CORONAVIRUS: The NHS and Public Health England are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.
The risk to the general public is moderate. If you have arrived back to the UK from mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiway, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau within 14 days, follow the specific advice for returning travellers:
Call 111 now if you've been:
* to Wuhan or Hubei Province in china in the last 14 days (even if you do not have symptoms)
* to other parts of China, including Macau and Hong Kong, in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if it is mild)
* to Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Republic of Korea or Malaysia in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if it is mild)
* in close contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus
DO NOT GO TO A GP SURGERY, COMMUNITY PHARMACY OR HOSPITAL. CALL 111, STAY INDOORS AND AVOID CLOSE CONTACT WITH OTHER PEOPLE.
THE SURGERY WILL BE CLOSED FROM 1.00PM ON TUESDAY 3rd MARCH 2020 FOR ONGOING EDUCATION. FOR EMERGENCIES BETWEEN 1.00 PM AND 8.00 AM WEDNESDAY 4TH MARCH, PLEASE EITHER CALL 01277 658117 AND LISTEN TO THE OUT OF HOURS MESSAGE OR DIAL 111 DIRECTLY.
Did you know that you can now self-refer to Physiotherapy without the need to see a GP first. If you think you have a problem that could be managed by a physiotherapist then please call 01268 904102 to seek support. There is an inclusion and exclusion criteria to self-referring and this can be found by clicking here Self Referral to Physiotherapy
We welcome Dr Zoe GB-Dumaka (surname is pronounced Dumaka) as our new GP Registrar. Dr GB-Dumaka will be with us for the next 12 months.
PHONE LINES: Our phone lines are busiest between 8 am and 9 am. During these times you could experience up to a 10 minute wait. If you are not ringing for an on the day/emergency appointment you may find it easier to ring later in the day or use the online service.
DISPOSAL OF SHARPS BINS: With effect from 1st July 2017: Do you have a sharps bin at home, if so, you must contact your local council to arrange disposal of this as the Practice will no longer accept them on the premises.
CARERS: Are you caring for a patient here. If so we would like to record this on their record, with their consent. Please complete our carers registration form and bring this into the surgery for registration. Carers Form
PATIENT NEWSLETTER: Please read our newsletter Patient News
The Shingles vaccination programme runs from 1st September to 31st August in each year. To find out if you qualify for a shingles vaccination please contact one of our Reception team
Students going to university for first time are eligible for the MEN ACWY vaccination. This is an important vaccination to have and, if you think you qualify, please ring reception to confirm and book an appointment.