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Demonstrating Your Covid 19 Vaccination Status When Travelling Abroad

From 17 May, you may be able to show your COVID-19 vaccination status as proof of your status when travelling abroad. Please see the Covid 19 Information under Clinics and Services for more details.

Please do not contact your GP surgery about your COVID-19 vaccination status. GPs cannot provide letters showing your COVID-19 vaccination status.

Further information can be found here

Accessing GP Services

Patients requiring GP services should contact the Surgery by telephoning 01773 304700. 

The receptionist will ask the patient to provide a few basic details regarding the nature of the call and, if appropriate, put the patient on a GP’s triage list. This information is to help the GP prioritise the patients’ needs. 

The GP will telephone the patient (usually the same day, depending on the urgency and timing of the request). Up to 2 telephone attempts will made. Patients should have their telephone close by so as to avoid missing the call. The caller ID will be from a private/unknown caller.

The GP will ask the patient questions and determine the course of treatment. This may be the GP booking a face-to-face appointment with a GP, Advanced Clinical Practitioner, a Practice Pharmacist, a Nurse or another clinician. It could also be providing advice over the phone, issuing a prescription, or making a referral to another service for tests and/or investigations.

The Macmillan Beyond Diagnosis Gateway is a single point of access for all none-clinical needs a person with cancer may be experiencing. They work with anyone OVER 18 and can also support friends and family of people who have a cancer diagnosis. More details can be found at Opening Times/Help and Support 

For further information on why you are being asked to wait for your Covid-19 vaccine, please read the information on the GOV.UK website or this leaflet.

 Covid 19 Survivors Group organised by Self Help UK  and moulded by its members

NEW SELF-REFERRAL SERVICE NOW AVAILABLE FOR PHYSIOTHERAPY, PLEASE SEE LATEST NEWS FOR MORE INFORMATION 

 

Home Visits

We would ask if possible that patients do attend the surgery and that the home visiting service is reserved for those who are terminally ill or are completely house bound.

Home visits do take a long time and limit the number of patients we can see so do try to get to the surgery if you can. In general home visits are not as satisfactory as visits to the surgery given that the doctors do not have your full records available and only limited clinical equipment.

If transport is an issue there is usually somebody (a friend, a neighbour, a relative) who can give you a lift down in a car. Home visits are intended for those with a medical need, ie for those who are too ill to come to the surgery, not for those for whom it is inconvenient or who do not wish to use transport.

For those patients who struggle with their mobility we are happy for them to exit the car or taxi right at the main entrance although we ask not to park there or block access to the site for others.

Remember that we can see several people at the surgery in the time it takes to do one home visit. If you are too unwell to come to the surgery, it is helpful if you can phone for a visit before 10.00am so that the doctors can visit between surgeries.

1 Home visit =

4 lost face to face appointments

Please ensure a home visit is necessary.

 
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