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The first phase of the NHS Covid-19 vaccination programme has started. When it is the right time people will receive an invitation to come forward. For most people this will be a letter, either from their GP or the national NHS. This letter will include all the information you will need to book appointments, including your NHS number.

Please do not contact the NHS to get an appointment until you get this letter.

Information on the vaccine is available on the NHS.UK website.

Telephone Consultations

In line with government guidance, our appointment system has changed. Anyone who needs advice or treatment from a GP will be offered an online eConsult or telephone consultation in the first instance. The GP will be able to assess, diagnose, manage, advise, prescribe and refer as normal. Following assessment if the GP feels a face to face review is needed then this will be arranged too.

TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND OTHERS DO NOT COME TO THE SURGERY UNLESS A GP HAS GIVEN YOU AN APPOINTMENT.

If the doctor decides that a blood test is required, the practice will contact you to arrange a date and time.

Our nursing capacity is limited, especially with the pandemic and COVID Vaccination programme. We do not have the capacity to undertake blood tests requested by the hospital. If the hospital has asked you to have a blood test regarding a condition for which you are under their care, then this should be done at the relevant hospital (St Luke's or BRI locally). Under exceptional circumstance we may be able to arrange the blood test at the surgery, however you MUST have a blood form and bag provided by the requesting doctor at the hospital in order to do this, and you will need to bring this with you.

 
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