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It is with regret that after many happy years, we have said goodbye to Dr Piccaver.  Dr Piccaver has moved on to pastures new and we wish him all the best.

We are aware that there are issues with the telephone lines and patients having long waits to get through to Reception.  We are working to get the telephone system updated, but these things take time.                              Please bear with us. 

COVID-19 VACCINATION

Due to the huge task of vaccinating so many people nationwide, the vaccine is going to be delivered in various ways, by mass vaccination hubs, smaller hubs and some GP Surgeries. We are working with 27 other practices and the Suffolk GP Federation to deliver the vaccination programme via a mass vaccination hub.  

When you are invited you will receive a text from NHS-Noreply or a letter with a unique booking code and web link. 

All Patients will be invited for their vaccine when they are eligible.  Please be patient, you will be contacted when you are eligible.

  

Information is available on the government website

(https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-vaccination-why-you-are-being-asked-to-wait/why-you-have-to-wait-for-your-covid-19-vaccine)

We understand your anxiety but would like to assure you that as soon as is possible, you will be contacted and invited for your vaccination.

Suffolk and North East Essex System have launched a Covid-19 Vaccine website which gives a range of information about the vaccination roll out, links to local networks and organisations and a detailed set of FAQs.  There is also information about the vaccination centres and sites across Suffolk and North East Essex with local case studies and sites, including maps highlighting their location.  SNEE NHS COVID-19 Vaccination Service (sneevaccine.org.uk)

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.

 

Test Results

When you attend for a test of any kind you will be told how long you should expect to wait for the results. Please bear this in mind and call the surgery after 2.00pm once sufficient time has elapsed.

Our reception staff are not qualified to comment on results therefore it is your responsibility to check them and make any necessary follow-up appointment with the doctor.

Please note that we do have a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection. In this respect we will only give out results to the person they relate to unless that person has given prior permission for their release or if they are not capable of understanding them.

Important Information Regarding Test Results

If a Hospital Doctor or Consultant (from West Suffolk Hospital or Addenbrookes) requests that you have a test, ie. a blood test, x-ray, CT scan or MRI etc. please contact the Doctor/Consultant or their secretary DIRECT for the results and NOT the Surgery.

 
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