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To all our Patients

We remain concerned about the effect of Covid-19 and, although we are pleased to see the restrictions relaxed, we are still mindful that rates of Covid in the community are very high. The demand on health care services remains significant as a result of staff sickness and patient need.  So, we must prioritise the patients who are most vulnerable. 

It is important that you continue to put your health first and seek urgent medical help when you need it.  

You may have to wait longer than usual for a routine appointment and there may be a delay in accessing some non-urgent reviews.  We are working very hard to get back to normal, so please be patient with our staff.  We are very grateful for your understanding.

 

Please continue to wear a face mask if you enter the practice.

Infection control guidance for GP surgeries remains the same and requires us to continue to take precautions.

Please do not attend the Surgery if you a runny nose and/or a sore throat.

Before contacting the practice, please do consider self-help and pharmacy options:

 

Covid-19 Boosters

To book or get advice regarding your 1st, 2nd, or booster Covid-19 vaccine, or Spring Booster

Contact the National Booking Service via www.nhs.uk or ring 119

Please do not contact the surgery

We do not have access to the Covid-19 booster booking system

Help us to keep you all safe and well by keeping our phone lines free for those who need urgent medical help. Thank you.

Dr Lock and  Dr Roberts


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How to access your COVID-19 vaccination status

Through the NHS App

You can access your COVID-19 vaccination status through the free NHS App.

Proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status will be shown within the NHS App.

We recommend that you register with the app before booking international travel.

By calling 119

If you do not have access to a smartphone and know that the country you are travelling to requires COVID-19 vaccination status, you can call the NHS helpline on 119 and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 working days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine. We expect the letter to take up to 5 working days to reach you.

The letter will be sent automatically to the address registered with your GP. The 119 call handler you speak to will not be able to see your address to check this with you. If you’ve recently moved house, make sure you’ve given your new address to your GP practice before calling 119.

Do not contact your GP surgery about your COVID-19 vaccination status. GPs cannot provide letters showing your COVID-19 vaccination status.

 

 


More information about the National Data Opt Out : General Practice Data for Planning and Research


GP Patient Survey : the survey is now closed but you can see the results here:

Visit www.gp-patient.co.uk for more information


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