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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

New Patient Registration

If you live within our practice area you are welcome to register with us and our reception staff will be happy to guide you through the procedure. Eligibility can be quickly confirmed from your address so please provide proof by way of a recent utility bill along with one form of photographic ID. Both of these are essential documents that we need to see before we will accept you for registration as a patient.

You will need to complete a registration form (GMS1) and a health questionnaire which will provide useful information whilst we wait for your medical records to arrive from your previous doctor.

You will be registered with the Practice but you can see any GP. If you prefer to see a particular GP you need to tell us when you book an appointment and remember by doing this you may have to wait a little longer.

Change of Address

Please keep us informed of any change of personal details, for example, name, address, telephone number, etc. If you move out of the practice area you will be required to register with another GP practice.

Guide to GP Services

The Royal College of General Practitioners has produced a useful guide for patients about the services on offer at GP Surgeries and how to access them.  You can download the guide below.

pdf A Patient Guide to GP Services