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04/Oct/2022

Please be aware that the surgery will be closed on Monday September 19th due to the bank holiday following the passing of The Queen.

In case of a medical emergency please call 999.

For medical advice please call 111.

We will re-open on Tuesday September 20th as normal.

 


04/Oct/2022

The Practice now employs a variety of healthcare professionals which means you may be booked in with them, rather than a GP.

The reception staff will ask you some questions to be able to confirm who is the most appropriate member of the team to book you with. The aim is to free up GP appointments for patients who genuinely need to see a GP.

We are not refusing you an appointment with a GP so please be polite and courteous to the staff at all times.

For more information on the staff we employ please visit our Meet the Team Page 

 


04/Oct/2022

Covid Boosters & Flu Vaccines Winter 2022

As we approach winter 2022 we start to think about the Covid Booster and the flu vaccines.

The plan is to deliver the two vaccines at the same time, however this is dependent on delivery schedules and availability.

Our flu vaccines are due early October and as soon as they are available we will advertise this.

The Covid booster delivery dates, and where they will be administered, are yet to be confirmed so please be patient with us.


04/Oct/2022

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 nhs.uk
  • 119 – by requesting a paper letter

You will need to register to use the online services, if you have not already. It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified.

If you cannot access the online services, and you have had both doses of the vaccine, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you are due to travel outside the UK in the near future and have had your second dose more than five working days ago. It may take up to seven 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. Please do not contact the practice about your COVID-19 vaccination status unless you have been advised to by the 119 service.

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


04/Oct/2022

Do you need some advice or have a general admin query?

Why not send your question through our on line consultation tool Engage Consult. You can use the link on the home page of our website or the drop down menu under online services.

You can send photos for the GP to look at if necessary to avoid the need to come to the surgery.

**Please note this is not for medical emergencies or for ordering prescriptions**


04/Oct/2022

If you get regular or repeat prescriptions, you could save time by switching to electronic Repeat Dispensing (eRD).

eRD sends your prescriptions electronically from your GP surgery to a pharmacy of your choice. It’s easy to use and you don’t need a computer or electronic device. Ask your GP or pharmacist to set it up for you.

eRD allows your GP to prescribe your regular medicines for up to a year. It’s reliable, secure and confidential. Your regular prescriptions are stored securely on the NHS database, so they’ll be ready at the pharmacy each time you need them.

Using eRD you can:

• save time by avoiding unnecessary trips or calls to your GP every time you need to order a repeat prescription
• order or cancel your repeat prescriptions online (if your GP practice offers this service)
• pick up your repeat prescriptions directly from your pharmacy without having to visit your GP
• spend less time waiting for your prescription in the pharmacy or GP practice
• save paper – you won’t need a paper prescription to collect your medicine from the pharmacy

For more information about eRD and how it works, ask at your GP surgery or pharmacy, or
visit the NHS website.


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