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Novel Coronavirus

The NHS in England and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal. See our poster at the bottom of this page.

The risk to the general public is moderate. If you have arrived back to the UK from mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau within 14 days, follow the specific advice for returning travellers.

Call 111 now if you’ve been:

  • to Wuhan or Hubei Province in China in the last 14 days (even if you do not have symptoms)
  • to other parts of China, including Macau and Hong Kong, in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if it’s mild)
  • to Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Republic of Korea or Malaysia in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if it’s mild)
  • in close contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus 

Do not go to a GP surgery, community pharmacy or hospital. Call 111, stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people.

Further information is available on nhs.uk.

Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact. A person can also be infected by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands.

The risk of being in close contact with a person with coronavirus or contaminated surfaces is very low at the current time, as members of the public who have visited Wuhan or Hubei province, China are currently in isolation.

Testing of suspected coronavirus cases is carried out in line with strict regulations. This means that suspected cases are kept in isolation, away from public areas of the hospital and returned home also in isolation. Any equipment that come into contact with suspected cases are thoroughly cleaned as appropriate. Specific guidance has also been shared with NHS staff to help safeguard them and others. Patients can be reassured that their safety is a top priority, and are encouraged to attend all appointments as usual.

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.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.

You can find the latest information and advice from Public Health England at Further information is available on nhs.uk.

Winter Holiday Timings 2019-2020

Please note our opening schedule until Thursday 2 January 2020 below, when the usual schedule will resume.

If you require out of hours care or advice, find out what you can do when we are closed >>

 

Tuesday 24 December 2019 8.00am – 6.30pm
Wednesday 25 December 2019 CLOSED
Thursday 26 December 2019 CLOSED
Friday 27 December 2019 8.00am – 6.30pm
Saturday 28 December 2019 9.00am – 1.00pm
Sunday 29 December 2019 CLOSED
Monday 30 December 2019 8.00am – 6.30pm
Tuesday 31 December 2019 8.00am – 6.30pm
Wednesday 1 January 2020 CLOSED
Thursday 2 January 2020 8.00am – 6.30pm

“Wear it Pink for Breast Cancer” Day 2018: After Event Report with Pictures

The Loxford Practice hosted a successful “Wear it Pink for Breast Cancer” day for all members of the public on Thursday 18 October 2018See pictures from the event below.
The event was well attended, mixed with members of the general public, registered patients and surgery staff. The Loxford Practice managed to raise a generous amount of money during the event, all of which will be donated to the Breast Cancer Now charity >>

Attendees had the opportunity to meet with the Practice Manager, together with new and long standing staff members of the practice. The event helped to raise awareness about Breast Cancer.

The Loxford Practice also organised a Cake Stall, a patient walk around the park and all staff were required to wear pink for the day. 

AT Medics were delighted to host this event, and extend special thanks to the practice team and patients who made this all possible.

“Wear it Pink for Breast Cancer” Day – Friday 20th October 2017

On Friday 20th October 2017, The Loxford Practice is hosting a “Wear It Pink” Day to raise money for Breast Cancer. 

All patients are welcome to visit the practice and participate in the following activities:

  • Our Cake Stall will be on the ground floor of the Polyclinic. All money raised will be donated to Breast Cancer Now.
  • All patients are invited to a walk around the park, between 1pm-2pm. If you would like to join, please meet at the practice for 1pm. 
  • If you are planning on visiting the practice, feel free to wear as much pink as you like!

To learn more about Breast Cancer Now, visit their website here.

If you have any questions, please visit the practice or email us on redccg.Y02987discharge@nhs.net

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