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Find where to get rapid lateral flow tests

From 9th April, everyone in England will be able to access free, regular, rapid COVID-19 testing. Alongside the roll-out of the vaccine, regular testing is an essential part of the easing of restrictions, helping identify variants and stopping individual cases from becoming outbreaks. Anyone can now access free, rapid lateral flow tests for themselves and their families to use twice a week, in line with clinical guidance.

The following link will help you find where you can get rapid lateral flow tests locally - please click here.

COVID-19 vaccinations - information for patients

Since January 2021, we have been inviting and vaccinating patients, in order, based on the phase 1 priority groups set out by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation.
 
 
Where are we in the vaccination programme?

'Phase 2' of the vaccination programme has begun, which is the vaccination of all adults aged under 50 years old. Everyone in Phase 2 will be invited, in age order, for vaccination by the NHS. We will not be vaccinating the under 50s here at the surgery. Once you are eligible for vaccination, appointments can be booked via the NHS website or by telephoning 119. You will receive either a text message or letter invitation from the NHS.

Patients aged 40 and over are now eligible for vaccination and will be able to book a COVID-19 vaccination appointment via the NHS website or by calling 119.

If you are in 
Groups 1-9 and have not yet been vaccinated, you can also book your vaccination appointments by visiting the NHS website or by calling 119 (the national booking service number).

We began giving patients their 2nd dose COVID-19 vaccinations at the end of March (those who have now reached 11-12 weeks since their 1st dose was given) and we will be working our way through these 2nd doses over the next few months. We will contact patients to inform them of their appointment date when they are due a 2nd dose. You may receive a text message invitation from us for your 2nd dose.

 
General questions or queries

If you have any general questions or queries about the COVID vaccination programme, please email bswccg.vaccinequery@nhs.net, which has been set up by the Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group in order to help address common questions from patients. They also have a Frequently Asked Questions section on their website which you can view here.
 

Information about the COVID-19 vaccination

Further information can be found in the following useful documents or general vaccine information from the NHS, including the national booking system for eligible patients can be found here.
 

Information about the priority groups for COVID vaccinations, as detailed by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), can be found here.

COVID-19 vaccination - A guide for older adults

COVID-19 vaccination - Why do I have to wait

COVID-19 vaccination - A guide to your vaccination

Letter to all patients regarding COVID-19 vaccinations (06/04/2021)

   


All the latest Coronavirus information can be found on the NHS website by clicking here.

GP appointment requests
 - We will only be offering patients telephone consultation appointments in the first instance. Face-to-face appointments will only be available at the discretion of our clinicians.
Face coverings must be worn when attending the practice for an appointment of any kind. Please bring your own with you as we are unable to use our stock as this is needed for our clinical staff.
 
Information for the public is available at gov.uk/coronavirus

NHS App now available to use for Online Services

The new NHS App for smartphones and tablets is now available for use in our area. For more information about the NHS App and patient Online Services, please click here.

Self help information for common ailments

View some self help information from the NHS for a list of common ailments which can be safely self managed. Click here.

Remember to book your cervical screening appointment!

Around 2,600 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in England each year and around 690 women die from the disease.  It is estimated that if everyone attended screening regularly, 83% of cervical cancer cases could be prevented; however, attendance is at a 20-year low, with one in four women in the UK not attending their cervical screening. If you receive an invitation letter or if you have missed previous invites, please contact us to book your cervical screening appointment with one of our nurses.
 
What is cervical screening? - further information

Opening Hours - find out when we are open and how to see a GP

Find out when our practice is open, what the consulting times are and what to do if you need help when the practice is closed. Find out more

Repeat Prescriptions - order your medication online

Do you need to re-order your medication? Visit our prescriptions page for more information. Next time in the surgery, why not register for patient Online Services to order your prescriptions and book selected appointments online?  Find out more

Like To Register?  We welcome new patients to our practice area

New to the area and would like to join our practice? We would be happy to help you. Fill in our registration forms and come see us. Find out more

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