Reviewed September 23rd 2021
Find out what you can and cannot do HERE
Please continue to help us to keep ALL our patients safe by wearing a face covering when entering our buildings, washing your hands using the facilities provided and maintaining social distancing.
Inside our premises you still need to wear a mask, use the hand sanitiser and follow social distancing. Our practice has put in place comprehensive measures for staff and patients for the wearing of face masks and face coverings whilst at our surgery. All patients and visitors should continue to wear a face covering on entrance to our buildings and throughout the duration of their visit.
The face coverings can be a scarf, homemade face mask or one that has been purchased. The measures continue to be an important part, alongside social distancing, of reducing the spread of Covid-19 and to keep our patients and communities safe.
We do understand that it can be frustrating, but we do know that when patients come to see us they are often sick and vulnerable, so we feel it would be wrong to not take these small precautions that can protect people.
Click HERE for NHS advice about COVID-19, including symptoms, testing, vaccination and self-isolation.
Think you might have COVID?
If your symptoms are manageable at home AND you would not ordinarily require medical attention please DO NOT ATTEND OR CALL your GP surgery or 111.
You can get advice from the 111 ONLINE service HERE
HOWEVER - IF YOUR CONDITION DETERIORATES CALL 111 FOR ADVICE.
Do NOT visit the surgery unless asked by a member of our team
Our phone lines are OPEN
We CAN NOT advise you whether you should self isolate
NO PAPER prescriptions will be accepted
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We do not issue sick notes for Covid related situations or illness
DO NOT phone NHS 111, your GP surgery or visit your Emergency Department, as they have no access to tests
Testing centres are not walk-in – you will need an appointment and cannot be tested without one
If you can’t get a test immediately or near to you keep trying the website address as more tests are added throughout the course of each day and you will often find that you can book a test quickly by trying again
- To book a test(s) please go https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test
- OR call 119
Regular rapid coronavirus tests if you do not have symptoms Click here
The aim is to get your test results within 48 hours. However, if you have been awaiting your results for longer than five days and want to ask when you should receive them please contact the Coronavirus testing helpline: 0300 303 2713
Advice for Asthma Patients - Asthma Org UK
Advice for COPD Patients - British Lung Foundation
Advice in Pregnancy - Royal College Advice
Mental health Support - NHS Derbyshire Mental Health
Advice for people at higher risk from coronavirus, including older people, people with health conditions and pregnant women - Click HERE
Click HERE for Government Guidance on protection people who are extremely vulnerable from COVID-19
For information on the Government's "Very High Risk Patient Support Service" - Click Here.
Derbyshire Voluntary Action - Can help with shopping, fetching prescriptions, having a chat with for anyone who:is self-isolating because they or a member of their household is at risk; is struggling to meet their basic needs because of financial, social or health restrictions. NDA Website or phone 01629 535091
Chesterfield Volunteer Centre: Can offer a shopping service for housebound patients with no family to help them. They are open Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm. Contact Number 01246 276777
Derbyshire Community Response Unit: Local authorities have been commissioned to establish Hubs to provide a community response to the most vulnerable. They can provide - shopping, collecting and delivering of medicines, befriending calls and advice on benefits and hardship funds. Open Monday to Friday 9am til 5 pm and Saturday 9am til 1pm
Phone 01629 535091;
Derbyshire County Council - useful information
The NHS Volunteer Responders Programme remains active and all previously shielding and/or otherwise vulnerable patients can access this support by calling 0808 196 3646.