Advice and Guidance for Suspected Symptoms of the Coronavirus Virus
Actions on return from China
If you have returned from Mainland China in the last 14 days and are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
Difficulty in breathing
Fever (a temperature of 38 degrees C or higher)
stay indoors, do not attend work or school
do not travel whist feeling ill
avoid contact with other people as you would with other flu viruses
cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing. Throw tissues in the bin
wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser if soap and water are not available
call NHS 111 to inform them of your recent travel to the area(Your GP Practice is unable to help you with these symptoms and will direct you to the NHS 111 service)
If you have lived with or had close contact (within 2 metres for 15 minutes of more) with a confirmed case of 2019-nCoV, you should contact NHS 111 for further advice.
If you have returned from China and you are not unwell at the moment, you do not need to contact any of the NHS services. If you do become unwell, call NHS 111 immediately in order for you to be assessed by an appropriate specialist, as quickly as possible.
General guidance on the prevention and spread of any infection
There are general principles you can follow to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:
wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available. This is particularly important after taking public transport
avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
avoid close contact with people who are sick
if you feel unwell, stay at home, do not attend work or school
cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a bin. See Catch it, Bin it, Kill it
clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in the home and work environment
if you are worried about your symptoms, please call NHS 111. Do not go directly to your GP or another healthcare environment
There is currently no vaccine to prevent 2019-nCoV acute respiratory disease. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus.
DID YOU KNOW THAT RUSHCLIFFE PARK RUN AND CASTLE HEALTHCARE PRACTICE ARE WORKING TOGETHER TO PROMOTE THE BENEFITS OF BEING ACTIVE?
WHAT’S PARK RUN??
FRIENDLY ENJOYABLE 5K EVENTS
Every Saturday morning – 9am start
2K JUNIOR PARKRUNS
For children every Sunday morning
FUN FOR ALL THE FAMILY
Buggies and dogs welcome
IMPROVE HEALTH AND FITNESS
Be active in the open air
DEVELOP NEW SKILLS
Opportunities to volunteer
FREE AND EASY TO TAKE PART
No need for special equipment or clothing
BE PART OF A COMMUNITY
Make new friends and socialise
Track progress and achieve new goals
So come on…dig out your trainers and join in
for a walk, run or jog at Rushcliffe Country Park every Saturday at 9am
Register at http://www.parkrun.com/and head down to the park!
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We are confident that our website will provide clear and concise help and give our patients the information they require in an easy and convenient format. It has been designed with the patient’s needs at the forefront of everything, from checking surgery times to the very latest in healthcare news.
NEW SERVICE - BLOOD TEST 'SIT AND WAIT' APPOINTMENTS
(Please note: Your blood test MUST have been authorised by the doctor)
Did you know appointments are available for blood tests without the need to book in advance?
Simply turn up at the surgery (Monday to Friday) between 08.00 - 12.30am and your blood test will be taken that morning in our 'Sit and Wait' Clinic.
Whilst we endeavour to avoid delays these may on occasions be unavoidable but we will advise you of the current waiting time on arrival.
Coffee Shop at Embankment Primary Care Centre
With effect from 25th June 2018, Signature will no longer be providing coffee shop facilities at this premises.
Alternatives for the provision of this service are being considered.
From the Directors of Embankment Primary Care Ltd.
Latest CQC Report is: 'OVERALL GOOD'
PPG Walking Club:
You are very welcome to join our walking group for short walks led by Jeremy Pratt (Qualified Walking Leader). Walks leave the surgery at 10.30am and again at 11.30am every Tuesday morning.
Saturday and Sunday appointments:
Are available for you see a General Practitioner, Practice Nurse or Healthcare Assistant at the weekend, as well as in the week - see below for more information.
You can now book appointments in the evenings and at weekends in the Partners Health Improved Access Scheme. Appointments are staffed by clinicians from across the Rushcliffe Practices and are pre-bookable via reception. Evenings 6.30pm – 8.00pm (at Castle Healthcare Practice, East Bridgford Medical Practice and Keyworth Medical Practice). Weekends 8.30am – 12.30pm at Castle Healthcare Practice.
Repeat Prescription Management
The practice is trialing the use of a protocol to process all repeat requests for medication.
For more information go to our Repeat Prescriptions page on the website.
Good News! The Practice now has public Wi-Fi available in the waiting areas.