Coronavirus - latest Information and advice
Covid vaccines – The practice are ready to do all we can to deliver Covid vaccines to our highest risk population. As a practice and network we are involved in local conversations about how best to deliver the mass vaccination programme safely to our patients and residents of Milton Keynes .
The practice is working together with other practices in our Primary Care Network (PCN). We are now able to offer the Covid-19 vaccination to patients aged 80 and over who are registered with our group of practices.
Eligible patients registered with our practice will be invited to receive the vaccination, at Westcroft Health Centre, 1 Savill Lane, Westcroft, Milton Keynes, MK4 4EN.
Please help us to manage our time and do not contact us to book a Covid-19 vaccination as all eligible patients will be contacted by us and invited to attend a vaccination appointment.
COVID vaccination priority groups
We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:
Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.
Please check online using the following link https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19 or call 111 if you are showing symptoms of Covid19 which include a new continuous cough OR fever OR loss of/ change in smell or taste
The general clinical case definition for COVID-19 has been updated to include loss of or change in smell or taste. It is now:
New continuous cough OR fever OR loss of/ change in smell or taste
Everyone, including health and social care workers, should self-isolate if they develop a new continuous cough or fever or loss of/ change in smell or taste.
The individual's household should also self-isolate for 14 days as per the current guidelines and the individual should stay at home for 7 days, or longer if they still have symptoms other than cough or loss of sense of smell or taste.
Please do not come into the surgery 111 are prepared to deal with all suspected cases and will look after your care and testing
The practice is currently only seeing a limited number of patients for pre-booked nursing appointments or at the request of a gp. This is to protect our patients and staff and comply with social distancing. If you do need to speak with a gp please go online to book a telephone appointment or contact the practice where one of our care navigators will help you.
Recovering from COVID
Advice for patients to reduce COVID-19 infections
Face masks exemptions
Please be aware we do not provide Medical certificates or Private letters for exemption of wearing a face mask .Please refer to the link below for further advice and to print an exemption card should you be eligible
Hidden Disabilities - Face covering card
Exemption from face covering - card to print
Please click on the following links if you require further information or advice
Shielded Group Telephone Review
What is the purpose?
Ensure shielded group stay at home for 12 weeks and avoid all contact.
They can register and get support at Shielded Group
Need further support Volunteer Responders
Register for government support Extremely Vulnerable government support
Looking after your mental health during the pandemic Mental wellbeing
Online video therapy during Covid19 Mindful Healthcare
To obtain an Isolation Note
To check your symptoms: NHS 111 Covid19
Advice for high risk patients: High risk
Advice for self isolation Self isolation
Guidance from Public Health England Guidance
How to help Age concern local support
Returning to School
If your child is feeling anxious about returning to school following lockdown please click on the links below for support and advice
NHS - Every mind matters
Returning to school after lockdown
Supporting your childs mental health
Online mental wellbeing
MK Corona Virus Flowchart for parents / carers of children
Advice for parents of unwell children
Support for families: Food bank extra and Free school meals
Bletchley & Fenny Stratford Council Information
Latest guidance for patients
Patient Leaflet Hospital Stay Updates / Symptoms
Discharge from GP - A&E
Service Six Self Referral Form
Self Care Community Resources
Self Management Support of Long Term Conditions
Parent Advice Sheet
Bereavement Support Information
Primary Eye Care Services
Please order prescriptions through SystmOnline and we will have them sent electronically to your nominated pharmacy for you to collect.
Due to Covid19 the practice will only be accepting new registrations via email. Please click the link for more information: Registration Form