Registering you and your family with DMC Healthcare
The doctors and staff at DMC welcome new patients and we would like to invite you to join our friendly practice.
To do this please complete this simple New Patient Registration form to become a registered patient within 2 days.
Patients are now able to join practices in more convenient locations, such as a practice near your work, closer to your child’s school or even re-join your existing practice when you move home.
For additional information you could also read the sections about:
• How to choose a GP
• Making a GP appointment
• General information on what to expect from your GP
Important Patient Information
stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
only leave the house for 1 of 4 reasons:
- shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible
- one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household
- any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
- travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home
Important – These 4 reasons are
exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time
spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone
outside of your household.
separate advice about:
Symptoms and what to do
Do not leave
your home if you have either:
- a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
- a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
others, do not go
to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
Only call 111
if you cannot get help online.
general information such as:
Important information last updated on:
Sunday 22nd March
Shielding advice for very high-risk groups
The Government has released new guidelines for people who are at high risk of needing critical care if they catch coronavirus.
We strongly recommend you follow this guidance if you are in one of the high-risk groups.
The following list should help you work out if you are in the high-risk group or not. (This list is the best information we have at the moment about who is at high risk. We will update it if we get any new information or if the guidance changes.)
If you are, or your child is, taking:
- Any biologic therapy, also called a mAb (Xolair/omalizumab, Nucala/mepolizumab, Cinqaero/reslizumab, Fasenra/benralizumab)
- Steroid tablets or liquid every day
- Antibiotic tablets or liquid for asthma every week (e.g. azithromycin)
- A combination inhaler that also contains a long-acting bronchodilator (e.g. Seretide, Fostair, Symbicort) at a high daily steroid dose (see the list below).
- An inhaler with a high daily steroid dose (see the list below) AND you are taking Montelukast.
For the most up to date guidelines and shielding advise on high risk groups click here
Further information can be found here;
Please note DMC do not provide emergency packs for asthma patients unless the patient has already received an emergency pack previously.
Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus. This includes people of all ages – even if you do not have any symptoms or other health conditions.
You can only leave your home:
• to shop for basic essentials– only when you really need to
• to do one form of exercise a day– such as a run, walk or cycle, alone or with other people you live with
• for any medical need– for example, to visit a pharmacy or deliver essential supplies to a vulnerable person
• to travel to and from work– but only where this is absolutely necessary
For information on:
• Staying at home, visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-advice
• Isolation notes, visit https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note
• Social distancing, visit https://gov.uk/guidance-on-social-distancing
You can now generate your sick note yourselves. you should click onto following website: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-advice
Then click on “Get Isolation Note” – which is half way down page highlighted in green. This will take you to the NHS111 page where patients will be asked to answer a few questions. On completion a reference number will be emailed to the patient which is the sick note.
The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.
What to do if you have symptoms
Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:
a high temperature
a new continuous cough
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
You do not need to contact NHS 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.
Read the advice about staying at
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 7 days
Use the 111 coronavirus service
Advice in other parts of the UK
For region specific information and advice in:
Worried someone close to you is losing their memory?
Many people suffer from memory loss as they get older. But if it starts to happen on a regular basis, it could be the early signs of dementia.
What should I look for?
Dementia is not a single illness but a group of symptoms caused by damage to the brain. The symptoms include:
- memory loss, such as remembering past events much more easily than recent ones
- problems thinking or reasoning, or finding it hard to follow conversations or TV programmes
- feeling anxious, depressed or angry about memory loss, or feeling confused, even when in a familiar environment
What should I do?
If you’re worried about someone who is showing the signs above, encourage them to visit their GP to get a proper diagnosis. Use the link at the top of the page to find your GP.
The Alzheimer’s Society provides tips on how to raise the topic of dementia with a loved one.