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For medical queries that cannot wait and it is outside of practice hours please contact NHS 111.

For medical emergencies at any time dial 999.

CORONAVIRUS ADVICE

To ensure you see the most up-to-date information, please visit: www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19 

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I THINK I HAVE THE CORONAVIRUS?

Do NOT attend your GP practice, hospital or pharmacy. Self-isolate at home immediately and got to www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19 for up to date advice on next steps and testing.

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT CORONAVIRUS TESTING IS NOT AVAILABLE VIA THE PRACTICE.


How to avoid catching or spreading coronavirus

Do:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water often - do this for at least 20 seconds
  • Always wash your hands when you get home or into work
  • Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissues or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • Put used tissues in the bin straight away and wash your hands afterwards
  • Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell

Don't:

  • Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

 

GETTING TEST RESULTS

Test results cannot be given to any person other than the patient unless we have received written consent. When you telephone for a result you will be asked for your full name and date of birth. This will prevent the staff giving the wrong test results.

Results take some times to come back to the Practice. The box below indicates a rough guide to the length of time that results reach the surgery.

Please note that any tests, which have been requested by hospital doctors, do not automatically come back to the practice.

TEST  TIME OF RESULTS TO COME BACK
 
Blood test  
 Min 5 days
 
Urine/stool test  
 Min 5 days
 
Smear  
 Min 8 weeks
 
Swabs  
 Min 5 days
 
Ultra sound  
 Min 2 weeks
 
X-rays  
 Min 2 weeks

 
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