Coronavirus information

Coronavirus information

COVID-19 vaccination status confirmation

COVID-19 vaccination status confirmation

If you need to demonstrate your COVID-19 vaccination status please use the NHS App or NHS Covid -19 App.

Please note, we are unable to provide COVID-19 vaccination status confirmation letters.

If you do not have access to a mobile phone or tablet or you require an NHS COVID Pass letter then please call 119 from within the UK and ask for an NHS COVID Pass letter to be posted to you.

You can get more information and request this letter HERE

For further guidnance and information please visit the sites below.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/demonstrating-your-covid-19-status

https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-app/nhs-app-help-and-support/health-records-in-the-nhs-app/about-the-nhs-covid-pass-service/ 

NHS COVID Recovery Support

Finding yourself recovering from COVID and /or supporting your family member, relative or friend, following their COVID illness can be challenging. We hope the information within the NHS's COVID recovery website will give you reassurance and support during recovery. 

Update on COVID-19 Vaccination for patients at Petworth Surgery

02.03.2021

Covid-19 Vaccination status

We have now shared the list of Petworth patients, aged 55-59yrs, with Riverbank Medical Centre, allowing for them to plan the next wave of the national Covid-19 vaccination programme. Riverbank MC teams will contact patients directly to arrange an appointment.

Please see below the progress of each of the vaccination cohorts for Petworth patients. Many thanks to our colleagues at both Riverbank Medical Centre and Pulborough medical group for vaccinating our patients in cohorts 1-5.

Cohort 1 - (age 80+, HCW)

94.9 %

Cohort 2 (age 75-79)

95.8 %

Cohort 3 (age 70-74)

94.6 %

Cohort 4 (Shielding, CEV)

90.09 %

Cohort 5 (age 65 -69)

86.6%

We have sent all relevant information to Riverbank however, if any patients in the above categories have not yet been called/offered a vaccine, please contact us at the surgery, any time after 4pm, to ensure we have correct and up to date contact information for you!

Many thanks for all your support.

Please wear face mask

19.02.2021

General practice is now readying themselves for the JCVI cohort 6 which includes a wider group of people at higher clinical risk, including carers and young adults in residential settings. We have of course shared information with Riverbank Medical Centre, allowing for them to plan the next wave of the national covid-19 vaccination programme over the next few weeks.

Many of our patients may have received letters from NHSE informing them of their eligibility for the vaccination and information on how to book at a Mass vaccination site.

You can use this service to book a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination or manage your appointments.

Who can use this service

You can only use this service if any of the following apply:

  • you are aged 65 and over
  • you have previously received a letter saying you are at high risk from coronavirus (clinically extremely vulnerable)
  • you are an eligible frontline health worker
  • you are an eligible frontline social care worker
  • You also need to be registered with a GP surgery in England to use this service. You can register with a GP if you do not have one.

For more information visit:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/

Once again, we ask that you remain patient and do not call the practice for vaccination information.

 

19.02.2021

Covid-19 Vaccination status

Please see below the progress of each of the vaccination cohorts for Petworth patients! Many thanks to our colleagues at both Riverbank Medical Centre and Pulborough medical group for vaccinating our patients in cohorts 1-4.

Cohort 1 - (age 80+, HCW)

93 %

Cohort 2 (age 75-79)

95.3 %

Cohort 3 (age 70-74)

93.6 %

Cohort 4 (Shielding, CEV)

90.03 %

We have sent all relevant information to Riverbank however, if any patients in the above categories have not yet been called/offered a vaccine, please contact us at the surgery, any time after 4pm, to ensure we have correct and up to date contact information for you!

Many thanks for all your support.

 

09.02.2021

Covid-19 Vaccination status
Please see below the progress of each of the vaccination cohorts for Petworth patients! Many many thanks to our colleagues at both Riverbank medical centre and Pulborough medical group for vaccinating our patients in cohorts 1-4.
 
