Information on Coronavirus

DO NOT COME TO THE SURGERY IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS OR YOU HAVE RETURNED FROM WUHAN OR CHINA IN THE PAST 2 WEEKS

Please see information on the Public Health website: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public

What is coronavirus?

A coronavirus is a type of virus.  As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world.  Typical symptoms of coronavirus include fever and a cough that may progress to a severe pneumonia causing shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.

Generally, coronavirus can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease.

Wuhan novel coronavirus is a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City, China.

Advice for travellers from Wuhan

If you have returned from Wuhan in the last 14 days:

  • Stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as you would with other flu viruses.
  • Call 111 to inform them of your recent travel to the city.

Please follow this advice even if you do not have symptoms of the virus.

We are asking people to take simple, common-sense steps to avoid close contact with other people as much as possible, like they would with other flu viruses.

This means remaining at home for 14 days after arriving from Wuhan and not going to work, school or public areas.

Where possible, you should avoid having visitors to your home, but it’s okay for friends, family or delivery drivers to drop off food.

If you develop symptoms

If you develop a fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat or difficulty breathing, you should continue to follow the advice above.  Pleas do not leave your house until you have been given advice by a clinician.  Please call the surgery on 01903 247740 or call 111 for more advice.  DO NOT COME TO THE SURGERY IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS OR YOU HAVE RETURNED FROM WUHAN OR CHINA IN THE PAST 2 WEEKS

 

 

Update of Recruitment

We are in advance talks with a very experienced GP and, if things go to plan, hope he will be able to start in May.  We would then apply to have permission to re-open the list for new patients.

The practice area has not changed.  The list size has remained over 3400.

More information will be available when all the paperwork and legal aspects are resolved.

Dr. R. Sayers

 

Surgery Update

CORNERWAYS SURGERY

APPLICATION TO REDUCE PRACTICE BOUNDARY

Due to the difficulties facing the practice with being unable to find
a replacement GP following the retirement of Dr. Hardwick, we
propose to submit an application to Coastal West Sussex Clinical
Commissioning Group to reduce our practice boundary to new
patients wishing to join the practice.

We propose to move our southern boundary to Goring Road and
Mill Road and move the easterly boundary to Grand Avenue.

We believe this reduction in boundary and, therefore, limitation on
new patients joining the practice will go some way to assist the
practice in surviving the current situation until such time as a
replacement GP can be appointed.