Med3 request due to covid 19 absenceAll patients are being advised to stay at home (self-isolate) without any testing for COVID-19, regardless of travel history or contact with confirmed cases,
If they have: a. A new continuous cough OR b. High temperature (of 37.8 degrees centigrade or higher)
Individuals should stay at home (self-isolate) for 7 days from the onset of symptoms following the current advice. If someone has serious symptoms they cannot manage at home they should use NHS 111 online (people should only call NHS111 if they cannot get online).
After 7 days of self-isolation, people who feel better and no longer have a high temperature can return to their normal routine. If they have not had any signs of improvement after 7 days and have not already sought medical advice, they should use NHS111 online (people should only call NHS111 if they cannot get online) before they leave their home or let visitors in.
Cough may persist for several weeks in some people, despite the coronavirus infection having cleared. A persistent cough alone does not mean someone must continue to stay at home for more than 7 days.
Request for medical certification from absence of work related to the Covid-19 pandemic – Please click the link below to print a letter to give to your employer as GP’s are not required to give sick note for Coronavirus
We would like to inform all our patients that Dr Powell will be retiring on the 31st of march 2020 after 40 years of service at St.Bartholomew’s surgery.
All his patients will be distributed to the other 4 partners at the surgery.
There is a book at reception if you would like to leave comments for Dr Powell.
From January, the Practice will be changing all GP appointments to Telephone Consultations only.
As a Practice we are constantly reviewing our appointment system to adapt to feedback from patients and keep in line with the NHS’s increasing focus on utilising technology.
If you need urgent medical attention outside of our normal surgery hours, you can choose from one of the following three options:
1. Contact NHS 111- an alternative to A&E, when it is less urgent than 999
2. Attend the URGENT CARE Centre at Newham University Hospital Trust Glen Road Plaistow London E13 8AS - 020 7363 9200
3. Newham GP Co-op Out of Hours Service on 020 7511 8880.
You can call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency. NHS 111 is a fast and easy way to get the right help.