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PCR & mask wearing testing 

We are currently seeing patients face to face but if you have any respritory symptoms we would reccommend that you wear a mask and if possible get a lateral flow test.  This is to protect our clinical and non-clinical teams; as we can only service you as we would like with a full team but even more importantly it protects vulnerable patients in our waiting room.  A really high percentage of our patients have been double vaccinated but being vaccinated does not stop you catching covid.  Mask wearing is no longer manditory but we would ask you consider still wearing on in surgery and have them FOC if needed. 

Medicines orderline 

Medicines orderline is available to call on the dedicated line 0115 855 0260 between 8am and 4pm Monday to Friday for you repeat prescription request.  We have taken on board patient feedback on implementing this service.  For more information including accessing MOL online click here

It is important to highlight the dangers a child faces when left unsupervised
for even a short period of time and in the shallowest of water.

It is wonderful to be able to enjoy the outdoors, having fun in water, in a pool and on the beach—but it is important to be aware of the risk that water poses to children and babies.
• Drowning is the second leading cause of injury-related death for under-fives.
• On average, 13 children die each year.
• 90% of the children that die are aged 1-4 years.
• 40% of these deaths are in the bath.
• Pond, paddling pool and swimming pool risks increase as child gets older & more mobile.

For more information click here or visit the Prescription tab.

Information regarding Type 1 Opt-out preference (advice updated) 

Click here for information on how to change your opt-out preferences.  If you chose to do the type 1 Opt-out you can download the form here and return this to the surgery before 23rd August 2021 for the first data extract on 1st September 2021.Additional information (29/07/2021) 

Different options for Opting out
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Blood appointments 
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Vaccination Passports - latest information 4/7/2022

The domestic NHS COVID Pass is no longer available for venues or events to use as a condition of entry have changed and this is not required. For travel please visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/nhs-covid-pass#how-to-use-the-nhs-covid-pass-when-travelling-abroad or https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/nhs-covid-pass/get-an-nhs-covid-pass/ to find out more. For information on Children getting the pass go to https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/nhs-covid-pass/children-under-18-and-the-nhs-covid-pass/  12 year oldd can get the travel pass online and 13 years plus can download the NHS app. 

For information on Coronavirus and other illnesses please visit our online consultation platform. 

Our online consult information and contact system is now live.  By clicking on the image you will be taken to a website with information on multiple health subjects, including video help by Dr Sarah Jarvis who is a regular advisor on Radio 2 Jeremy Vine show.  This site also enables you to contact the surgery electronically for none urgent requests, appointments or information.   

https://www.online-consult.co.uk/org/willington-surgery

NHS App - Making it easier to book appointments

Once you have registered for the NHS app you can book appointments online directly from your smartphone, you can even have your ID checked without visiting the practice.  You can also view the symptom checker to help you navigate to the best person to help or review your vaccinations etc...

It easy to do just visit the Apple or Google Play store and download for free.

NHS App

Check out the Patient Participation Group's Surgery Information Booklet

Our PPG have worked hard to create an information booklet to answer common questions and give information about the surgery.  They have distributed a copy to most of our patients homes.  For ease you can also download a copy by Clicking here

Dentist at Willington Surgery

The Practice @ Willington Dental Surgery is on the first floor of our surgery building. More information about their services can be found here.

 

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