Welcome To The Calverton Practice Website
Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do
Stay at home
You should only leave the house for one of four reasons:
- Shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible.
- One form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle - alone or with members of your household.
- Any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person.
- Travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home.
For further information:
For Diabetes advice:
Resources for Parents and Carers:
Welcome to The Calverton Practice, providing primary care for Calverton and surrounding areas. We hope you take your time to browse our new website where you will find lots of useful information about the surgery and the services we offer.
On-line booking of appointments has been suspended for the time being. Prescription services online are still available.
Following the recent Coronavirus outbreaks we have had to make the difficult decision to temporarily change the arrangements to our Treatment Room service. This means that we will offer telephone triage only. If after telephone triage the clinican wants you to be seen, they will book an appointment for you. We need to reduce the footfall through the Practice to protect our community from infection. We hope that you will understand the reasons for doing so.
Generic Text Message - 23 March 2020
This week all patients will be contacted with a generic text message following the prime ministers advice yesterday (23 March). Please don’t panic if you have received the text and don’t have a severe health condition. Health advice will be confirmed by letter to those patients identified this week. There is no need to contact us about the message.
Advice for Vulnerable Groups Instructed to Self-Isolate
If you have received notification from the NHS advising that you may be at risk of severe illness from COVID-19 (Coronavirus) then it is important that you follow the advice in the letter.
You will need to stay at home for the next 12 weeks and avoid face-to-face contact with other people unless it is absolutely necessary. This will be quite a challenge for most people as isolation and loneliness can have a negative impact on mental health.
You can help maintain good mental health by keeping in regular telephone or online contact with your friends and family. Let them know how you would like to stay in touch and build your conversation time with them into your daily routine. Make sure to talk to them about how you are feeling and don’t be afraid to ask them for help when you need it.
Local community groups, such as church groups, activity groups or self-help groups, can also be a great source of advice and assistance. If you can keep in contact with your local community groups by phone or internet (or join a new online group if you don’t already belong to one) make sure you do so.
Finally, think of the other isolated people who might benefit from your support. If you can make a friendly phone call every now and then it might make all the difference to someone who has few opportunities to talk to others. Remember, it is important that you completely avoid physical contact with other people, but that you use phone and internet to remain as connected as you can.
Access to NHS Dentistry
Access to NHS Dentistry is currently limited during the pandemic as all dentists have been asked to stop all routine “face-to-face” dental care.
However, if you need urgent dental care, help is at hand:
CALL your dental practice:
They will give you advice over the telephone and make arrangements for you if you need to be seen.
If you don’t have a dentist, find your nearest dentist and CALL them. You can search for your nearest dentist at: https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/find-a-dentist
You can also contact NHS 111:
You can ask for a translator if you need one.
NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
If you’re deaf, you can:
- use the NHS 111 British Sign Language service https://interpreternow.co.uk/nhs111
- call 18001 111 on a textphone
Do not worry if you have COVID-19 symptoms, appropriate arrangements can be made to see you if you need urgent dental care.