Coronavirus

Covid Advice: If you think you have symptoms of Coronavirus visit www.111.nhs.uk/covid-19

If you are unable to manage your Coronavirus symptoms, have been instructed to do so or do not have access to the internet, then please call NHS 111.   

The NHS 111 phone service is currently experiencing huge volumes of calls. Please be patient, you may need to call several times and be on hold.

For non-coronavirus queries please call us on 01223 366811. You will notice that we offer a wider choice of consultations over the phone or video and a smaller number of face to face consultations when necessary. 

 

Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)

The NHS across the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough will be better prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases, if the public follows Public Health England advice.

The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of patients and staff which may mean your patient experience is subject to change.

The Chief Medical Officer announced on Friday 13th March that the country is moving into the Delay Stage of the response to coronavirus (Covid-19).

The new advice issued by the Chief Medical Officer is to stay at home for 7 days if you have either:

A High Temperature

or

A New Continuous Cough

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or a hospital. You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home. Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

  • You feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home.
  • Your condition gets worse.
  • Your symptoms do not get better after 7 days.

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

Latest Stay At Home advice can be found here:

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.

The NHS 111 online service has created coronavirus pages that tell patients what they should do based on their particular circumstances.  These can be accessed at: https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19

Updated NHS information on coronavirus is available below:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

The latest Government advice is available below:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance

Cambs LMC Press Release 16th March 2020:

LMC PRESS RELEASE COVID-19 Pandemic.pdf