Patient information on Covid-19 Antibody Test:
What is an antibody test?
An antibody test can tell you whether you have had the virus that causes Covid-19 in the past, by analysing a blood sample. Antibody tests are being used to help us understand how many people in the population have already had the virus.
If I test positive for antibodies, can I ignore lockdown restrictions?
No. There is no evidence yet to suggest that people who have had the virus are immune. We also don’t know whether having antibodies means you can’t transmit the virus to others. This is the position of the World Health Organisation. Covid-19 is a new disease, and our understanding of the body’s immune response to it is limited. You should continue to follow social distancing advice and government guidelines regardless of the results of the test.
How will I be informed of the result?
Your GP will be informed of the result and you can find out the result in the same way you would usually get a test result from your practice. Many people have access to their medical record online and you may be able to see your result using the practice online system.
How will my information be used?
The results from the testing program will provide information on the spread of COVID-19 across the country and in different regions. The results will be anonymised when being used for this purpose, meaning that it will not be possible to identify you or that your result applies to you.
Are there any risks to having the test?
There are some risks related to having a blood test, such as feeling dizzy and faint during and after the test. Risks can also include bruising at the venepuncture site. Serious complications such as an infection at the site where blood was taken and phlebitis (swelling of the vein) are possible but generally extremely unlikely.
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Advice for Parents during coronavirus:
Whilst coronavirus is infectious to children it is rarely serious, If your child is unwell it is likely to be a non-coronavirus illness, rather than coronavirus itself.
Whilst it is extremely important to follow Government advice to stay at home during this period, it can be confusing to know what to do when your child is unwell or injured. Remember that NHS 111, GPs and hospitals are still providing the same safe care that they have always done.
We hope your child is well. We know you want to keep them safe. We want to reassure you that you can and should contact your GP if you have concerns about your child being unwell despite the disruption being caused by the Covid 19 pandemic. Coronavirus is unlikely to make your child seriously unwell but other illnesses or underlying chronic problems can. You should not delay in contacting your GP if you have concerns about your child's health. Please trust your instincts and call your GP if you are worried. Please call 999 in any life threatening emergency. Together we can keep your children well.
- Our Surgery lines are open from 8:00am - 6:30pm, Monday to Friday.
- If you have any health concerns please call and speak to a Receptionist, who can advise you what services are currently available with our GPs and Practice Nurses.
- Repeat Prescriptions are available by calling your designated Pharmacy or emailing: email@example.com
- Please call and speak to a receptionist at the Surgery if you have any concerns regarding Repeat Prescriptions.
- Please do not come to the Surgery in person, unless asked to do so by one of our staff.
last updated: 09 Apr 2020
New NHS Guidance
NHS guidance has now changed and no longer supports prescribing of over the counter treatments for minor/self-limiting conditions. You can visit your local pharmacy to obtain treatments for minor health conditions and immediate clinical advice. If you have something more serious, the pharmacist is trained to signpost you to the right medical care. For further information, please click here.
8 to 8 GP Hub Appointments
You can now be seen by a GP outside of the practice opening hours at one of the 8 to 8 GP hubs in 3 of the Wandsworth localities. The consulting GP will have access to your full medical history and will document the consultation directly into your notes. These appointments are available up to 8pm during the week and on Saturdays and Sundays
You can only be booked into the hub by staff here at the practice who will decide if it is appropriate for you to be given a hub appointment. Please be aware these appointments are limited and are also for other local practices to use also. If in the event there are no appointments at a hub you will be advised to wait for the next available appointment at the Practice.
The hubs are at the following locations in Wandsworth:
The Junction Health Centre
Arches 5-8 Grant Road
Main Tel: 0333 200 1718
Bedford Hill Family Practice
120-124 Bedford Hill
Main Tel: 020 8673 1720
Tudor Lodge Health Centre
8C Victoria Drive
Main Tel: 020 8780 0125