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The NHS in Ashford and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.

The risk to the general public is high. If you have a temperature and/or a new dry cough and/or have been in direct contact with a confirmed case of coronavirus:

DO NOT PRESENT AT THE SURGERY/PHARMACY/A&E instead go to https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19 

Only call 111 if you cannot manage your symptoms at home

Click the below link for the most up to date isolation rules

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance

Declaration of Interest

Declaration of Interest .


 


As you are probably aware the NHS is changing and GP’s and Patients are being encouraged to work together to redesign services and pathways to allow more cost effective care, closer to home.


 


KMP has been at the forefront of such service redesign and have developed in house expertise and Consultant led clinics to allow greater patient choice.


This brief note has been handed to you at the time of your referral to ensure you are clear that KMP (as an NHS provider) has a commercial interest in the provision of such services, in exactly the same way that the local hospital trust has always contracted with the NHS to provide services.


 


If after reading this you require more information or would like to reconsider the options for your referral, please speak to your doctor or alternatively contact our Practice Manager, Ms Nicola Flisher who will be happy to answer your queries.


 


Please be reassured that all the Doctors here at KMP are aware of their responsibilities to act in the patients' best interests when making referrals and when providing or arranging treatment or care.



 
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