Cohort 1 - (age 80+, HCW)
92.1%
 
Cohort 2 (age 75-79)
93.2%
 
Cohort 3 (age 70-74)
88.1%
 
Cohort 4 (Shielding, CEV)
86.4%
 
We have sent all relevant information to Riverbank however, If any patients in the above categories have not yet been called/offered a vaccine, please contact us at the surgery, anytime after 4pm, to ensure we have correct and up to date contact information for you!
Many thanks for all your support

 

29.01.2021

Dear Patients, we understand you are eager to get your Covid-19 vaccination jab, but please only call Riverbank Medical Centre if you are over 70 and / or shielding.
Riverbank Medical Centre are inundated with calls at present.
Please wait your turn. Many thanks
 

28.01.2021:

Covid-19 Vaccination Programme: Housebound patients
We have been working closely with Sussex Community Foundation trust, our community nursing team, to configure a plan to vaccinate our housebound patients.
Today we have been in contact with our housebound patients to arrange their covid vaccinations.
 
SECURITY NOTICE: SCFT community nursing team will only visit If we arranged the appointment with you.
Please do call the surgery if you or your family member have not yet been called and are housebound as per the definition below.
We will work to get you vaccinated as soon as possible.
 
Please note, a patient is housebound if they are unable to leave their home at all, or if they require significant assistance to leave the house due to illness, frailty, surgery, disability, mental ill health, or nearing end of life.

 

28.01.2021:

Update from Petworth Surgery on the COVID-19 vaccination programme: national vaccination letters

We are aware that some of our patients are starting to receive letters from the national vaccination booking system. The letter is labelled only from the NHS and invites you to book your vaccination appointment.

Please don’t worry, our service with Riverbank Medical Centre is not affected.

These letters are offering the opportunity to book an appointment at one of the larger vaccination centres, such as the Brighton Centre or a local pharmacy. You cannot book at our vaccination service through this system.

Riverbank Medical Centre is working alongside these other services.

You have a choice where you receive your vaccination – at Riverbank MC, at a larger vaccination centre like the Brighton Centre or at a local pharmacy service. Petworth Surgery is still waiting on a direct supply of the vaccine.

Riverbank MC teams will contact you directly to arrange an appointment. Appointments for the larger vaccination centres and pharmacies are available through the national booking system set out in the letter – either online or by phone.

You can either follow the details in the letter to book at one of those services, or you will be contacted in the next two weeks to arrange an appointment in our local service.

We thank you for your support.

 

25.01.2021:

Thanks to our colleagues Riverbank Medical Centre and Pulborough Medical Group, majority of our patients aged 75 & over, along with our care home residents, have now been vaccinated.
 
We have not yet had any updates regarding our own supply of the vaccine, nevertheless, we have shared our list of patients aged 70-74 as well as the shielding patient list with Riverbank Medical Centre. They will be in touch this week.
 
Please be ready when you are called. Rearranging appointments is not an easy task.
 
We are doing all we can to get you vaccinated, please do the same for us!
 
If you are over 75 yrs of age and haven't yet been offered an appointment, please call Riverbank Medical Centre. (01730 812121)
 
All other patients who haven't yet been vaccinated, please bare with us our teams will get in touch!

 

19.01.2021:

Covid-19 Vaccination update

We are still working hard to secure our own vaccine supply, we are nearly there!

In the meantime, Riverbank Medical Practice has now received their first batch of vaccinations. They will be in contact with our remaining over 80's within the next few days.

Once again, please do not contact the Surgery, their teams are working hard to to get you an appointment.

Thank you for your kind words of support!

 

15.01.2021:

Covid-19 vaccination programme UPDATE:

Whilst we await to see if the surgery will be approved to have its own vaccine supply, we have been in touch with Pulborough Medical Group and have secured some vaccines for our over 80’s.

We will make our way through the most vulnerable, those deemed to be of highest risk will be contacted first.

Once again, please do not contact the surgery. We will be in touch.

 

14.01.2021:

Update on COVID-19 Vaccination for patients at Petworth Surgery

We are delighted to share with you all that we have secured agreements so that we will be able to offer the COVID-19 vaccine at our surgery.

We take our responsibility to ensure you receive this vital protection extremely seriously and we are very pleased we can take this positive step forward.

We expect that subject to deliveries of the vaccine we will be able to start vaccinating our patients in the next two weeks.

Once we have confirmed delivery dates, we will plan our clinics and start to contact our patients in the first priority group – those who are over 80 - to begin with.

We appreciate all of the support that there has been for the surgery and our team from our patients as we have sought to make these arrangements for our patients.

