Latest Update from NHSE on the Coronavirus
We are requesting that unless you are requested to attend a face to face appointment or have essential medical paperwork (prescription request can be placed in the box outside) please do not enter the surgery. You can contact us by telephone, systmonline, online consult or download the NHS app (all ID to access the NHS App is done via the App).
Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms
STAY AT HOME. There are very specific reasons why you can go out but otherwise you should stay at home. The reasons are for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)
If you are self-isolating, then SELF-ISOLATE which means that you must not leave your home if you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) or live with someone who does.
If you are self-isolating, you must:
- not leave your home for any reason, other than to exercise once a day – but stay at least 2 metres (3 steps) away from other people
- not go out to buy food or collect medicine – order them by phone or online, or ask someone else to drop them off at your home
- not have visitors, such as friends and family, in your home
- You can use your garden, if you have one.
Stay at home for 7 days if you live alone and have either:
- a high temperature
- a new, continuous cough
No matter how mild the symptoms are.
If you live with others and you or one of them have symptoms of coronavirus, then all household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill.
It is likely that people living within a household will infect each other or be infected already. Staying home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community.
For anyone in the household who starts displaying symptoms, they need to stay at home for 7 days from when the symptoms appeared, regardless of what day they are on in the original 14 isolation period.
If you can move any vulnerable individuals (such as elderly and those with underlying and those with underlying health conditions) out of your home, to stay with friends or family for the duration of the home isolation period.
If you cannot move vulnerable people out of your home, stay away from them as much as possible.
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.
Read our advice about staying at home.
For information on Coronavirus and other illnesses please visit our online consultation platform.
Our online consult information and contact system is now live. By clicking on the image you will be taken to a website with information on multiple health subjects, including video help by Dr Sarah Jarvis who is a regular advisor on Radio 2 Jeremy Vine show. This site also enables you to contact the surgery electronically for none urgent requests, appointments or information.
NHS App - Making it easier to book appointments
Once you have registered for the NHS app you can book appointments online directly from your smartphone, you can even have your ID checked without visiting the practice. You can also view the symptom checker to help you navigate to the best person to help or review your vaccinations etc...
It easy to do just visit the Apple or Google Play store and download for free.
Check out the Patient Participation Group's Surgery Information Booklet
Our PPG have worked hard to create an information booklet to answer common questions and give information about the surgery. They have distributed a copy to most of our patients homes. For ease you can also download a copy by Clicking here
Dentist at Willington Surgery
The Practice @ Willington Dental Surgery is on the first floor of our surgery building. More information about their services can be found here.