Continued Services

Childhood Immunisations

NHS England has advised these should continue. These will now be by booked appointment.

  • 8 week check and first immunisations – by appointment, on a Tuesday between 14:00 and 15:30
  • All others – by appointment on a Tuesday during our nurse clinics

Please only bring the child requiring immunisation to this appointment.

Smears

NHS England has advised these continue – appointments are available with our nurses on Monday afternoons, Tuesday mornings and Thursday afternoons.

Contraception

We will continue to provide all contraception services. If you have been advised by the surgery to submit a contraceptive pill review, please complete our online Contraceptive Pill Review form.

Medication

NHS England have advised we should only prescribe 1 month of medication at time to prevent supply chain disruptions.

Patients who have been advised by the government to stay at home for the next 12 weeks:

  • Dispensing patients – If you do not have a friend or relative who can collect your medication for you we will arrange for a volunteer to deliver to your doorstep. We will let you know when this will be – the volunteer will ring your doorbell, place your medication on your doorstep and stand more than 2 metres back. Please open the bag to check you have been given the correct medication and inform our volunteer. Please then dispose of the bag and wash your hands thoroughly – our volunteers will be wearing gloves.
  • Non-dispensing patients – please inform the surgery if you do not have a friend or relative who can collect your medication from a pharmacy.

NHS England has recommended we continue to offer the pneumonia vaccine to our at risk patients. There are supply shortages but we do have a few doses in stock and we will continue to try and order more. If you think you are eligible please email the surgery and our nurses will check. You will be offered an appointment on a Monday or Thursday morning.