In light of recent developments, please be advised that with immediate effect we are closing the practice to non-essential visitors. 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.
For the latest Covid-19 advice please visit www.nhs.uk/coronavirus. If you have a new persistent cough or a high temperature please stay at home for 7 days. If your symptoms are serious or get worse visit the NHS 111 online service. Under no circumstances come to the practice.
Thank you for your co-operation during this difficult time.
Important Coronavirus Update
In accordance with the Prime Minister and Chief Medical Officer’s speech on Wednesday, 12th March 2020, anyone with a new persistent cough or high temperature is now advised to self-isolate for seven days.
Please do not come to the surgery to make an appointment, INSTEAD call us for advice.
APPOINTMENT SYSTEM CHANGES DUE TO CORNOAVIRUS (COVID-19) PANDEMIC
We have taken the decision to change our appointment system and how we make appointments. This is to ensure we continue to look after our patients in the safest possible way. We are following advice from NHS England, Public Health England and the Health Secretary.
From Monday 16th March we have changed how we make appointments for future bookings to ensure that we are prepared and you are protected.
WHAT IF I HAVE AN APPOINTMENT THAT’S ALREADY BOOKED?
- If you have an appointment that is already booked you will be contacted by the practice to see if the appointment is required.
- If the appointment is still required an appointment will be made with a clinician via telephone.
- If the clinician deems that you need to be seen face to face or examined, an appointment will be made for you.
WHAT IF I NEED TO MAKE A NEW APPOINTMENT?
- If you contact the practice by telephone to book an appointment, the admin staff will triage the call to either offer advice or book you for a telephone consultation.
- Appointments booked online and via the automated booking line have been suspended.
WHAT IF I ALREADY HAVE AN APPOINTMENT AND I AM FEELING ILL AND THINK I HAVE COVID-19?
- Symptoms of Coronavirus commonly include fever, a persistent cough, shortness of breath, as well as other flu-like symptoms.
- If you already have an appointment booked with us – don’t worry, the appointment will be converted to a telephone consultation.
- If you need to be seen following the phone call the clinician will arrange an appointment. If you come to the surgery please do not be alarmed if the doctor or nurse seeing you is wearing a mask, gloves or taking other precautions.
Please do NOT leave the house. Instead, RING 111 or contact NHS111 online
You have travelled outside of the UK in the last 14 days and develop cough, fever or shortness of breath, or you have been in contact with someone confirmed as having Coronavirus, even if you feel well.
For General Information regarding the Coronavirus:
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