Please take a moment to familiarise yourself with our Transparency Notice via the link below. This gives information about how we are sharing your data during the pandemic.
Transparency Notice May 2020
Research Update April 2020:
The Team at South Lawn Medical Practice are doing their utmost to support the NHS and the UK by participating in various studies to help us learn more about Covid-19 (Coronavirus)
The PRINCIPLE Study – which is inviting patients aged 50-64 with other health conditions, or patients aged 65 and over, who develop symptoms of Coronavirus to enrol into a research study to look at whether medication can help with symptoms. Symptoms of Coronavirus are a new, persistent cough, and a high temperature (measured in feeling hot to touch on either your back or chest). To be eligible to join this study the symptoms must have started within the previous 7 days. If you have been directed to this page by your GP – the link you need to sign up for the study can be found here: https://sentry.phc.ox.ac.uk/prinscreen/SOU
More information on the PRINCIPLE Study can be found here.
We are also assisting with “serological surveillance” - looking at whether patients in our community have background immunity against Coronavirus in their bodies already. This means that if we’ve already agreed you need to come into the Practice to have a blood sample taken the Nurse may ask you if she can take an additional sample of blood, to be sent off for testing. It’s important to understand this will NOT give patients or the Practice a result as to whether they have had Coronavirus, or can be considered immune. We will not receive a result of individual blood samples. As Coronavirus is a new, highly infectious disease, we are still learning about how it spreads and the effect it has on humans, and analysing blood samples will help scientists better understand it. If you don’t want an additional sample taken that won’t affect your appointment or usual care at all – just let the nurse know.
If you have travelled from an affected area or have been in contact with someone confirmed as having Coronavirus in the last two weeks, you may be at risk of Coronavirus.
Please do NOT leave the house. Instead, ring 111 if:
- You have been in an affected area in the last 14 days and develop cough, fever or shortness of breath; or
- You have been in contact with someone confirmed as having Coronavirus, even if you feel well
See www.gov.uk for guidance and an up to date list of affected areas.
See www.nhs.uk for more information.