Changes to surgery appointments

The Doctors are offering a full telephone triage service at the surgery at present.  This is to minimise the number of patients attending the surgery.  Only patients who have spoken to the Doctor, and have been asked by the Doctor to attend the surgery will be allowed into our waiting area, providing that they DO NOT have a new continuous cough or a high temperature (>37.8). Certain nursing appointments have been suspended until further notice.

Please do not be offended if you have a pre-booked Nurse or Midwife appointment and are asked if you have any symptoms in relation to COVID-19 before being allowed into our waiting area.

If you DO have a new continuous cough or high temperature (>37.8) PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE SURGERY. YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO ENTER OUR MAIN WAITING AREA/RECEPTION, YOU SHOULD REMAIN AT HOME AND SELF-ISOLATE. If you do have these symptoms and are feeling UNWELL please telephone NHS111 or go to NHS111 online for advice http://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19

Thank you for your help and understanding during this difficult time

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – MARCH 2020

IMPORTANT INFORMATION – PLEASE READ

The Chief Medical Officer confirmed that additional people have now tested positive for Coronavirus in the UK. 

Coronavirus presents with flu-like symptoms including a fever, a cough or difficulty breathing. IMMEDIATE SELF-ISOLATION IS VITAL .  Please DO NOT visit the surgery or the local hospital, stay at home and contact NHS 111.  As NHS 111 are experiencing extremely high call volumes at present they have advised patients to contact NHS111 by their on-line portal. htpps://111.nhs.uk/covid-19