Corona Virus (Covid-19)
Due to the escalation of Coronavirus/Covid 19, and after working through the advice from National Health guidance, we have had to make some difficult decisions about how we operate over the coming weeks.
Pre-booked appointments will be changed to telephone or video consultation. Patients will be contacted to All patients who have appointments which need to be face to face will be screened prior to attending surgery.
Repeat Prescription requests: We are encouraging patients to sign up online via the Rotherham Health App so that these can be completed electronically. https://rotherhamhealthapp.com/splash
If you still have paper prescriptions, please write your nominated pharmacy and your up to date contact details on the request.
Prescription collections: Any prescriptions we already have we will allow collection, all new requests will only be sent directly to the pharmacy.
New registrations: Please download forms from our website online and send them via the website.
Fit (Sick) Notes: Please follow Government guidance regarding this https://www.nhs.uk/common-health-questions/caring-carers-and-long-term-conditions/when-do-i-need-a-fit-note/
We will continue to update our webpage and social media platforms with any further updates.
Please refer to the following link for up to date information on coronavirus https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Please note we do not have the resources to respond to any questions via our Social Media Platforms.
Thank you for your support and understanding.
-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus.
Symptoms of coronavirus
The symptoms of coronavirus are:
- a cough
- a high temperature
- shortness of breath
But these symptoms do not necessarily mean you have the illness.
The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu.
How coronavirus is spread
Because it’s a new illness, we do not know exactly how coronavirus spreads from person to person. Similar viruses are spread in cough droplets.
How to avoid catching or spreading coronavirus
- 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 tissue 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
Check if you need medical help
NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do. https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19
Use this service if:
- you think you might have coronavirus
- in the last 14 days you’ve been to a country or area with a high risk of coronavirus – see our coronavirus advice for travellers
- you’ve been in close contact with someone with coronavirus