Due to coronavirus we are having to reconsider how we work to keep all patients and staff safe. We will now triage all requests for appointments and hope to minimise face-to-face consultations by offering telephone or possibly video consultations.
As automated and online booking has had to be temporarily disabled, our phone lines will be busier than usual. Please consider this before calling.
Current guidance from Public Health England is that anyone with a fever exceeding 37.8 (or anyone who feels they have a fever) with a new, continuous cough needs to self-isolate for seven days in case they have coronavirus. They do not need to ring a GP or NHS 111 and they can self-certify.
Please note: GPs have no access to coronavirus testing kits and patients will not be swabbed unless unwell enough to be admitted to hospital. If patients become unwell during ‘self-isolation’, guidance is to ring NHS 111, not the GP surgery, for advice.