**IMPORTANT COVID-19 VACCINE NOTICE**
Important Patient Information regarding new advice from the UK Chief Medical Officers regarding the second dose of the Covid vaccination:
- We are now being asked to prioritise 1st dose vaccinations over 2nd doses to help ensure as many people as possible benefit from the 1st dose
- New advice is that the 2nd dose of the vaccine is still effective when given up to 12 weeks after the 1st dose
- Patients will be contacted directly if their appointments for 2nd vaccines needs to be rescheduled
- If you are a patient and have not been contacted, please attend your appointment as planned
- If you are a health or social care worker, your 2nd appointment will be rescheduled so please do not attend and you’ll be contacted to reschedule this
- Appointments are made directly from NHS England, you will be contacted in group priority. Please be aware this may show up as an unknown number on your phone. Please be patient and wait to be contacted; please do not contact the practice for any queries relating to this. Thank you.
We hope this is of some help. Please note the practice is unable to offer any additional advice regarding the second dose at this time.
We have a limited stock of flu vaccines if you are aged between 50-64yrs. Book your appointment NOW online or by telephone (please be aware phone lines are extremely busy) .
Important Coronavirus Update
For the latest Covid-19 advice please visit www.nhs.uk/coronavirus. If you have a new persistent cough, a high temperature, or loss of sense of taste or smell, please stay at home for 10 days. If your symptoms are serious or get worse visit the NHS 111 online service. Under no circumstances should you come to the surgery.
How To Seek Healthcare Advice from a GP
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, how you contact your GP surgery will be different at the moment. This is to limit face-face contact where possible and help stop the spread of coronavirus.
Face to face appointments are available but only at the request of a GP or nurse after you have discussed your conditions over the telephone or via our online service.
Telephone and online consultations can be a more convenient, safer and flexible way to receive healthcare:
- Call the surgery to book a telephone appointment. (The admin staff will need to triage the call by asking the reason for the appointment in order to be able to offer advice or book you for a telephone consultation with the appropriate person). Please note that telephone access has increased significantly and we can assure you our staff are constantly trying to answer calls as quickly and as efficently as possible.
- Visit the surgery website (eConsult) and complete a confidential online form to receive a response before the end of the next working day
- Visit NHS 111 online to seek advice
- Download the NHS App to order repeat prescriptions, and check your symptoms
Please do not attend the practice unless you have spoken to a GP or nurse and have been allocated an appointment.
If you are asked to attend the practice for a face to face appointment, a face covering MUST be worn when entering the surgery. These do not need to be medical grade masks but this is essential for patient and staff safety.
We also kindly ask for all patients to maintain social distancing whilst within the surgery where possible.
Thank you for your co-operation during this difficult time.
Video explaining how to contact your GP remotely:
Our Practice is highly patient focused and we have a multidisciplinary approach to patients’ health care. We aim to deliver the best for our patients by combining the skills of the practice team with other health and social care workers in the community.
We provide modern health care facilities and focus on continually improving the health of our patients and residents of the community.
This website is aimed at providing you the important information about our practice, our services and our staff in addition to some other useful information and tools available for you to use. Please have a look around and send us any comments or suggestions if you like. We can use your comments and ideas to improve our online services and develop the content of this site accordingly.
A ‘healthy lifestyle’ is what we recommend:
- Stop smoking
- Eat a balanced diet with plenty of fruit and veg
- Exercise regularly
- Keep alcohol intake within recommended limits