We would also like to thank our partners at the CCG and in the community, including Andrew Griffiths MP, for their support and we look forward to continuing to work with you all as we roll out this vaccination programme. We would also like to extend a special thanks to our Practice Manager, Hafiza Bhabha, who has worked tirelessly on this for months.

As we work to plan for vaccination clinics, we kindly ask that you do not call the surgery to enquire about vaccination appointments. We will call you as soon as an appointment is available.

 

14.01.2021:

Health and care workforce vaccinations

St Richards hospital has started to vaccinate Health and social care workers.

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) recommended that health and care staff are among the first people to be offered the vaccine in order to prevent death and protect health and social care staff and systems.

Colleagues, please visit the link below for more information and details on how to book.

https://www.sussexhealthandcare.uk/.../suss.../workforcevax/

 

13.01.2021:

Covid 19 Vaccination.

We applied to be a vaccination site in November 2020 and this was refused. Since then we have been working tirelessly on this.

Our practice team are all ready and willing to administer the vaccinations.

Despite almost daily contact with the CCG and from Andrew Griffith, our local MP, exploring every avenue, we have still not received authorisation to be a vaccination site.

Unfortunately, Pulborough does not have the capacity to undertake Petworth immunisations at this stage of the programme.

Riverbank surgery in Midhurst have offered to undertake immunisations for our patients once they have started to immunise their own patients. Unfortunately, however their vaccination deliveries have been delayed.

To be clear, the power and decisions here are not ours- the decisions about this are made centrally by NHS England. We are challenging this in every way we can. As a clinical and management team we are ready and eager to commence immunising our patients however without vaccine supply and authorisation from NHS England and the CCG we cannot.

We share your extreme frustrations about this.

We would kindly ask however that abuse towards practice staff venting frustrations about this cease and that you support our attempts to deliver a vaccination programme at Petworth surgery by directing your concerns to the CCG, NHS England

 

12.01.2020:

Covid-19 Vaccination programme update:

Petworth Surgery and Riverbank Medical Practice have been working tirelessly to secure vaccination provision for our patients.

As you can see from the post below, Riverbank Medical Practice has suffered major delays with the delivery of the vaccine. Once a vaccine schedule is confirmed we will be in a better position to inform you of any updates.

In the mean time, we are exploring as many avenues as we can to get the vaccine into our patients' arms. Please be assured we are doing everything in our power to get our patients vaccinated as soon as possible.

Once again, please do not phone the surgery regarding the vaccine. We will be in touch.

 

14.12.2020:

Covid-19 Vaccination Programme

Central Government and NHSE have been working with our local Clinical Commissioning group to plan and prepare for the Covid-19 vaccination programme.

Due to the challenges with the vaccine, we are unable to offer this at present.

Local NHS will arrange for patients to be vaccinated at a designated site.

Please do not telephone or contact us regarding the Covid-19 vaccination. You will be contacted by NHS England when you are eligible.

 

03.12.2020:

We are pleased to hear the news that a COVID19 vaccine has been approved by the MHRA.

We are currently awaiting further details/guidance from NHS England about the delivery of this vaccination program.

What we know from previous communications is that:

A prioritisation list has been produced in order for the vaccine to be delivered to groups who will need it first. The NHS will contact you when you are eligible to receive the vaccine and provide you with information about location and date.

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) have recently published updated advice on the priority groups to receive COVID-19 vaccine, advising that vaccines should first be given to care home residents and staff, followed by people aged over 80 and health and social care workers, before being rolled out to the rest of the population in order of age and risk. The NHS is working with local councils and social care providers to establish a roving vaccine delivery service for care homes and for those who are unable to leave their homes.

We will give you further updates once becomes available. At the meanwhile we encourage people to have their flu vaccination as soon as possible in preparation for the winter.

If you have any symptoms the advice is to self isolate and stay at home.  For advice, visit 111.nhs.uk or call for a telephone consulation on 01798342248 

This will also ensure the safety of the practice team and also patients who may be undergoing treatment that reduces their immunity.

Stay alert stay safe. 

The latest Government advice on social distancing can be found here: latest staying alert info at .gov.uk

 

It is likely that in the coming weeks our service will be under huge pressure due to workload and our own staff self isolation measures. It is important to us that if you feel you might have a significant illness or need help with managing a chronic significant condition that you book an appointment with us in the usual manner. Please use the NHS website for advice on how to manage minor problems and when to seek advice.

