Welcome to our Website

We have produced this website to provide you with information about the way the Practice is organised and the services that are provided directly by Practice Staff, or by other members of the Primary Health Care Team.  Services will, by necessity, change from time to time, please do not hesitate to telephone the Practice to check the current position.


A Letter to Our Patients:

As you will be aware, the NHS is currently dealing with the Coronavirus Pandemic which has drastically altered how we see patients. A concern with these new arrangements is that patients who would normally be attending to discuss symptoms are now staying away in order to allow us to focus on Pandemic related healthcare.

Whilst we understand and are grateful for this, we would still encourage you to contact the surgery to discuss any new medical problems not related to the coronavirus illness. We can usually make an assessment over the telephone as to whether we can safely delay further assessments or investigations and are happy to give advice. Alternatively, it may be prudent to see you in person, in which case, strict infection control measures are in place in the surgery to protect both staff and patients. The aim of this is to identify and treat any more serious illnesses in a timely fashion rather than allow problems to worsen before the end of the social distancing period.

Further good advice about symptoms is available through the NHS Website, www.nhs.uk and you can also find relevant help, here, on our website.

Yours sincerely

GP Partners

This letter can be downloaded here: COVID-19 letter to patients


AN UPDATE FOR OUR PATIENTS ON COVID-19

Dear Patients – 18 March 2020

We appreciate that at a time of heightened national uncertainty you may have a number of questions regarding the coronavirus and it’s potential impact on your health. As you will be aware from national reports the situation is evolving on a daily basis.

We would encourage you to download and read the following document to determine if you are in an at-risk group and follow the recommended advice if you are.

Patient Update on Coronavirus


 

Self Isolation Note

If you require an Isolation note for your employer please follow this link for a down loadable letter from NHS 111 , a copy of which you can then supply to your employer.

Please help your Surgery at this very difficult time with self-help items such as this. Thank you.

https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/


The NHS App

The new, simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.

Use the App to:

  • Check your symptoms
  • What to do when you need help urgently
  • Book/Cancel appointments at your GP Surgery
  • Order repeat prescriptions

and more….watch this short video: https://youtu.be/-W_xsrnLnu8


 

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:

  • a high temperature
  • a new continuous cough

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home. Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

  • you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • your condition gets worse
  • your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online. Stay at home advice can be found here | You can also download this leaflet: COVID-19 Advice Leaflet


Click the link on the top right hand side of this page for Up-to-Date information about Coronavirus

There is separate advice about:

staying at home if you’re at high risk of getting seriously ill from coronavirus
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/advice-for-people-at-high-risk/

staying at home if you or someone you live with has symptoms of coronavirus
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-advice/