A suspected case of coronavirus is anybody with (1) a NEW continuous cough, and/or (2) a high temperature of 37.8 degrees Celsius or above. this is regardless of travel history or contact with a confirmed case.
If you think you may have coronavirus:
- Stay at home and self-isolate for 7 days. Information on how to self-isolate can be found on the links below.
- You DO NOT need to phone 111
- You DO NOT need to be tested for coronavirus
If after 7 days you are feeling better and you do not have a temperature, you can stop self-isolation, but social distancing is still required. Please be aware that a persistent cough may be present for several weeks.
If you can not cope with your symptoms, your symptoms are getting worse, or if after 7 days you do not feel any better. Please use the online symptom checker (link below), or phone 111. Do not stop self-isolating until you have done this.
If it's a medical emergency please phone 999 and inform the call handler you think it is coronavirus.
For people who share their household with others. The symptomatic person is required to self isolate for 7 days from symptoms onset, and follow the guidance above. All other household members need to self isolate for 14 days from symptoms onset, even if they're not showing symptoms themselves. If they develop symptoms, then that person needs to self isolate for a further 7 days, as per guidance above. Please see link regarding Staying at Home for further information.
Those people who are deemed at an increased risk of complication from coronavirus, from 16th March 2020, have been advised to self isolate for a period of 12 weeks. Those people include: - Anybody over the age of 70 years - Anybody under the age of 70 years with underlying health condition - Pregnant women... Please see the link below regarding Social Distancing for more information
From the 24th March, every person is required to socially distance themselves.
Stay at home to stop coronavirus spreading
Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave the house for 1 of 4 reasons:
- shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible
- one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household
- any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
- travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home
Important - These 4 reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.
CORONAVIRUS -CLICK ON LINKS BELOW FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
Advise on self isolation: https://phw.nhs.wales/topics/latest-information-on-novel-coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-advice/
Advise on staying at home: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection
COVID-19 NHS 111 symptom checker: https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19
Advise of Social Distancing: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people/guidance-on-social-distancing-for-everyone-in-the-uk-and-protecting-older-people-and-vulnerable-adults
Advice on the Coronavirus
APPOINTMENTS DURING COVID-19 OUTBREAK
We are reviewing all routine appointments and non-essential services in order to protect patients and reduce the risk of Coronavirus spread. We are offering routine telephone consultations in place of face to face appointments where clinically appropriate, and you may be asked to consider this when booking a future appointment.
You will understand that this is a busy and challenging time for the surgery and we would appreciate your understanding and patience.
HOME BLOOD PRESSURE MONITORING - SEE HOME MONITORING DOCUMENTS BELOW
How to record home BPs lying and standing
How to record home BPs sat down
- National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 https:/ /www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/
- NSPCC helpline: 0808 800 5000 If you're worried about a child, even if you're unsure, contact NSPCC professional counsellors for help, advice and support.
- Childline 0800 1111: offers free, confidential advice and support for any child 18 years or under, whatever the worry.
- MIND www.mind.org.uk Mental Health Support with specific advice on ‘Coronavirus and your wellbeing’
- YoungMinds https://youngminds.org.uk Supporting children and young people and their parents/carers with their mental health and wellbeing. Specific advice on managing self-isolation and anxiety about coronavirus
Mental Health Info for Children, Young People, Parents & Carers - COVID
Mental well being - "How are you doing" - Public Health Wales website:
MENTAL HEALTH INFORMATION
STRESS CONTROL ONLINE
Guide for Parents when your child is ill
COVID-19 NHS Optometry Service Provision in Gwent
NHS Dental Service Provision in Gwent
SEXUAL HEALTH INFORMATION -
Sexual Health Information
PHYSIOTHERAPY / MSK - INFORMATION - See website below
15th October 2019
BREXIT AND YOUR MEDICINES
Brexit Information Leaflet
AUGUST 2019 Click here to view New Out of Hours Service - 111
Click here to view information for The New Breast Unit at Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
Changes to prescribing of Gabapentin & Pregabalin
From the 1st April 2019 Gabapentin & Pregabalin are changing to a schedule 3 Controlled Drug
Good practice requires that this class of drug is limited to a 1 month supply. if your prescription for these is currently for more than 1 month then your quantity prescribed may be reduced (Eg. if you receive 2 or 3 months supply at a time this will be reduced to monthly prescriptions). If you have these drugs on your batch prescription (prescriptions done for 12 months and kept with the pharmacy) you will need to speak to the pharmacist or prescription clerk so that this medication can be put on a monthly repeat for either you or the pharmacy to order depending on how you order your repeat medication.