Wing Surgery

Wing Surgery

46 Stewkley Road, Wing, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 0NE

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CORONA VIRUS – AT RISK PATIENTS

Posted on March 27th, 2020

We are aware that there is some confusion currently regarding patients receiving letters regarding their health conditions and risk factors.

There are 4 main groups:

Group 1 – those who are considered the highest risk and should have received  a letter sent centrally from HM Government and NHS England – the list was compiled predominantly from hospital data and included organ transplant patients, certain active cancers, severe lung conditions, rare diseases and pregnant ladies with other significant health conditions.

Group 2 and 3 –  other subsets of Group 1 and again will have a letter sent from the central source.

Group 4 – other high risk patients that are not identifiable from hospital data sets.  This letter is still waiting to be sent out once the ‘at risk’ groups have been confirmed by NHS England. GP surgeries have been advised to wait until they have had confirmation of which patients to send the letters to. 

It has been advertised the Group 4 patients will get a letter by 29th March 2020.  This will not happen due to the fact that the medical grounds for identifying these patients have yet to be finalised. These letters have not been sent yet, so please do not call to ask.

The key elements of the letter are :

  • To remain isolated for 12 weeks – information can be found here about who to contact for help from your community  www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable or call 0800 0288327, the Government’s dedicated helpline.
  • If, at any point, you think you have developed symptoms of coronavirus, such as a new, continuous cough and/or high temperature (above 37.8 °C), seek clinical advice using the NHS 111 online coronavirus service (https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19/). If you do not have access to the internet, call NHS 111. Do this as soon as you get symptoms.
  • It is also a good idea to speak to your carers about what happens if one of them becomes unwell. If you need help with care but you’re not sure who to contact please visit www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable.
  • Ask all essential visitors to continue to wash hand but to stay away if they have any symptoms
  • If somebody can collect your medication please arrange for this
  • GP and Hospital appointments will continue, be remote or over the telephone – or you will be contacted if cancelledIf you need help from the benefits system visit https://www.gov.uk/universal-credit
  • You can find additional advice and support from Every Mind Matters and the NHS mental health and wellbeing advice website.

We understand that you may need a copy of the letter for evidence for Universal Credit or access to food banks – but we are not yet able to send out this letter until we have a definitive list of conditions and who to send it to.

If you are in any doubt at all please self-isolate and you will be informed as soon as we are able.  We cannot confirm in any other way and so please do not contact the practice.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people/guidance-on-social-distancing-for-everyone-in-the-uk-and-protecting-older-people-and-vulnerable-adults

 

 

Surgery Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:00 until 12:30
    14:00 until 18:00
  • Tuesday
    08:00 until 12:30
    14:00 until 18:00
  • Wednesday
    08:00 until 12:30
    14:00 until 18:00
  • Thursday
    08:00 until 12:30
    14:00 until 18:00
  • Friday
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    14:00 until 18:00
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
  • Sunday
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  • Monday
    08:30 until 12:30
    14:30 until 18:00
  • Tuesday
    08:30 until 12:30
    14:30 until 18:00
  • Wednesday
    08:30 until 12:30
    14:30 until 18:00
  • Thursday
    08:30 until 12:30
    14:30 until 12:30
  • Friday
    08:30 until 12:30
    14:30 until 18:00
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
  • Sunday
    CLOSED