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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The NHS in Leeds and Public Health England (PHE) are 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.

NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Call 111 if you need to speak to someone and do not have access to the internet.

Use this service if:

  • you think you might have coronavirus;
  • in the last 14 days you’ve been to a country or area with a high risk of coronavirus;
  • you’ve been in close contact with someone with coronavirus.

The latest information on symptoms of Coronavirus infection and areas where recent travel may have resulted in a high risk of exposure can be found on nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

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 catch the virus by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands.

Testing of suspected coronavirus cases is carried out in line with strict guidelines. This means that suspected cases are kept in isolation, away from public areas of GP surgeries, pharmacies and hospitals 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.

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We ask that you only use the out of hours service for urgent problems that will not wait until surgery is next open. West Yorkshire Urgent Care and Local Care Direct provide out of hours care for our patients. If you do require a doctor simply ring the surgery number and your call will be diverted to the service.

Call the new 111 service when you need help fast but it is not an emergency. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.  NHS 111 is a new service that's being introduced to make it easier for you to access local NHS healthcare services. You can call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency. NHS 111 is a fast and easy way to get the right help, whatever the time. 

Minor Injuries Unit

St George’s Centre, Middleton, Leeds LS10 4UZ.

The Minor Injuries Unit is open Monday to Friday from 08:00 – 22:30 and can:

  • See anyone who has had a recent injury
  • Bandage, stitch, put “pots” on and carry out other treatments
  • X-ray limbs
  • Supply medication for infections, pain and allergic reactions
  • Give advice about treatments, health promotion and further care
  • Refer to Specialists, GPs and other hospitals if required

We encourage our patients to attend the Minor Injuries Unit for the above conditions as it is often a quicker option than attending a hospital A & E Department. 

A & E

The nearest Accident & Emergency Departments are:

  • Leeds General Infirmary in the centre of Leeds (0113 2432799)
  • St James’s University Hospital, Beckett Street, Leeds LS9 7TF (0113 2433144)

In a genuine emergency you should call 999. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.  

 
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