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Flu 2020/21

We are now contacting patients most at risk of flu in accordance with NHSE guidance.  Flu vaccines will be by appointment either at our flu drive-through, or at the Practice.  

If you are aged between 50 and 64 and not in a clinical at risk group, the earliest you will be offered a flu vaccination in November, providing there is sufficient vaccine.  No appointments will be offered for people in this age group until then.

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eCONSULT - IMPORTANT MESSAGE:  Please note any digital image submitted as part of an online consultation, will be stored within your clinical notes.

 

Exemptions for wearing a face covering - guidance:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own

 

Phlebotomy (Blood Tests):

Patients registered at this Practice will continue to use the walk-in service at St Mary's hospital between 7.30am-4pm and 8.30am-4pm the first Wednesday of every month.

Safety for everyone:

Over the last few months we have made changes to the way things are done at the Practice to minimise face to face contact between patients and staff, limit the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) and keep our patients and staff as well as possible.

 

We are here to support you. We encourage patients to get in touch for any health concerns that cannot be dealt with by accessing the NHS website, local pharmacy, etc.

 

Please do not visit the Practice without making a prior arrangement.

You can contact us by using eConsult via the Practice website or you can telephone.  You will then be contacted by a clinician to talk through your symptoms either over the phone, via email, or if needed (and you have the available technology), through a video consultation.  If the clinician decides that you need a face to face consultation, you will be invited to attend the Practice.

You will be offered an appointment for a routine vaccination (not for travel), cervical smear, or anything that cannot be dealt with remotely.

For more information about GP appointments and bookings, please go to 'appointments'.

 

Prescription requests: please order prescriptions using the NHSApp, SystmOnline, post request through our letterbox (if you are isolating, ask somebody to do this for you), or ask your pharmacy.

YOU SHOULD STILL GO TO HOSPITAL WITH A SERIOUS OR LIFE-THREATENING EMERGENCY, OR IF YOU FEEL VERY UNWELL.

 

The GPs do not issue sick notes for self-isolation purposes.  If you require a sick note for self-isolation purposes, please visit : 

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

If you do not qualify for a self-isolation note, please talk to your employer about how you can work safely, either at home or in the workplace.

 

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Antibiotics don’t work for everything: antibiotics don’t work for colds or flu because they’re viral infections. https://www.nhs.uk/Video/Pages/antibiotics-dont-work-for-everything.aspx

 

Urgent Care Service:  Anyone needing to see a GP, Monday to Friday between 8.00am and 6.30pm should contact their local GP PracticeAnyone who feels they have an urgent care need out of hours and at weekends should call the NHS 111 service.

 

 

(Site updated 22/10/2020)
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