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IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR OUR PATIENTS - 7/10/20

We have an urgent situation with being able to complete some blood tests.  This is caused by our supplier, Roche, being unable to deliver some chemicals needed for this process.  This is a national problem.  We need to prioritise clinically urgent tests.   This means that if you are having a regular blood test, it may be delayed.  We are very sorry about this. If you are worried and you have been told your blood test is urgent, please contact the person who referred you, your GP or your Consultant. Managing queries will mean that we will be busier than ever – please be as patient as possible – we will be working incredibly hard to support you.

National teams are working with Roche to sort this problem out and we will keep everyone updated as the situation changes. Thank you.

FLU VACCINATION DATES

SATURDAY 10th OCTOBER 8:00am - 2:00pm

FOR PATIENTS AGED 65 AND OVER ONLY

SATURDAY 17th OCTOBER 8:00am - 2:00pm

FOR OUR VULNERABLE PATIENTS AGED 18- 65 IN AN AT RISK GROUP ONLY and

FOR PATIENTS AGED 65 AND OVER

SATURDAY 24TH OCTOBER

FOR OUR VULNERABLE PATIENTS AGED 18-65 IN AN AT RISK GROUP ONLY and

FOR PATIENTS AGED 65 AND OVER

ALL PATIENTS MUST BOOK AN APPOINTMENT FOR FLU VACCINATIONS

ALL PATIENTS MUST WEAR A FACE MASK AND WEAR CLOTHING FOR EASY ACCESS TO THE ARM

PATIENTS AGED 50-64 NOT IN AN AT RISK GROUP WILL BE INFORMED AT A LATER DATE OF HOW THEY CAN ACCESS THE FLU VACCINATION

IMPORTANT ADVICE FOR OUR PATIENTS AND CARERS

The most important symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of any of the following:

  • a new continuous cough
  • a high temperature
  • a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

PLEASE DO NOT VISIT THE SURGERY IF YOU HAVE ANY OF THE SYMPTOMS ABOVE, STAY AT HOME AND ARRANGE TO HAVE A TEST ON WWW.GOV.UK.

For most people, COVID-19 will be a mild illness. However, if you have any of the symptoms above, stay at home and isolate for 10 days.  You should arrange to have a test - visit www.gov.uk.

PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE SURGERY TO REQUEST A TEST WE DO NOT HAVE TESTS AVAILABLE

Non Emergency Transport to Hospital (NEPTS)

The NHS can provide, free, non-emergency transport to certain appointments.  To make a request for transport call the Patient Transport Clinical Assessment and Advice Centre on 0845 8500774.  Lines are open Monday-Friday 8:00am-18:30pm and Saturday 8:00am-12 midday. 

Please note that at least 48 hours’ notice (not counting Saturday and Sunday) is required by the Ambulance Service for transport to hospital outpatient appointments.

 
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