Newsletter - July 2020

Published: 15 June 2020
The information in this publication is correct as of the time of writing on 15th June 2020.  The most recent updates will always be published on the Practice website:

Dental Care on England
From 8th June dental practices were able to open.  Practices will need to prioritise patients with the most urgent need.  If you need help from a dentist:

  • Contact your dental practice by phone or by email.
  • You will be given advice or offered an appointment if appropriate
  • For urgent dental care you can also use the NHS 111 online service

Please do not visit your practice unless you’ve been advised to.  This will ensure the practice can continue to provide essential care safely.

GP/Nurse Appointments
Please note all initial appointments with the GP will be telephone appointments.  Please do not walk into the surgery unless you have been invited as we are not offering any drop in appointments.  This will help us ensure we can continue to provide essential care safely.

The GP will decide, after speaking with you, whether they need to see you face to face to assess your condition further.  You will then be offered an appointment time which will ensure you will not have to remain in the waiting room for any length of time.

Immunisations help to protect you from disease
During a pandemic it is more important than ever to keep up with infant, child and adult immunisations to prevent outbreaks of other diseases.  Please contact reception if you believe you or your child’s vaccinations are due and make an appointment.

Your Mental Health & Support during Covid-19
The following agencies are available to all those that continue to find themselves in difficult situations during lockdown, and need support.

  • National Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 2000 247
  • NSPCC helpline 0808 800 5000 if you're worried about a child, even if you're unsure, contact NSPCC professional counsellors for help, advice and support.
  • Childline 0800 1111: Offers free, confidential advice and support for any child 18 years or under, whatever the worry.
  • MIND: Mental Health Support with specific advice on 'Coronavirus and your wellbeing'.
  • YoungMinds: Supporting children and young people and their parents/carers with their mental health and wellbeing. Specific advice on managing self isolation and anxiety about coronavirus.
  • ICON: Babies cry: You can cope.
  • SafeLives: Specific resources for domestic abuse and COVID.