Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus - Important Information

Unfortunately the surgery does not have access to the list of HIGH risk patients kept by NHS England or a copy of the letters they are sending to the patients that meet the criteria of the High risk group.  Please view the HIGH risk group.

or all patients requesting to be put on a high risk list please advise them of the following:

Letters and or texts were sent from NHS England in the past 10 days to high risk patients who should shield themselves to reduce their risk to COVID-19. We are awaiting further guidance on additional groups of patients who will need to be written to. In the meantime you can register yourself as high risk by visiting: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable

You will be asked for your NHS number but you do not have to provide it. You can register for help with grocery shopping and prescription collections by this website.

 
In the meantime please follow government advice and Stay at home
 
• Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)

• If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times

• Wash your hands as soon as you get home
 
Do not meet others, even friends or family.
 
You can spread the virus even if you don't have symptoms.

Due to the current situation with the coronavirus in the UK we would like to lower the risk to the patients, staff and clinicians.
Therefore the doctors have requested that you ONLY come to the surgery if you have an appointment booked. If you need to order a prescription (please only order you medicaiton if it is due) then text the word 'REPEAT' to 66777 where a member of the team will call you back. 

If you have any other requests for sick notes, private letters etc then please do through our e-consult service which you will find on our website www.roboroughsurgery.org.uk

Our highest priority is keeping all our patients well through this time.

Unfortunately we do not have the capacity to inform patients of their risk levels or issue letters/sick notes with the current scale of the outbreak and daily changing advice and we ask that all patients and employers consult the government guidance Coronavirus Information

 

Coronavirus A Book for Children Axel Scheffler has illustrated a digital book for all primary school age children, free for anyone to read on screen or even print out, about the coronavirus and the measures that we have taken to control it.

Published by award-winning independent children's book publisher, Nosy Crow, and written by staff within the publishing company, the book has had expert input: Professor Graham Medley of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine acted as a consultant, and the company also had advice from two head teachers and also a child psychologist.

The book answers key questions in very simple language appropriate for 5 to 9 year olds:

  • What is the coronavirus?
  • How do you catch the coronavirus?
  • What happens if you catch the coronavirus?
  • Why are people worried about catching the coronavirus?
  • Is there a cure for the coronavirus?
  • Why are some places we normally go to closed?
  • What can I do to help?
  • What's going to happen next?

 

 
Latest guidelines from NHS England regarding repeat prescriptions
 

 

The Practice will not be changing their repeat prescription durations to support patients stockpiling.

  • Check what medicines you have at home before re-ordering your prescription.

  • If you don’t need the medicine, don’t order it.

  • If you need the medicine in the future you can still request it.

  • This includes medicines that are prescribed to be used as and when required.

  • You can order prescriptions online or move to electronic dispensing (see prescriptions tab for more details on how to access either of these methods of ordering).