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Somercotes Medical Centre

Please do not attend the practice if you think you may be suffering from Coronavirus, have a high fever, a new cough or loss of sense of taste or smell. Please call us or NHS111 for advice.

WHAT RESTRICTIONS WILL LOOK LIKE AT SMC after 19th July:

 For the time being there will be no changes here at the practice. Patients coming to the surgery will still need to wear a mask, use the hand sanitiser and socially distance. Our staff will continue to wear appropriate PPE.

We have made this decision as often patients coming to the surgery are sick, vulnerable and maybe unvaccinated due to medical reasons, so we feel that these precautions will help to protect everyone.  We also need to minimise the number of our staff catching Covid so we can keep a functioning service, so for this reason alone these measures are vital.

 Our consultations will continue, these might be offered as face to face or by phone. It is worth noting that we are consulting with higher numbers of patients than we ever did before the pandemic, whilst also playing a big part in the vaccination programme too. Our doors are open but just in a different way.

 We hope you will understand why we need to continue with these measures and keep the surgery as safe for everyone as we can.  We have all come so far in trying to minimise the impact of Covid, let’s continue to stay safe together.

 

 Appointments

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic situation we are running a fully telephone triaged service to patients. 

Why are we doing this?

Triaging appointments lets us control the number of patients that we have in the waiting room at any time. Some of our patients are extremely clinically vulnerable and we want to do everything we can to protect them.

We are able to resolve a large number of problems over the phone, through video calling etc.

What does this mean for patients?

You can still book an appointment with a GP for an urgent or routine problem. This appointment will initially be conducted by phone, but if you need to be seen then the GP will book you in to be seen and examined.

This is to protect both our patients and staff from coming into contact with the virus.

Ordering prescriptions

You can are order your prescriptions online, by dropping your prescription request in the letter box or by telephone. The prescription telephone line is open between 10am and 4pm Monday-Friday.  We would ask that you do this rather than ordering at reception. We have a table in the foyer for patients to write out prescription requests and drop off samples.

Covid Passport

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 
  • the NHS website (from 17 May 2021)

It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified so you can use these services.

If you cannot access these online services, and you have had two vaccines, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you had your second dose more than five working days ago. It may take seven 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.

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We are very proud of our Community Café, however, we have closed the café and Carers group until further notice due to the latest government guidance regarding Coronavirus. 

 

Please note we will be closed for Staff Training on the following dates from 1.30pm until the following morning.

 

If you need medical assistance please ring 111.

 

 

 

We began using the current premises in October 1988. Parking is available for a limited number of cars. Access to the practice, clinical rooms and patient’s toilets facilities have been designed to help those with physical disabilities. The lobby area just inside the front door may be used by parents for pram and buggies, and there are baby changing facilities available. 

As you would expect, we ask that there should be no smoking or vaping in any part of the building or grounds of the surgery, that mobile phones are turned off, and no dogs will be admitted other than guide dogs for the blind.

We hope to use our surgery website as a way of presenting all our patients with an up to date resource for all information relating to our practice. We will keep it current with any news, developments & details that are relevant to the practice & our patients.

Have a look around our website and please do send us some feedback. We can use your thoughts to improve our online services & further develop the website to make it a more useful, practical application for our patients.

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