CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION

If you think you have any symptoms of Coronavirus – DO NOT COME TO THE SURGERY. You must self-isolate:

i. You will need to stay at home for 7 days

ii. If you live with someone who has symptoms, you need to stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person in the home started having symptoms.

Please also follow the advice below;

As you are probably aware, the public information is regularly changing for Coronavirus and therefore we are recommending patients to check the following links below for further information.

Coronavirus (COVID- 19)- Help protect yourself & others from coronavirus” on the following website: http://nhs.uk/coronavirus

If you think you may have been exposed to the virus when travelling or if you think you have symptoms, the new 111 online coronavirus service can quickly tell you what to do next , please visit 111.nhs.uk

For further information please click on the link: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Coronavirus Testing Information

It is useful for practices to be aware that patients should not be directed to NHS 111 to co-ordinate testing for COVID-19. Information about testing can be found here https://www.gov.uk/apply-coronavirus-test 

Appointment Information

In accordance with latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice – Online appointments will be turned off for the practice with immediate effect. Patients will be able to access our services through the following methods:

  • E-Consult – Please visit our practice website to submit an e-consult (this may provide simple medical advice to patients without the need to leave your home) Due to the current Covid-19 situation, there is a 2 working days waiting response time for e-consults. Please do not use this system if your query cannot wait for this time period. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you
  • Telephone appointments (Please contact the surgery to book a telephone consultation)
  • Routine & Urgent appointments can be made by contacting the surgery phone lines

Please ensure that you are following the current advice:

i. History of foreign travel in to affected areas in the past 14 days, or

ii. Contact with anyone with Coronavirus, and

iii. Fever, cough (Usually dry but may be productive with sputum), fatique, sore throat, headache, muscle aches and pains and loss/change of taste and smell.

iiii. If your symptoms are severe and/or you have any of the following symptoms:

Shortness of breath, Chest pain, cold, clammy or mottled skin, confusion, drowsiness, blue lips or face, not passed urine in greater than 18 hours please dial 999.

Please follow the link below for further guidance on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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

COVID-19 VACCINATION UPDATE

 

As of Monday 21st December 2020 our practice is pleased to be able to start offering

Covid-19 Vaccinations to our patients.

 

Dr Kaul & Partners patients will attend the appointed vaccination hub located at;-

 

Bloxwich Active Living Centre

High Street

Walsall

WS3 2DA

 

Given the enormity of this task the practice and its staff will be working where

possible up to 7 days a week from 08:00 to 20:00 to ensure all eligible patients for the
vaccine are contacted and booked into the hub to receive their vaccine.
Patients over the age of 80 will be amongst the first group of patients to receive
the vaccine along with healthcare workers.

All patients will require 2 courses of the vaccine.

Once you have attended for your 1st dose of the vaccine you will be booked in for your 2nd
dose before you leave the hub this can be between 3 and 12 weeks after the 1st dose. It is
essential that each patient has 2 courses of the vaccine to increase immunity against the virus.
As you may have seen in the news the Pfizer vaccine which is the
one we currently have licensed is extremely fragile and can only be transported
in sub-zero temperatures. The vaccine has to be defrosted
at the hub and then drawn up and used within matter of days.

The hub will have to then

administer 975 vaccines per week to ensure there is no wastage.
We urge patients to keep their appointments once booked.
 
 
 
Many thanks