Unfortunately the number of people affected by the Covid-19 is increasingly rapidly and is taking a foothold within our community.
At Stanmore Medical Group, we have a dedicated Covid emergency team who are meeting daily to discuss how we can continue to provide the best possible care for our patients.
As a practice we are fortunate in having both multiple sites and a large team of people, including those with experience of managing this sort of situation. This gives us options for delivery of care and react accordingly in a fast changing situation.
Up to date information, including symptoms to look out for, stay at home advice and sick notes is available via the NHS website.
At Stanmore Medical Group, we will be keeping our website updated regularly to reflect the local situation and our actions at SMG. We may also use SMS messaging to mobile phones to communicate any urgent messages. Please let us know if you have changed your mobile number or have one that you haven’t yet told us about.
The current evidence is that for the vast majority of the population the Covid-19 virus is a mild illness which can be safely managed at home with rest, paracetamol and fluids just like a normal flu-like illness. However, for those with significant other medical problems and for the elderly it can be more serious.
With this in mind, we have postponed all face to face GP appointments and some routine nurse appointments. This is for both our patient’s safety and the safety of our staff. Instead we are now offering an enhanced telephone service and also e-Consult via our website, 08:00 to 18:00, Monday to Friday. We are working hard with our local pharmacy colleagues to make sure that those who are housebound will continue to receive their medications.
As a community we can help each other – both by following the advice given and by helping look after those who may need help within our communities. If you are able to volunteer to help out in your immediate area, please email your details to firstname.lastname@example.org.