Welcome to Charter Medical Centre
- Please DO NOT come to surgery or pharmacy for any reason if
- You have lived with or had close contact (within 2 meters for 15 minutes of more) with a confirmed case of COVID-19. Return home and call NHS 111 for further advice
- You have returned from or transited through anywhere in Hubei province (China) including Wuhan in the last 14 days. Return home and call NHS 111 for further advice. (Your family can attend surgery)
- You have returned from or transited through China (other than Hubei), Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, or Thailand and you are feeling unwell. Return home and call NHS 111 for advice. (You and your family can attend surgery if you are feeling well).
- Brighton COVID-19 Update 14th February 2020
- In response to confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Brighton, we are being kept up to date by Public Health England (PHE) and Brighton and Hove NHS and we are following their advice.
- Most NHS services are open as usual and measures are in place to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.
- Advice from the UK's Chief Medical Officer is that the risk to individuals remains "low".
- Public Health England have traced people who might have had close and sustained contact with laboratory confirmed cases - and these people have been asked to self isolate. This means they have been asked to stay home and avoid contact with others as a precaution. They will be monitored and supported by PHE. It does not mean they are ill and people who have had contact with them do not need to take action.
- People who have NOT been contacted by PHE should go about their daily routine as normal - EXCEPT FOR CONTACTS OF CONFIRMED CASES, AND RECENT TRAVELLERS WHO SHOULD FOLLOW THE LATEST PHE ADVICE https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public
- If you are concerned or want to know more there is comprehensive information here:
- Brighton and Hove City Council
- Brighton and Hove NHS
PHE Advice - Help stop the spread of viruses
• Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
There is still time to book your free flu vaccine. Please contact reception to book an appointment for
- Patients aged 65 or over (or 64 who turns 65 before the end of March 2020).
Patients aged 18 to 64 with: a medical condition or lowered immunity
Patients who are: Pregnant, living with somebody who has a weakened immune system, living in a long-stay Care Home, the Main Carer for an older or disabled person who would be at risk if you became ill, a frontline Health or Social Care worker
Patients aged 6 months to less than 2 years who ALSO have a medical condition or lowered immunity
- Primary school age children who missed the School Clinic
- Secondary school age Children aged 17 or younger who ALSO have a medical condition or lowered immunity
- All preschool children who turned 2 or 3 by 31 August 2019 - that is, children born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2017
See the the NHS child Flu pages for more information about the LAIV nasal spray vaccine for children.
See the the NHS website for more information on who should have a free flu vaccine.