Comberton & Eversden Surgeries

58 Green End, Comberton, Cambridge CB23 7DY

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)

The NHS across the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough will be better prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases, if the public follows Public Health England advice.

The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of patients and staff which may mean your patient experience is subject to change.

The Chief Medical Officer announced on Friday 13 March that the country is moving into the ‘Delay’ stage of the response to coronavirus (Covid-19). The new advice issued by the Chief Medical Officer is to stay at home for 7 days if you have either:

• a high temperature or

• a new continuous cough

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or a hospital. You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.

Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

• you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home

• your condition gets worse

• your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online. Stay At Home advice can be found here.

Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:

• Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.

• Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available

• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

Information remains subject to regular change and updates. More information can be found on the NHS website here.

Appointments on Tuesday evening and Saturday at Comberton now available!

We are now offering evening and weekend appointments with a GP or nurse as part of Extended GP Opening hours. These are for routine, non-urgent issues.

You can book your appointment through our receptionists who will give you a time, date and venue for your appointment.

Our receptionists are able to answer any questions you have about the service and how to cancel or change your booking.

If you would like to find out more about the service please go to www.openlater.co.uk

Please note that if you are given a prescription as part of your appointment on a Tuesday evening or a Saturday you will not be able to collect your medication straight away from the dispensary as you would following a weekday daytime appointment. Your medication will be ready for you to collect from the surgery dispensary 48 hours later or alternatively you can take the prescription to a pharmacy.

Pregnant? Here’s how to arrange to see a midwife and book a scan…

All women should book an appointment with a midwife within 2 weeks of finding they are pregnant. If this is not feasible with a clinic appointment at the practice, they need to call the Rose team on 01223 349316, to see if they can be seen at an alternative venue. The team can liaise with you to decide where.

You can pick up a “bounty pack” from reception – these contain lots of useful information you’ll need during your pregnancy.

Dementia Friends

Our practice has recently joined the Dementia Action Alliance – this is an organisation which helps businesses to become more aware accessible to people with dementia. Most of our staff have now completed training which makes them “Dementia Friends”.

As part of our commitment to becoming more dementia friendly, we are planning to install some dementia-friendly signs in our surgeries. You can find our more about the project here: http://www.dementiaaction.org.uk/