Please consider (if possible) buying a thermometer and blood pressure machine for use at home. If you have asthma a peak flow meter and if you usually suffer from breathing difficulties a pulse oximeter. Also consider practicing how to take a pulse and count a relatives breathing rate in breaths per minute. This information would be extremely helpful in a phone consulation with a nurse or doctor.

Covid-19 Vaccination programme update

We are delighted to share with you all that we have secured agreements so that we will be able to offer the COVID-19 vaccine at our surgery.

We take our responsibility to ensure you receive this vital protection extremely seriously and we are very pleased we can take this positive step forward.

We expect that subject to deliveries of the vaccine we will be able to start vaccinating our patients in the next two weeks.

Once we have confirmed delivery dates, we will plan our clinics and start to contact our patients in the first priority group – those who are over 80 - to begin with.

We appreciate all of the support that there has been for the surgery and our team from our patients as we have sought to make these arrangements for our patients.

We would also like to thank our partners at the CCG and in the community, including Andrew Griffiths MP, for their support and we look forward to continuing to work with you all as we roll out this vaccination programme. We would also like to extend a special thanks to our Practice Manager, Hafiza Bhabha, who has worked tirelessly on this for months.

As we work to plan for vaccination clinics, we kindly ask that you do not call the surgery to enquire about vaccination appointments. We will call you as soon as an appointment is available.

(14.01.2021)

Vitamin D Supplements - Information for patients

Vitamin D Supplements

Information for patients

 

Why is Vitamin D important?

Vitamin D is a hormone made in our bodies in the presence of sunlight. It is also found in small amounts in foods. Vitamin D is essential for bone and muscle health, and supports a healthy immune system.

 

Do I need to take Vitamin D supplements?

During winter, and ideally all year round, children from one year old and adults in the UK should take a daily supplement containing at least 400 international units (IU) of Vitamin D. This is equivalent to 10 micrograms (μg).

This is because there is not enough sunlight in the UK during winter (October to March) for the body to make its own Vitamin D. Whilst Vitamin D is in some foods, it is difficult for most people to get enough from food alone.

Many people do not get enough vitamin D from sunlight, even during the summer, because they have little or no sunshine exposure, or a reduced ability to make Vitamin D.

 

You should take a daily supplement containing at least 400 IU (10 micrograms) of Vitamin D all year round, if one or more of the following applies to you:

  • You are shielding due to Covid-19
  • You wear clothes that cover up most of the skin when outdoors
  • You are housebound, work indoors during the day, or are a night shift worker
  • You have darker skin, for example of African, African-Caribbean, Asian or Middle-Eastern descent
  • You are over the age of 65
  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding

 

Infants and children under four, who are taking less than 500ml of infant formula a day should also take 340-400 IU (8.5-10 micrograms) of Vitamin D per day, and may be eligible for free supplements on the Healthy Start Scheme.

 

Is it possible to take too much Vitamin D?

Some supplements contain a higher dose, such as 800 IU (20 micrograms). These are also safe and effective. However, taking more than 4000 IU (100 micrograms) of Vitamin D a day for a long time could be harmful. If you have purchased supplements containing a higher dose than this, take them less frequently so your overall intake is lower. Children under 10 should not take more than 2000 IU (50 micrograms) per day.

 

Will taking Vitamin D supplements help prevent Covid-19?

The direct link between Vitamin D and Covid-19 prevention and treatment is still being established.

 

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Is there Vitamin D in my existing medications?

Vitamin D is often contained in calcium supplements, because the body needs Vitamin D to absorb calcium. ‘One a Day’ Multivitamin and Mineral supplements, and some Oral Nutritional Supplements also contain Vitamin D at the recommended amount, so if you take any of these, you may already be getting enough Vitamin D. If you are unsure, check with your pharmacist.

 

Can I get free or prescribed vitamin D?

Vitamin D is not routinely prescribed. This is because supplements are widely available to buy.

 

Those who have been advised to shield due to Covid-19 may be at risk of Vitamin D deficiency if they have spent little time outdoors. Therefore, in January 2021, The UK Government will deliver four months’ supply of Vitamin D supplements to those who are extremely clinically vulnerable to Covid-19.

