All patients coming into the practice will be asked to wear face coverings. It is compulsory to wear face coverings on public transport and in hospitals in England. To protect patients and NHS staff we are following suit by urging patients to provide, and wear their own face coverings in surgeries, as well as continuing to follow hand-washing and social distancing guidelines, we are still working to 2 metres. As per government guidance, exemptions apply to very young children, disabled patients and those with breathing difficulties.
If you get regular or repeat prescriptions, you could save time by switching to electronic Repeat Dispensing (eRD).
eRD sends your prescriptions electronically from your GP surgery to a pharmacy of your choice. It’s easy to use and you don't need a computer or electronic device. Ask your GP or pharmacist to set it up for you.
eRD allows your GP to prescribe your regular medicines for up to a year. It’s reliable, secure and confidential. Your regular prescriptions are stored securely on the NHS database, so they'll be ready at the pharmacy each time you need them.
Using eRD you can:
- save time by avoiding unnecessary trips or calls to your GP every time you need to order a repeat prescription
- order or cancel your repeat prescriptions online (if your GP practice offers this service)
- pick up your repeat prescriptions directly from your pharmacy without having to visit your GP
- spend less time waiting for your prescription in the pharmacy or GP practice
- save paper – you won’t need a paper prescription to collect your medicine from the pharmacy
For more information about eRD and how it works, give us a call, ask your pharmacy, or visit the NHS website:https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/pharmacies-gp-practices-and-appliance-contractors/prescribing-and-dispensing/electronic-repeat-dispensing-erd
We are now using Chain SMS to message patients!
This system allows us to easily send text messages to patients. It means we can be much more proactive about some communications, messaging you quickly and securely, so you are not waiting around to hear from us! To find out more information follow the link provided.
The practice name will always be at the bottom of the message. You won't be able to reply them. Please help us to help you by keeping your number up to date. If you don't want us to contact you in this way please let us know.
Please can we ask if you visit the surgery that you follow the government guidance and wear either a face mask or covering.
Unfortunately we cannot supply our patients with face masks, sorry for the inconvenience.
Help is at hand if you are suffering from Domestic abuse
The household isolation instruction as a result of coronavirus does not apply if you need to leave your home to escape domestic abuse.
You can still contact your GP, 111 online or call 111 for help.
If you need medical help , the NHS is still here for you.
If you need medical help from your GP practice, contact them either online, by an app or by phone to be assessed.
If you need urgent medical help, use the NHS 111 online service. If you cannot get help online, call 111.
If it’s a serious or life-threatening emergency, call 999
If you are told to go to hospital it is important that you go to hospital.
You should continue to attend your appointments, unless you have been told not to attend.
Cyber crime and fraud
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic there has been a noticeable increase in cybercrime and fraud.
Please follow the link for more information
For information on:
Get coronavirus support or guidance: -
Please follow the link provided
Coronavirus Sick note requests and Isolation advice/Isolation notes
At this time we understandably realise that there are lots of our patients who are currently needing to self-isolate or quarantine/social distancing themselves, however we are not eligible to be issuing sick notes or isolation notes. Please see the guidance below and follow government advice. Thank you for your understanding at this time
Sick note requests