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Winchmore Hill Practice 
Dr Noor, Dr Sankaran, Dr Takla, Dr Shah

 

CORONAVIRUS USEFUL RESOURCES AND INFORMATION 

PATIENT INFORMATION FOR CORONAVIRUS 


General NHS Advice 

 

Pituitary/ adrenal insufficiency (including steroid sick day rules)

 

Underlying lung disease (British Lung Foundation)

 

People with Asthma

 

People with Diabetes

 

People affected by Stroke

 

Pregnant women

Children/young people T1 diabetes

 

People with Heart/circulatory disease

 

Older people

 

Young people with anxiety

 

Adults with anxiety

 

For parents about the management of respiratory tract infections

(coughs, colds, sore throats, and ear aches) in children 


 

                  ENFIELD STANDS TOGETHER - Community Support

 

 

Enfield council are co-ordinating local volunteer support efforts during the COVID-19 epidemic for 

 

To learn more click on their link:

 https://new.enfield.gov.uk/services/your-council/enfield-stands-together/

 

If you need support, click their  Community support request form.

 

"Remember to keep safe for volunteers and those seeking support:

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19) is contagious - avoid physical contact and wash hands regularly
  • Leave any items being delivered on the doorstep rather than going into someone’s home or inviting them in
  • Share information on any allergies
  • We suggest you don't exchange bank details with other people in your community. If you need to pay for something, please only exchange cash
  • You should continue at all times to follow the advice being given by Public Health England

We know this is an extremely anxious time for everyone. We are heartened that our community in Enfield is already pulling together and we will continue to work to build more resilience and be prepared.

Thank you for your support and dedication to ensuring Enfield remains a caring and vibrant community."

 

Enfield Council

 

 

 

 

FITNESS TO WORK/CERTIFICATES/REPORTS RELATED TO COVID

 


 FITNESS TO WORK NOTES FOR COVID-19 FALL INTO FIVE CATEGORIES - PLEASE READ BEFORE CONTACTING SURGERY

1.  Symptomatic and isolating for seven days

Patients can and should self-certify for the first seven days as normal if they are unfit to work. They do not need to contact their GP.

2. Symptomatic and remaining unwell for over seven days

If they remain unwell and unfit to work after seven days, the current advice is to visit https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note . They do not need to contact their GP for a certificate. 

 

The current Government Guidance for employers and businesses on coronavirus (COVID-19) states;

 

“By law, medical evidence is not required for the first 7 days of sickness. After 7 days, employers may use their discretion around the need for medical evidence if an employee is staying at home.

We strongly suggest that employers use their discretion around the need for medical evidence for a period of absence where an employee is advised to stay at home either as they are unwell themselves, or live with someone who is, in accordance with the public health advices issued by the government.”


For Patients advised to socially distance themselves in higher risk groups (those who broadly speaking comprise those elligible for annual flu vaccine), we recommend you seek the discretion of your employers and if they insist on documentation, we can provide you a summary of your medical conditions.  To ensure we have capability to manage the NHS workload in primary care, we will not be routinely issuing fitness to work notes/letters.

 

Those in highly vulnerable group (those the government has written letters to):

Your letters should be adequate evidence for employers. To ensure we have capability to manage the NHS workload in primary care, we will not be routinely issuig fitness to work notes/letters.

 

If you need a fit note for other reasons, submit the request on the prescription request form in the additional section (please fill in "nil" for name of medication).

 

 

 

 


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