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Get tested for COVID-19
Find out about the main symptoms of coronavirus and what to do if you or your child has them.
Get a test to check if you have COVID-19, find out what testing involves and understand your test result.
Get your COVID-19 vaccination, read about the vaccines and find out what happens when you have your vaccine.
NHS COVID Pass
Find out how to get your COVID Pass to attend trial events in England or to travel abroad.
Self-isolation and treating symptoms
Advice about staying at home (self-isolation) and treatment for you and anyone you live with.
People at high risk
Advice for people at higher risk from COVID-19, including older people, people with health conditions and pregnant women.
Long-term effects (long COVID)
Find out about the long-term effects coronavirus can sometimes have and what help is available.
Advice about avoiding close contact with other people (social distancing), looking after your wellbeing and using the NHS and other services.
Using the NHS and other health services
Find out about changes to using health services, such as GPs and hospitals, because of COVID-19.
Take part in research
Find out about health research studies and how you may be able to take part.
Download the NHS COVID-19 test and trace app
Appointments can be made with the practice nurse for asthma and spirometry management.
The GP's run our Child Health Clinic. During this clinic we will perform the 6 week check on new babies.
Our counselling service is provided by Oakdale Services Ltd. You need to make an appointment with one of the doctors at the surgery, who will refer you to the counselling service. Information about this service can be found on their website www.theoakdalecentre.co.uk
We offer review appointments for patients with diabetes. Please book an appointment with a Practice Nurse.
We offer an annual check up to any patient suffering from epilepsy. It gives patients an opportunity to air any problems they may be having and enables us to arrange blood, urine and other checks as may be appropriate. Please make an appointment with a GP.
The Health Care Assistant is trained in weight management, blood pressure, phlebotomy (taking blood), Flu/Pneumo/B12/Shingles injections, NHS health checks, ECG's and breath tests. If you would like to make an appointment with the Health Care Assistant, please contact the surgery.
Any patient can book for a routine check with the nurse if they feel that they would like one. Such a screen would include height / weight / blood pressure / urine examination, as well as other tests appropriate to specific individuals. All patients over 75 who do not already attend the surgery for an annual review are welcome to book a health check with our health care assistant.
Blood testing occurs as usual in the pathology department of the hospital Monday to Friday without an appointment.
However we do have pre-booked phlebotomy appointments with our HCA’s during surgery hours . Please ring the surgery to make an appointment for this.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below:
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
Saturday 19th September flu clinic - 8.30-12pm. Please book your flu jab if you are eligible - see below. Afternoon appointments are also available. Please book only if you are eligible.
We will be providing bookable clinics for flu vaccinations for those patients who are eligible. Vaccination against pneumococcal and shigles for eligible age groups are offered in accordance with national guidance. If you are unsure please ask to speak to our Practice Nurse. Nasal flu to give childer aged2-3 are also available with the practice nurse on a bookable basis.
- are 65 years old or over
- have certain medical conditions (listed below)
- are living in a long-stay residential care home or another long stay care facility
- receive carer allowance or main carer for someone elderly or disabled whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill
- live with someone who is at high risk of coronavirus (on the nhs shielded patient list) or you expect to be with them on most days over winter.
Later in the year the flu vaccine may be given to 50-64 year olds.
COVID 19 VACCINATION
We are now well into our comprehensive vaccination programme. There are some links to follow below for patients who have concerns regarding the vaccination.
When it is the right time for you to receive your vaccination, you will receive an invitation via the phone or through a letter either from your GP or the national booking system.The NHS will never ask for payment for the vaccine or for your bank details. Genuine emails from the NHS are usually sent from ‘NHSNoReply’. If you get a suspicious text message about vaccinations from an unknown number, please delete it.
We know lots of people will be eager to get protected but please could we kindly ask you not to contact the practice for information about the vaccine or to ask for an appointment, as you will not be able to get one until you receive an invitation.
If you are invited for a vaccine, please act on your invite straight away and make sure you attend your appointments when you arrange them.
In the meantime, please continue to abide by all the social distancing and hand hygiene guidance, which will still save lives.
Covid 19 vaccination: a Guide for Adults leaflet
What to Expect after my Covid vaccination leaflet
Covid vaccination: A guide for women of childbearing age, pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding
Regulation 174 authorization and detailed information for vaccine recipients
COVID-19 - talking to children and families about returning to school: guiding principles
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