NHS patients, staff and visitors must continue to wear face coverings in healthcare settings
The public are being reminded by NHS England that everyone accessing or visiting healthcare settings must continue to wear a face covering and follow social distancing rules.
Covid restrictions will end in many settings in England from Monday, July 19. However, Public Health England’s infection prevention control guidelines and hospital visiting guidance are set to remain in place for all staff and visitors.
That means NHS visitor guidance will stay in place across all health services including hospitals, GP practices, dental practices, optometrists and pharmacies to ensure patients and staff are protected.
The NHS will continue to support staff in ensuring that the guidance is followed in all healthcare settings.
COVID-19 Vaccination programme – update
We are currently no longer running a Covid-19 vaccination service at this practice. Please find information below for patients on to access vaccine services locally.
- Awaiting first dose?
Once eligible, patients will be invited by the National Booking Service to book an appointment at one of the local Vaccination Centres or Pharmacy sites online via nhs.uk/covidvaccination or by calling 119.
For people under 40 without other health conditions, it's currently advised that it's preferable to have another COVID-19 vaccine instead of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine. You can find out further information in the latest patient information leaflet.
- Awaiting second dose?
Any patient who received their first dose at the practice but has not yet taken up their invite for their second dose can still book their appointment online at nhs.uk/covidvaccination or by calling 119.
You will be asked for your name, postcode and NHS number (patients can still book if do not have this) and then you will be offered a choice of appointments at one of the local Vaccination Centres or Pharmacy sites that is offering the same vaccine as you received for your first dose.
JCVI guidance recommends you receive your second dose between eight and 12 weeks after your first dose. However, if it has been over 12 weeks you are still encouraged to book an appointment to receive your second dose to ensure you have maximum protection.
The COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective and protects you and those around you. It’s the biggest vaccination programme in NHS history and has already saved thousands of lives by preventing the spread of Covid-19. Please book your second dose today.
For further information on COVID-19 vaccines, visit nhs.uk/covidvaccine
Due to the ongoing pandemic we have changed our appointment system. ALL appointments with a GP will be via telephone or video and our online booking service is unavailable.
We endeavour to make it easy for you to see the doctor or nurse. Patients with urgent problems can always be spoken to on the same day. When you register with our surgery you can normally choose which doctor you wish to see. For urgent appointments it may not always be possible for you to see/speak to the doctor of your choice.
Please do not be offended when our reception staff ask for a brief description of the problem at hand, this allows them to book you in with the most suitable clinican and allows clinicians to prioritise those with urgent issues.
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We need adequate time in which to turn a medication request into a prescription at your selected pharmacy. We routinely manage this in 48 hours but do occasionally run behind.
Please be kind and allow AT LEAST 2 clear working days. We will try and respond to urgent requests and do our best to rectify any issues as fast as we can.
Unfortunately we are unable to take prescription requests over the phone as mistakes are more likely due to:
- Confusion with drug name pronunciation
- Errors made when writing out the request
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Our practice has signed up to SystmOnline, this service is a patient portal which allows you to book appointments, request prescriptions and if enabled view your medical record.
Patients who wish to use this service will need to come to the surgery with ID so that we can issue you with a username snd password. Unfortunately due to the ongoing pandemic we are asking patients not to attend the surgery and are unable to activate accounts.
Acessing the account
- Click here to be redirected to the login page
Requesting online medical record (SAR)
- Email your request to the surgery, CAPCCG.email@example.com
- Online request through the online portal, if you need assitance there is a helpsheet below.
It is important to ensure that we have the correct contact details for you at all times. We use your details to:
- Send letters for appointments, often containing private and confidential information.
- Contact you with test results, if they are abnormal it is vital that we can contact you straight away.
- Invite you for national screening programmes e.g. Cervical Screening, Abdominal Aortic Screening, Breast Screening ect.
You can keep your details up to date via the following methods:
Please note we only accept written request for updating your details we do not accept them over the phone.
We will contact you by telephone, or by letter, only if a result is abnormal and you require treatment or further investigations. You will not be contacted if your result is normal. If you wish to enquire about the results of your tests please telephone after 11am.
Reception team can inform you if your test is normal or abnormal, they cannot give full breakdowns over the phone nor discuss what your results mean. If you wish to discuss further please request an appointment or send a request for results to be sent digitally to you.
Sample collection times: Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm. No collection on Weekends or Bank Holidays.
Statement of Fitness for Work Certificates
If you have been ill for 7 days or less you do not need to see a Doctor. You can complete a Self-Certification form yourself.
Many employers have their own self-certification forms. If your employer doesn’t have its own form you can download the Self Certification Form.
If you have been ill for more than 7 days you will need a doctor’s certificate. These certificates are called ‘Fitness To Work’ Certificates.
If you have been ill for more than 7 days, or you are requesting a Fitness for Work Certificate, please call the surgery to arrange an appointment with the Doctor.
We offer a full travel advice and immunisation service. If you are travelling abroad please complete and submit the travel form in plenty of time (we recommend 6-8 weeks) before your journey. This allows the Nurse to check your reccord and inform you of vaccinations you may/ may not need but also allow us time to order the vaccinations you need.
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Clinics We Offer
We offer a range of specialist clinics under the NHS*, please contact reception for further information.
- Coil & Implant Clinics
- Joint Injections
- NHS Health Checks
- Diabetic Health Checks
- Asthma Clinics
- Smoking Cessation