Coronavirus latest update: 11.2.2020
The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.
The risk to the general public is moderate. If you have arrived back to the UK from mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau within 14 days, follow the specific advice for returning travellers.
Anyone who has travelled to China or places listed above in the last 14 days and develops symptoms of cough or fever or shortness of breath, should immediately:
- Stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as you would with the flu
- Call NHS 111 to inform them of your recent travel to the country
Information for the public is available at gov.uk/coronavirus
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 be infected by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands.
The risk of being in close contact with a person with coronavirus or contaminated surfaces is very low at the current time, as members of the public who have visited Wuhan, Hubei province, China are currently in isolation.
Testing of suspected coronavirus cases is carried out in line with strict regulations. This means that suspected cases are kept in isolation, away from public areas of the hospital and returned home also in isolation. Any equipment that come 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.
- Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
You can find the latest information and advice from Public Health England at www.gov.uk/coronavirus
New Mental Health Pilot starting at Fleet Medical Centre Andover Mind
FLU Vaccination Update
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We would like to thank all of our patients who have been so welcoming to our medical students. This is a very important role for the practice in the development of future GP’s.
If you do have concerns or feel uncomfortable with a medical student sitting in on your consultation please see reception before your consultation. There is no obligation to have a student sit in your consultation and any decision to decline is respected without question.
Thank you once again for your support,
The Fleet Medical Centre Team and Medical Students
The Princess Royal Trust for Carers in Hampshire Newsletter, please Click Here to read more.
New Text Messaging Service
The Practice is Currently using a new Text Messaging Service called AccuRx. The message will have a header titled FleetGP and will be signed from Fleet Medical Centre. We aim to be able to give you quicker responses to some issues you may have. Please always remember to notify the practice if you have changed your mobile phone details so we can update our records.
Save time and complete your Asthma Review online by clicking here
Complete your asthma review on line, these are then reviewed by the clinical team who will contact you if you need to be seen.
Are you a Carer? Visit our page on carers and find out about services available.
Fleet Medical Centre Welcomes Everyone.
If you are Homeless, an asylum seeker or refugee you are entitled to healthcare treatment. If you know anyone without a fixed address they can still be seen at Fleet Medical Centre. Everyone is entitled to immediate and necessary treatment. Ask at the main reception for further details and a temporary resident form.
Cervical Screening Awareness
This year, NHS England South are supporting Jo's Cerivcal Cancer Trust, to help raise awareness of cervical screening.
Being screen regularly is important as this means any abnormal changes in the cells of the cervix can be identified at an early stage and, if necessary, treated to stop cervical cancer developing.
For more information on cervical screening, visit NHS Choices.