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URGENT NOTIFICATION

UNFORTUNATELY THERE IS A NATIONAL PROBLEM WITH THE CHEMICALS USED BY LABORATORIES WHEN TESTING BLOOD SAMPLES.  WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT WE HAVE BEEN DIRECTED TO PAUSE ROUTINE TESTING OF BLOOD SAMPLES - WE DO NOT KNOW WHEN A NORMAL SERVICE WILL RESUME.  ALTHOUGH WE GENERALLY REFER BLOOD TESTING TO THE JOHNSON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL, WE WILL NO LONGER BE ABLE TO DO THIS WHILST THE SITUATION REMAINS.  THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ARE WORKING URGENTLY TO RESOLVE THE SITUATION, AND WE WILL KEEP YOU INFORMED.

PATIENTS WHO REQUIRE URGENT TESTS WILL CONTINUE TO BE PRIORITISED BY THE CLINICAL TEAM AS NECESSARY - THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING AT THIS TIME

OBTAINING A COVID TEST

Please click HERE for details with regard to obtaining a Covid test locally 

IMPORTANT MESSAGES

NEW RULES RELATING TO WEARING OF FACE MASKS/COVERINGS IN SHOPS AND OTHER AREAS COME INTO EFFECT ON 24 JULY 2020 FOR ALL EXCEPT THOSE THAT ARE EXEMPT. IF YOU FEEL YOU ARE UNABLE TO WEAR A MASK/COVERING FOR AUDITORY/SENSORY/BREATHING REASONS PLEASE VISIT www.keepsafe.org.uk/mask TO DOWNLOAD AN EXEMPTION CARD TO SHOW IF ASKED WHY YOU ARE NOT WEARING ONE.

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ISSUE OF LETTERS OR CERTIFICATES CONFIRMING ANY EXEMPTION. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.

CORONAVIRUS

PLEASE SEE OUR LATEST ADVICE WITH REGARD TO ACCESSING THE SURGERY BY CLICKING HERE

THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION AND UNDERSTANDING DURING THIS PERIOD

IF YOU HAVE DEVELOPED A NEW COUGH, HIGH TEMPERATURE OR HAVE NOTICED A LOSS OF OR CHANGES TO YOUR SENSES OF SMELL OR TASTE, YOU MAY BE AT RISK OF CONTRACTING THE VIRUS.  PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE THE HOUSE.  INSTEAD, CONTACT NHS 111 DIRECT FOR ONLINE ADVICE.

a.   For general advice with regard to the virus, from NHS 111 Direct PLEASE CLICK HERE

b.    Please also see THE LATEST GOVERNMENT ADVICE FROM HERE


THE RESULTS OF OUR IN HOUSE SURVEYS ARE NOW BEING PUBLISHED IN THE PRACTICE AND UNDER OUR LATEST NEWS SECTION

Appointments 

Routine appointments

Telephone the surgery on 01775 724088 and speak to one of our receptionists; or

  • Call into the Practice and speak to the receptionist at the front desk.
  • If no appointments are available at the time you will be asked to call back.

Urgent – same day appointments

Only patients with an urgent problem will be seen on the same day. To see a doctor or nurse practitioner you must telephone the surgery on 01775 724088 and speak to one of our receptionists. She will take your contact details and you will be called back by a clinical team member as soon as possible.

If you walk into the practice your contact details will be taken at the front desk and you will be called back by a clinician as soon as possible.

We work as a team at the practice offering the first available appointments with an appropriate clinical professional, which may be a practice Nurse or Nurse Practitioner. Requests to see individual clinicians will be met where possible, but on occasions this may not be possible. We will always tell you if, for any reason, your appointment is unavoidably delayed.

Nurse Practitioners and Practice Nurses

We have a highly experienced and trained Nursing team at Beechfield, many of whom are specialists in certain chronic conditions in their own right, as well as being qualified in minor illnesses. Our Nurse Practitioners are highly qualified and experienced independent practitioners.  Depending on the circumstances, you will be offered an appointment with a suitable member of the Nursing team when possible, which is normally a quicker means of being seen at an appropriate level within the practice. 

Patient Self Check-in

The Practice has a self check-in machine located in the ground floor waiting room, to the right of the reception desk. This is the simplest and most speedy method of registering your arrival, and the information is relayed directly to the clinicians to let them know you have arrived.  Our reception team will be pleased to show you how to make use of this facility if you are unfamiliar with it.

Cancellations

If you cannot attend an appointment for any reason please inform us as soon as possible in order for us to give the slot to someone else. We monitor non-attendance of booked appointments and we reserve the right to remove patients from our surgery list if this becomes a frequent occurrence.