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INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS REGARDING NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) INFECTION

 

The NHS in Milton Keynes 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.

The Chief Medical Officer has announced that the country is moving into the 'Delay' stage of the response to coronavirus from Friday, 13th March 2020.

The new advice issued by the Chief Medical Officer is as follows:

Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:

  • a high temperature
  • a new continuous cough

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you are staying at home.

Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service (https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19) if:

  • you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • your conditions gets worse
  • your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

Stay At Home advice can be found on: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-advice/

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.

Following the announcement that an individual in the Milton Keynes area has been confirmed as having the coronavirus, PHE is carrying out a thorough risk assessment to trace this individual’s movements in the last fortnight. Patients and staff can be reassured that their safety is the top priority, and patients are encouraged to attend all appointments as usual. The local NHS and Milton Keynes Council are working closely with PHE to support this work. PHE is prioritising contacting people who might have had close and sustained contact with the individual to provide them with health advice about symptoms and emergency contact details in case they become unwell. If you have not been contacted you do not need to take any action.

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 cases are kept in isolation, away from public areas of GP surgeries, pharmacies and hospitals and returned home also in isolation. Any equipment that comes 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.

Private Work

NHS funded work takes priority over our private work; however, some medical examinations and certificates provided by the doctor are not covered by the National Health Service and a BMA recommended fee will be charged for this private work. Once payment has been received work will commence and could take up to 28 working days.

Examples include:

  • Private health insurance claims
  • Pre-employment medicals
  • Some travel vaccinations
  • Private certificates etc. 
 

Private Fees

Certificates/Letters (no examination) 
Private Sick Note£30.00
Vaccination Certificate£12.00
To whom it may concern£30.00
Report for employerfrom £67.00
Private Prescription£20.00
Health insurance claim form (Bupa/PPP)£30.00
Access to medical records£10.00
Medical Examinations 
Pre-employment medical£130.00
HGV, PSV, taxi driver examination£130.00
Elderly driver fitness examination£130.00
Racing driver, etc. fitness certificate£130.00

Private patient per hour £180, 20 minutes (£60)
this relates to patients from abroad that are staying with a registered patient)

 
Immunisations 

Hep B - Course of 3 injections

Hep B immunity blood test

£180.00

£49.00

Hep A£59.00
Yellow Fever  £62.00
Rabies - Course of 3 injections£180.00
Jap B Encephalitis – Course of 2 injections£178.00
Cholera – Full oral course £60.00
Men ACWY£60.00
Tick Encephalitis (per dose)£65.00
 

Milton Keynes Travel Clinic

We run a private travel clinic situated within the Medical Centre which is available to anybody travelling (you do not have to be registered at Newport Pagnell Medical Centre to be eligible). Please visit www.masta.org for information or ring 0330 100 4268 to make an appointment.


Hepatitis B for those at occupational risk in the workplace

We can offer Hepatitis B vaccinations to anyone at occupational risk.

The cost for a course of 3 injections and a blood test is £229.00 and the schedule is as follows:

  • First immunisation
  • Second immunisation one month later
  • Third immunisation 2 months later
  • Blood test 1-2 months later

To book an appointment, please ring 0330 100 4268 or go online to www.masta-travel-health.com 

 

 Non travel vaccinations                                                                       Price per dose              
Shingles        £170
Meningitis B£110
Chickenpox£65
Measles, Mumps and Rubella£40
Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)£155
Pneumonia£85

 

                                                                                                                                     

 

Private Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Private Cognitive Behavioural Therapy provided by experienced CBT Therapists (BABCP accredited) . Available weekends and evenings. Call 07877 963 205 for more information or click the link below

www.betterthanok.co.uk

 

 

 
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