COVID-19 RETURN TO WORK SERVICES

Are you ready for your workforce to return to work?

The London General Practice works with Corporations and Organisations to enable their workforce to return to work in a safe environment.

The Practice is able to offer a wide range of Occupational Health Services including

Support with Initial Return to Work Policies
COVID-19 Symptom Screening Services
Testing – PCR Swab Tests and Antibody Tests
Advice on Social Distancing in the Workplace
Stress and Anxiety Support
Advice with Stay in Work Policies
Latest information on Medical Updates
Remote Video and In House face-to-face Consultations

Have you Considered:

  • How will you decide which employees to bring back into work?
  • How will you determine if someone has contracted COVID-19?
  • What adjustments are needed in the workplace?
  • How to tell If an employee needs to be sent home and when they can return?

SUGGESTED RETURN TO WORK POLICY

We work with Clients to develop solutions based around their business goals. If you’re think about using COVID testing as part of your Return to Work Process here’s some initial thoughts.

Contact Us

Call us now to discuss in more detail how we can help you including booking COVID 19 Coronavirus PCR or Antibody Tests.  Doctors available 24 hours a day.

please call us on

0207 935 1000

This service is available 24hrs a day, 7 days a week.

What are some of the signs of COVID-19?

FEVER

As a symptom this is found in 83-98% of patients.

CHILLS OR RIGORS

These are presentations of fever. It would appear that the fever can be prolonged and intermittent and could be at a low level with spikes.

COUGH

Surprisingly, this is reported in 57-82% of patients, so a cough is not necessarily a presenting feature in some patients.

SHORTNESS OF BREATH

This is reported in 18-55% of patients and would appear to occur between day 5 and day 8 from the beginning of any symptoms.

LOSS OF TASTE, LOSS OF SMELL

Although this has not been officially recognised as a symptom of coronavirus disease it has been flagged as a key symptom in the United Kingdom within the Kings College London symptom tracker. The onset of the loss of smell and loss of taste is unclear and it can occur before, during or after other COVID-19 symptoms.

FATIGUE

This is reported with a generalised malaise and was found to
occur in one third to two thirds of patients.

MUSCLE PAINS

This is reported in 11-44% of patients. Bone pain and joint pain has also been reported.

LOSS OF APPETITE

This has been reported in about 40% of patients in one case review.

SPUTUM PRODUCTION

This was only reported in 26-33% of patients.

SORE THROAT

This is reported in 5-17% of patients in a case series only.

How COVID-19 Testing Can Help You

One of the main decisions being faced by employers is how to determine if a member of staff has Coronavirus or not.

The relaxation of social distancing is likely not to imply that Coronavirus has passed, but that the ‘curve’ is being adequately flattened and so it is critical to be able to identify and reduce any potential infection risk in the workplace.

To enable decision-making, the London General Practice is offering a Covid-19 testing service using highly accurate and validated test for both the Virus and for Antibodies. 

This is a fully supported medically led advisory service, with follow up by one of our Doctors to evaluate each test performed.

ABOUT THE COVID 19 PCR SWAB TEST

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the PCR swab test checking?
This tests for the presence of the virus on swabs taken from the back of the throat and nose. It shows whether a person has virus particles in those areas.

When is it best done?
It is best done when you have symptoms and at the end of the first week after infection. This is the time when respiratory shedding of the virus peaks.

How is it done?
It is done at home or in the workplace with full instructions of how to take a swab from the back of the throat and the back of the nose.

What is the methodology?
This is detection of the viral RNA by molecular methods typically known as the reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction RT-PCR or PCR for short.

How accurate is it?
It is very accurate and the test that our laboratory is using has compared it with the tests used at Kings College Hospital and in that situation the results were the same for both laboratories.

The Association of British Pharmaceutical Industry, the Bioindustry Association and The British In-Vitro Diagnostic Association have confirmed that the test is highly sensitive and specific and that the technology is reliant on the quality of the sample.

ABOUT THE ABBOTT ANTIBODY TEST

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Abbott test checking?
This tests for the presence of Coronavirus Antibodies. It shows whether a person has the Antibodies or not, and also by implication whether they have previously had Coronavirus.

When is it best done?
It is best done after your symptoms have finished, we suggest two weeks afterwards. This is to make sure that Antibodies have had time to develop as testing too early can miss the development of Antibodies.

How is it done?
The test can be done in the Practice or in the Workplace. It is a blood test so requires a small amount of blood to be taken by one of our Clinical Team.

What is the methodology?
The test is a blood test with analysis carried out in the Laboratory.

How accurate is it?
The test is very accurate in determining if an individual has Antibodies to COVID-19.

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The Practice is offering a variety of services to patients during Social Distancing including COVID 19 Testing

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