab at the top of the page.

Online booking of appointments has been temporarily suspended and we apologise for this inconvenience.

 The NHS is well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases and 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.

Local Pharmacies

Please be aware we are NOT directly linked to any local Pharmacy.  any queries MUST be directed to the Pharmacy concerned.

Local Pharmacies include

AR Pharmacy, West Totton

Day Lewis, Brockenhurst 

Forest Pharmacy, Cadnam

Lloyds Pharmacy, Totton

Rowlands Pharmacy, Lyndhurst

Babies Cry. You Can Cope!

If you require non urgent medical treatment and advice when the surgery is closed you should call

111 

For life threatening medical emergencies call 999

Measles vaccines

Due to outbreaks of measles being reported in the South of England we are recommending anyone who has not had 2 doses of the measles vaccine (known as MMR) to make an appointment with our nurse to have this done.  This is especially important if you are travelling to Romania, Italy or Germany.

 

 

 

Referred to a Specialist

You have been referred to see a Specialist

This leaflet provides guidance on what to expect when you are referred by your GP to see a Specialist (or therapist). Please read this information carefully - it may save you an unnecessary trip to the surgery by talking this process through with your specialist.

Tests & Investigations

All tests and investigations required by the specialists must be ordered by them and the appointments sent to you.

If the specialist requires blood tests he/she should give you a request form which you can take to whoever normally provides blood tests in your area. This varies and may be your surgery, hospital or community clinic.

The specialist is responsible for acting upon the results of any test he/she requests and for informing you of the results.

If you haven’t heard from the specialist about a test result please ring his or her secretary at the hospital. Unfortunately your surgery may not know the result and will not know what the specialist intended to do with the information.

Prescriptions

If the specialist prescribes a new medication or changes one that you are on please ask them to provide you with the first prescription. This may be on a white prescription that can be used in the hospital pharmacy or on a green one that you can take to your normal pharmacy.

Upon notification from the specialist your surgery may automatically add the medication change to your repeat list on the computer. You will then be able to order re-supply without an appointment. You may need to telephone your surgery to confirm this or use on-line services if you have registered for them.

If you are uncertain what changes the specialist is making please ask them to explain it to you at the appointment.

It saves you having to see your GP to discuss something he or she may only know of from a short letter of explanation.

Sick or Fit Note (Med3)

If you need to be certified as unfit for work as a result of the treatment provided by your specialist (or therapist) he or she should issue a sick note when you are discharged from hospital or seen in the clinic. Please ask for one if you need it.

Follow Up Appointments

If you need to be seen again the hospital will provide you with another appointment. Please ask the specialists’ secretary if it does not arrive in a timely way.

In summary, the Specialists are responsible for:

Looking after all your tests Providing prescriptions when needed Issuing a sick note if required Providing you with a follow up appointment if necessary

Advice and Guidance for Patients on what to expect

(With thanks to Kent LMC) April 2016 (Doc-0125)

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