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BANK HOLIDAYS

The surgery will be closed for the Bank Holiday on Monday 31 May 2021 and will reopen on Tuesday 1 June 2021 at 8.30am 

If you need urgent medical attention when the surgery is closed, please telephone 111.

COVID-19 VACCINATION UPDATE

The COVID-19 vaccination programme continues to progress. We have now offered the vaccine to everyone in priority groups 1-9. If you are in one of the priority groups and have not received a first vaccine dose please contact the surgery. 2nd doses for priority groups are well underway also and we are working to do these sooner than 12 weeks in line with the latest government guidance. 

We have now started contacting patients 34 and over for the vaccine. Patients not in a priority group should please wait to be contacted. When it is the right time for you to receive your vaccine, you will receive an invitation to come forward.

A more detailed update can be found here.


HIGH DEMAND

Demand remains at unprecedented levels and coupled with ongoing staff sickness means we are struggling to provide unrestricted access. We are aware this is causing frustration for patients. 

We will aim for askmyGP to be open from 6-10am Mon-Fri (and from 6pm Sun)
After 10am we will decide each day when to turn it off. This will depend on the number of requests already received and the number of staff working. 
If askmyGP has been switched off please only call reception if your problem is URGENT and cannot be dealt with elsewhere. 

Local chemists and the walk-in centre on Broad Lane remain open for you to access - see more advice here. For common illnesses and minor ailments 'Think Pharmacy First'.

Thanks for your patience

SMEAR TESTS

Cervical screening (smear tests) for women are continuing despite lockdown. If you are due your smear please call reception on 0114 272 5154 to make an appointment. More information on cervical screening can be found on the website of the Jo's trust charity.

Face Masks:

Patients over the age of 11 years old will be asked to wear a face covering when visiting the surgery to help reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission.

Changes to Opening times on Wednesday:

Please note that we will now be closed from 12.30 and will reopen at 14.00.  

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