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Wye SurgeryOxenturn RoadWye, Kent, TN25 5AYTel: 01233 884585
If you have possible COVID-19 symptoms or have been in contact with an infected person, please stay at home and follow the guidelines.
Otherwise, we are open as usual for appointments. We appreciate some patients may be anxious about coming into a medical setting at this time, but don’t let worries about Covid-19 prevent you coming to us with other health concerns.
We are here for you - remember early diagnosis can save lives and improve quality of life.
To help safeguard you and us during the pandemic, we have put in place a number of new precautions and special procedures for appointments:
> Special precautions at appointments > Don’t delay medical care for other health conditions
Special precautions at appointments
Here’s what to expect when you come in for an appointment at Wye Surgery, during Covid-19:
Don’t delay medical care for other conditions
If you have other health concerns, don’t delay seeking medical help because of Covid-19.
We are here for you – so if you need to see a doctor don’t wait. Get yourself properly checked out as soon as possible.
Although many minor illnesses do go away by themselves, serious illnesses rarely do.
During the pandemic we have seen far fewer patients who would normally need further investigation for possible underlying cancer.
A&E departments are also less busy and experiencing dangerously late presentation of strokes and heart attacks.
It could be that people are reluctant to bother the NHS at a challenging time or are worried about catching Covid-19 if they go out.
Either way - delaying essential medical care is a big concern.
All medical settings are taking special precautions to safeguard patients from coronavirus.
The treatment of serious conditions like above has advanced hugely in the last 20 years. The sooner you seek treatment the better your outcome is likely to be.
DO NOT COME INTO THE SURGERY If any of the following applies to you (or a member of your household):
Stay at home and go to NHS 111 Online - check your symptoms and get guidance on what to do, based on the details you enter.
For more help and info, go to COVID-19 Advice.
Here are symptoms to look out for (not everyone has all symptoms).IF IN DOUBT TAKE A TEST.
Main symptoms of original variants
Other possible symptoms - especially Delta variant
If you are worried about your symptoms do not come into Wye Surgery. Instead use the NHS Online Corona Virus Service to guide you through what to do and how to access medical care. If you don't have access to the internet, phone 111.
Support is also available to help you recover from any after effects of a Covid-19 infection
With so much rapidly changing information about Covid-19, it’s sometimes hard to know what to rely on. Here are some useful pages containing latest information from official sources.
NHS - Useful web pages
Online Symptom Checker Self isolation and treatment Supporting your recovery after COVID-19 Shielding advice for ‘clinically extremely vulnerable’ Hand washing video Preventing spread of germs in the home Kent and Medway CCG local info
Government / Regulator web links Government guidance Travel advice during covid-19 Support for domestic abuse during Covid 19 Antibody testing Working safely and restarting work Advice for parents in supporting children’s mental health and wellbeing Looking after your own mental health
Some pdfs to download
Help and advice for 13-19 year olds pdf Domestic abuse – sources of help pdf Covid-19 Guidance for Parents pdf Use of your Personal Health Data during Covid-19 pdf
Recovering from COVID-19
Recovering from a COVOID-19 infection may take time and could even be challenging.
This NHS website www.yourcovidrecovery.nhs.uk has lots of info to help you:
Covid Vaccinations are free of charge. Text messages and emails asking you to click links to payment details are a scam - please ignore them. We will NEVER ask you to pay.
National Booking ServicePlease book your Covid vaccinations using the National Booking Service - either:
Please help protect yourself, friends and loved ones by getting vaccinated when you are invited.
Our local vaccination clinic
Vaccination clinics for our patients happen at MUSGROVE PARK SURGERY (NOT at Wye Surgery).
When booking your appointment select: ASHFORD STOUR PCN
Book both vaccinations - at same time
If you haven’t been vaccinated yet, you must book your 2nd vaccination at the same time as your first – even if there isn’t a local appointment available (as you can always change the 2nd venue later on).
WARNING If you don’t book your 2nd vaccination at the same time, your first one will automatically be cancelled.
Waiting more than 11 weeks for your 2nd vaccination?
Please contact the national booking service:
Can’t keep your appointment?
If for unavoidable reasons you can’t go for your appointment, please call 119 to cancel and rearrange another time.
Your unused slot can then be given to someone else (and your vaccine dose will not go to waste).
Please contact Wye Surgery to discuss your vaccination options.
Please try to arrange a lift with a friend or relative for this vitally important journey.
Find out more:Local information for Kent and Medway: www.kentandmedwayccg.nhs.uk/your-health/coronavirus/covid19vaccine
National information about Covid-19 vaccinations: www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine/