6th August 2021 - Vaccinations for 16 - 17 year olds
You may have seen in national news items that the Government are considering extending the vaccine offer to 16 - 17 year olds.
There is nothing you need to do now - you will be contacted and invited for your vaccination as soon as the programme is up-and-running.
We are currently waiting for the Joint Committee for Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) to update and publish.
We are also currently awaiting guidance on the vaccination of 12 - 17 year old clinically vulnerable children and will be in touch as and when we have further information.
Advice for eligible children and young people on what to expect after their COVID-19 vaccination can be accessed here.
19 July 2021 - Face masks
Face masks are proven to reduce the spread of COVID-19 which is why the practice are asking all patients to continue (from 19 July 2021 onwards) to wear a face mask within this healthcare setting.
We must ensure that we do not put vulnerable patients and our staff at risk from contracting COVID-19 therefore, please continue to wear a mask.
NHS Patients, staff and visitors must continue to wear face coverings in healthcare settings
Thank you for your continued support.
COVID-19 & VISITING YOUR GP SURGERY - PLEASE WEAR FACE COVERINGS.
COVID-19 PROTECTIONS ARE STILL IN PLACE lN THlS SURGERY.
In line with current Government guidance patients are required to continue to wear a face covering in all healthcare settings.
Face coverings primarily protect others. so doing so- unless exempt – is key to preventing spread of infection.
CONTINUE TO RESPECT (2M) SOCIAL DISTANCING
TEST AND ISOLATE IF YOU HAVE ANY SYMPTOMS.
If you have symptoms you must get a PCR test as soon as possible & before visiting your GP. Rapid lateral flow tests should not be used to confirm infection.
lt's vital that you and anyone in your household isolate until you receive your test result, and for 10 days thereafter if the result is positive.
Wash/Sanitise Hands Regularly
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PRACTICE STATEMENT – 14 MAY 2021
We are still open and here for you.
We are continuing to provide services as we have been doing throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
We are prioritising delivering of care and services based on clinical needs.
Our opening hours are:
Monday - 08:30 - 12:30, 13:30 - 18:30 (telephone lines operate from 08:00 Monday to Friday)
Tuesday - 08:30 - 12:30, 13:30 - 18:30
Wednesday - 08:30 - 12:30, 13:30 - 18:30
Thursday - 08:30 - 12:30, 13:30 - 18:30
Friday - 08:30 - 12:30, 13:30 - 18:30
Each day the phones are switched to emergency service at 17.30. When the surgery is closed at 18.30, patients must contact NHS 111 by calling the telephone number 111.
Due to coronavirus, how you contact us will be different at the moment. This is to limit face-to-face contact whenever possible and help stop the spread of coronavirus.
Online consultation requests for non-urgent help (like sick notes) can be made at any time. They will be responded to as soon as possible, usually within two working days. Alternatively, visit YOUR local pharmacy for clinical advice on minor health concerns.
For urgent issues or out of hours, you can also call the NHS on 111 or go online to seek NHS advice 111.nhs.uk.
Please do not come to the surgery unless you have an appointment. Appointments are being delivered face-to-face, by telephone, or using video calls and messaging to your mobile or computer – the practice team will assess what is most appropriate for you therefore it is important to disclose your reason for contacting the practice. If you have a preference about how to access care you can discuss it with the practice.
If you are asked to come into the surgery for a face-to-face appointment, please remember to wear a face covering. Measures are in place to keep you safe from infection during your visit to the surgery. If you have a disability or condition which means you cannot wear a face covering or communicating with someone who is wearing personal protective equipment or face mask, or you need to make any other adjustments before your appointment, please let the surgery know ahead of your arrival.
Springhill Medical Centre
14 May 2021
Spring Hill Medical Centre is a semi-rural teaching practice,covering Fillongley, Arley, Galley Common and all of the Nuneaton area, with a 10,200 patient list. The practice prides itself on delivering excellent patient care, with continuous focus on quality whilst offering a wide range of enhanced services.
If you do not drive, click here for bus routes which operate for our surgeries.
WE ARE A TEACHING PRACTICE WHICH TAKES STUDENT NURSES ON 10 WEEK PLACEMENTS ALONG SIDE REGISTRAR PLACEMENTS