TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID RECENTLY?
If you have recently tested positive for covid then you need to wait before getting your covid vaccine.
- Aged 18 or over – wait 4 weeks (28 days) from the date of your positive test or when your symptoms started (whichever was earlier)
- Aged 5-17 – wait 12 weeks (84 days)
- Aged 5-17 and at high risk from Covid or you live with someone who has a weakened immune system – wait 4 weeks (28 days)
All children from aged 5-15 can now book appointments via the National Booking System. Children are being vaccinated in specific clinics and will not be able to get a vaccine without an appointment.
PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND WITHOUT AN APPOINTMENT
There is further information available at the following websites.
FACE COVERINGS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING
In line with recent NHS guidance, we will be removing the need for patients and staff to wear face masks whilst at the Practice. We do however continue to ask that patients with symptoms suggestive of covid such as; cough, sore throat etc do continue to wear a face mask whilst in the practice to protect other vulnerable patients and colleagues.
When you attend the Practice there may be team members who continue to wear a face covering and we ask that you respect their choice to do so.
COVID-19 ‘VACCINE PASSPORTS’
Watch this handy five minute YouTube video for how to register with the NHS app:
Currently you are unable to book appointments online, however you can submit a request to a member of our team online via our e-consultation service. This allows you to submit your admin or medical query for a member of our team to view and either respond via the website or contact you in another way. To learn more about this service please click here.
If you agree to a remote consultation the GP or healthcare professional may need to receive and store images taken by patients for clinical purposes. This will only be done in the interests of the patient where it is necessary for providing health care and with patient consent. The approach to video consulting, image sharing, and storage is the same as it would be for face to face interactions. If we need to store images on your GP record this will be only for as long as necessary. It is a patient’s choice to share an image either of their own accord or at the request of the health professional treating you. Refusal to share an image does not prevent access to care and treatment or result in patients receiving an inferior standard of care. Further details about how remote consultation works can be obtained by contacting the practice.
To help keep you safe we ask that you only come into the surgery if you absolutely have to, either for a pre-booked appointment or if you are collecting a prescription.
If you are self-isolating you do not need to contact us for a sick note. Simply visit this website to receive an online isolation note to present your employer.
For more advice on COVID-19 please visit the NHS website.
If you or anyone in your household are experiencing symptoms click here for information on self-testing.
If you have found your mental health has suffered in recent times, you can refer yourself directly to a psychological therapies service (IAPT) without seeing us first. Visit the website.
Services remain open and available to help anyone who finds themselves in need of support or reassurance. Nobody should suffer from domestic abuse. If you’re worried or suspect that someone you know may be a victim of domestic abuse, you can get more information here on the Government website.