 

If you are eligible, you will have received a letter inviting you to opt-in to receive the supplements. If you think you are eligible and haven’t received a letter, you can opt in by visiting The NHS website - NHS (www.nhs.uk) and typing ‘get Vitamin D’ into the search bar.

 

Vitamin D can be prescribed in higher doses for people who have persistent symptoms suggesting Vitamin D deficiency, which is confirmed by a blood test. Unless you have symptoms of Vitamin D deficiency you do not need to be tested, as meeting the recommended intake every day is usually enough to maintain adequate Vitamin D levels.

 

Which supplement should I buy?

Supplements containing 400 IU (10 micrograms) are available to purchase from pharmacies, supermarkets and online. Vitamin D is available in two forms, vitamin D3 (colecalciferol), and vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol). Vitamin D3 is usually from animal sources, and vitamin D2 is from plant sources.

 

My relative lives in a care home, how do they get Vitamin D supplements?

In January 2021, the UK Government will deliver four months’ supply of Vitamin D supplements to all care home residents. Residents do not need to opt in and these will be supplied automatically.

 

Where can I find out more?

BDA Food Factsheet: Vitamin D:  

www.bda.uk.com/resource/covid-19-rapid-guideline-vitamin-d.html

 

NHS information on Vitamin D:

www.nhs.uk/conditions/vitamins-and-minerals/vitamin-d/

 

Vitamin D supplementation in winter:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/vitamin-d-supplementation-during-winter-phe-and-nice-statement/statement-from-phe-and-nice-on-vitamin-d-supplementation-during-winter

 

Covid-19  The compulsory wearing of face covering on public transport

Since 15th of June 2020 Face coverings became mandatory on public transport.
The introduction of the requirement for people to wear face covering on Public Transport is intended to help prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

There are certain groups of people who are exempt from this requirement and they include:

  • children under the age of 11,
  • people with disabilities
  • those with breathing difficulties or
  • those who are travelling with someone who relies on lip reading.
  • These groups of people, their parents or guardians are able to indicate the reason, if required, as to why they are not wearing a face covering.

General practice is under considerable pressure as a direct result of the current challenges they are faced with delivering a service to patients at the same time as coping with the consequences of this virus.

There is no requirement for general practice to issue letters for patients who are unable to wear face coverings, as the Government have clearly defined the exemptions to this requirement. 

General practice needs to focus all its time and effort managing those who need their help and not be diverted from this by unnecessary tasks.

 

For more info visit the Gov.uk website 

Coronavirus FAQ's

What's the difference between self-isolating and social distancing? The NHS 111 website has lots of useful information including Stay at home advice. Social distancing is a newer idea and a lot of people are unsure what this means, again NHS 111 has some guidance on this - click here

