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DUE TO STAFFING LEVELS WE WILL HAVE NO TEST RESULTS LINE MONDAY 9.5.2022


WE WILL CONTACT YOU IF YOUR RESUKT NEED ANY ACTION


Please do not turn up at the surgery, your condition still must be triaged by the GP or nurse.  Patients will be offered face to face appointment when they speak to the clinician. 


Please note that we are not able to provide you with proof of your COVID-19 Vaccination status. Please use the NHS app. More information is available at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/demonstrating-your-covid-19-vaccination-status


Our prescription line has returned to the pre-COVID service and will be reserved for housebound patients only between 10am and 12 noon Monday to Friday.


All other prescription requests should be made via the patient apps, email, website prescription page or post your slip through our letterbox.


If you or any household member are awaiting COVID-19 test results or have symptoms please contact us and rearrange your appointments.  If you attend and then test positive the GP or nurse will have to isolate for 14 days further reducing already limited appointments.


How to Access appointments -  All GP appointments will first receive a telephone call.  If a face to face appointment is necessary the GP will arrange this with you.  We still need to be vigilant and help to stop the spread of Coronavirus.


Your practice is open for you and if you need to see a GP please ring us on 01254 287150 between 8am and 6.30pm.


Coronavirus (COVID-19) is still with us.


Please ensure you bring a face covering (to cover both your nose and mouth) if you are asked to attend by the GP or nurse. 


# limit contact with other people


# keep your distance if you go out or at work (2 metres apart where possible)


# wash your hands regularly


# do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.


YOU must let us know if you have any symptoms suggestive of coronavirus.


If you do not tell us or attempt to hide symptoms from us we are ALL at risk of becoming unwell.  


If staff become unwell the surgery may have to close.


Home Visits

Doctor's bag

If possible please try to telephone reception before 10am if you require a home visit.

A doctor or nurse may phone you back as it may be that your problem can be dealt with by telephone advice, or that it would be more appropriate to send a nurse, or indeed arrange a hospital attendance.

House visits are only available for patients who are housebound because of illness or disability.

Please remember that several patients can be seen in the practice in the time that it takes to make one home visit. There are also better facilities for examining and treating patients at the Medical  Centre.

Home visit makes clinical sense and is the best way of giving medical opinion, in cases involving:
  • The terminally ill. 
  • The truly housebound patient for whom travel to premises by car would cause deterioration in their medical conditions 
Following a conversation with a health professional, it may be agreed that a seriously ill patient may be helped by a GP’s visit. 
In most of these cases a visit would not be appropriate use of GP’s time or best for you: 
  • Heart Attack – severe crushing chest pain. The best approach is to call an emergency paramedic ambulance. 
  • Common symptoms of childhood: fevers, cold, cough, earache, headache, diarrhoea/vomiting and most cases of abdominal pain. 
These patients are usually well enough to travel to the surgery. It is not harmful to take a child with fever outside.Adults with common problems, such as cough, sore throat, influenza, general malaise, back pain and abdominal pain are also readily transportable to the doctor’s surgery. Transport arrangements are the responsibility of the patients or their carer.
 
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