Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave the house for very limited purposes:
Important - These reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.
There is separate advice about staying at home if:
Do not leave your home if you have either:
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.
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
Read general information such as:
Buttercross Health Centre Tel: 01458 272473
Ilchester SurgeryTel: 01935 840207
NATIONAL EMERGENCY: COVID-19
We are bringing in changes to the way that the practice undertakes appointments with immediate effect in order to minimise the risk of COVID-19 to patients and staff.
Many conditions are able to be safely dealt with during a telephone appointment.
Please request a home visit whenever possible before midday
The doctors will only visit patients who are too ill or disabled to leave home. You may be triaged by a health care professional to determine whether or not a home visit is the preferred option. Most consultations are best done in the Health Centre.
Please note that a lack of transport does not, itself, constitute a justification for a home visit. It is an individual patient's responsibility to make suitable transportation arrangements.
Please ask yourself if a home visit really is necessary before you request a visit using the link below or ring the above number.
Our telephone lines may be very busy at certain times of the day. If your call is not urgent that day you may wish to call back at a quieter time
Improved Access – evening and weekend routine appointments
We are now working with a number of our neighbouring GP practices to offer improved access to GP appointments outside of the usual opening hours. This means that there are additional routine appointments across south Somerset, between 18.30 and 20.00 Monday – Friday and on Saturday mornings.
To help patients access a GP more easily, we are able to book appointments in partnership with ten other local GP practices. If you have a relevant medical concern and can’t attend an appointment during the usual clinic hours at the practice, you will be offered an alternative appointment at one of the following practices:
Any patient who is registered at a practice in south Somerset above can request this service. You can make an appointment by ringing your registered practice as usual and the reception team will be able to advise you on which surgery and GP or health care professional are available for each appointment. To find out more about the Improved GP Access scheme, read the GP Improving Access brochure and poster
If you require urgent medical attention when the surgery is closed, please call NHS 111 for advice and access to the Urgent out of Hours GP service. If you have a life threatening injury or illness you should attend A&E, or call 999 and ask for the ambulance service.
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