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Coronavirus: NHS trust bosses not consulted over new face mask rules
06 Jun 2020 14:26
Hospital bosses in England felt "in the dark" over changes to policies on face masks and visitors.
Coronavirus: Is R number balanced on knife edge?
06 Jun 2020 09:16
There are concerns coronavirus might be starting to spread in parts of England again.
Wear masks in busy public places, WHO advice says
06 Jun 2020 11:58
The World Health Organization changes its guidance saying masks can help stop the spread of the virus.
Coronavirus: Fully reopening schools 'could cause second wave'
06 Jun 2020 00:10
Scientists are concerned the test-and-trace system is not effective enough to prevent this.
Coronavirus: Care home residents face steep hike in fees
06 Jun 2020 00:44
Fee rises of more than £100 a week add "insult to injury" after the wave of infections, says Age UK.
Coronavirus: Malaria drug hydroxychloroquine 'does not save lives'
05 Jun 2020 16:03
Hydroxychloroquine has become controversial but it is not a treatment for Covid, say Oxford researchers.
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Please try to attend your appointments on time. If you are late you not only hold up the doctor but all the other patients for the remainder of the surgery. The doctor or nurse may be unable to see you if you are more than 15 minutes late.
If you are unable to attend please cancel your appointment with as much notice as possible. Such appointments are in demand by other patients.
Your doctor tries to keep to time. Please be patient. Please ask the receptionist for an extended appointment if you think your problem may need longer than 10 minutes.
try to avoid bringing in lists of problems to one appointment.
It is preferable to make several appointments with only one or two problems.
When possible, if you need repeat prescriptions, request them at reception and not during your consultation.
The out-of-hours service is an emergency service. Please only use it as such.
If you are unable to work due to illness,
will provide you with an SC2 certificate to cover the first seven calendar days of lost work. After this you will need to be seen by a doctor for further certification.
Patients are responsible for telephoning the surgery for test results.
Matron is responsible for patients in nursing homes. Please telephone after the morning surgery.
If you change your name, address, postcode or telephone number, please let us know as soon as possible to help us keep our records up to date.