As for the 2nd of February our telephone number will change to 0203 961 5260.
Please do not call our previous number as we will not receive the call.
27/01/2022 Suspected coronavirus (COVID-19): important information to keep you safe while isolating at home
If you test positive with Covid-19, here is some useful information for you.
If your condition or symptoms change or get worse, please contact us or 111 as you would normally.
03/09/2021 Blood tests – routine blood tests postponed
A supplier to the NHS has advised us of a global shortage of some equipment used for taking blood tests.
Anyone who needs a test for urgent health problems, will still get one but where your clinician feels that it is appropriate to do so, then you may be asked to come back for a test at a later date, or your appointment may be rescheduled.
Given the nature of the shortage, we cannot give an exact date for when the test will be rescheduled, but please be assured that if your condition or symptoms require it, then you will get a test, and we will be re-booking your test when supplies become more easily available.
If your condition or symptoms change or get worse, please contact the NHS as you would normally.
04.06.2021 Blood Test at C&W Hospital
From 1st June 2021 patients must book their blood test online
We have gone live with an online booking system for blood tests to ensure safe social distancing in the department.
Referrals from the GP will not be accepted as walk-ins and an appointment must be booked online.
Please click on the links below to see how to book your appointment.
GP Blood Test Patient Poster (2)
There have been posts on social media with false information about opting out of sharing your data with the NHS.
Here’s what you need to know:
- There is no 30 September deadline for opting out of sharing your data. You can opt out at any time.
- NHS Digital will never sell your data.
- There are strict rules about how the NHS can use your data. It’s only shared securely and safely.
- Shared data helps the NHS. It has been used to find the first treatment for coronavirus and for vaccine research.
If you would like more information and if you want to know how to opt out, please click on the link below.
Please see important information about how to Book your blood test
online. GP Blood Test Patient Poster
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Clinically extremely vulnerable patients
Some people may now have been identified as clinical extremely vulnerable under the population risk assessment and be required to shield.
For the list of conditions automatically deemed clinically extremely vulnerable and guidance for shielding is available here
Definitions of “Clinically extremely vulnerable”
People who are defined as clinically extremely vulnerable are thought to be at very high risk of serious illness from coronavirus. There are 3 ways you may be identified as clinically extremely vulnerable:
1. You have one or more of the conditions listed here.
2. Your clinician or GP has added you to the Shielded Patient List because, based on their clinical judgement, they deem you to be at high risk of serious illness if you catch the virus.
3. You have been identified through the COVID-19 Population Risk Assessment as potentially being at high risk of serious illness if you catch the virus.
If you do not fall into any of these categories, and have not been contacted to inform you that you are on the Shielded Patient List, follow the national lockdown guidance for the rest of the population.
If you think there are good clinical reasons why you should be added to the Shielded Patient List, discuss your concerns with your GP or hospital clinician.
Over 65s and people in ‘at risk’ groups are now invited for their vaccine. Over 65s can book an appointment directly at a larger vaccination centre or local pharmacy through the national booking system, or by calling 119 free of charge, anytime
between 7am and 11pm seven days a week.
National booking system – www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination
GP led vaccination centres will initially focus on people in the clinically ‘at risk’ group such as those with long term conditions to support continuity of care.
Taking up the vaccine
The Covid-19 vaccine is safe and saves lives.
So far, millions of people have been given a COVID-19 vaccine
Getting vaccinated provides protection from the virus which can be very serious and potentially life threatening.
The NHS would encourage you to take the vaccine when it is offered to you, and if you have any questions or concerns please, just ask.
Questions about Covid-19 vaccines?
Click this link below to have access to an easy-to-read-guide
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FASTING & COVID VACCINATIONS
Dear patient if you are over 70years old, you are now due for your First dose of the Covid -19 vaccination.
If you have not been called yet for an appointment please give us a call asap so that we can book you in.
How to find your NHS Number:
Your NHS number is a 10 digit number, like 485 777 3456. It is on any letter you receive from the NHS. If you dont remember your NHS Number please go to
and follow the steps.
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Dear patient we are now booking over 70years old for their first dose of Covid -19 vaccination.
If you have not been called yet and you are over 70years old please give us a call so that we can book you in.
As you will be aware, the COVID-19 rates of infection have increased to significant levels in our area.
At the same time we need to maximise our work of vaccinating patients with the COVID-19 vaccine.
We have been advised to free up time with our team to help look after patients with emergencies and protect patients with the vaccine.
If your problem is an emergency then please call 999
If you need to contact the practice with other symptoms or queries please use the eConsult.
Your online form will be reviewed by a clinician and you will be contacted back with a text within 48 hours.
If you don’t receive any reply from us please give us a call after two days.
Please read important information about Covid Vaccination December 2020
Covid infections have risen sharply. Please contact www.111.nhs,uk or dial 111 if you have COVID symptoms.
For any other medical advice, please contact your GP.
If you need non-covid medical help this bank holiday weekend between 8am and 8pm, please call the extended hours GP service on 020 8962 4262. If you are calling outside these times, please call 111. For a medical emergency, dial 999 as usual.
Thanks for supporting the NHS
A range of patient-facing materials have been developed nationally to inform patients around the Covid-19 vaccination, including explaining the prioritisation process.
These are available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/covid-19-vaccination-programme
Further information is available on NHS.UK and on GOV.UK
The NHS will let you know when it’s your turn to have the vaccine. It’s important not to contact your practice for information about the vaccination before then.
Pregnant women who are inadvertently immunised should be notified to the Vaccine in Pregnancy surveillance programme.
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do
If you have any of the symptoms of COVID-19, (a new continuous cough, a high temperature, or a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell), you must self-isolate at home and arrange to have a test to see if you have COVID-19 – go to testing to arrange or contact NHS 119 via telephone if you do not have internet access.
Do this as soon as you get symptoms. Do not visit the GP, pharmacy, urgent care centre or a hospital but if you need treatment, hospitals are still there to support and advise you.
In an emergency, call 999 if you’re seriously ill. Explain that you are clinically extremely vulnerable to coronavirus and are likely to get very unwell.
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
For further information go to
See also the following links for extra information
Shielding? Please see the letter for Shielding patients below,
If you need this letter as within the High Risk Group, and you haven’t received it yet, please give us a call