COVID-19

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We Are Open

We are open. Our appointment system is running as normal. Yuo have a choice if to book facve to face or telephone consultations. In some cases, of course a face to face appointment will be needed (for example if a physical exam will be required), but otherwise you have the choice.

To minimise the numebr of people in the buolding, please contact us by phone to make an appointment or with any queries. Do not drop in to the practice. We are aware that our phone lines have been very busy but we have  made significant improvements to this throughout July. thank you for your understanding.

If you are unable to use the phone for any reason then please contact to us to make other arrangements. using the Contact Us form on this website.

Prescriptions should be ordered online.

If you have symptoms of Covid19 then you must stay at home and also get tested straight away. Read more here.

If you are contacted by NHS Test and Trace then you must stay at home. Read more here.

Our Appointment System Now

GP Same Day Service

For our same day service : please call us before 11am. The same day service is for people with an acute problem or concern which means that it has worsened in the past few days, or may do so in the following few days.

Please only ask for same day service if you are acutely unwell as it is not a shortcut to a quicker routine appointment. The same day service receives up to 60 calls per day which means the doctor will only have time to deal with the most pressing aspects of your care on that same day. If you have an ongoing issue, then the GP will have more time to give it in a routine appointment, not the same day service.

After 11am our same day service is reserved for people who are so unwell that the GP may need to admit them to hospital.

GP Routine Appointments

We have routine appointments available to book. We may ask you to send in photos or to take part in a video consultation. 

Face to Face Appointments

We are booking face to face appointments. Please be assured that the practice is a low-risk environment. We maintain stringent cleanliness and social distancing. With only a few people coming in to the building, there is plenty of space to spread out. PPE is worn for all face to face appointments. All pre-bookable face to face appointments are being seen on the 2nd floor

We are booking all the usual face to face appointments with the Nurse Team for childhood immunisations, smear tests, ear syringing, blood tests (as requested by a GP or for medication monitoring), injections such as B12, and Birthday Month review appointments for those who live with a long term condition such as diabetes or hypertension.

For GP appointments, we are offering a choice: you can book either a phone call appointment or a Face to Face appointment.

If you have symptoms of Covid19 then you must stay at home and not attend your appointment. Read more here.

Testing for Covid

If you have covid symptoms then you must get tested. Covid symptoms are a high temperature, a new continuous cough, a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste. There is no need to get a test if you have other symptoms. You can also get a free test if you have been asked to do so by local councils or by a healthcare provider.

 Click here to go through to gov.uk website to arrange a test. If you do not have internet access then call 119. If there are no tests currently available then try again a few hours later. The same tests are available online as by phone: if no tests are available online then none will be available via 119 either.

 If you want a test in order to travel to another country, then you should pay for one privately.

 Sorry, but we cannot advise on any aspect of testing, we cannot help you get a test more quickly or more locally. The system works completely separately from general practice. The results are sent to you directly.

 You Tube video on how to do home test.

Looking After Yourself

Covid19 - Your Mental Health & Wellbeing

The coronavirus (COVID19) outbreak is having an impact on everyone’s daily lives.

During this time, you may be bored, frustrated or lonely. You may also feel low, worried, anxious, or be concerned about your health or that of those close to you. Everyone reacts differently to events and changes in the way that we think, feel and behave vary between different people and over time. It’s important that you take care of your mind as well as your body and to get further support if you need it.

The Government has published advice for us all about how to look after ourselves at this very difficult time. Read it here.

Useful Links

  • We find Mindwell very useful; it is an information hub with the latest information and resources to help people in Leeds take care of their mental health at this time.
  • MindMate is a trusted Leeds-based website specifically for children and young people, their families and the professionals who support them.
  • ActiveLeeds - To help support everyone at home, Leeds Council has online resources for all ages, including home workout tutorials, guidance and information, and fun challenges to try at home.

Carers

If you care for someone, then this time can be particularly difficult. The Government has made some guidance for carers which is here.

Carers UK has also got lots of useful help and resources here.

In Leeds, if you need practical help such as shopping or medicines, then please call Doing Good Leeds on 0113  378 1877.

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