National Blood Bottle Supply Disruption
A supplier to the NHS has advised us of a global shortage of some equipment used for taking blood tests.
Anyone who needs a test for urgent health problems, will still get one but where your clinician recommends that it’s safe to do so, then you may be asked to come back for a test at a later date, or your appointment may be rescheduled.
Given the nature of the shortage, we cannot give an exact date for when the test will be rescheduled, but please be assured that if your condition or symptoms require it, then you will get a test, and we will be re-booking your test when supplies become more easily available.
If your condition or symptoms change or get worse, please contact the NHS as you would normally.
Practice Update - As of Monday 20 September 2021
Latest information regarding Covid Booster Vaccinations
The NHS are sending out texts and letters today regarding booking of booster appointments. General Practice is NOT being given any vaccine for boosters until October, and we will be arranging clinics as soon as possible once we have available vaccines. We are aware that if you try and follow the link on the NHS app it may say you "are not eligible" and advise to contact your GP. Please do not panic. If you are eligible then we will be contacting you with dates and options to book into vaccination clinics.
Boosters must be given a minimum of 6 months after your 2nd vaccination, and we will be contacting people in order of clinical priority.
We understand this may seem frustrating that you are being notified you can book when we do not have clinics yet. But are sure you also realise that this is for reasons beyond our control, and that as soon as we have more details we will be in touch. Thank you.
Government Guidelines have changed as of Monday 19th July, removing a number of restrictions that have been in place during the pandemic. As a Healthcare provider we look after over 8000 patients, many of whom are vulnerable. To help us safeguard all of our patients and our staff we politely request that all visitors to the Practice follow our Safety Guidelines.
As of Monday 19th July, patients and visitors will be able to access the Practice buildings without having to use the buzzer.
We will require patients and visitors to continue to wear face coverings, unless you have a medical exemption, and for everyone to sanitise their hands when entering the building. Patient facing staff will also be wearing face coverings and all clinicians will continue to wear personal protective equipment. Appointments will continue to be telephone based initially, with a face-to-face consultation if needed.
When visiting the Practice, we do ask that all patients and visitors treat the other users of the Practice and our staff with consideration, and we appreciate your co-operation with our Practice Policy.
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