Due to the COVID 19 pandemic we want to protect our patients and staff, and for your safety we are changing the way we manage your care to reduce unnecessary trips to the surgery. It is very important that you do not attend the surgery unless invited to an appointment. If you have symptoms associated with coronavirus, including a new continuous cough or a high temperature within the last 7 days then please do not attend the surgery – if well, you are advised to stay at home for 7 days – if you are unsure or your symptoms get worse then use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do. Only call 111 directly, if you cannot go online, or are advised to do so by the online service.
For all other queries please consider using our online portal – E-consult - available on the surgery website – or stay on the line to book a telephone call or video call with a GP. Prescriptions should be collected from your chosen pharmacy. For your safety and the safety of our other patients, please only attend the surgery if you have been asked to come for an appointment
The online appointments booking service is suspended until further notice.
Thank you for your patience.
Strict Social Distancing - Letter for Employer
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways.
What's the risk of catching coronavirus in the UK?
The UK Chief Medical Officers have raised the risk to the public from low to moderate. But the risk to individuals remains low.
Health professionals are working to contact anyone who has been in close contact with people who have coronavirus.
How coronavirus is spread
Because it's a new illness, we do not know exactly how coronavirus spreads from person to person.
Similar viruses spread in cough droplets.
It's highly unlikely coronavirus can be spread through packages from affected countries or through food.
How to avoid catching or spreading germs
There's currently no vaccine for coronavirus.
But there are things you can do to help stop germs like coronavirus spreading.
cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
put used tissues in the bin immediately
wash your hands with soap and water often – use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell
do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
If you've been to China or other specified areas in the last 14 days, follow the advice on this page for returning travellers.
Symptoms of coronavirus
The main symptoms of coronavirus are:
a high temperature
shortness of breath
Update on 4th March 2020
For patients concerned that they may have coronavirus or may have come into contact with someone who has, the NHS 111 online service has created coronavirus pages that tell patients what they should do based on their particular circumstances.
These can be accessed at: https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19
How to isolate yourself if you could have coronavirus
If there's a chance you could have coronavirus, you may be asked to isolate yourself.
This means that for up to 14 days, you should:
stay at home
not go to work, school or public areas
not use public transport or taxis
ask friends, family members or delivery services to carry out errands for you
try to avoid visitors to your home – it's OK for friends, family or delivery drivers to drop off food
While the risk to people in the UK is low, these steps can help reduce the possible spread of infection.
Treatment for coronavirus
There is no specific treatment for coronavirus. Treatment aims to relieve the symptoms while your body fights the infection
Gants Hill Medical Centre
Flu vaccinations are available for patients who are eligible. If you are not sure of your eligibility please call the practice to check.
If you are due for a Health check, diabetes check, asthma check or a blood pressure check please call reception and book an appointment.
Majority of appointments are booking on the day with a few appointments available for advance bookings. Online appointments are released at 6:30am.
This change is due to patient feedback and to reduce the number of patients not attending appointments that are booked in advance.
Gants Hill Medical Centre is Proud to announce that we have been inspected by CQC on 17th November 2016 and given an overall rating of Good for our Premises and Clinical Care! Click on the link here to view the report: GHMC CQC Report
Partners in Care
Once registered, patients and healthcare professionals work together to ensure the most appropriate care is provided. This partnership philosophy extends even further and our active patient group exists to make sure that patient needs and the practice offering are always heading in the same direction
PLEASE UPDATE YOUR ADDRESS AND CONTACT DETAILS WITH US.
If your GP does not have an accurate record of your name and address then your GP or hospital may not be able to contact you with important information about your health. Please read the attachment below for further information.