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Check if you or your child has coronavirus symptoms
Find out about the main symptoms of coronavirus and what to do if you have them.
Self-isolation and treatment if you have coronavirus symptoms
Advice about staying at home (self-isolation) and treatment for you and anyone you live with.
Testing and tracing
Information about testing for coronavirus and what to do if you're contacted by the NHS Test and Trace service.
People at high risk
Advice for people at higher risk from coronavirus, including older people, people with health conditions and pregnant women.
Social distancing and changes to everyday life
Advice about avoiding close contact with other people (social distancing), looking after your wellbeing and using the NHS and other services during coronavirus.
GOV.UK: coronavirus – guidance and support
Government information and advice.
William Fisher Medical CentreHigh StreetSouthminsterEssex, CM0 7AYTel: 01621 772360
If you think there is any possibility that you may have contracted the Coronovirus
Please do NOT attend the surgery or go to A&E
The official advice is:
Anyone with a continuous cough or fever (over 37.8) must self-issolate for 7 days (this includes children).
If you are WELL you should just stay at home. You do not need to contact the GP, 111 or be tested.
If you are UNWELL you should go to 111 online for advice who will assess and advise you. You must NOT go to the GP surgery.
For general advice please click on the link below:
For more specific information on areas affected by the virus and what to do if you think you may have come into contact with someone who has the virus, please click on the following link:
If you still require further information then please telephone 111
We welcome new registrations from patients living within our catchment area.
Please call into reception for a registration pack
Click this link to see practice catchment area and check if you are able to register
These fact sheets have been written to explain the role of UK health services, the National Health Service (NHS), to newly-arrived individuals seeking asylum. They cover issues such as the role of GPs, their function as gatekeepers to the health services, how to register and how to access emergency services.
Special care has been taken to ensure that information is given in clear language, and the content and style has been tested with user groups.
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If you are ill while away from home or if you are not registered with a doctor but need to see one you can receive emergency treatment from the local GP practice for 14 days. After 14 days you will need to register as a temporary or permanent patient.
You can be registered as a temporary patient for up to three months. This will allow you to be on the local practice and still remain a patient of your permanent GP. After three months you will have to re-register as a temporary patient or permanently register with that practice.
To register as a temporary patient simply contact the local practice you wish to use. Practices do not have to accept you as a temporary patient although they do have an obligation to offer emergency treatment. You cannot register as a temporary patient at a practice in the town or area where you are already registered.
Download the Temporary Resident Registration Form
As from 1st April 2016 it is a contractual requirement that all patients registered with the practice are allocated a named GP. If you are an exisitng patient you will already have been registered under one of our doctors. For new patients one will be allocated to you as part of your registration process.
Please note - Your named GP has no bearing on who you have see at the surgery. You may choose to see any member of the practice team at any time.
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