Dispensary e-mail address : HWCCG.email@example.com
As Covid-19 restrictions begin to ease in England, you will start to see some changes at the surgery.
Firstly, we will open up the waiting room again but with limited seating – please, only one person per appointment. If you have a booked appointment, you will be able to enter the surgery. You can either check in on the screen or with a receptionist and take a seat in the waiting room. The clinician will then come and get you.
Please continue to use the intercom if you are collecting a prescription from the dispensary – requests still need to be put in the post box by the front gate. For all reception queries, including booking appointments, please phone on the usual number.
If the doctor wishes to see you for a face to face appointment they will arrange this during the phone consultation
If you need to collect or drop off something at the surgery, please use the intercom to speak to Reception. While covid safety guidelines are still in place, please do not enter the surgery unless you have an appointment or are instructed to do so.
Thank you for your co-operation.
All the staff at Bredon Hill Surgery
Non-urgent advice: COVID-19
ONLY GET A TEST IF YOU HAVE CORONOVISRUS SYMPTOMS
PLEASE CALL 119 OR VISIT https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test
PLEASE REMEBER TO SELF ISOLATE ALONG WITH ANY MEMBERS OF YOUR HOUSEHOLD UNTIL YOU HAVE YOUR RESULTS AND FOLLOW ANY GUIDENCE IF YOU TEST POSTIVE
COVID-19 vaccination status – NHS Digital
From 17 May 2021, people in England who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can demonstrate their vaccination status for international travel. A full course is currently two doses of any approved vaccine. Vaccine status will be available from:
- the NHS App which you can download from app stores
It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified so you can use this service.
If you cannot access this online service, and you have had 2 vaccines, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you are due to travel abroad in the near future and have had your second dose more than 5 working days ago. It may take 7 working days for the letter to arrive.
This practice is not able to provide you with a letter that shows your COVID-19 vaccination status.
When you’re planning your travel, check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the gov.uk website. Make sure there is time to get proof of your vaccination status before you leave.
LATERAL FLOW TEST KITS
You can get a rapid lateral flow test kit if you do not have symptoms.
They’re free and you get a result 30 minutes after taking the test.
At the moment we are NOT supplying the kits
- ask your employer or place of study if they can provide tests
- order rapid lateral flow home test kits online – GOV.UK lateral flow tests
- find a test site where you can collect rapid lateral flow tests to do at home
- find a pharmacy where you can collect rapid lateral flow tests to do at home
PLEASE DO NOT GO TO A PHARMACY OR TEST SITE TO COLLECT A KIT IF YOU HAVE COVID SYMPTOMS – FOLLOW GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES AND SELF-ISOLATE
Out of Hours and Emergencies
111 is the NHS non-emergency number. It’s fast, easy and free. Call 111 and speak to a highly trained adviser, supported by healthcare professionals. They will ask you a series of questions to assess your symptoms and immediately direct you to the best medical care for you.
NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.
Major A&E departments assess and treat patients who have serious injuries or illnesses. Generally, you should visit A&E or call 999 (or 112 which is the European Union equivalent) for emergencies, such as: loss of consciousness, pain that is not relieved by simple analgesia, acute confused state, persistent, severe chest pain or breathing difficulties. If you’re injured or seriously ill, you should go, or be taken, to A&E. Be aware that not all hospitals have an A&E department. Please only use A&E if you have a serious injury or illness.
In case of a life threatening emergency, please dial 999
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