COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS

If you have symptoms associated with coronavirus including a new continuous cough and a high temperature, lost sense of smell or taste you are advised to stay at home for 14 days. Do not book a GP appointment or attend your GP Practice.

If you are displaying symptoms of Covid-19 it is recommended that you go get tested. For more info and to book a test or order a home kit please visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/ask-for-a-test-to-check-if-you-have-coronavirus/

If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do.

Only call 111 direct if you cannot go online, or are advised to do so by the online service.

For the latest COVID19 advice please visit www.nhs.uk/coronavirus.
To reduce your chances of catching COVID-19 and reduce pressure on your local GP practice during this busy time, appointments will be carried out over the phone unless there is a clinical need for you to come into the practice. This will help minimise risk while continuing to ensure people get the care and advice they need.
Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact.
A person can also catch the virus by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands. Testing of suspected coronavirus cases is carried out in line with strict guidelines. This means that suspected cases are kept in isolation, away from public areas of GP surgeries, pharmacies and hospitals and returned home also in isolation.
Any equipment that comes into contact with suspected cases are thoroughly cleaned as appropriate. Specific guidance has also been shared with NHS staff to help safeguard them and others. Patients can be reassured that their safety is a top priority, and are encouraged to attend all appointments as usual.
Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:

  • Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

Important Information 04.06.2020

  • We ask that patients wear a face covering to all in person appointments (this could be a scarf or mask etc).
  • York Medical Pharmacy is still open to their patients, and can be contacted on 01904 794115.
  • Appointments will be carried out over the phone unless there is a clinical need for you to come into the practice.
  • Our same day care our service is still running.
  • If you need a Nurse appointment please call the surgery on the day to book the appointment.
  • Do not visit the surgery to drop off a prescription; sign up for the NHS App or give us a call. Alternatively post your prescription. Nominate a pharmacy for your prescription to be sent to electronically. You can request prescriptions via our voicemail service on 01904 439100.
  • Doors at all surgeries are locked and will only be opened for those that have appointments.
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Useful Information regarding Coronavirus

We will be updating this page frequently with new information and useful links.

Covid Vaccination Information and Booking

1) CLICK HERE BOOK YOUR COVID-19 VACCINE

2) CLICK HERE TO MARK YOURSELF AS A CARER

3) CLICK HERE TO UPDATE YOUR MOBILE DETAILS TO ENSURE YOU RECEIVE YOUR COVID-19 INVITATION 

4) CLICK HERE FOR COVID-19 VACCINE FAQS-UPDATED WITH INFORMATION REGARDING ASTRA ZENECA

Patients will be contacted by the practice to arrange their vaccination when it is their turn. The government have set the priority groups and we will contact you. For patients, at York Medical Group the delivery of the vaccine is being managed by Nimbuscare at the Mass Vaccination Clinic.

We are contacting patients by text in the first instance if appropriate, those we cannot invite by text we are contacting by phone or email. We have a guide you can read regarding our text invite so that you know that it has come from us Covid Vaccination invite text.

Nimbuscare has provided this guide about What to expect when you arrive at the mass vaccination site and some frequently asked questions FAQ.

Remember, the vaccine is only available from the NHS and is free of charge. The NHS will never ask you for details about your bank account or to pay for the vaccine. 

The NHS has a lot of useful information regarding the covid vaccine https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine/

Useful Information

New NHS text service launched
A new service has launched where new patients who register their Covid-19 symptoms and contact details with the 111 online service will receive daily texts from the NHS. The messages will check how people are and ensure that those who need help to get them through the isolation period receive it. The text messages will be sent as a reassurance to those who contact NHS 111 online, complete the assessment, and leave basic information such as their age, mobile number and when their symptoms started.  

Update 4th November 2020 for patients extremely vulnerable from COVID-19 please follow this link

Vitamin D Suppliment avaiable to high rish sheilding patients, please follow this link for more info https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/people-at-higher-risk/get-vitamin-d-supplements/

Background and FAQs regarding shielding patients from NHS England here

Helping you to recover and manage your symptoms following COVID-19 guide

A guide on how to set up the NHS App can be found here

Guidance for employees, employers and businesses here

Guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection here

UPDATED Guidance on social distancing and for vulnerable people https://www.gov.uk/shieldingadvice

Providing proof of coronavirus absence from work https://www.gov.uk/

Get Help with Funeral costs https://www.gov.uk/funeral-payments