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Coronavirus Update

**The practice is presently not conducting routine face to face appointments due to the pandemic. Appointments will be carried out over the phone unless there is a clinical need for you to come into the practice. This is to minimise risk while continuing to ensure people get the care and advice they need**

COVID-19 SUPPORT – Our COVID-19 support page holds a directory of useful links for your well-being. Please visit our page here – https://www.woodingdeanmedicalcentre.co.uk/covid-19-support/

VACCINATIONS – We are pleased to be able to announce arrangements are now in place for patients registered at our practice to receive their COVID-19 vaccination at a new GP led vaccination service set up at Brighton Racecourse. You will be contacted by the NHS when it is your turn to receive the vaccine, and so we kindly ask you to please not contact the practice to ask about appointments. Further information regarding the vaccination programme can be found here https://www.sussexhealthandcare.uk/keepsussexsafe/sussex-covid-19-vaccination-programme/ . The largest vaccination centre has also been launched in Sussex at the Brighton Centre. For further information please follow this link – https://www.woodingdeanmedicalcentre.co.uk/launch-of-the-vaccination-centre-at-the-brighton-centre/

APPOINTMENTSPlease do not attend the surgery unless you have a pre-booked appointment. If you do attend the surgery without a pre-booked appointment, you will not be allowed to enter the building and will be asked to make a telephone appointment. Our front doors are currently closed and you will need to ring our intercom to speak with a member of staff to attend your appointment if pre-booked. All patients must wear a mask. If you do not have a mask you will be asked to wear a visor and to wait outside until you are seen.

RECEPTION PHONE LINEOur administration team are working hard and will answer any queries you may have over the phone or offer a telephone triage appointment. To speak with our member of our team, please call 01273 307555.

PRESCRIPTIONS These can be posted through our letterbox, ordered online via SystmOnline or via Prescriptions Ordering Direct (POD) on 0808 1647 678.

ISOLATION NOTES –  These are available online from NHS 111, if you are self-isolating and need a note for your employer. Further help, guidance available from our COVID-19 support page.

 

Visit NHS.uk for the latest guidance on coronavirus COVID-19, including symptom checker, self-care and social distancing.

Refer to NHS 111 Online to check if you have coronavirus symptoms. If you have severe COVID-19 symptoms and need further advice call NHS 111 — not the surgery.

The health and safety of our patients and our staff is our number one priority and we ask you are mindful of the pressures the NHS are facing as a whole.