Covid 19 Updates
Supplying face mask exemption letters to patients
Practices are reporting increases in requests from patients for letters of exemption to wearing face masks in various public settings.
The Government guidance suggests there is no requirement for evidence for exemption. It should be sufficient for someone to declare that they are eligible for an exemption direct with the person questioning them (eg bus driver).
Practices are therefore not required to provide letters of support for those who fall under the list of exemptions, or to those who do not fall under the list of exemptions.
Some transport providers are providing evidence of exemptions themselves, see for example this information from First Bus and Arriva.
Face Coverings when attending the GP Surgery
If you are asked to come to the surgery for a face to face review/appointment, you will be required to wear a face covering to help keep you and us safe. You can use anything that covers your nose and mouth. Thank you.
Find guidance on how to wear and make a face-covering on GOV.UK.
Mask Exemption Cards for Learning Disabilities
Meningococcal ACWY conjugate vaccination (MenACWY)
This vaccination is being introduced into the national immunisation programme for England year 2015 to respond to a rapid and accelerating increase in cases of invasive meningococcal group W (MenW) disease, which has been declared a national incident. We are giving this vaccine to patients who are between 19years and 25 years old.
Programme for vaccination starts at end of September. Our elderly patients or those patients with long standing health issues are encouraged to book an appointment with the nurse. NHS staff are also advised to have the vaccination to sustain services during the winter months.
Please note patients with an egg allergy should not have the vaccination.
This is available to patients aged 70, 78 & 79 years old only. If you need further information about shingles and the vaccine please go to:
Whooping cough vaccine
This vaccine is available for pregnant women at both surgeries. It is advised that any woman who is 28-38 weeks pregnant be vaccinated as this will protect new born babies.
If you need further information about this vaccine please go to: