Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms
Stay at home if you have either:
- a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
- a new, continuous cough – this means you've started coughing repeatedly
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.
Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you're staying at home.
Read the NHS advice about staying home, including how long to isolate for.
If you need proof of self isolation this link will help, you do not need a sick note https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/
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
Use the 111 coronavirus service
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
COVID-19 VACCINE UPDATE
Datchet Health Centre is delivering the NHS vaccination program as part of the Windsor Network delivery plan. The current thrust of vaccination is aimed at the over 80 age group and those in care homes. So far 975 vaccines have been given at Windsor Racecourse and another 500 in local care homes including Eton House in Datchet on New Year’s Eve! All major elderly care homes in Windsor area have now been covered.
The Racecourse is working on an appointment only basis so please do not attend without an appointment as this may slow the process down and people will be turned away.
At present there are no plans to vaccinate at the surgery as there are issues with transporting the current vaccine, but be sure that our staff are busy helping the delivery program at the Racecourse.
We will have to ask you to bear with us around non vaccination routine medical requests over the next few months, as we must achieve extremely ambitious targets for vaccination, as you will have read in the press. Nonetheless we are, as we have been through the entire pandemic, open for business.
The vaccine delivery is being coordinated centrally and the pre New Year success is due to great NHS team working.
Patients will be contacted and do not need to call us, this slows the process down so please trust the system to get to you.
The schedule is changing rapidly so we are reacting all the time to NHS England instructions, the second doses for example are now being delayed to approximately 12 weeks after the first, to allow more people to receive their first dose and the partial immunity this offers, more quickly. Please be understanding and if possible please accept short notice for appointments and changes to second dose appointments where this is requested.
We are strictly following the schedule laid out by NHSE
We will endeavour to keep you updated.
Important information patients about GP appointments
As you will be are aware, COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is now a pandemic spreading across the UK and the globe. As such, we are taking action to protect our patients, staff and our community to ensure we are able operate. Our aim is to significantly reduce the footfall through our surgery in order to reduce the risk of spreading the virus, in line with national guidance.
All GP appointments will initially be on the telephone.
Our clinicians will do all they can to help you over the phone – however, should they feel the need to see you face to face for an examination, you will be invited to the surgery for review. If needed we will need to take wider precautions to prevent spread of infection, please do not be alarmed by this.
Wherever possible please use the e-consult function. This will reduce the demand on our phone lines as well as allow you to fully detail your symptoms and concerns 24 hrs a day. – Click HERE, you will be contacted the next working day.
Prescriptions are taking longer to process due to the volume and staff shortages. Please allow 4 days for prescriptions to be processed and sent to your designated pharmacy.
Can all patients only request repeat prescriptions they may need within the next week, we will not issue repeats for 4-6 weeks ahead as you should have adequate supply and claiming these too early will cause unnecessary demand on pharmacies.
We thank you for your co-operation and understanding. As you are aware, the situation is evolving daily and we will keep you updated via our website and text messaging service.”
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.
Local support, for those in need
There are now two volunteer groups set up to assist vulnerable and elderly patients, if you are concerned about a neighbour or friend please pass on these details to them to seek support during this difficult time.
Datchet Corona Volunteers 01753 905247 firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook group: @datchetcoronavolunteers
Wraysbury Voluntary Care 01784 482515 email@example.com
Welcome to Datchet Health Centre
The Datchet Health Centre serves a population of approximately 10,400 patients and our catchment area is described in the New Patients section of this website. The premises were purpose built in 2000 and extended in 2010 when we became a training practice.
There are two GP Partners, supported by a Salaried GP, a team of long term locums, Paramedic Practitioners, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, a Clinical Pharmacist and a highly experienced practice nursing team who are able to offer a variety of clinics. These clinicians are supported by the reception, administration and management staff, many of whom have been with the practice for more than ten years.
Evening and Weekend Routine GP & Nurse Appointments
We are also able to offer appointments in the evenings or weekends at either King Edward VII Hospital in Windsor or St Marks Hospital in Maidenhead.
Please call the Practice on 01753 541268 in order to book these.
Our website is designed to provide our patients with clear and concise information about our services, such as our surgery times, ordering repeat prescriptions and the range of services that we offer. It also provides details of the active Patient Participation Group which works closely with the practice to help us in our aim to provide the best possible service.
If you would like to receive regular communications from the Practice, including the opportunity to respond to our annual patient survey, please sign up for the PPG quarterly newsletters by providing us with your email.
Please let us know at reception or by phone if you feel you or the people you care for have any communication support needs so we can ensure you receive information in a format that helps you.
(Site updated 04/01/2021)