Monthly Archives: April 2021

Lateral flow test kits for covid to enable phased return to normal working.

We are very keen to return to ‘usual service’ as soon as possible. We are committed to working safely within current NHS guidelines.

Nurse/HCA/phlebotomist appointments: We are now moving to some advance bookings ( blood tests, nurse appointments) and so we are asking patients to undertake lateral flow tests where possible, shortly before their face-to-face appointment.  If the result is positive please do not attend the surgery and follow the further instructions that will be provided to you.  You and your household/bubble must self isolate as per government guidelines. This is a further protective measure for staff and patients using the surgery. These are now available nationally to  everyone: https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests

Instructions for use here: COVID-19-self-test-instructions

Any consultation that can be done via telephone rather than face to face should still be undertaken via a phone consultation.

GP appointments: All requests for GP appointments are still currently being dealt with initially via a telephone consultation. These are available to book on-line or via reception  (please ring do not come into the surgery) and can be booked  in advance or on the day. If you and your GP decide that a face-to-face appointment is necesary they will arrange this with you. Again please where possible undertake a lateral flow test before attending the surgery.