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Anyone attending the surgery must now wear a covering over their nose & mouth; whether it be to attend an appointment, collect a prescription, or accompany someone they care for.

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. 

Receptionists required!  See our Staff Vacancies page for further info...


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 busy planning for the flu season.

Due to Covid-19 we will be 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 first vaccine delivery for the over 65 age group is scheduled to arrive mid-September and we will commence clinics, primarily on Saturdays, from 26th September.

All clinics will 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 your 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 anticipating a higher than usual demand for vaccinations this year and so we must try to ensure that patients in the highest risk groups are invited and vaccinated first.  Please, therefore, do not contact us until you receive an invitation to do so.  We will be sending invitations via email and/or text message to those patients who have given us permission to do so.  For those who haven't, a letter will be sent via Royal Mail.

Those patients aged 50 to 64 who are included in the new extended flu vaccination programme will be contacted later in the season after the higher risk groups have been vaccinated.

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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