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Kilmeny Group Medical PracticeTel: 01535 606415
Long Lee SurgeryTel: 01535 609249
We are now in the delayed phase of our response to COVID-19. This entails significant changes to how we identify and manage potential cases of COVID-19. Advice for NHS organisations is now as follows:1. The public are being advised to stay at home self-isolate for 10 days if develop symptoms OR 14 days if any household develops symptoms without any testing for COVID-19, regardless of travel history or contact with confirmed cases, if they have:a. A new continuous coughb. High temperature (of 37.8 degrees centigrade or higher)
c. Loss/change to sense of smell/taste
MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCE. STAY AT HOME AND SAVE LIVES.
All new patients are asked to PROVIDE PHOTOGRAPHIC ID AS PROOF OF IDENTITY & PROOF OF ADDRESS and complete a registration form and new patient questionnaire. You do not need to make an appointment unless you need or wish to be seen by a doctor. Unfortunately, appointments cannot be made without being a registered patient, either temporary or permanent. Once the registration form has been received, any urgent health needs can be dealt with by the on-call GP. Regular appointments can be made after the registration has been processed and accepted
Pre-registration - If you wish to pre-register click on the link below to open the form. When you have completed all of the details, click on the 'Send' button to mail your form to us. Please visit the surgery within 14 days to sign the form to confirm that the details are correct and provide proof of identity and address. You will not be registered at this Practice until your details have been confirmed.
Pre-registration Form When you register you will also be asked to fill out a medical questionnaire. This is because it can take a considerable time for us to receive your medical records. There is an online version of this file too, which you may fill out and send to us. When you come to the surgery you will be asked to sign this form to confirm that the details are correct.
Online medical questionnaire for new patients
Note that by sending the form you will be transmitting information about your self across the Internet and although every effort is made to keep this information secure, no guarantee can be offered in this respect.
Alternatively you may print off a registration form, fill it out and bring it in with you on your first visit to the practice.
We will not discriminate against anyone if identity documentation is not available, registration will still be completed.
These fact sheets have been written to explain the role of UK health services, the National Health Service (NHS), to newly-arrived individuals seeking asylum. It covers issues such as the role of GPs, their function as gatekeepers to the health services, how to register and how to access emergency services.