Face Coverings in the Practice
Face coverings are still a requirement in NHS settings. All patients are required to wear a face covering on entry to the practice. If you are exempt, we will provide you with a visor to wear whilst in the building. If you are not able to wear a face mask, we may make adjustments to compensate e.g. you may be asked to wait outside and you may have to be seen in a different room.
We ask all patients to treat our staff with courtesy and respect when they remind patients to wear a face covering. Many of our vulnerable patients are still concerned about visiting the practice and we therefore ask all patients to take these precautions to protect them. Thank you for your understanding.
NHS.UK Monkeypox update
NHS Digital have updated their website information on Monkey Pox https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/monkeypox/
Current advice is as follows:
Call 111 or contact a sexual health clinic if:
You have a rash with blisters and either:
- you've been in close contact with someone who has or might have monkey pox (even if they've not yet been tested) in the past 3 weeks
- you've been to west or central Africa in the past 3 weeks
- you're a man who has sex with men
Tell the person you speak to if you've had close contact with someone who has or might have monkeypox, or if you've recently travelled to central or west Africa.
Do not go to a sexual health clinic without contacting them first. Stay at home and avoid close contact with other people until you've been told what to do.
We are not currently able to provide covid vaccinations from the practice - please use the national booking system online to book an appointment at a local vaccination centre or call 119.
There following websites provide links to guidance and advise on self-management of Covid-19:
How to access your Covid-19 Vaccination Status:
You can access your vaccination status via the the free NHS App from 17th May. You can access the app through mobile devices such as smartphones or tablets. Proof of your Covid-19 vaccination status will be shown within the NHS App. We recommend that you register with the app before booking international travel.
If you do not have access to a smartphone and know that the country you are travelling to requires COVID-19 Vaccination Status, you can call the NHS helpline on 119 from 17th May and ask for a letter to be posted to you OR you can request a letter via the NHS website here. This must be at least 5 days after you have complete the course of the vaccination. We expect the letter to take up to 5 days reach you.
DO NOT CONTACT YOUR GP SURGERY about your Covid-19 vaccination status. GP's cannot provide letters showing your Covid-19 vaccination status.