Chiswick Health Practice

Chiswick Health Centre, Fishers Lane, Chiswick, W4 1RX

Tel: 0208 630 1600

Telephone: 0208 630 1600

Out of hours: NHS 111

NHS 111

Monthly Archives: March 2020

COVID-19 contingency sharing of patient details

Dear Patient,

Primary care staff across each area of the borough will be able to access your full medical record without consent during the COVID-19 pandemic but will only do so when this is necessary to provide you with care. They will be required to use a smartcard which confirms their identity, and which limits their access and actions to those appropriate for their role. They will all have been trained to understand their professional and legal responsibilities in providing you with care”.

Please help us to help you during this difficult time.

Many thanks

Chiswick Health Practice

 

Fit Note/Sick note Guidance and form

The current Government guidance for employers and businesses on coronavirus (Covid-19) reiterates that medical evidence is not required for the first 7 days of sickness. It adds that after 7 days , employers may use their discretion around the need for medical evidence if an employee is staying at home.

Please print the attached form and complete and hand to your employer should they request a fit/sick note from you during this time.

Chiswick Health Practice Chiswick Health Practice Fit Note / Sick Guidance

 

 

Diabetes and Corona Virus

Please see below for some useful links for those patients who have diabetes and suggestions on how to help manage your diabetes during the current climate of Covid – 19

Within the documents there are some helpful links. Click on these to be directed to further helpful information.

Coronavirus and Diabetes – NWL

glance-factsheet-covid-19-and-diabetes-dpc

https://www.knowdiabetes.org.uk/know-more/feet-heart-eyes-and-kidneys/footcare/footcare-videos/does-my-foot-wound-need-urgent-attention/

https://www.knowdiabetes.org.uk/

Corona Virus – latest NHS Information

The new advice issued by the Chief Medical Officer is as follows:

Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:

·         a high temperature

·         a new continuous cough

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.

Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

·         you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home

·         your condition gets worse

·         your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

Stay At Home advice can be found here.

·         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.

More information can be found on the NHS website here.

Please find below Public Health posters for your workplace.

Coronavirus Print Friendly A4 Poster

Handwashing Poster, landscape and portrait