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Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)

The NHS in Telford & Wrekin and Public Health England (PHE) are 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 latest information on symptoms of Coronovirus infection and areas where recent travel may have resulted in a high risk of exposure can be found on nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.

Use this service if:

you think you might have coronavirus;

in the last 14 days you've been to a country or area with a high risk of coronavirus;

you've been in close contact with someone with coronavirus.

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Call 111 if you need to speak to someone.

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 catch the virus by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands.

Testing of suspected coronavirus cases is carried out in line with strict guidelines. This means that suspected cases are kept in isolation, away from public areas of GP surgeries, pharmacies and hospitals and returned home also in isolation. Any equipment that come into contact with suspected cases are thoroughly cleaned as appropriate. Specific guidance has also been shared with NHS staff to help safeguard them and others. Patients can be reassured that their safety is a top priority, and are encouraged to attend all appointments as usual.

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.

 

 https://www.telfordccg.nhs.uk/your-health/medicines-management/coronavirus-covid-19

NEW: Text Messaging Service

Donnington Medical Practice has introduced a new text messaging service to enable Doctors, Nurses and Administrators to send text messages direct to patients. If you prefer NOT to receive texts from the practice, please let one of our receptionists know. 

Telford Health Hearts:   https://www.telfordccg.nhs.uk/your-health/telford-healthy-hearts

NHS Apps Library:   https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library

Sexual Health Services in Telford & Wrekin

The Sexual Health service provides a range of sexual health services to people of all ages in Telford & Wrekin.

Please read the important information below about sexual health services - October 2020:

All service users must call the sexual health team on 0300 123 0994 in the first instance, so the most appropriate service option can be offered to them.

Face-to-face services in clinics will continue to be by appointment only.

Clinics for Implant/Coil procedures be prioritised for service users who currently have an Implant/Coil in situ – please ensure patients are aware of this before advising them to call the service.

Some services remain unavailable; the service user will be advised accordingly.

People aged 16+ can order a free STI testing kit online at sh24.org.uk – patients should be advised of this wherever possible.

We do not offer coils for non-contraceptive reasons, nor routine cervical screening.

The latest service information on our website openclinic.org.uk.

 

If you have any questions, please contact the service manager on 0300 123 0994.

 
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