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Today is Fri, 24th Sep, 2021 | Surgery open between 8:30am - 5:00pm Closed Bank Holidays

Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you have any of these coronavirus symptoms:

  • a high temperature

  • a new, continuous cough

  • a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste

Do not book a GP appointment or attend the practice. Get a test and stay at home

If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, please call the surgery, who will advise you what to do.

For the latest Covid-19 advice please visit https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

International Travel

From 17 May 2021, people in England who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can demonstrate their vaccination status for international travel. A full course is currently two doses of any approved vaccine. Vaccine status will be available from: 

  • the NHS App which you can download from app stores 
  • the NHS website 

It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified so you can use this service.

If you cannot access the online services, and you have had 2 vaccines, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you are due to travel abroad in the near future and have had your second dose more than 5 working days ago. It may take 7 working days for the letter to arrive.

This practice is not able to provide you with a letter that shows your COVID-19 vaccination status. Even if we did provide it, it would not be accepted by travel agencies or other countries.

When you're planning your travel, check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the gov.uk website. Make sure there is time to get  proof of your vaccination status before you leave.

 

COVID vaccination

Patients who are eligable for a COVID vaccination may receive a text message or letter from the NHS national team, offering the option to book a COVID vaccine at a mass vaccination site or pharmacy.  If you wish to do this please just follow the instructions in your letter or text, or visit the NHS COVID vaccine website to book. Please do not call the surgery about this - the letter is from the NHS centrally, not from us, and we have no influence over these appointments.

Shielding

Sielding advice for the clinically extremely vulnerable is to stop from April 2021. Please click here for the latest Shielding Guidance.

Walk-in surgery is now a ‘Phone-in’ surgery

For ‘walk-in’ surgery, this currently operates on a ‘phone-in’ basis. If you call between 8:30 and 10am each weekday, we will put you on the list for a call from the doctor or a nurse at the time that you would normally have been seen (i.e. you will still be seen in order of 'arrival'). If, as a result of this call, the clinician feels that you need to be seen, they will give you an appointment time later that morning. When you arrive, you may be asked to wait in your car, in order to limit the number of patients in the waiting room.

Online booking

Following advice from NHS England, and to mitigate any risk that potentially infected patients attend the practice without triage, it is not possible to book appointments to see a doctor online. Please call the surgery for an appointment, or use our online consultation service