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NHS Patients, Staff and Visitors Must Continue To Wear Face Coverings in Healthcare Settings


 


England’s Chief Nurse has today reminded the public that everyone accessing or visiting healthcare settings must continue to wear a face covering and follow social distancing rules.


 


Covid restrictions will end in many settings in England from Monday.


 


However, Public Health England’s infection prevention control guidelines and hospital visiting guidance are set to remain in place for all staff and visitors. 


 


That means NHS visitor guidance will stay in place across all health services including hospitals, GP practices, dental practices, optometrists and pharmacies to ensure patients and staff are protected. 


                                                             


Staff, patients and visitors will also be expected to continue to follow social distancing rules when visiting any care setting as well as using face coverings, mask and other personal protection equipment.


 


The NHS will continue to support staff in ensuring that the guidance is followed in all healthcare settings.

There is no need to see a GP now if you feel you need a physiotherapy referral!!

We employ our own Physiotherapist and you will be seen within one week!!

Do you have pain/aching/stiffness/swelling?

Is it your back/knee/shoulder or other musculoskeletal pain/aching/stiffness/swelling?

If you want to be seen prior to referral please ring the surgery and ask for an appointment with Andy Lockhart, Physiotherapist.

If you don't want to see Andy first please call in at reception to pick up one of our self referral forms or you can download the form.  - Physio Self-Referral Form

There is absolutely no need to get it checked out with a doctor first unless you have any of the following symptoms:

Changes in bladder and bowel habits

A hot swollen joint

Constant severe pain and you are unable to find relief

Weakness, pins and needles, loss of feeling

Unexpected weight loss

 
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