Due to a national shortage of the reagents that are used in blood testing we have been instructed by the Health Authority to reduce our blood testing wherever we can. Urgent testing will continue.
COVID19 is unlikely to cause a serious illness in children, but please remember children can still become seriously unwell from other causes that are always around. Please do not let concerns over COVID19 stop you from contacting medical services. If you are not sure if your child needs to be seen please go to https://www.what0-18.nhs.uk/national for advice or contact 111 or your GP. Please remember you cannot have a COVID19 test at your surgery or local emergency department. For information about crying babies go to https://www.what0-18.nhs.uk/national If your child is severely unwell call 999 or go to ED.
In accordance with directives from NHS England we will continue to offer telephone consultations for the foreseeable future in order to protect you our patients, and the staff. The risk to the care of all of our patients is that if staff and/or clinicians were exposed to the virus or to symptoms of the virus, the surgery may have to close until everyone in the building was tested. The clinician may arrange a video consultation or invite you in for a face to face consultation after speaking to you.
For your protection, when visiting us please:
Wear a face covering
Use the hand sanitiser provided
Maintain social distancing
Keep face to face contact to a minimum
Please do not attend the surgery if you do develop a high temperature, cough or a loss of sense of taste or smell.
For more advice about Coronavirus visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
For advice and urgent medical attention outside our normal surgery hours, please call 111
Phonelines are open from 8:00 – 18:30. Between the hours of 13:00 – 14:00 and 18:00 – 18:30 only urgent medical queries will be dealt with.