The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The current risk to the general public is moderate.

You can help too. Germs can live on some surfaces for hours. To protect yourself and others:

  • Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze.
  • Bin the tissue, and to kill the germs, wash your hands with soap and water, or use a sanitiser gel.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
  • If you have arrived back from an affected area within the last 14 days and develop symptoms of cough or fever or shortness of breath, you should immediately:
    - Stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as you would with the flu
    - Call NHS 111 to inform them of your recent travel to the country

This is the best way to slow the spread of almost any germs, including Coronavirus.

More information, including a list of the affected areas is available by logging onto

Nurses and Healthcare

boy_at_doctorsNurses and our healthcare assistant are available during surgery hours; appointments can be made at reception.

The practice nurses are involved in promoting good health, giving advice on diet, exercise, lifestyle, smoking, alcohol consumption and general well being.

We run special clinics for Diabetes Asthma and Coronary Heart Disease.

The nurses are also available for all types of general nursing including dressings, injections, stop smoking advice, blood pressures checks, ear syringing, removal of sutures, travel vaccinations and general health advice.

Our Health Care Assistant is now available to check blood pressures and carry out routine health checks.

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