Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave the house for very limited purposes:
Important - These reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.
There is separate advice about staying at home if:
Do not leave your home if you have either:
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
Important - Call 111 for advice if you're worried about a baby or child.
If they seem very unwell, are getting worse or you think there's something seriously wrong, call 999.
Do not delay getting help if you're worried. Trust your instincts.
Use the quick NHS coronavirus status checker to tell us about your current experience of the virus.
This will help the NHS plan its response to coronavirus by showing where the virus is spreading and how it affects people.
Howdale SurgeryTel: 01366 383405
Marham SurgeryTel: 01760 337394
MB Chb 1987 Leeds
The practice nurses are available by appointment and cover both surgeries. Morning, afternoon and evening appointments are available throughout the week: please contact your registered practice for an appointment.
Among other duties, they perform cervical smears, infant and adult immunisation, blood taking, blood pressure readings, ECGs , ear syringing and family planning.
Specialised clinics are also undertaken and include diabetes, heart protection and asthma.
RGN - Clinical Nurse Lead, Diabetes Nurse Lead
RGN - COPD/Asthma Nurse Lead
RGN - Treatment Room Sister
Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement and new patient checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.
Lead Health Care Assistant
The practice manager is involved in managing all of the business aspects of the practice such as making sure that the right systems are in place to provide a high quality of patient care, human resources, finance, patient safety, premises and equipment and information technology. The practice manager supports the GPs and other medical professionals with delivering patient services and also helps to develop extended services to enhance patient care.
A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing.
The health visitors are based at the Downham Market Health Clinic and can be contacted by telephoning (01366) 383241.
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