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 services are available to the public as normal.
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 11 now if you have 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.
Dr Madiha Chowdhury will be joining as our new female GP Partner and Dr Manny Gill will become our GP Senior Partner.
We are very sad to announce that Dr Claire Rushton will be retiring from General Practice at the end of September 2018.
On behalf of all the staff, colleagues and patients at Roman Road Health Centre may we wish Dr Rushton a very happy and fulfilling retirement and thank her for her much valued expertise and support.
Roman Road Health Centre will be open as usual on Monday following the cyber attack which took place on Friday 12 May 2017 and affected the NHS and many other organisations around the world.
We may not yet have full access to patient records, prescriptions and appointment systems but we are using well-tested contingency plans to ensure that services can continue to be provided.
The NHS is asking patients to continue to use the NHS wisely and remember that they can seek help and advice from a range of other sources, such as pharmacies or 111.
What you can do to help
- Before contacting the practice, consider if it is urgent, could it wait or could you be helped by another service for example NHS 111 or your local pharmacy?
- People who have GP appointments should turn up as normal unless they are contacted directly and told not to. Please do not ring us to check as we will be extremely busy.
- If you need to book an urgent GP appointment on Monday morning, you will be able to do so but please bear with us if you have difficulty in getting through to your practice and keep trying.
- Please bear in mind that we may be running more slowly than usual and be patient with staff.
- [if applicable] Our electronic call queuing systems has been temporarily affected. You can still ring the practice on the usual number, but may experience some delays in getting through. If this happens, please keep trying to get through. Thank you for your patience and understanding while NHS It technicians work to resolve the problem.
We are very pleased to announce that Dr Madi Chowdhury has joined our Practice in October 2016 and will be working on Tuesdays.