PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THE SURGERY IF YOU HAVE A COUGH OR A HIGH TEMPTERATURE. YOU WILL NOT BE SEEN BY A CLINICIAN. We have to safeguard our patient population and our staff, so please respect this decision as you will be asked to go home and self-isolate.
If you have an appointment booked over the coming weeks, this is likely to be converted to a telephone appointment, so the clinician will call you. If you have an appointment booked for a procedure (blood test, injection, dressing, cervical smear test etc), your appointment may still go ahead, but only if you do not have the symptoms detailed above.
All future appointment booking, until further notice, will be accepted over the telephone only. Please do not come to the surgery to book an appointment. You will be asked a series of questions by our reception team, regarding symptoms, and a reason for the appointment will be required.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your patience and understanding during these unprecedented times. Please continue to bear with us as it may take longer than usual to answer your calls. This situation will continue to change as national guidance is updated but we will endeavour to keep you fully up to speed.
Isolation Note for your Employer
If you are having to stay at home for 7/14 days due to Coronavirus, because either you or someone you live with has the symptoms detailed on the NHS 111 website, and you need a note for your employer, please go to the following link:https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/
Please do not ask your GP surgery for a sick note for self-isolation.
We have been made aware of a post being circulated on Facebook that states GP’s will prescribe rescue medications for ALL patients with Asthma & COPD. Unfortunately this is not the case!
Rescue medications are only suitable for a limited number of patients based on clinical indication. If someone's asthma is bad enough to consider steroids it is essential they are assessed by a healthcare professional.
If we were to issue these medications to patients who do not need them it would cause mass shortages for those that do need them.
Thank you for your understanding and co-operation.