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Anyone approaching or entering the surgery building must now wear a covering over their nose & mouth; whether it be to attend an appointment, collect a prescription, or to act as a chaperone.

Please do not arrive EARLY for your appointment.  In accordance with current social distancing guidelines, we are not permitting patients to wait inside the building. You may be asked to return to your vehicle and wait for your clinician to become available.  Please therefore be mindful of the weather conditions when setting out and come prepared.

We would like to thank you all for your understanding and support during these challenging times.  We continue to do our upmost to ensure we offer high standard healthcare in a manner that is safe for both patients and our dedicated staff. 

Need a job? - see our Staff Vacancies page for opportunities


CORONAVIRUS

Please see 'Latest News' in Quick Links or 'COVID 19' in the Further Information section on the right hand side of the screen.

Flu Vaccinations Autumn/Winter 2020

We are still busy booking appointments for flu vaccinations.

Due to Covid-19 we are running our flu clinics slightly differently this year, with enhanced safety measures and social distancing, to minimise the risk to both your health and ours.

Our second vaccine delivery for the over 65 age group arrived on 16th October, but we are not due to receive the vaccine for the Under 65 at risk group until the end of October at the earliest. We will continue dedicated vaccination clinics, primarily on Saturdays, throughout the autumn season.

All clinics will continue to be by appointment only, managed by a bookings team via a dedicated telephone line, separate to our main surgery number.  Please try to avoid contacting our reception team to book or enquire about a flu vaccination; bear in mind they are trying to deal with patients who require medical assistance and also they may not have access to the flu clinic appointment schedules.

We are experiencing a higher than usual demand for vaccinations this year and so we have tried to ensure that patients in the highest risk groups received an invite and were/will be vaccinated first.  We have sent invitations via email and/or text message to those eligible patients who have given us permission to do so.  For those who haven't, a letter has been sent via Royal Mail.

We are now able to offer flu vaccinations to the 50-64 age group.  We will be holding a further clinic on Saturday 12th December. Invitations will be going out very soon. Appointments can be requested via our Flu Line: 01794 885275 Monday to Friday between 09:00 & 16:00. We anticipate that the line will be very busy, so please bear with us

COVID 19

IT IS VITALLY IMPORTANT THAT IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE COVID-19, YOU DO NOT ATTEND THE SURGERY.  PLEASE SELF-ISOLATE AND GO TO THE NHS 111 ONLINE SERVICE.

TELEPHONE NHS 111 ON 111 IF YOU HAVE SELF-ISOLATED AND ARE FEELING WORSE.

As the situation in the UK changes, the links below should take you to the current guidance on Covid-19.

Social Distancing Poster

Latest Government Advice                Advice on Home Isolation

CHALLENGING TIMES

With people being confined to home much of the time, tensions easily escalate.

The following organisations may be able to help:

National domestic Violence Helpline - 0808 2000 247 or            National Domestic Violence HelpLine

NSPCCHelpline: 0808 800 5000

Childline: 0800 1111

MIND - Mental Health Support with specific advice on 'Coronavirus and your wellbeing.                                                                                            MIND

YoungMinds - Specific advice for children and young people and their parents/carers                                                                       Young Minds

ICON: Babies cry: You can cope                                               ICON

SafeLives: Specific resources for domestic abuse and COVID      SafeLives

ISIRi Interventions:                                                                IRISi



 
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