COVID-19 – VISITING YOUR GP SURGERY
PLEASE WEAR FACE COVERINGS. COVID-19 PROTECTIONS ARE STILL IN PLACE. In line with current Government guidance patients are required to continue to wear a face covering in all healthcare settings. Face coverings primarily protect others, so doing so is key to preventing spread of infection.
CONTINUE TO RESPECT SOCIAL DISTANCING (2m).
TEST AND ISOLATE IF YOU HAVE ANY SYMPTOMS. If you have symptoms you must get a PCR test as soon as possible and before visiting your GP> Rapid lateral flow tests should not be used to confirm infection. It is vital that you and anyone in your household isolate until you receive your test result, and for 10 days thereafter if the result is positive.
REMEMBER TO WASH/SANITISE HANDS REGULARLY.
BOOKING COVID VACCINE APPOINTMENTS
If you are living in England and you are elibible, you can book your vaccination for coronavirus on the NHS website at: Book a coronavirus vaccination – NHS (www.nhs.uk) or by calling 119. Clinics are uploaded weekly and so if you can’t see any available slots, please refresh the site every few days
Unfortunately we are unable to issue COVID vaccination certificates at the practice. Please see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/demonstrating-your-covid-19-vaccination-status-when-travelling-abroad for further information.
Proof of your vaccination status will be available on the NHSapp. The NHSapp can be downloaded from https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/nhs-app/id1388411277 for iPhone or https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nhs.online.nhsonline for android.
Alternatively, you can call the NHS helpline on 119 and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine, the letter may to take up to 5 days to reach you.
We can trace our practice history back over 90 years and proudly continue to offer high standards of family health care to the population of Walker in our purpose built surgery in the heart of the community.
To register with us contact reception and we will arrange a pre-registration health check appointment. We are located right next to Walker Park and Church Walk shopping centre. Download and print registration form.
If your child has become unwell in the last few days and you would like urgent advice then please contact the surgery and we will arrange for a clinician to speak to you and if necessary to see your child today – this could save you an unnecessary trip to A+E or a Walk-in Centre.
THE SURGERY WILL BE CLOSED FOR TRAINING PURPOSES ON THURSDAY AFTERNOON 14TH SEPTEMBER FROM 12 NOON. IF YOU HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY WHEN WE ARE CLOSED PLEASE RING 999. FOR OTHER URGENT MEDICAL HELP AND ADVICE CALL THE 111 SERVICE. THIS IS A FREE SERVICE FROM LANDLINES AND MOBILES.