Coronavirus

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COVID-19

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, NHS England has given national and local guidance that patients should not attend the surgery unless given an appointment. This is to ensure the safety of the community, patients and staff.

If you have a cough or fever and are well, self-isolate for 10 days. If you need more advice please call 111.

When telephoning the surgery you will be asked questions by reception staff to direct you to the best place for care. This may be a telephone consultation with the GP or Advanced Nurse Practitioner who may then arrange a face to face appointment or video consultation where appropriate.

Patients with online access can use the service to book a telephone consultation and request prescriptions. Patients can also use e-consult which is available via the practice website at www.chopwellmedicalpractice.nhs.uk

There is an external prescription box located at the main car park gates for prescription requests which will be checked two times a day.

If you are asked to attend the surgery please listen to the instructions you are given carefully.

We appreciate your understanding in these pressured times.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-vaccination-what-to-expect-after-vaccination/what-to-expect-after-your-covid-19-vaccination

Dear patients,

The NHS has started the first phase of the COVID-19 vaccination programme. When it is the right time for you to receive your vaccine, you will be invited to come forward. This may be by phone or letter from the surgery or national NHS booking service. The nominated hub for giving the vaccine for the outer west area is Blaydon Primary Care Centre. Please do not approach the practice to get an appointment until you are contacted by ourselves. It is important that all patients make sure that they have up to date telephone numbers and addresses on their records so that all patients receive an invitation.

Patients without transport can request to be booked on a volunteer mini bus service where patients in small groups will be taken to and from their appointments. The vaccine will be given in two doses with a time difference of 12 weeks.

Patients who have had an appointment arranged at Blaydon Primary Care Centre are advised to watch the video below. Thank you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZkvUdCv0Sk&feature=youtu.be

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