PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THE SURGERY IF YOU HAVE A COUGH, A HIGH TEMPTERATURE OR YOU HAVE A LOSS OF SENSE OF TASTE OR SMELL. 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.
All future appointment booking will be done via the online system askmyGP, or by telephone. Please do not come to the surgery to book an appointment. We are using an intercom system at the front door to screen all visitors to the Practice, 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.