GP Appointments - Update for patients
Dying Matters Awareness Week
It was recently Dying Matters Awareness Week which aims to open up the conversation around dying, death and bereavement. This topic can be challenging and distressing to discuss, however, evidence shows talking about your wishes and priorities at the end of life ensures people receive care consistent with their values, goals and preferences. For more information on this and how we can record your wishes on this topic, click here for our news section.
COVID Vaccinations - information
From 17 May 2021, people in England who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can demonstrate their vaccination status for international travel. A full course is currently two doses of any approved vaccine. Vaccine status will be available from:
It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified so you can use these services.
Registering for the NHS App is easy to download and you will have access, once identification has been provided and it’s been verified.
If you cannot access these online services, and you have had 2 vaccines, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you had your second dose more than 5 working days ago. It may take 7 working days for the letter to arrive.
This practice is not able to provide you with a letter that shows your COVID-19 vaccination status. Please do not contact the practice.
When you're planning your travel, check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the gov.uk website. Make sure there is time to get proof of your vaccination status before you leave.
During the current Corona Virus pandemic we would like to inform our patients that:
- We are offering telephone or video appointments where possible to reduce face to face contact at the surgery
- Where appointments in person are needed a face masks must be worn at all times (children exempt)
- If you have a fever, a new persistent cough, or loss of sense of taste or smell you should arrange for a Corona virus test by calling 119 or online here: