Coronavirus

Face coverings

As per the Government guidelines, from Monday 15th June, all patients aged 11 or over visiting the surgery will need to wear their own face covering at all times while inside the surgery. A cloth face covering should cover your mouth and nose while allowing you to breathe comfortably. It can be as simple as a scarf or bandana that ties behind the head. Please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/how-to-wear-and-make-a-cloth-face-covering. Thank you for your cooperation.

Please do not come into the surgery if you or a member of your household has any of the following symptoms:

  • a fever
  • a new continuous cough
  • a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

Please stay at home and self-isolate for 14 days.

The latest COVID-19 guidance and information can be from here gov.uk and at nhs.uk.

Changes to Appointment Booking

We have changed the way we book our appointments in response to the latest Government guidance on COVID-19.

All patients who request any type of appointment will first be telephoned by a clinician. The clinician will assess you and determine how best to meet your care needs.

If you do not need to come into the surgery, you will be given the appropriate self-care advice, treatment and information on what to do if you become more unwell. You will be offered an appointment if it is essential for you to be seen face to face.

Thank you for your cooperation during this time.

COVID-19 and Children

At this challenging time, it is extremely important for you to know that COVID-19 is unlikely to make your child unwell, but they like everyone else might be infectious so staying at home when well remains the message.
 
However, all the ‘normal’ illnesses that can make children severely unwell still remain and there is a major risk that parents may delay bringing their child to the attention of a healthcare professionals even if they are unwell because of concerns about COVID-19. GPs and hospitals are still providing the same safe care that they have always done for children.
 
If you are not sure if your child is unwell and whether they need to be seen, click here call 111 or contact your GP. For information about crying babies, click here. If your child appears severely unwell and advice is not quickly available call 999 or take them to ED as you would in other times.
 
The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health have produced a very helpful infographic on accessing the right care for your unwell child.

Please click here to view this guide.pdf

COVID-19 Volunteer Services

If you are vulnerable or at risk and need help with shopping, medication or other essential supplies, there is an NHS Volunteer Service that can help you. Please click here to access the NHS Volunteer website or you can call them on 0808 196 3646 between 8 am and 8pm.