Brentford Family Practice

Brentford Health Centre, Boston Manor Road, Brentford, TW8 8DS

Tel: 0208 630 3822

Telephone: 0208 630 3822

Out of hours: NHS 111

NHS 111

Monthly Archives: March 2020

COVID-19 Information for Patients

This is a Brief Update on Our Services.

We are still operating a telephone first for all appointments and will only be calling patients in for a face to face appointment if necessary.

Please do not come to the surgery unless you have been specifically requested to do so by a GP.

Please do not request or collect your prescriptions in person, you can request your prescriptions online or via email, and you can collect medications from a nominated pharmacy.

The hospitals are still currently only accepting urgent referrals.

You can now contact us via “eConsultation” for clinical and administrative queries

Please be assured that we are still available if you need medical help.

We are currently working hard to ensure that our building will be able to support social distancing when our normal services resumes

Doctors Taking their First Dose of vaccine

 https://youtu.be/yROhCm8bQMk

Further Practice Information Regarding Covid-19

https://brentfordfamilypractice.co.uk/practice-information/covid-19/

If you are shielding or Self-isolating:

We have received several requests for clarification about shielding and self-isolating during this pandemic.

For information on the difference between high risk and vulnerable patients:

https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/wp-content/uploads/sites/52/2020/03/20200401-FAQs-Patients.pdf

For information on social distancing:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people/guidance-on-social-distancing-for-everyone-in-the-uk-and-protecting-older-people-and-vulnerable-adults

Face Covering Exemption Information

Print at home face coverings exemption card TFL have instructed passengers who believe they are exempt from wearing a face covering for a reason on the TfL exemption list, to print out an exemption cards and display it on clothing or a lanyard. It is also acceptable to display it on a mobile phone if you do not have a printer.

  • Download exemption card as a JPG

https://tfl.gov.uk/cdn/static/cms/images/face-covering-exemptions-blue-700-800_rdax_400x457.jpg

  • Read the full TfL guidance here

https://tfl.gov.uk/campaign/face-coverings

Passengers with neither a smartphone or printer should call TFL on 0343 222 1234 and arrange to have a card printed and sent to them.

TfL facemask exemptions

TfL facemask exemptions TFL have listed a number of ‘reasonable excuses’ for not wearing a face covering, specifically:

  • Where a person cannot put on, wear, or remove a face covering because of a physical or mental illness or impairment or disability (within the meaning of section 6 of the Equality Act 2010), or without severe distress.
  • Where a person is providing a lip-reading service to a person they are travelling with.
  • Where a person removes their face covering to avoid harm or injury, or the risk of harm or injury, to themselves or others.
  • Where a person is travelling to avoid injury, or to escape a risk of harm, and does not have a face covering with them.
  • If it is reasonably necessary for a person to eat and drink, and the person removes their face covering to eat or drink.
  • Where a person is required to remove the face covering by a police constable (including a British Transport Police officer) or another authorised person.

 Asthma and face

We are aware that patients are approaching practices to write notes for people who feel they should be exempt from the requirement to wear face coverings on public transport, on account of being asthmatic or for other reasons, ahead of this rule coming into effect on Monday. There are currently no exceptions in the TFL guidance, while the Department of Transport guidance gives exceptions for “very young children, disabled people and those with breathing difficulties.” There is no requirement or point in practices providing such doctor’s letters.​