Restricted Entry to The Health Centre
23 March 2020
To safeguard patients and staff safe we are restricting entry to the Health Centre.
To gain entry to the building please use the intercom located between the 2 sets of white doors at the rear of the Health Centre (car park).
To avoid another closure please remember, if you have symptoms of Coronavirus (new persistent cough or fever) please DO NOT visit the Health Centre unless you have been advised to do so by one of the Doctors.
What can you do to help?
Your NHS needs you. Join the team of NHS Volunteer Responders.
For more information visit www.goodsamapp.org/NHS
NHS Volunteer Responders has been set up to support the NHS during the COVID-19 outbreak. To do this we need an 'army' of volunteers who can support the 1.5m people in England who are at most risk from the virus to stay well. Our doctors, nurses and other professionals will be able to refer people in to NHS Volunteer Responders and be confident that they have been matched with a reliable, named volunteer.
You can help by signing up for one or more of the tasks listed below. Once you have registered and checks are complete you will be provided a log-in to the GoodSAM Responder app. Switch the app to 'on duty', and you'll see live and local volunteer tasks to pick from nearby.
This programme enables volunteers to provide care or to help a vulnerable person, which is permitted under the new rules announced by the Government on 23rd March 2020. Volunteers may be asked to show the active task they are responding to if asked.
Your NHS needs you! Join our team today.
Volunteers must be 18 or over, and fit and well with no symptoms. Those in higher-risk groups (including those over 70, those who are pregnant or with underlying medical conditions) will be able to offer support by telephone.
Your safety is our priority. The majority of tasks can be undertaken while social distancing and volunteers will receive guidance through our 'getting started pack'. If you do become ill you can pause your volunteering.
Patient transport drivers will require an enhanced DBS check and will receive guidance to do this role safely, also included within the 'getting started pack'.
To avoid another closure please remember, if you have symptoms of Coronavirus (new persistent cough or fever) please DO NOT visit the Health Centre unless you have been advised to do so by one of the Doctors
Coronavirus: latest information and advice
What to do if you think you might have coronavirus
If you think you might have coronavirus or you've been in close contact with someone who has it:
- Return home
- Stay at home and avoid close contact with other people for 7 days
- do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital
- use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do next
The 111 coronavirus service will tell you if you need to continue to stay at home (self-isolate) or if you need medical help.
Please note Travel history is now irrelevant
What to do if you have Symptoms but feel WELL
Anyone with symptoms who is WELL must return home without progressing further into the building and self-isolate for days.
Current guidance dictates that you will not be tested.
What to do if you have Symptoms but feel UNWELL
Anyone with symptoms who feels UNWELL must go to 111 online (or telephone 111).
You must return home without progressing further into the building and self-isolate for days.
111 will assess you and advise next steps
Continuous cough or fever over 37.8
Advice on Self-Isolation
How to avoid catching or spreading coronavirus
- wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
- always wash your hands when you get home or into work
- use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
- cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
- put used tissues in the bin straight away and wash your hands afterwards
- try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell
- do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
Stony Medical Centre
This is a partnership of five doctors and one salaried doctor working from the Health Centre in Market Square, Stony Stratford, the first purpose built Health Centre in Milton Keynes, having opened in 1974.
We believe that a group practice such as ours provides a choice of personal care from doctors with a wide range of medical interests.
Stony Medical Centre will strive to provide a high quality General Practitioner service to the patients of our practice.
The patients of Stony Medical Centre will have a registered doctor and through this we aim to provide a high quality service based around an old fashioned approach valuing continuity of care.
We have local knowledge and are committed to provide a locally delivered service in a safe and holistic environment.
Stony Medical Centre will work hard to protect the rights of our patients to receive a high quality service that is available to all. In this financially compromised climate we will work hard to maintain the ability for all to receive GP care by developing other services that will allow us to support GP services for our patients.
We intend to work to ensure we reside in a building fit for purpose, that meets the needs of the community, the patients and our staff. Our future premises should provide Stony Medical Centre with the potential to deliver new services that will support our desire to provide high quality general practitioner services to all.
We will continue to work with training organisations to remain a centre of excellence for the doctors of the future.
We will respect all our patients irrespective of age, ability/disability, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation, treating them with courtesy and professionalism at all times and we expect and trust that our patients will return this courtesy to all staff and other users of the building.
Please download our Patient Information Leaflet:
Practice Leaflet_Feb 2019
(Site updated 31/03/2020)