Important Notice For Patients – Coronavirus

Update 5th march 2021

We are currently receiving an unprecedented amount of calls / emails / website contacts regarding the Covid Vaccine, which is preventing people from getting through and making appointments / require advice about the medical care. We are working through the cohorts and will be in touch when we reach your cohort please wait for us to contact you with an appointment offer. Please do not hold to speak to reception about a vaccine appointment unless we have invited you, if you have not received the invite yet they will not be able to book you an appointment.

Second doses will be given approximately 10-12 weeks after your first dose, we will contact you to book an appointment for this as above. Please don’t call us to enquire or ask if these be brought forward as we do not have the capacity to do this.
Covid Vaccinations are delivered to different patients as cohorts (see below for more information on which cohort you may be in)

As we progress through the different cohorts of patient’s eligible for the Covid vaccine, we are contacting patients to invite them for their Covid vaccination, when appropriate we will be sending you a text with a link to book yourself into a future Covid vaccination clinic. For this to work and to ensure you don’t miss out on the practice contacting you, we need to have your up to date contact details, if you feel that you have not informed the practice of any changes in the last 12 months it may be advisable to do that sooner rather than later. Also if you have declined to receive text messages note that you may not receive the invite in a timely manner.

There are limited numbers of appointments available at each clinic and these are shared with 3 other local GP surgeries.

JCVI Cohort

  • Care home residents
  • Residential care workers
  • 80+
  • Healthcare Workers
  • Social Care Workers
  • 75-79
  • 70-74
  • Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (under 70)
  • 65-69
  • At Risk (under 65) / Main carer (sole / primary carer of someone who would be significantly impacted if you were unwell)
  • 60-64
  • 55-59
  • 50-54
  • 16-49

Update 7th April 2020

Due to recent guidance in relation to minimising the spread of Coronavirus, we will be changing the way our appointment system operates.

There will be NO EMERGENCY CLINICS until further notice.

With effect from Monday 16th March, the way in which we offer appointments is changing. Where possible we will be consulting via telephone. This will help us prevent the further spread of Coronavirus, limiting the impact on the community and our most vulnerable patients.

If you have a pre bookended appointment. Your appointment may be converted into a telephone consultation. The clinician will call you on or around your appointment time. You will receive a text if this is the case.

In line with national guidance, we will not be changing repeat prescription timings. You will continue to receive your medication in the usual time frames. Nominating a pharmacy for you prescriptions to be sent will save you having to come into the practice

If you are required to self-isolate, you do not require a fit-note. The practice will be unable to provide a fit note for self-isolation.