We have been made aware of some inaccurate information circulating (especially on social media) regarding special "rescue packs" of antibiotics and oral steroids for patients with pre-existing respiratory conditions such as asthma or or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (or even for those who don't have these conditions).
We would like to reassure you that patients who suffer with severe respiratory conditions already have these in place (along with the instructions on how to use them). Oral steroids are powerful medicines and any decision to use them would need careful evaluation by a prescriber, usually a doctor or respiratory specialist nurse.
Please do not contact your GP practice for a rescue pack unless this is something that has been previously agreed and prescribed by your medical team. You should continue to manage your condition in the usual way and if you feel you have symptoms of COVID-19, go to https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 or call 111 (online services should be used as a first choice) before doing anything else.
Updated Information 13.3.2020
Please be aware that from Monday 16th March, Station House Surgery, will be implementing the following changes in-line with Public Health England guidelines:
1. Face to Face routine appointments will be cancelled.
2. A full telephone triage system will be implemented in the first instance.
3. We will be providing essential services.
4. On-line appointment bookings will be suspended.
Please do not attend the surgery for pre-booked appointments until you are contacted by a member of the Team or receive a text message from the surgery.
We are working in extraordinary and uncertain times and recognise that the significant steps we are taking will cause disruption. We are continuing to follow Pubic Health England instructions and are ready to make further changes as the situation develops.
We wish to reassure you that we are working extremely hard during this challenging and unsettling time to ensure that we provide a safe service to all our patients and staff.
Please visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-advice/ if you need an isolation notice to give to your employer. You do not need to contact the practice.
If you need to speak to a GP or other healthcare professional please ring the surgery as usual.
Find latest Coronavirus information and advice at
www. Gov.uk or www.NHS.UK
Privacy Notice - update COVID 19
Station House Surgery is committed to protecting your personal information. In the fight against this global pandemic we are currently working with all of our partners in Health and Social Care to ensure information is shared with the right people at the right time to ensure you receive the best possible care.
Data Protection rules will not hinder the sharing of personal information during these unprecedented times and we will continue to process information in accordance with national law and GDPR.
The processing of personal information relating to this is necessary for reasons of planning and providing health and social care to both individual data subjects and is in the substantial public interest in the area of public health and specifically to support the control of an epidemic. For more detailed information regarding the lawful basis to undertake these activities please see the links below: