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Social Distancing at the Practice

Blaenavon Medical Practice 

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Additional safety precautions to protect patients, staff, and families

During the COVID-19 pandemic, patients who need medical care should seek treatment and we actively encourage you to continue using our services. Blaenavon Medical Practice has taken steps to ensure patients can safely access our services while minimising the spread of COVID-19.  We remain open and are practising social distancing.

If you would like to see a GP, you are able to do this, but you must telephone the practice first (01495 360663). Please do not just turn up at the practice without an appointment.  

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PRINCIPLE clinical trials

July 2020 Update: there have been significant updates to the principle trial:

  1. Recent loss of smell and taste are now inclusion criteria
  2. New therapeutic arm: doxycycline
  3. Hydroxychloroquine arm is NOT reinstated but it looks as though they might reintroduce it in the future, and are making alterations to the protocol accordingly

Blaenavon Medical Practice is taking part in the national PRINCIPLE clinical trial, which aims to find low-risk treatments for older people with COVID-19 that can be taken at home.

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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) Advice June 2020

If you have a new, continuous cough and/or a high temperature and/or loss of taste and smell – or think that you may have coronavirus, DO NOT attend the GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. 

If you have the symptoms above, even if they are mild, you must stay at home and follow the national guidance.  Everyone who lives in your house must also stay at home and follow this guidance

If you need to check your symptoms or for initial advice go to the NHS 111 online symptom checker.

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Torfaen App for Vulnerable Residents

In response to the COVID19 situation, Torfaen Council launched ‘Torfaen Community Support’, a Mobile App to help quickly and easily link Torfaen’s most vulnerable residents with volunteers who can help support them. Full details at the relevant Torfaen Website page.