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Stay at home to stop coronavirus spreading

ALL PATIENTS MUST WEAR A FACE COVERING THAT ADEQUATELY COVERS THE NOSE AND MOUTH WHEN ATTENDING  APPOINTMENTS AT THE HEALTH CENTRE  

Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

You should only leave the house for 1 of 4 reasons:

  • shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible
  • one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household
  • any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
  • travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home

What to do if you need medical help

If you need medical help for any reason, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

If you have symptoms of coronavirus (a high temperature or a new, continuous cough), use the 111 coronavirus service.

If you need help or advice not related to coronavirus:

  • for health information and advice, use the NHS website or your GP surgery website
  • for urgent medical help, use the NHS 111 online service – only call 111 if you're unable to get help online
  • for life-threatening emergencies, call 999 for an ambulance

Read more advice about getting medical help at home.

Antibody testing is being rolled out in Suffolk and North East Essex in a safe and phased way. It has begun within our hospitals.  We will keep you updated as to when this test is available to wider staff and patient groups.  Meanwhile, please may we request that you do not ask your GP about availability.  Please also note that as this is a new disease we don’t yet know if having antibodies means you are immune. 

Doctors

Dr Benjamin Solway

MB BChir MA

Dr Solway qualified at Cambridge University and Addenbrooke’s. His special interests are asthma, coronary heart disease and mental health. He holds a family planning certificate.

Dr Nasrin Mallick

MBBS MS (Obs.& Gynae.) MRCOG MRCGP DFFP

Dr Mallick qualified from India and worked both as Obstetrics & Gynaecology Specialist and GP in West Midlands before moving to Ipswich. Her special interests are Women’s Health and Contraception.

Dr Bianca Hawkins

BSc (Hons), MBChB, DRCOG, MRCGP

DFSRH – achieved in 2016

Dr Hawkins trained at Leeds University Medical School, and registered in 2003. She has worked as a part time GP since 2008. Her specialist interests include:
Obstetrics,Gynaecology and Family planning.

 
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