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WUHAN NOVEL CORONAVIRUS INFECTION

Latest Advice: 18.2.2020

 

The advice to the public is to call NHS 111 now if they have been:

  • to Wuhan or Hubei Province in China in the last 14 days (even if they do not have symptoms)

  • to other parts of China, including Macau and Hong Kong, in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if it's mild)

  • to Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Republic of Korea or Malaysia in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if it's mild)

  • in close contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus.

 

Anyone who meets the above criteria is advised not to go to a GP surgery, community pharmacy or hospital. Instead they should call NHS 111, stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people. 

 

Further information and updates can be found at  Public Health England 

Winter Pressure

Due to the high demand over the winter period, the practice will once again be offering extra appointments at the end of the surgery sessions with each GP, and with Christine, Nurse Practitioner.

Do Not Attend 

We are currently experiencing a high volume of patients who do not attend (DNA) their appointment at the practice.   Please could we remind you to contact the surgery if you are unable to keep your appointment with a GP or nurse.  We will then be able to offer the appointment to someone else.

Thank you 

NHS Health Checks

Measles, Mumps and Rubella

Wigan Borough Federated Healthcare

WBCCG is committed to reducing ill health and preventable disease and is working with GP practices in the borough to identify and, where necessary, treat people who are at an increased risk of developing CHD, DM, stroke.

 

If you would like to have a health check then please contact the surgery to arrange a blood test and then one week later an appointment with the nurse to discuss you blood tests results and a health assessment.

For further information click here

The Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccination is the safest and most effective way to protect you and your family against these diseases.  Full protection requires two doses.

For anyone not fully immunised, a catch-up vaccination is available.

Contact the surgery for more information or make an appointment with the nurse.

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