We are delighted that from Monday 21st June we will be restoring our appointment system.
Just over a year ago we moved to predominantly on-the-day doctors’ consultations, due to the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are now in a position to revert to a standard appointment system whereby pre-bookable appointments will be available for any routine requirements (for example assessment of symptoms which have been present for some time, reviewing longer term conditions, discussing test results). Same day appointments will be reserved for emergencies only.
At this stage pre-bookable appointments will all be for telephone consultations. The doctor will then arrange a face-to-face appointment if an examination is required. We may be able to open up pre-bookable face-to-face consultations at a later date, depending on the stage of the pandemic and the associated infection control requirements. Please telephone after 11am to arrange routine appointments, in order to keep the telephone lines available earlier in the morning for those requiring emergency care.
For urgent (same day) appointments the initial telephone consultation will be carried out by the most appropriate member of the healthcare team, as we strive to ensure that the “Right person first time” deals with your symptoms or queries.
We would urge patients to be patient with our reception staff as they help us all to adapt to the new system.
Thank you for your ongoing support.
How to demonstrate your vaccination status for travel
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 the Moderna, AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccine, or one dose of the Janssen single-dose vaccine. Vaccine status will be available through the NHS COVID Pass service from:
the NHS App which you can download from app stores
the NHS website
119 - by requesting a paper letter
You will need to register to use the online services, if you have not already. It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified.
If you cannot access the online services, and you have had both doses of the vaccine, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you are due to travel outside the UK in the near future and have had your second dose (or one dose of the Janssen single-dose vaccine) more than 5 working days ago. It may take up to 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. Please do not contact the practice about your COVID-19 vaccination status unless you have been advised to by the 119 service.
When you're planning your travel, you should check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the gov.uk website. Make sure there is enough time to get proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status before you are due to travel.
If you would like to get more active, eat healthier, manage your weight, drink less alcohol or stop smoking, contact Your Health, Your Way (Nottinghamshire’s new Integrated Wellbeing Service) on 0115 772 2515.
Access to NHS Dentistry
Access to NHS Dentistry is currently limited during the pandemic as all dentists have been asked to stop all routine “face-to-face” dental care.
However, if you need urgent dental care, help is at hand:
CALL your dental practice:
They will give you advice over the telephone and make arrangements for you if you need to be seen.
If you don’t have a dentist, find your nearest dentist and CALL them. You can search for your nearest dentist at: https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/find-a-dentist
You can also contact NHS 111:
You can ask for a translator if you need one.
NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
If you’re deaf, you can:
- use the NHS 111 British Sign Language service https://interpreternow.co.uk/nhs111
- call 18001 111 on a textphone
Do not worry if you have COVID-19 symptoms, appropriate arrangements can be made to see you if you need urgent dental care.