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BBC Health News
Testing 'may not prevent new coronavirus wave' when schools reopen
04 Aug 2020 02:39
Scientists say the UK test-and-trace scheme is not yet good enough to stop a resurgence of coronavirus.
Coronavirus: New 90-minute tests for Covid-19 and flu 'hugely beneficial'
03 Aug 2020 16:52
The rapid tests for hospitals and care homes will distinguish between Covid-19 and seasonal illness.
NHS test hope for children with suspected genetic illness
03 Aug 2020 12:50
Critically ill children with suspected genetic illnesses in Wales are to be offered a new NHS test in UK first.
Coronavirus: Shielding ends for two million in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland
01 Aug 2020 17:02
Vulnerable people can now leave their home for the first time since lockdown began.
First England case diagnosed of tick-borne babesiosis
31 Jul 2020 15:32
Be 'tick alert' say health officials, following the diagnosis for the first time of a rare illness.
Coronavirus: Visiting people at home banned in parts of northern England
31 Jul 2020 11:26
Millions face new lockdown rules prohibiting separate households from meeting each other at their homes.
Help Us To Help You
Please try to attend your appointments on time. If you are late you not only hold up the doctor but all the other patients for the remainder of the surgery. The doctor or nurse may be unable to see you if you are more than 15 minutes late.
If you are unable to attend please cancel your appointment with as much notice as possible. Such appointments are in demand by other patients.
Your doctor tries to keep to time. Please be patient. Please ask the receptionist for an extended appointment if you think your problem may need longer than 10 minutes.
try to avoid bringing in lists of problems to one appointment.
It is preferable to make several appointments with only one or two problems.
When possible, if you need repeat prescriptions, request them at reception and not during your consultation.
The out-of-hours service is an emergency service. Please only use it as such.
If you are unable to work due to illness,
will provide you with an SC2 certificate to cover the first seven calendar days of lost work. After this you will need to be seen by a doctor for further certification.
Patients are responsible for telephoning the surgery for test results.
Matron is responsible for patients in nursing homes. Please telephone after the morning surgery.
If you change your name, address, postcode or telephone number, please let us know as soon as possible to help us keep our records up to date.