What to expect when you visit the Practice
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, how you contact us will be different at the moment. This is to limit face to face contact whenever possible and help stop the spread of coronavirus.
Your GP practice is open and if you need to see the GP, please telephone us and we will arrange for you to speak to a GP or you can use the DoctorLink app (details below) or you can call NHS 111. Please do not come to the surgery unless you have an appointment.
Appointments are being delivered face to face, online and over the telephone. If you are asked to come into the surgery please arrive wearing a face covering. Measures are in place to keep you safe from infection during your visit to the surgery.
If you are waiting for a check-up please be assured we will be in touch.
FACE COVERING EXEMPTION CARD
COVID-19 Vaccination programme
Patients in cohorts 10 – 12 (ages 18-49) will be invited for their vaccine via a text or letter from the National Booking Service and will be able to book an appointment online via nhs.uk/covidvaccination or by calling 119 at one of the local Vaccination Centres, which includes (Grafton Centre, Chesterton Bowls Club amongst others).
Patients awaiting their second doses are asked not to contact the practice – we will contact you when it is the right time to book your appointment.
Any patient in cohort 1-9 who has not yet received their vaccine can also still book online via nhs.uk/covidvaccination or by calling 119.
How to access your COVID-19 vaccination status
You can access your COVID-19 vaccination status through the free NHS App from 17 May. You can access the app through mobile devices such as a smartphone or by tablet. Proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status will be shown within the NHS App. We recommend that you register with the app before booking international travel.
If you do not have access to a smartphone and know that the country you are travelling to requires COVID-19 vaccination status, you can call the NHS helpline on 119 (from 17 May) and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine. We expect the letter to take up to 5 days to reach you. The app only shows your COVID-19 vaccination status in the form of your vaccination record. In the future, the app will also show your COVID-19 test results.
Do not contact your GP surgery about your COVID-19 vaccination status. GPs cannot provide letters showing your COVID-19 vaccination status.
To use the NHS App, you must be:
If you’re aged 13 to 15, you’ll need to contact your GP surgery to request access to GP online services before you can use the app.
Children cannot get COVID-19 vaccination status, as children are not currently being vaccinated against COVID-19. If you’re travelling abroad, you and any children you’re travelling with may need to show proof of a COVID-19 test, with or without a completed vaccination course.
See the GOV.UK foreign travel advice pages for guidance on the entry requirements of your intended destination country.
Find your NHS Number:
If you need to take time off work - below is a Self-Certificate Form that can be printed off and handed to your employer: