Coronavirus Information

Changes at the Surgery

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, how you contact us will be different at the moment.  This is to limit face to face contact wherever possible and help stop the spread of coronavirus.

Your GP practice is open and if you need to see a GP please ring us on 03001231893.

You can also call NHS 111.  Please do not come to the surgery unless you have been specifically asked to do so.

If you are waiting for a check-up, please be assured we will be in touch.

Appointments are being delivered primarily over the telephone.  If you are asked to come to surgery, by a GP or Practice Nurse, for a face to face appointment, please remember to wear a face covering.  Measures are in place to keep you safe from infection during your visit to the surgery.

Covid Vaccination

We are asking our patients not to call the practice with vaccine enquiries.

Please know that the NHS is prioritising vaccinating those people who experts have agreed are at the highest risk of catching the disease and of suffering serious complications or dying from COVID-19. This includes older adults in care homes and frontline health and social care workers.

When more vaccine becomes available, the vaccines will be offered to other people at risk as soon as possible. In the meantime, you can go online to learn more about why you have to wait for your COVID-19 vaccine:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-vaccination-why-you-are-being-asked-to-wait/why-you-have-to-wait-for-your-covid-19-vaccine

We will let you know when it is your turn to book your vaccination and please do not contact NHS organisations to enquire about the vaccine. We will contact you.

In the meantime, you can get information about the COVID-19 Vaccination online at www.nhs.uk/covidvaccination.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Important Information

The NHS across Staffordshire will be better prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases, if the public follows Public Health England advice.

The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of patients and staff which may mean your patient experience is subject to change.

The advice issued by the Chief Medical Officer is to stay at home for 7 days if you have either:

  • a high temperature or
  • a new continuous cough
  • loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or a hospital. You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.

If you live with other people, they should stay at home for at least 14 days, to avoid spreading the infection outside the home. After 14 days, anyone you live with who does not have symptoms can return to their normal routine.

But, if anyone in your home gets symptoms, they should stay at home for 7 days from the day their symptoms start. Even if it means they’re at home for longer than 14 days. The most up-to-date public guidance is always online at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus

Use the NHS 111 online Coronavirus service if:

  • you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • your condition gets worse
  • your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

Stay At Home advice can be found here.

Public Health Advice

Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:

  • Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.

The health, safety and wellbeing of our patients and staff remain our priority.  Therefore, if you are asked by the Dr to visit the surgery, please wear a face covering (either a scarf or a mask) before entering the building.  

Information remains subject to regular change and updates. More information can be found on the NHS website here.