Appointments with GP and Nurse

**Update 5th January 2021**

NHS England has asked us to give the following information to patients

Dear Patients
As you will be aware, the COVID-19 rates of infection have increased to significant levels in our area.
At the same time we need to maximise our work of vaccinating patients with the COVID-19 vaccine.
We have been advised to free up time with our team to help look after patients with emergencies and protect patients with the vaccine.
If your problem is an emergency then please call 999
If you need to contact the practice with other symptoms or queries please use the eConsult  link on our website front page.
Your online form will be reviewed by a clinician and you will be contacted back with a text.
You will either be contacted by the surgery to ask you more questions or you will receive a text on what to do next.

 

Service information below is current suspended – however we continue to offer childhood imms and urgent cervical screening.

For an appointment with the GP under the current pandemic please read below:

We are limiting face-to-face contact wherever possible to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

You are able to obtain a telephone  on the day by calling the surgery if there is something you need to discuss urgently.  Please call as early in the day as possible.  These appointments can also be booked online before 10am.

You can also book via eConsult from our website for non urgent queries and the GP can call you back or send you an email or electronic prescription if required. These are for less urgent issues.

We also have video consultations where a GP or nurse can send you a text asking you to join onto a session for a video consult if required. This can be done using a smart phone.  The GP or Nurse will initiate these.

If a GP needs to see you, then you would be asked to come to the surgery in the afternoon when we have time set aside for the appointment. We will try and do this in a way that does not require more than one person in the waiting room at a time. Your GP will advise you of this after having spoken to you first but this is only IF the GP requests this to be done.

For the nurse appointments we are seeing and booking patients for the below:

  • childhood immunisations (only one parent in with the baby please and no other children)
  • wounds and dressings
  • removal of sutures
  • urgent blood tests or those required by the GP
  • ECGs
  • Cervical screening
  • Diabetes monitoring (part in surgery and part done on the phone)

PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU ARE COMING IN TO THE SURGERY PLEASE ENSURE YOU DO NOT HAVE A FEVER OR COUGH OR SYMPTOMS RELATED TO THE CORONAVIRUS TO AVOID RISK TO OUR STAFF AND OR OTHER PATIENTS