  • I think I'm in one of the high risk groups and may need to 'Shield' for 12 weeks - how will I know? Letters are being sent out centrally to those patients already identified as high risk, they should arrive by 27 March 2020.  If you have not received one by this date and think you should be receiving one please contact us. If you are worried about collecting medication Petworth Town council do have a service that is ran by volunteers. Please call them between 10-4pm Monday to Friday on 01798 344883
  • I’m currently pregnant/have an underlying medical condition which puts me in a higher risk category can you advise me what to do? We would strongly advise all patients to follow the advice issued by Public Health which is available to view on the 111 website. This guidance is subject to change and will be updated regularly – unfortunately we cannot advise individual patients due to the large numbers involved.  Pregnant ladies can contact their Midwives for further advice Letters are being sent out from NHS England (not the practice) w/c 23 March to the highest risk individuals. As soon as we have any more information on this we will update the website but the full details can be read here
  • Can I request my repeat medication and/or ask for more than my usual supply? Any repeat medication can be requested up to 7-10 days in advance. We cannot issue any sooner or issue extra quantities as this would create additional pressures on pharmacies and potentially create dangerous medication shortages. Please be aware that pharmacies are experiencing unprecedented levels of requests for medication so these are taking slightly longer than usual to get through.
  • I normally buy paracetamol (including calpol)/cetirizine over the counter but can’t find any in the shops - can I have it on prescription? Our local guidance is not to prescribe for items that can be routinely be bought over the counter. Whilst we are aware of the shortages locally we understand that many smaller shops and pharmacies do still have stocks and you should continue to try these.
  • I had an inhaler a few years ago when I had a cough and I've heard it might be useful to have one 'just in case' Inhalers, and a lot of other medications, are currently in high demand and whilst we appreciate this is a very difficult time and patients are understandably keen to ensure they are prepared, we cannot issue medications just in case. If you need an inhaler and haven't had one for a while we can arrange for one of our nurses to call you and complete a telephone review, they will then issue if it is clinically required. Further information is available on the Asthma UK website
  • Why can’t I bring my prescription request in to the practice and collect from you like I normally do? To minimise the risk of infection we need to reduce the number of patients coming in to the practice on a daily basis. Requests should be submitted online or can be rung through. If you are unable to use 1 of these methods you can speak to one of our reception after 2PM. All requests now need to be sent directly to the pharmacy so if you don’t already have a nominated pharmacy please let us know your preference. Please do not post prescriptions or any other paperwork under the door for risk of passing infections on.
  • Can I still book an appointment to see the doctor? Yes - all requests for GP appointments will be added to a list by our reception team. Please be ready to give them a brief reason for your request. This will be added to a telephone triage list and you will receive a call back as soon as we can. The majority of consultations will be completed over the phone or via a video call. If absolutely necessary you may be asked to attend the surgery for a face to face appointment, you will be advised of this during the telephone call.  Please arrive at the allocated time and book into our new reception window. You will be asked to wait outside until a nurse or GP collects you. You should attend alone unless you have mobility or other issues which would make this impossible. For a child we would ask that only 1 adult brings them to the appointment.
  • Can I still book an appointment to see the nurse? Yes - as with our doctors appointments our nurses are trying to do telephone consultations where possible, e.g. asthma and diabetic reviews or pill checks.  Other appointments need to, for obvious reasons, be face to face e.g. smears, injections, bloods.  As with doctor appointments please arrive only at the time of your appointment and check into reception and wait outside. The nurse will collect you. If you develop a cough or fever before your appointment please do not attend.
  • Can I have a sick note (Med 3) if I am self-isolating? Patients do not need a Med 3 if they are self-isolating. Self-isolation is a government directive. Employers have discretion as to the requirement for a Med 3 for any period of absence over 7 days and we hope that at this time they will waive the need for Med3's.  If you are unwell with COVID-19 you can ask 111 for an isolation note.  Please do not contact the practice as we cannot issue these.
  • I have been off work for over 7 days with a non COVID-19 related health issue – can I still request a Med 3 extension Yes – please contact the surgery as usual and we will arrange to send it you via email
  • I am waiting for a copy of my medical records/insurance report/letter for my gym that I requested a few weeks ago – do you know when I might receive it? At this time our priority has to be dealing with the pandemic so all non-essential activity has been suspended. The Information Commissioners Office has supported this decision and is allowing up to 3 months extension from completion of some reports.
  • Why is it taking so long to get through on the phone? As you can imagine we are experiencing extremely high volumes of calls and our team are answering them as quickly as we can.  Please bear with us as all calls are dealt with in order of their queue position. This website has a lot of information which will be updated regularly so please check for updates before you call us. 
  • Will the practice be staying open indefinitely?
  • We very much hope that the practice will remain open throughout the pandemic however, as with any organisation we rely on our staff. We have had to make the decision to lock the front door to protect patients and staff so if you are attending an appointment you will need to use the door bell and one of our team will let you in.We are very grateful to our patients for your understanding at this difficult time and we would like to assure you that we are committed to providing essential services for as long as we can.  We would however, sadly, like to take this opportunity to reinforce our Zero Tolerance Behaviour; a small number of patients have been extremely demanding, rude and unpleasant to our team and whilst we understand patients are concerned and anxious at this time we cannot tolerate this. Please respect our team. 
  • If there is anything else that you think would be useful to be included in this FAQ section then please do not hesitate to contact the practice.
  • Our staff are all still in work and we are continuing to deliver the essential services.  Sadly, we expect that, like many others, we will have staff who need to self-isolate or develop symptoms over the coming days/weeks and our ability to stay open will depend on how many staff are affected not just in our own practice but across our locality We are working closely with our local CCG to develop plans to ensure continuity of patient care and we will keep patients updated via the website and/or text messaging