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CORONAVIRUS - IMPORTANT INFORMATION PLEASE READ

If you have a flu-like illness and have travelled to China or Asia in the last 14 days: Please DO NOT attend the surgery, and Please DO NOT go to the hospital. Please stay at home and avoid other people. 

Call 111 and they will talk you through how to get help.

Please click here for further information https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/wuhan-novel-coronavirus/

Change of Online Prescription Service   If you use the online prescription service, you need to come into the Surgery to register for a new password - please bring along photo ID to do this. 


WE ARE A YELLOW FEVER CENTRE! You do not have to be registered with us to access this service. However, if you are not, you will be required to complete a form with basic information, before we can book an appointment.


Travel Clinic
We can provide a full Travel Health Service to ensure your health is protected when you go abroad. 


Out of Hours
We are covered by the Frimley Primary Care Services Limited, based at Frimley Park Hospital and accessed by dialling 111.


Prescriptions
There are several ways to request or collect your prescriptions. Please check under the 'Prescriptions' page.


Test Results
We are extremely busy with telephone calls for the first 2 hours of the morning - to help us please do not phone for results until after 10.00 a.m.


Home Visits
Visits should be requested, where possible, before 10.00 a.m.  They are made only at the doctor's discretion.  Please ensure you leave a contact number and address when phoning, as the doctor is likely to phone you before making the home visit.

Common Infections & Minor Illness

coldCommon respiratory infections (bronchitis, cold, cough, ear infection, flu, sinusitis, sore throat) are usually caused by viruses, and fever for a few days is common.

Antibiotics do not work for any of these conditions for most people; viruses do not respond to antibiotics. Antibiotics can cause side effects and can reduce your resistance to infection. Overuse makes the germs more resistant to the antibiotics with the danger that really serious infections could become untreatable.

Please note that if a small baby (under 6 weeks old) is ill you should still contact your doctor as soon as possible.

For more information regarding common minor illnesses (including urine infections (UTI)) please look at the following link to NHS Choices website.

NHS Health A to Z

Hayfever

NHS England has advised General Practitioners that patients should purchase over the counter medication for hayfever/rhinitis.

This advice includes all patients aged 16 and over who are currently receiving free prescriptions, pre-paid or are medically exempt from paying prescription charges.   

Giffard Drive Surgery GPs will be following this advice as from May 2018. 



 
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