Coronavirus

Please note that during the Coronavirus Pandemic the practice remains open and continues to offer access to health care but we are delivering services in a slightly different way. These changes are to ensure the ongoing safety of our patients and staff.

 

The majority of our appointments will initially be telephone consultations. We also encourage you to use our e-Consult system for routine matters available from this website (no username or password required).

If necessary, a face to face appointment will be given by the clinician once they have spoken to you.

 

If you have a more urgent concern then please call the surgery, but note our telephone system is exceptionally busy.

 

If you need medical assistance when the surgery is closed and it is urgent but not life threatening, please use NHS 111 online or dial 111.

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Do not go to your GP surgery, hospital or pharmacy if you have symptoms of coughing or fever or shortness of breath and please go to these 2 websites to get up to date information - you may prefer to do this instead of calling 111 if the lines are very busy:

https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people.

A UK wide campaign has been launched to provide clear advice on how to slow the spread of Coronavirus.

Please help to support the campaign which promotes basic hygiene practices, such as regularly washing hands and always sneezing into a tissue, to stem the spread of viruses.

You can read more about coronavirus on NHS.uk.

Covid-19 Vaccine

The Covid-19 vaccine is now being rolled out across Hertfordshire. Those who are most at risk from Covid-19 and the people that provide care to them are being prioritised first. Please do not contact us for your vaccine – wait to be called.  In line with national guidance and to protect those who are the most as risk first, the vaccine is initially being offered in the community to people aged over 80. You will be contacted when it’s your turn for a vaccine.   Even if you are fit and healthy, you are still at risk of getting Covid-19, being vaccinated can greatly reduce your risk of getting the virus so please do attend your appointment when called.

 

This priority list is as follows:

  1. residents in a care home for older adults and their carers
  2. all those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers
  3. all those 75 years of age and over
  4. all those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals
  5. all those 65 years of age and over
  6. all individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality
  7. all those 60 years of age and over
  8. all those 55 years of age and over
  9. all those 50 years of age and over

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/priority-groups-for-coronavirus-covid-19-vaccination-advice-from-the-jcvi-2-december-2020/priority-groups-for-coronavirus-covid-19-vaccination-advice-from-the-jcvi-2-december-2020

If you are in Cohorts 1-5 and have not yet been called, you can book an appointment by going on https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination (you will need your NHS number)or calling 119 as can those who are eligible for Carer's Allowance, or those who are the sole or primary carer of an elderly or disabled person who is at increased risk of Covid-19 mortality and therefore clinically vulnerable.