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We are currently extremely short staffed, so we advise you please to use the queue buster and to be patient with us. We can only say this could be going on for the foreseeable future due to COVID-19 

Thank you in advance!  


Private Blood Test Requests

Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 outbreak we are unable to provide our normal levels of patient service to ensure we keep our patient population and staff as safe as possible. With this in mind we are not able to fulfil request from private clinics for blood tests for fertility or other reasons until further notice.


NHS COVID PASS  

How to access your COVID-19 vaccination status

Through the NHS App

You can access your COVID-19 vaccination status through the free NHS App. You can access the app through mobile devices such as a smartphone or tablet. Proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status will be shown within the NHS App. We recommend that you register with the app before booking international travel. For access via the NHS App you do not need to contact your GP.

This is not the same as the NHS COVID-19 app.

The NHS App will continue to be developed with further updates in the future. This will include the ability to show your COVID-19 test results.

Through the NHS website

You can view your COVID-19 vaccination status online and download or print it as a PDF document.

You will need to register for an NHS login if you do not have one already, to access the service. NHS login registrations may take longer than usual when there are high numbers of requests.

Access your COVID-19 vaccination status via the NHS website

By calling 119

If you do not have access to a smartphone, computer or tablet and know that the country you are travelling to requires COVID-19 vaccination status, you can call 119 and ask for a letter to be posted to you.

Request a letter only if you:

  • have been fully vaccinated by the NHS in England (you should wait 5 working days after your second dose)
  • are planning to travel in the next 4 weeks to a country that requires evidence of COVID vaccination
  • cannot access the digital service via the NHS App

We expect the letter to take up to 7 working days to reach you.

The letter will be sent to the address registered with your GP. The 119 call handler you speak to will not be able to see your address to check this with you. If you have recently moved house, make sure you’ve given your new address to your GP practice before calling 119.

At the moment vaccines administered overseas cannot be recorded in the UK National Immunisation Management system (NIMS) which is the system used to show your vaccination status in the NHS App.  Therefore the ability to show any “overseas” Vaccination Certificate and request a Vaccination Passport is not currently available from the NHS. This issue is being worked on at a national level and an update is expected shortly. 

Any queries regarding this issue need to be directed to NHS 119 or to NHS App support rather than the GP practice: https://www.nhs.uk/contact-us/nhs-app-contact-us/.

If people cannot access online services, and they are due to travel abroad in the near future, they can call 119 to request a letter that will provide evidence of their vaccination status.

The NHS Vaccine Resolution Centre has now gone live for those who had COVID vaccinations abroad. This is accessible through 119.


Out of Hours Arrangement 


Congratulations - Dr James Receives a Commendation

We are a teaching practice and Dr James has received a Student Commendation for going above and beyond normal teaching expectations so congratulations and well done to Dr James.


COVID VACCINES

Appointments are released when both clinicians and vaccine are available

Each Practice is responsible for booking their own patients into the available slots and will be contacting patients when it is their turn on the priority lists. We are currently working through all patients in priority groups one and two.

Please be assured we will contact you when appointments are available and you are next on the list of priority patients.

Please try not to call reception with Covid-Vaccination queries as the phone lines are currently extremely busy and this could prevent other patients from getting through.

We know how frustrating the wait can be but please understand we are doing the very best we can for all our patients at this difficult time, and we thank you for your patience

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