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Coronavirus Advice

Advice for Travellers Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

Travellers returning from Wuham and Hubei Provence, China

If you have returned from Wuhan or Hubei Province in the last 14 days:

  • stay indoors and avoid contact with other people.
  • call NHS 111 to tell them of your recent travel.

Please follow this advice if you do not have symptoms of the virus.

If you get a cough, a high temperature, or you feel short of breath, continue to follow this advice.
Do not leave your house.

Travellers returning from other parts of China and specified areas

If you get a cough, high temperature or feel short of breath within 14 days of returning from: Other parts of China including Macao and Hong Kong, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Taiwan, Singapore or Malaysia you should:

  • stay indoors and avoid contact with other people.
  • call NHS 111 to tell them of your recent travel.

Please review the NHS advice on Coronavirus or FCO regarding any foreign travel.

 

Advice to Practice Staff regarding communication with Travellers from Wuhan

If patients are not experiencing symptoms then the advice is to remain at home and self-isolate; the incubation period, time between potentially exposed to a virus and experiencing symptoms is up to 14 days, so venturing out or attending medical facilities could put others (public, patients and staff) at undue risk.

Testing.

Testing for the virus is available at specialist locations but will only be done for patients who are experiencing symptoms and fulfil other criteria such as travelled to Wuhan within that last 14 days or can confirm contact with a confirmed carrier of the virus.

If a patient presents at Timperley Health Centre.

If a patient presents themselves at the Practice and declares recent travel history the immediate action to be taken is:

  • Isolate the patient (Quarantine).
  • Provide the patient with a face mask (stocks available in the Reception area)
  • If the disclosure occurs in a clinical room the clinician is to leave the patient in the room immediately and inform them that they will call the patient on the desk phone to discuss further.
  • If the disclosure occurs within the Waiting area then patient is to be escorted to:
  • Treatment Room (Room 39) with the Timperley Health Centre (Westwoods) Emergency Mobile: 07825696020
  • Avoid physical examination of a suspected case. The patient should remain in the room with the door closed. Belongings and waste should remain in the room.
  • Advise others not to enter the room. If a clinical history still needs to be obtained or completed, do this by telephone.
  • The patient should be directed to the dedicated staff toilet. Instruct them to not touch anything or anyone when walking to the toilet. Instruct the patient to wash their hands thoroughly after toileting.
  • A member of staff is to phone the patient with the following aims:
  • Attain information regarding travel and symptoms
  • Ensure that the patient is kept calm.

Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV): interim guidance for primary care

Advice to Clinicians:

Local health protection team on 0344 225 0562 and select option 3 for Greater Manchester.

MRI Virology 0161 276 8788; Test results 0161 2788 854 / 0161 2768 853.

Wuhan novel coronavirus Request for Laboratory Testing

Wuhan novel coronavirus: information for the public

The Practice

Dr. Colin Westwood
MBChB (1973) MRCGP DCH DRCOG
Dr. Helen Westwood
MBChB (2002) MRCGP DCH DRCOG DFFP
Practice Nurse
Sister Jacqueline Parker
Practice Managers
Mrs Sarah Robinson
Mr Ben Carey

Contact details

169 GROVE LANE
TIMPERLEY, WA15 6PH
Tel: 0161 980 3751
Fax: 0161 904 9678
Email: reception.drwestwood@nhs.net
Open Hours:
Reception:
Mon-Fri 8am-6.30pm
Surgery:
Mon-Fri 8am-6.00pm

Trafford CCG

The practice is governed by the Trafford CCG whose contact details are:
Trafford Clinical Commissioning Group
Trafford Town Hall
Talbot Road,
Stretford M32 0TH
Tel: 0161 873 9500
Email: customercare.trafford@nhs.net
NHS England

NHS England

The ultimate authority for the National Health Service, NHS England can be contacted at:
NHS England
PO Box 16738
Redditch B97 9PT
Tel: 0300 311 2233
Email: england.contactus@nhs.net
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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT CORONAVIRUS

Information is available at: https://gov.uk/coronavirus and https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19

Advice for people at high risk: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/advice-for-people-at-high-risk/

Stay at home to stop coronavirus spreading

Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus. This includes people of all ages
– even if you do not have any symptoms or other health conditions.

You can only leave your home:

  • to shop for basic essentials – only when you really need to
  • to do one form of exercise a day – such as a run, walk or cycle, alone or with other people you live with
  • for any medical need – for example, to visit a pharmacy or deliver essential supplies to a vulnerable person
  • to travel to and from work – but only where this is absolutely necessary

 

Coronavirus symptoms

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
    (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours
    (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.
  • Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
  • Use the 111 coronavirus service
  • Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
  • Get an isolation note

https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/

 

Help the NHS respond to coronavirus

Use the quick NHS coronavirus status checker to tell us about your current experience of the virus.
This will help the NHS plan its response to coronavirus by showing where the virus is spreading and how it affects people.

Reviewed: 29.04.2020​

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