The Loughton Surgery
Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)
The NHS across Essex will be better prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases if the public follows Public Health England advice. We have put in place measures to ensure the safety of patients and staff which may mean your patient experience is subject to change. The Chief Medical Officer announced on Friday 13 March that the country has moved into the ‘Delay’ stage of the response to coronavirus (Covid-19). The new advice issued by the Prime Minister is to stay at home for 14 days if one member of the household is affected and if you have either:
- a high temperature (37.8C or above) or
- a new continuous cough
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or a hospital. You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.
Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:
- you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
- your condition gets worse
- your symptoms do not get better after seven days
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
Stay At Home advice can be found here
Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:
- 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. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
- avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands, and
- avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
Information remains subject to regular change and updates. More information can be found on the NHS website here.
Welcome to The Loughton Surgery
We believe in providing excellent clinical care by following the latest developments in evidence based medicine. We understand the importance of offering a personal service to our patients and believe that each patients care needs to be tailored to their individual needs.
We have maintained traditional family values for providing continuity of care for patients suffering with chronic illness and those with young children.
We are committed to seeing patients quickly and also offer appointments later in the evening which is particuarly helpful for commuters.
We currently look after about 11500 patients. In order for us to really get to know our patients and provide good continuity of care we work in 3 teams; the team leaders are Dr Larh, Dr Moutafis & Dr Haffar. Each team has their own group of doctors that work with the team leader.