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COVID-19 Registration of temporary residents and guidance for tourists 

What you need to do if you fall ill with COVID-19 symptoms whilst visiting

FOR ALL PATIENTS / VISITORS COMING TO THE SURGERY

We would like to inform everyone that from 8th June 2020 it will be compulsory that anyone coming into the practice will need to wear a face covering. Social distancing is still vital, however, face coverings are an added precaution.

 

There are guidance on face coverings and how to make them on the government website -


https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/how-to-wear-and-make-a-cloth-face-covering/how-to-wear-and-make-a-cloth-face-covering

COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called coronavirus. 

Coronavirus - A book for Children

Easy read COVID information to support parents to explain the virus to children.

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Coronavirus Information

NHS Volunteer Responders

​This programme enables volunteers to provide care or to help a vulnerable person, which is permitted under the new rules announced by the Government on 23rd March 2020. Volunteers may be asked to show the active task they are responding to if asked. 

Follow this link for more information or to join up

Booking and access to the surgery

Bideford Medical Centre has made some TEMPORARY changes to the booking system and patient access to the surgery.

We have made these changes so that we can preserve the service that we are offering during the Coronavirus outbreak and to keep staff and patients fit and well.

 

With immediate effect we are changing all appointments to be held via telephone in the first instance.

We will make an appointment for you to come to the surgery if you need to, otherwise you will be treated over the phone.

We will keep our patients updated via this page – please feel free to share. Please be assured that we are open as usual and that we are making these temporary changes to protect the health of our patients, staff and doctors.

Children & Young People - Fever / High Temperature

Healthier Together - a community initiative. In addition to the above topic, this website provides a range of advice for parents, young people and pregnant women, and clinical resources to support healthcare professionals.

https://www.what0-18.nhs.uk/parentscarers/worried-your-child-unwell/fever-high-temperature

HANDi Paediatric App
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The HANDi Paediatric app gives up-to-date advice about common childhood illnesses and how to treat them.


It’s now available to download for free onto any Apple or Android smartphone or tablet.

The app has been designed as a way to reduce the number of children and young people who visit A&E, but need no treatment. It has been developed by paediatric consultants and will give you access to home care plans, as well as GP and hospital clinical guidelines, for the most common childhood health care concerns.

Follow this link for more information and download links

Health & Care Videos

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Click the image to view our health information video library. Lots of useful health advice at your finger tips! Videos provided by:

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