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Due to the coronavirus outbreak, how you contact your GP surgery will be different at the moment. This is to limit face-face contact where possible and help stop the spread of coronavirus 
Face-to-face appointments are available to all patients, but you may be asked to discuss your conditions over the phone or online first to assess what would be most appropriate for you 
In addition to face-to-face consultations, we are offering consultations online or over the phone. This can be a convenient and flexible way to receive healthcare but if you would prefer to see a GP or healthcare professional in person then this will be arranged for you.

If your query is in relation to COVID-19 please visit NHS 111 online in the first instance. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

 Lucky Squares - Christmas 2020

Sadly, the surgery is unable to do our traditional 'Lucky Squares' raffle this year, as we continue to keep the surgery safe during the pandemic. Thank you to those that have already kindly offered donations, we are sad that we cannot accept them this year.

However, lucky squares raises over £300 every year for Magpas Air Ambulance, and we still want to donate as much as possible for this vital sevice at the end of this challenging year.

Please donate what you can, and help us to support them through another winter.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lisa-smith253

 

Citizens's Advice Bureau (CAB)  - APPOINTMENTS NOW AVAILABLE

Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) are now offering our patients virtual one to one advice sessions with an adviser. If you need financial advice, assistance with applications for benefits, form filling and much more, the CAB are here to help.

To book an appointment please follow this link where you can book an appointment slot directly that suits you. Simply choose your preferred day and time, and an email will then be sent to you with appointment details.

https://calendly.com/elizabethb-outreach/60min?month=2020-10&date=2020-10-27

This is a virtual appointment using Zoom. Please indicate if you would prefer advice via phone call or email.  

Carers Meetings

 

Due to the current pandemic, the carer’s meetings are still currently postponed until further notice. They will be reinstated as soon as it is safe to do so.

 

In the meantime, we would like to continue to support carers in our local community in any way possible. If you are a carer for someone and need advice and financial or emotional support, please contact Sue Lawson at Susan.Lawson7@nhs.net or 01954 260230.

 

Please Click here and complete the carers referral form to register yourself as a carer. Please post the completed form to us or email to willinghammedicalpractice@nhs.net, and Sue will be in touch.

 

Sick notes – MED3

You do not need a MED3 or sick note for self isolation. Please visit the following website which gives instructions. 

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/online-isolation-notes-launched-providing-proof-of-coronavirus-absence-from-work

 

The following letter from the LMC can also be downloaded and presented to employers:

MED 3 Letter for patient 

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